When working with clients, I focus on 3 things: developing concepts, producing stunning visuals, and being professional. I put emphasis on coming up with a strong idea. I begin by talking to my clients not only about the book but also their thoughts and feelings on the subject matter. I then send a few sketches that we will choose and build together into a tight drawing/layout. I am open to a few revisions during this drafting period to nail down the specifics. Once I finish a tight drawing/layout, the project is open for another revision to ensure the final design/illustration will be perfect.
Every book is unique and it is my job to highlight the different voices and put them in the spotlight!
- Adobe Top Talent Award
- Japan Illustrators Association Silver Medal
- Creative Quarterly 56, 55, 51, winner
- Zankel Scholar Runner Up 2018
- Howard Koslow Memorial Scholarship
- Florida Watercolor Society Scholarship
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
MacMillan Publisher - Imprint
- Established initial concepts and direction for a non-disclosable cover for a book about a coming-of-age story and domestic abuse.
- Illustrated 2 drawings to capture the heavy concepts using surreal imagery.
- Generated 6 sketches for the novel the Half Orphan, a coming-of-age story about a girl who lost her father to suicide.
- Created color directions for the book cover ideas based on revision notes from art director and publisher.
- Sketched out 4 ideas for a young-adult, coming-of-age book Asha the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan
- Revised 2 drafts within a tight deadline of 3 days
- Finalized a full-color wrap-around dust jacket utilizing both digital and traditional media within the deadline of 7 days.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Generated 6 concept sketches for the book cover Prairie Lotus by the Newberry Medalist, Linda Sue Park.
- Summarized a story about racism and coming-of-age through the use of surreal visuals.
- Generated a full-color portrait of the main character in front of a grassy landscape utilizing both traditional and digital media.
- Sketched out 7 compositions for the excerpt of the story Untwine by Edwidge Danticat
- Illustrated 5 full-color illustrations to capture the somber and mournful story to be published in the textbook Read 180.
- Produced 3 sketches for the science-fiction story Necessary Arthur by Garth Nix
- Completed a full-color, space-themed illustration using ink, graphite, and digital media
- Delivered 3 sketches and 1 simple animation for the story More Real Than Him by Silvia Park.
- Finalized robot and science-fiction themed portraits utilizing graphite and digital media.
- Submitted 4 dust jacket concepts for the novel The Boys in the Back Row by Mike Jung. The story revolves around comic book enthusiasts who experience racism and homophobic treatments from their community.
- Created 3 color directions to capture the adventurous, intimate, and humorous mood of the story.
- Completed 1 full-color illustration, 1 spot illustration, and typography for the book cover.
Created narrative-driven character designs, background, style frames, and assets for commercial projects for clients such as Uber, Facebook, Chik-fil-A, Delta Airlines, etc.
National Geographic Indonesia
Illustrated dance moves for the story about Sang Hyang Dedari, Balinese dancers who perform in a trance state of mind.
Creating Illustrations and designs for both self-publishing writers and big publication houses. Previous clients include Scholastic, Macmillan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Levine Querido, and.
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