Nov 11, 2012

WFA's Portland Fighting Fillies - New Logo for 2013

The logo I designed for the 2012 season of the Portland Fighting Fillies (Women's Football Association) became their official logo. I gave it a facelift for 2013 with a little more substance to fit the full contact sport. I am so excited to have my design represent such a great organization! 

Oct 13, 2012

Kayson - oil portrait

Kayson - oil portrait - private collection

Jul 12, 2012

New painting and random thought...

Apples & Pears 8 x 20 oil on board- SOLD

I probably shouldn't confess this on a public format, but I feel like I just have to say something. I was either very lazy or this was an exercise for my imagination. I didn't have a single apple or pear to look at and I didn't go to the store to get any. I painted this from my head. It was fun to force myself to think that hard about something so inconsequential as fruit, but I appreciate the value of working from the real thing. Maybe I'll redo this with edible fruit in front of me and compare the paintings. That would be an interesting exercise...

Jun 11, 2012

Fighting Fillies Ad in PQ Monthly

Print ad for the Portland Fighting Fillies full contact women's football team in PQ Monthly magazine. There is no powder, puff, or lingerie when these girls play... it is full contact and full on football.
Thanks to Erin Diurba for the photography. Below is the original photo to get a perspective on how a good ad/poster/design just isn't worth its paper if you don't start with a great shot.  Erin's photos make my job more fun.

Apr 9, 2012

Print & concept design for gardening co.

Garden Tender is a company owned by a good friend of mine with a very green thumb. She also sells hanging baskets. If anyone in the area is wanting to beautify their porch or business drop me a line.

Apr 5, 2012

The Portland Fighting Fillies 2012 Design

The 2012 season look for the FIGHTING FILLIES, a full contact women's football team. Design and  concept of new logo, tickets, program, posters, fliers, ads and apparel. The Fillies play in the WFA League with standard NFL rules. They mean full contact. These athletes play hard. GO PURPLE!




Jan 30, 2012

digital mascot sasquatch

Here's a trendy NW Sasquatch, complete with guitar and mac. Designed for Powermax, a local apple dealer. They went with another digital mascot, but it was a good project. Started as pencil sketches, then ink drawings, then scanned into illustrator for vectorization & color.

Jan 6, 2012

watercolor portrait study 1, 2, 3- go

Latest watercolor portrait study in 3 stages. I've been working with acrylic so much lately I missed my watercolors, so I brought them out for a visit. It was a nice visit, I always enjoy this medium.