Here are 2 more covers for Scholastic. Between these 2 books, they cover the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, patterns, phonics, word families & sight words. As for the illustrations, they were super fun to work on. I love the animation in the characters and the excitement that they have on their faces.
I created these 3 holiday activity covers for Scholastic. Each piece had it’s own unique challenges. I am really happy with how each turned out.
This is a 6 book educational series I created for Scholastic. This project was fun and challenging. I loved creating the characters and all of the textures for their clothes, fur and skin. As for the robot design, you may notice that he is very similar to the robot that I created for the Storyworks Jr. magazine cover. I thought it would be a fun idea to reference the two designs.
This is one of my favorite email promotional’s yet! I wanted to focus on giving each character a different expression about the situation. Another little detail that was added on purpose, was that the school girl is wearing the uniform that my girls wear when they go to school.
I was chosen to illustrate the characters for the Hyland’s 4 Kids line. I have also included the 2 original concept tests that won me the job. I am constantly working on new products for them so, come back often to see more of my work, for them.
If you would like to find out more about the Hyland’s 4Kids line and/or explore some of the fun activity pages featuring my characters,
check out the Hyland’s 4Kids website.
This art for this illustration was created as a part of an E-Blast promotional for my agent. This month’s subject theme was a fairy tale. I chose to illustrate one of my favorite stories “The Gingerbread Boy”.
This is a short story that I illustrated for Babybug Magazine. It was written by Marilyn Kratz. It was featured in the February issue.
I was honored to hear that Scholastic chose me to be the first Illustrator to be featured for their new kid’s magazine, Storyworks Jr. Each job is a little different in their own way. This is one I will remember forever. The designer for this project was very easy to work with and open to my ideas and design direction…because of that collaboration, it made me feel closer to the project and the team at Scholastic.
My agent sends out a monthly email promotional to many of our clients. This is my submission for the "Summer" theme.
Like many illustrators, from time to time I will send out a postcard promotional to help remind my clients of my new work. For this project I created two versions.
I decided to go with the Elephant design because I already had a few other girl illustrations and thought it was time for a change in subject matter. I also really liked the more animated expression on the elephant. I have included the back of the postcard as well as the girl design (the one I didn't go with). I really like the style of the girl studying but felt the elephant had a stronger more optimistic presence.
My agent requested each of us to send her 250 postcards so she could send them out for some possible work. I based this character off of my oldest daughter.
This is a board book concept that I wrote and illustrated. I fully illustrated the cover and one full page spread. The rest of the pages were roughly sketched out.
If you are interested in publishing this book and would like to read more about the story, please contact me or my agent.
These six designs were created for American Greetings. This kid’s Valentine's Day theme was featured in all Target Stores from January through February of 2017. Each design contains a different activity inside for the child to play with. I used Adobe Illustrator to create the artwork.
This is a Christmas postcard I created for my agent. She asked me to illustrate it for her so she could send it out to her artists, writers, and clients as a postcard. As I was working on the illustration I thought it would be so much fun to see the scene animated. I talked it over with Nicole (my agent) and she thought it was a great idea. She sent out both the digital and printed versions.
This is a Grandparent's Day card I created for American Greetings. It was featured in Target stores. As for the design, I had a lot of fun playing with the dramatic lighting on the character and his environment.
This character was created for a Christmas book concept. I never had a chance to fully develop it. I love the art so much that I wanted to share it.
This is a greeting card I created for American Greetings. It was designed as a 3D card that included its own glasses that you could punch out and wear.
I created these three sticker sheets for American Greetings. They were featured in Walmart stores.
One of my favorite Halloween concepts for American Greetings. My idea was to create a kids design that used one of my favorite monsters, The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
I chose my highly rendered technique. It takes a very long time to create the art but, I enjoy love experimenting on replicating dynamic lighting & textures.