Unwelcome Gaze

A piece about the unwelcome and anxiety-inducing gazes women sometimes receive from merely walking home.

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Fog-ridden

A personal piece about a clouded state of mind.

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The Great Outdoors

My piece created for The Great Outdoors charity group show! A print version is available here.

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Om to Life

For an article about yoga in prison for Phoenix Magazine. Art direction by Mirelle Inglefield. The article can be read here.

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Jiji in the Flowers

A personal piece celebrating the Studio Ghibli film, “Kiki’s Delivery Service”. A print version is available here.

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Glass Woman

A personal piece inspired by Roxanne Gay’s short story about the stone thrower and the glass woman.

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How I gave up added sugar

Client: The Tampa Bay Times
Cover art for an article chronicling one woman’s determination to shed her addiction to refined sugar. Art direction by Brittany Volk. You can read the article here.

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Winter hues

A set of animated GIFs to wile away the winter blues.

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Best Places 2017

Client: MovieMaker Magazine

An opening illustration and spots accompanying a list of Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2017. Thank you to AD Kelly Leow!

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Class of ’63

Client: Barnard Magazine

An illustration that accompanied a story about the ongoing connections and support the Barnard class of ’63 have, which is being marked with a global 75th birthday celebration. Thanks to AD Anna Nozaki!

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New York Times

Client: The New York Times

Two pieces, ‘What Would It Take to Replace the Pay Working-Class Americans Have Lost?’, ‘Why voters don’t buy it when economists say global trade is good’, and ‘Graduating and looking for your passion?’. Thanks to AD Minh Uong!

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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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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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The Washington Post

Client: The Washington Post Magazine

Various illustrations and spots for the Washington Post and Washington Post Magazine.

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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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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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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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Snow Creatures

A personal piece inspired by a snowy February.

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Nurturing Life in Space

Inspired by the recent discovery of water on Mars.

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Convening

Achieving grandiose goals through the process of teamwork.

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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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Atalanta and the Footrace

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

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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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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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‘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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