Creating vibrant, bold patterns for application is my passion. Nothing heightens the mood of a garment, a piece of furniture or a room than a vibrant, provocative pattern. My artwork attempts to do just that.
The bold, graphic, polka dot just got a trendy revamp. Blazing pinks and navy blues serve as a nod to the mod 60s.
In two color ways:
-Pink & Navy
-Red & Teal
Poppies & Gingkoes
Inspired by the flora and fauna of Kyoto, Japan, Poppies & Gingkoes marries the natural Japanese motifs of snowdrop flowers and gingko leaves with the iconic California poppy.
In two patterns:
Inspired by James Turrell’s light exhibits and contemporary use of geometry, Neo Geo adds dimensionality and fun in an elegant honeycomb pattern.
The form fitting designs of Isamu Noguchi and the sensual paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe was the inspiration behind this take on a serpentine stripe.
Folioto: green + sound was a project developed in Fall 2017 by designers Ben Ko, Landi Gonzalez, and Mindy Wang. Upon returning the ArtCenter College of Design, in Pasadena California, from a study abroad program in Kyoto, Japan, the students of the class were given the task of creating a product that would integrate a specific aspect of the Kyoto lifestyle and culture into a product. The product would have to integrate both a aspects of Kyoto’s experience while solving a common problem in Southern California.
The result: An audio pod that provided not only visual relaxation in the form of plants, but also auditory relaxation in the form of music. The product aims to bring “a little bit of the outdoors in” and bridge the gap between an indoor and outdoor space.
Inspired by the sand paintings of Australia's aborigines, this Pet's Collection features a cat bed, blanket, collar and leash, food bowl, and food mat based on the theme of a surf shack.
S/S 19 Trend report prepared for startup swimwear company AprilMint.
FASHION & TECHNICAL SKETCHING
Examples of my technical sketches for outerwear and denim.
My approach to illustration is eclectic, color sensitive, and bold. My preferred medium is the brush pen and digital colorization on either Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. My themes range anywhere from western to floral to mod. I enjoy darker subject matter and love subverting cultural references in my illustration.
Spot illustrations done for a western themed party collection. These illustrations were to be applied to a garland.
A postage stamp designed in homage to the quintessential 60s design of Charles and Ray Eames featuring the Vitra Eames House Bird and the Eames Triangle Pattern.
In two designs:
Artwork for three Alfred Hitchcock movies released on Criterion Collection inspired by 1940s and 50s travel posters and using a limited color palette.
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
My senior thesis involving creating, designing, and directing a capsule collection based on pattern designs I had created over the course of 3 years.
PEN & INK DRAWING
My pen and ink drawings draw heavy inspiration from artists like the punk rock aesthetic of Raymond Pettibon or the surrealistic vision of Charles Burns. These portraits seek to reveal the psychology behind the individual.
Homage to Nan Goldin
Brush pen studies of Nan Goldin’s iconic photography of the 80s that explored LGBT bodies, moments of intimacy, the HIV crisis, and the opioid epidemic.
Richard Nixon Portraits
A short exploration into the life, legacy, and myths of America’s 37th President through brush pen portraits.
A sample of my collage work, a mix of found photography with self shot images made of clay or other materials.