‘Runner’s High’ Has Prehistoric Roots

Client: The Wall Street Journal

For an article linking the modern runner’s high to her prehistoric roots in hunting. Thanks to AD Keith Webb for the extensive feedback on this. The article can be read here.

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OpenTable Terrariums

Client: OpenTable

Art for OpenTable’s ad campaign accentuating unique, exclusive dining experiences. The direction was to house different, distinct dining scenes inside terrariums.

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Sound and Color

Visual musings inspired by Alabama Shakes’ album, Sound and Color. These were originally designed as animated gifs and can be seen in motion here.

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Walk It Off

A personal piece.

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Atalanta and the Footrace

A zine retelling the ancient Greek myth of Atalanta and the Footrace.

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Tales From Swiping Right

Client: Narratively

A series of spot illustrations accompanying stories about unpleasant and sometimes bizarre dating encounters. The article can be read here. Many thanks to AD Vinnie Neu!

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Graduating and Looking for Your Passion?

Client: The New York Times

For an article dedicated to recent graduates who may not have found their passion yet. A big thank you to AD Minh Uong for the lovely art direction. The article can be read here.

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Convening

Achieving grandiose goals through the process of teamwork.

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Nurturing Life in Space

Inspired by the recent discovery of water on Mars.

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(Un)Lost

A black & white zine following a girl’s quest to find what she has lost when she doesn’t even know what that is. Her journey takes a course through the magical and absurd, which includes helpful but opinionated strangers, nosey moths, a cat person, and an island of lost things. The print version is available at my Etsy shop.

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Vinyl Moon Volume 7

Client: Vinyl Moon

Album art for the monthly vinyl record subcription service. Includes intertwined cover art, as well as 6 inside panels which tell the converging stories of a lonesome girl and her confident older self.

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Word Failure

A series about miscommunication / the sometimes inadequacy of words. The concept can be summed up by this (somewhat dismal) Somerset Maugham quote:

Each one of us is alone in the world. He is shut in a tower of brass and can communicate with his fellows only by signs and the signs, and the signs have no common value, so that their sense is vague and uncertain. We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side-by-side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them. 

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In-laws, in house, in harmony

Client: The Boston Globe

An illustration accompanying the story of two families living happily in a two-family house and their subsequent disconnection after the narrator’s family moves away. The article can be read here. Many thanks to AD Jane Martin!

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I’ll be your overly friendly server this evening

Client: Washington Post Magazine

An illustration and two spots for an article about unconventional forms dining-out etiquette. The article can be read here.

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How to purge 30 years of cookbooks?

Client: Washington Post

A spot for for an essay by a longtime food editor and writer who is faced with culling his huge cookbook collection. Thanks to AD, Chris Barber! The article can be read here.

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Welcome to Nightvale

A triptych celebrating the podcast Welcome to Nightvale. Each piece of the series is desktop sized and can be used as a wallpaper.

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Midnight

My piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s Midnight exhibition. A print version is available here.

 

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Getting Through the Holidays Without Weight Gain

Client: Washington Post

A cover and spot illustration accompanying a wellness piece about effective strategies for getting through the holidays without weight gain. The article can be read here. Thanks to AD Amanda Soto.

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