ALPHABET

was the first design exercise I created for myself. The idea was simple, make a design for each letter of the alphabet. Although I began with the letter 'A' I quickly started working out of order. Taking prompts like 'x-ray' for the letter 'X' or 'grid' for the letter 'G' helped to make each design unique and to explore and develop different techniques in Illustrator.

Because this first project was a testing ground for ideas and techniques, viewers will find pieces reminiscent of these early designs scattered across other projects.

AMBULATORY

is the second design exercise I created for myself. The project began as a depository for the witticisms, plays on words, bad jokes, quips, and conjectures which would come to me on my daily dog walks. After realizing that I was not a clever or humorous as I'd like to think I am, I quickly expanded this to include quotations from literature, film, and television.

Like 'Alphabet', this project is a way to practice design techniques and tricks, while including text formatting which was intrinsically impossible in my first exercise.

The title of this piece is itself a play on words which I came up with while walking the dog.

SIGNS

is my gallery for some of the designs and installations I've done with the sign companies where I've worked. These include Shotime Graphics (10/16 - 7/17) and FastSigns North Little Rock (7/17 - present). These jobs have provided me with practical knowledge about the design and production of products to customer specifications. The experience I've gained from my work with these companies has proven instrumental to my development as an designer, artist, and person.

The work in this gallery is organized in chronological order with the most recent work shown first.

 

Some of these designs have been edited to protect the privacy of the clients for whom they were made.

BALLET ARKANSAS

is the foremost professional ballet company of the State of Arkansas and a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

My volunteer work with this organization was almost 3 years in the making. My roommate's father is a ballet dancer and former instructor, and whenever he would stop by he would mention that BA might want some help and that I should volunteer. After hearing this for a few years, it finally dawned on me that this was actually a really good idea. The rest, as they say, is history.