After spending nearly a decade working as an advertising creative, I decided to quit my fulltime agency job in 2011 and start making more things that weren’t ads.
Right now, my projects include a growing collection of illustrated cards and prints, officially launching as a full wholesale line at the National Stationery Show in May 2013. I’m also working on adding more cities to the Un-Tourist Scarf Collection, which launched in November 2012 with the help of my friend June Ross. Un-Tourist Scarves are vintage-inspired, illustrated silk scarves, each of which celebrate a different place from a local’s point of view. They are also available for wholesale; please drop me a line if you’d like a line sheet or more information.
I also write ads, and sometimes things that aren’t ads, like this piece for McSweeney’s. I still freelance at ad agencies from time to time, most often as a writer/CD, but occasionally as an art director. You can find my agency resume here, and my work is linked in the footer.
My favorite illustration themes and subjects tend to reflect the shared human experience, in all its different, messy forms. I’m inspired by letters, nature, folk art, geometry, psychology, cultural quirks, and the crazy urban landscape of Southern California.
When I’m not working, you can find me hanging out with my partner Seth and his 7-year old son, searching for the perfect taco, having tragically unprofitable business ideas, and overcoming the constant guilt I feel for not tweeting enough.
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF:
You want a wholesale catalog. You want to license something. You want to hire me to freelance at your ad agency. You want me to draw your wedding invitations. You want me to draw your new logo. You want me to draw your ad campaign. You’re a publisher. You’re an illustration agent. You’re a sales rep. You’re Target. You’re Oprah. You just have a random question. You went to high school with me and you want to say hi.
Regretfully, I am currently unable to take on custom quote illustrations for individuals. Sorry, guys.