Monday, September 8, 2014

GTS - Round 2!

The gallery for the next round of the Global Talent Search is up!

This time the assignment was to create an animal character to be used on a young child's t-shirt.

When I was working on mine, I played around with all kinds of animals & lots of different vibes, but in the end I took to heart the advice in the brief to create a t-shirt that I'd like to give to a favorite child. And so, I tried to create the kind of simple, sweet design that I would have chosen for my little nature-loving girl!

You can see all 50 entries — and have a chance to vote for your favorites — here. 

It's so fun to see what everyone came up with. I'm really honored to be among them!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy News to Share!

I recently entered Lilla Rogers's Global Talent Search competition, and this week I received the happy news that I made the first round cut!

I felt a little shy about entering the competition (so much that I didn't even tell my family until a few days before the deadline!) But I knew that if I didn't participate, I'd really wish that I had. And I'm so glad I did! I'm grateful for the encouragement, and just thrilled to have a chance to participate in the second round.

The first assignment was to create a terrarium-themed illustration suitable for wall art. Here's mine:

You can see the 50 semi-finalists here, and a gallery of all 999 entries here.

Now back to working on the next assignment!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Assignment Bootcamp: March

This month's bootcamp assignment was to create a fabric design inspired by jelly molds. I wanted to try doing something loose & doodle-y, and this is what I came up with. Food prepared by mice & meerkats? Why not? Yum!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Assignment Bootcamp

I'm taking part in Lilla Rogers's online Assignment Bootcamp, and I wanted to share my first project. For February, we had to design a cuckoo clock-themed cell phone cover.

The bootcamp is a great way to build your portfolio with monthly assignments (and deadlines!), and to be part of a nice community of other illustrators & designers. It's so fun to see all the different interpretations of the theme.

Can't wait to see what's in store for next month!