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Monday, October 6, 2014

Catapult Learning Book Series

Last year was a super busy year for me. This is just one of many projects I was working on.

As many of you know, I work full time as a Senior Designer/Illustrator at American Greetings during the day and at night, I work freelance. Which means, sleep is a side note most of the year…or at least when there is freelance.

Anyway…my agent was contacted by Trillium Publishing in regards to a multi book series for Catapult Learning's Read Up series. What you see above is just a small sampling of the work I did for them. In total, I illustrated 4 short stories and one, 24 page book. The first image is from the short story "Clover and the Pond Monster." The second image is from another short story called "Quentin's Park Mystery." The rest come from the 24 page book "Partners in the Park." Over all this was quite a challenge but I have to admit that I am happy with how they turned out and hope all of you agree.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Target Halloween Promo

I know it seems weird posting Halloween images in February but,  I have been crazy busy since November with my full time job at American Greeting and part time job freelancing.
This promo consisted of 12 designs in all.  I am only posting the images I worked on.  Being an Illustrator for American Greeting means that you have to be able to replicate a lot of techniques and styles.  Well,  maybe you don't have to have a lot of techniques and styles but,  it definitely makes you a more valuable resource.
As for the technique,  I used Photoshop with traditionally painted textures.  I shared these textures with the other artist working on this promo so, the technique kept a visually consistency throughout all of the designs.
As for the style,  the character's are a little more edge than I normally illustrate but,  I like changing things up from time to time.