Monday, December 28, 2009

{New Illustration Graceland}

Happy Holidays Everyone!
Here is a new Illustration to add. A simple piece to compliment an editorial in Midsouth Magazine's January | February Issue.
Let Me Know Your Thoughts? Thanks,
Happy New Year.

Don't forget...the New WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNING.
Check It OUT!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Coming Soon 2010

Coming soon 2010

Coming Soon 2010

Candyland Shoes
Coming Soon 2010

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fairy Tale Tree Series

A few things to update everyone on, First, I will be launching my official website within two months. Secondly, I am working on a continuation series of fairy tale trees. This show will be a part of a 45 series at the Memphis Botanic Garden May 2010. For now, here are some teaser sketches that are going to be painted on wood panel.
Finally, I am doing another continuation series that will be involving CandyLAND. Thank you and I wish everyone many happy holidays!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Just for Fun

I couldn't pass up this opportunity. I decided to create a woman dancing to illustrate her motion throughout my composition.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Quick Commercial Rendering

This Illustration is one of several I have prepared for a client in Tennessee, who is proposing a series of architectural plans to groups of concerned citizens

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

{Seed Packets}

After much labor and effort, I have completed the seed packets. These are to be permanently installed at the Memphis Botanic Garden for their Children's Garden.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

{My Big Back Yard Birds}

These are a series of bird illustrations that were commissioned by the Memphis Botanic Garden's "MY BIG BACKYARD"

Now, I am working on a series of seed-packets that will be posted soon.

{Special Promos}

These are a set of special promotional booklets that I made, with the help of a friend.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My BFA Show

Memphis College of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2009 Exhibition


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

:: My Resume ::

Illustration | Graphic Design

878 N. Idlewild Street
Memphis, TN 38107

213.453.0609 OR


2004 – 2005; 2008 - 2009 B.F.A. Illustration Memphis College of Art - 3.44 GPA

2005 -2007 Illustration Otis College of Art and Design

Dean’s List: 2004- Present

1999 - 2003 Bauxite High School Diploma, Bauxite

School Bauxite, Arkansas


Fall 2004, Spring 2005, 2008 - 2009 Memphis College of Art Dean's List

Spring 2009 Memphis College of Art Magna Cum Laude Graduate

Fall 2005 – Spring 2007 Otis College of Art Portfolio Scholarship

2004 – 2005; 2008 - 2009 Memphis College of Art Portfolio Scholarship


Even before graduating from college I have been exposed to the world of professional Illustration, Photography and Graphic Design with construction Firms, Botanical institutions and other various contacts. Some of my current skills include: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In-design, Adobe Flash, Corel Painter, Quark XPress, Microsoft Word and Power Point, Excel, Traditional and Digital Photography, Traditional Painting, Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor etc.


2002 – 2004 Graphic Designer at Benton Courier Newspaper, Benton, AR

Summer 2006 Independent Internship with EA Electronics, Marina Del Ray, CA

Fall 2008 Internship with Environmental Sculptor Bernhard Meck, Memphis, TN

Spring 2009 Internship with Midsouth Magazine, Memphis, TN

2008 – Present Independent Contracting with Aqua Construction International, Memphis, TN

2008- Present Independent Contracting with The Memphis Botanical Garden, Memphis, TN

2008 – Present Independent Contracting for residential clients in conjunction with Bernhard Meck, Environmental Sculptor, Memphis, TN


Spring 2009 BFA Gallery Exhibition - Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

Reference Available Upon Request


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

:: Work In Progress ::

A series I am working on with fairy-tales and the unseen moments.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

:: Work In Progress Continues ::

The King and Queen of Candyland
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Detours and Deadends
Digital Media | Oils

:: Work in Progress ::

So here is my final

The Torment and the Toil
Digital Media | Oils

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Illustration Promo :: Artists

I am mostly confused about where I am typically heading in my promo design. I found a great website, recommended by another artist, that is a definite starter for me.

Frank Flothmann
- is an artist from Berlin and has an interesting way of presenting his illustrations with a poster. The cool part is that you have all these different points of view and can fold it in several different ways.

Chet Phillips - has a simple approach but its elegance makes it subtle and effective.

Laura Galbraith
- She has a very hand crafted approach that could be interesting

Michael Slack - I love the texture with single characters on the cover. A possible idea.

Frances Castle - I LOVE THE COASTER. That could be so interesting to do something so creative and give the client something they can use! Although I might need to think about a way to keep the coaster from fading and tearing when it gets wet. Hmmm.

I think there are some great ideas to work with here.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Work In Progress{Circus Performer}

This is a continuation from my previous painting. This is mixed media with photography. I kind of like this mood the paintings have. Work in Progress.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Work In Progress :: BFA One

I think I was able to resolve a lot of the issues that was discussed in class.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vissual Essay :: Continued Work in Progress

I apologize for the blurry shots. I left my tripod at work. However, I think this gives a 'sense' of how the work is coming along.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

:: Work In Progress ::

I think this is a much better solution to my composition in terms of adding more environment for the King and Queen of Candy Land.