A collab between Funky Buddha Brewery and Jose Quervo, this imperial stout is blended with coffee and aged in tequila barrels. Mexican Talavera influenced the label, with traditional designs becoming patterns of coffee beans, hops and agave.
Illustrating for a medical journal 200 years older than you can make you feel like a rookie, but I’m up for the challenge. In 2019 I will be handling the covers of The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The January cover explores the world of bacteriophages.
I’m honored to have worked with Marie Stopes International on this graphic novel, released on World Contraception Day. No More Fairy Tales brings to life the personal stories of four young people from Senegal, Zambia and Nepal, as they defy society's myths about contraception and drive change in their communities.
Refreshing in more ways than one, South Norte Beer Co. is blending culture and flavors from both sides of the border. Pan a Flores tells the story of the patron saint, Saint Diego. I matched the rich history with vivid colors and stained glass-imagery.
Who knew you could learn so much from a career of drawing pictures? This illustration, featured in the St. Jude Progress blog, focuses on macrophages. These white blood cells, responsible for cleaning up cellular debris, can be “reprogrammed” to attack tumors. Check out the article here https://blogs.stjude.org/progress/suppressing-lap/
Ant Beale broke onto the scene with No Rain No Flowers, an EP produced by G.O.O.D. Music's Charlie Heat. His sound weaves personal storytelling into ear-catching production. I complemented this style with ink and saturated color.
Leave it to Weyerbacher Brewing Co. to take an already insane brew and age it in whiskey barrels with cinnamon. The end result is Cinnsanity, a 13.3% Barleywine Ale. Channeling Ralph Steadman, I put my own warped spin on Weyerbacher's jester.
Smog City Brewing Co. creates exceptionally balanced beers with personality. This unconventional style was brought into Benny and the Bretts, a red sour ale born from 15 months in the giant oak barrel "Benny."
The Golden Noms recipe competition challenged cooks across the US to submit recipes in six creative categories, from the next viral sensation to destination-inspired dishes. I was in charge of branding the competition, pairing each category with an illustrated icon.
From anatomy illustration to custom greeting cards, you won't find a method to the madness here.
I switched it up for this one, using cut paper for a minimal aesthetic. The design combines Cloudwater’s graphic style and Blackberry Farm's refined elegance.
Hidden World Gin highlights New Zealand's Māori mythology. Ink detail and bold colors parallel the gin's flavor, which combines classic juniper with the spice of native pepper trees.
This design was a change of pace, to take the complex process of a brewery expansion and apply it to a label. Inspiration came from Dr. Seuss, with blueprint-style line work.
A hip hop artist based out of Jersey City, Vincent The Owl has a knack for dark, gritty lyrics and mechanically precise rhymes; these qualities were carried over to promo illustrations.
In The World is Our Classroom, author Cindy Ross aims to empower parents (and grandparents) to become their children’s most important educators.
I contributed a spot illustration to each chapter heading, keeping the style as free-form and spontaneous as the text.
Snowplough is a smooth and chocolatey stout from Orlison Brewing Co. A minimal color palette helped balance out the richness of this brew.
Lion Brewery, Inc features a line-up of eccentric, limited release brews under Stegmaier's Cellar Series. The bold flavors of Grand Hoppa Double IPA are paired with vibrant watercolor washes.
Shuteye explores the symbolism of dreams. The object of the game is to travel through the layers of sleep to REM stage, then return safely to your bed while avoiding nightmares. Art direction from Paul Kepple of Headcase Design.
Fruit Tramp is a kettle sour fruit ale from Dust Bowl Brewing Co. The label design is inspired from “fruit tramps,” agricultural workers who migrated west during the Dust Bowl era.
This Imperial Black IPA balances brilliant hoppiness and dark malts. I kept the illustration airy and minimal, letting the complexity of the beer speak for itself.
South Norte Beer Co. celebrated their first year with Aniversario, a brew that bottles up the Baja spirit. Design inspiration came from papel picado, Mexican folk art. Salud to an amazing first year and thanks for letting me be part of it!
Dust Bowl Brewing Co. honors their history with labels that tell a story. California Line references the thousands of farmers who drove to escape the dust storms of the Great Depression.
A collaboration with Gilson Boards, The Chameleon speaks to the adaptability and speed of their innovative designs.
Smog City's Kumquat Saison is made with fruit that would otherwise go to waste, harvested from backyard trees. This story is highlighted through bright colors and whimsical line work.
Blackberry Farm Brewery teamed up with Yazoo Brewing Co. for this Orange IPA. Playful detail and bright colors complement its burst of citrus flavor.
Hops on hops on hops. Ink and watercolor were used for this rebrand of Last Chance IPA. Weyerbacher donates part of the proceeds from every sale of Last Chance to small animal rescue organizations.
This Weyerbacher brew combines the flavors of a traditional molé with smoky heat from cinnamon and a blend of peppers. Bold colors are used to capture the rich taste, with colors reminiscent of Mexican Luchador posters.
Snugglebug is a Smog City sour blonde, made with raspberries and boysenberries. Rust texture and purple hues capture the fruitiness and complexity of flavor.
Cheers to 22 years! Inspiration for this Weyerbacher Brewing Co. label came from woodcuts and old Jazz posters.
The future is sour. The name of this brew is a shout to the direction craft breweries are moving. For this label I matched Smog City's inventiveness with a surreal cityscape, sneaking in icons from over a dozen past labels.
I teamed up with Bianco DiNapoli on the branding for #TheseHands, featured at the Las Vegas Pizza Expo. The woodcut-inspired illustration celebrates the people shaping the future of pizza.
This cover design highlighted a publication for High Country News, a nonprofit independent media organization focusing on issues that define the American West.
Beginning with their top seller Merry Monks, Weyerbacher branched out with the series. Berry Monks is brewed with cranberries, orange peel and ginger, Funky Monks is an electrically tart spinoff, and Mellow Monks is a laid-back version of the classic. I kept the aesthetic consistent, pencil layered with watercolor washes.
Shin Splints IPA is the frontrunner in Orlison Brewing Co.'s Adventure Ale Series. These illustrations follow the adventures of Orly, an eccentric outdoorsman.