I created a series of stop motion animations for Headspace + Movember's film series about men's health. The animation sequences were woven in between interviews, taken place at Movember's Barber Shop in Los Angeles, CA.
A collection of limited edition Risograph & Lino prints created between 2017-2018
Royal NoneSuch Gallery
Royal NoneSuch Gallery is an artist-run, alternative art and event space located in Oakland, California. I re-designed their logo to better suit their mission and aesthetic. The asymmetrical shape is a play on the stereotype that galleries are merely white boxes, especially since RNG’s original location on Telegraph Ave. was a DIY, shotgun-shaped space that enabled the curating and viewing experience to be unique. The words are positioned in a way that suggesting movement and playfulness, as they adapt to the evolving physical & cultural space around them.
Ida Mae Rising
Business card design for Oakland-based jeweler, Ida Mae Rising.
Heavy Breathing is a summer series of free critical theory seminars in the San Francisco Bay Area. The seminars take form as absurd, artist-led fitness classes. Heavy Breathing invites guest artists and the general public to feel the burn as we combine physical exercise with group discussion on topics such as humor, ritual, failure, pleasure, aesthetics, and ephemerality.
I designed their logo, swag (bandana), website, and fabricated textile art for their opening at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
For Wintershop 2015, I created a series of "unintention candles" meant to provide comic relief to the seriousness and stress of the daily grind. Light a candle, put on some UB40, and let the bullshit melt away. Each graphic has been printed onto clear vinyl and pressed onto multi-colored prayer candles made in Compton, CA. Inquire to purchase individually or wholesale.
Kellee Creative is the work of Los Angeles, CA based fiber artist, Kellee Vopelak. I designed Kellee's logo and print collateral.
In Nature is a collaborative publication between myself and Alexandra Williams. It documents our travels around California and Mexico as surfers, road trippers, and campers, breaking society's gender construct that the great outdoors is a masculine pursuit. With photographs and handwritten affirmations, this publication is intended to inspire other women to be adventurous and push boundaries of the self. As a limited edition of 20 (sold out), each copy is handbound with a screen printed cover.
Jasmine Reef is an alias for the collaborative work between myself and artist Reba West Fraser. In 2013 we published the book WET. The models were photographed standing vertically next to a raft in front of a green screen. In postproduction I rotated the photos and horizontally and added the pool background. Gravity is pulling hair and clothing in an unnatural direction giving the photos a surreal quality. You may view the entire publication online here.
Tape Waves are a dreamy, surf-pop band from Charleston, SC. I designed their first two 7" albums and 12" for Bleeding Gold Records.
Artists In Education
Southern Exposure is a San Francisco, CA based, artist-centered, non-profit organization. This tri-fold is for their Artists In Education program, which pairs students ages 12 to 21 with artists to provide a unique learning opportunity and creative outlet. Using 80’s skateboarding culture for inspiration, this tri-fold was designed to engage a teenage demographic with a fun and creative DIY culture.
SF or LA?
I designed and illustrated a flowchart for The Bold Italic addressing a hot topic for young Californians: should you live in Los Angeles or San Francisco? Even though the two cities couldn't be more different, they do share the laid back, breezy California vibe. I wanted the piece to remain geographically neutral while highlighting Classic California aesthetic. No specific landmarks were used, only suggestive color, pattern, and graphic elements featured in the copy.
Conclusion: Whether you prefer the bong or the bottle, smog or fog, there's a place for you.