I've spent the majority of my work history specializing in comic illustration and graphic design.
My style is generally influenced from the bande-desinées aesthetic, along with flavoring from anime (specifically the aesthetic from late 90's, early 00's) and western animation (specifically Disney). I generally stick to my personal brand of stylization, though I often diversify atmospheric approach and artistic direction to the property.
My skills are best utilized toward sequential artwork (i.e. comic work, novel insert-artwork, or other narrative-based visuals), concept and character design, and commercial promotional illustration. I also have experience as a digital colorist.
Additionally, I have experience in commercial graphic design, specifically pertaining to merch/product design and subsequent packaging, as well as promotional graphics and logo design.
A quick-view of my skillset is available on this page, a link to my full portfolio is below.
I am fully booked for illustration work until summer of 2020 (at earliest). If you are scoping for 2020 projects, feel free to inquire me.
Minimum rate starts at $300 USD (I don't consider projects less than this amount) and I work best with generous scheduling (i.e. no tight/unforgiving deadlines).
I spend a lot of time coordinating and managing artistic group/team projects either as an artistic lead or a production manager, from conception to completion. My history of being an independent artist allows me to consider and work around subtle and unknown obstacles that come with the artist experience, as well as supplement my personal expertise to problem solve anything unexpected. I aim to work hard to keep projects moving with realistic and humane timelines, while minimizing stress and anxiety and prioritizing a positive experience for all involved.
The majority of my project coordination is through Little Foolery, where I regularly seek and hire outsourced services, supervise the work and scheduling, and coordinate the project assets to come together for story releases. My strengths are specifically toward project organization, scheduling and team morale -- any budgetary or financial details I prefer to coordinate with someone on the team.
Additionally, I have experience in being hired as an editor/supervisor for artistic narrative projects (comics or novels), offering critical understanding in areas of story structure, art direction, and technical skill.
I've also been hired to give business/project consultation to those looking for a foundational understanding of the pragmatic necessities needed for their goals.
I am looking to expand my role as a project manager in 2020. Please inquire me if you are looking for a project supervisor, or if you would like a consultation.
I am also available as a project editor for those who feel they need a guiding hand for their creative vision.
I regularly freelance one-on-one art workshops in 3-month durations. The workshops are designed around weekly sessions, focused on the improvement of specific artistic goals requested by the client.
I design the workshop experience as something that can be dovetailed into my client's existing schedule, and provide structure and a tailored curriculum over 12 weeks to help my client see tangible improvement/results in their work, as well as provide tools to further develop their aims after the mentorship experience concludes.
Since the mentorship workshop is designed specifically to the client's goals and needs, it can cover a wide range of topics. Thus far, I've helped clients improve their skills in areas of aesthetic style, linework drafting, comic foundations, character designing, environmental building, and much more.
I've workshopped with clients of all levels of skill, from beginner level to the established professional -- if you seek artistic improvement, I'll help you get you where you want to be.
The weekly sessions consist of 12 total (averaging 3 months) over messaging programs, with the rate of $200 USD per session. Continuance for another 3-month duration optional.
I currently have availability for 2 more clients. If you're interested, please contact me for additional information, a free interview, and available testimonials from past clients.
One of my hobbies has been my active interest in western zodiac and tarot. I've been researching astrology since I was a child (single-digit age) and regularly explore tarot. As an adult I found it a very fun exploration for self-reflection or creative purposes. I specialize in western astrology, specifically in regards to reading natal birth charts, but adept at tarot card readings as well (I have 20+ tarot and oracle decks, and counting).
I offer readings as a means for a fun, intuitive outside perspective for those curious about exploring this kind of esoteric interest, but only so far it remains understood my readings are for entertainment purposes only, and not meant to be a substitute for any professional or legal counselling.
Additionally, I offer consultation on explaining the symbolism and mythology behind astrology and tarot for creative purposes -- such as research for an artistic project or working out astrology sign placements for your story's characters. Feel free to contact me with consultation inquiries if you have questions.