One of the bonuses of being a freelancer is the variety of projects that flow through my studio. My clients have a wide range of needs in both design and illustration. I do enjoy venturing into other artistic styles now and then when the project calls for it. Below are a few assignments, where I had the opportunity to explore my craft and range.
Trading cards have gone digital. With apps like Quidd, they are no longer confined to shoe boxes under the bed. Now they exist on phones, ready to be pulled up and traded from any spot with internet connection.
TRONVIG GROUP (advertising)
Tronvig Group is among the top branding agencies in New York City. The firm specializes in serving nonprofit organizations, including Pen America and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. I was thrilled to work on their library campaign, which ran during 2018’s ALA Annual Conference. The campaign message: Libraries must change perceptions to survive. My assignment was to illustrate and design a series of digital ads of various dimensions—static and animated—to convey this message. We wanted the graphics to appeal to the literary minded. Below is a gallery of the still ads, followed by a sequence for one of the animations.
SOUTHERN MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
In addition to providing resources to regional farms, the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) strives to enhance ties between farms and the local community, as well as educated consumers. SMADC has an outreach program, which encourages children to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. The program developed a cast of characters to help carry out the mission. SMADC commissioned me to illustrate this school year’s coloring activity book using this cast, which had been established by previous artists.
A Few More Odds and Ends