Illustration process

Take a look at my illustration process below. Contact me if you’d like your own custom drawing!

  1. Use a photograph reference.
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  2. Start drawing in ink.
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  3. Add watercolor.
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  4. Add background and cut to size.

Featured creative on the Content Standard

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Advertising Age’s Cannes Cover Contest


Young creatives (under 30) from everywhere in the world were invited to design a cover for Ad Age’s Cannes Issue.
The Brief: Stretch your imagination, and design a cover that you believe captures the meaning of creativity in 2015.
Team: myself (Art Director & Illustrator), Ryan Besch (Copywriter)
SolutionAs attention spans continue to dwindle, savvy brands are wrapping their messaging within laughs, gasps, and tearjerkers. To a world more averse to advertising than ever, entertainment is the ticket.

Check out our process below.

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Company Print Ad

Company sponsorship ad for the Women’s Leadership Forum.
Role: Art Director // Copywriter: Annie Rehage

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February 2015

Infographic poster

Submission to a design contest for Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
Designed a template to be adapted to multiple states using infographics to communicate facts quickly.

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BU Concert Poster Design

Task: Promote an upcoming BU choral concert
Insight: The venue is an old church, yet the group performing is made up of young, innovative students. How can I visually communicate a hip event at an older, conservative venue?
Solution:  Use bold colors and geometric shapes to represent the young, vibrant performers.

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Role: Designer
Medium: Illustrator, InDesign
Client: Boston University College of Fine Arts
March 2015

Celtics Illustration

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Vector illustration to welcome Isaiah Thomas to the Boston Celtics.

Role: Designer
Medium: Illustrator
Client: na
February 2015

Save the Date cards



My friend ended up liking two postcards I designed for her, so she sent out both.

Role: Designer
Medium: Photoshop, InDesign
Client: friend

January 2015

Custom home illustration | December 2014

Custom home illustration for a friend. Contact me to commission your own!

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Role: Illustrator
Medium: Ink & Watercolor
Client: na