Wednesday, June 4, 2014

holy crap, a busy 10 months

Yes the blog title says it all. Holy Crap, it HAS been a busy 10 months. I know my last post from February noted the 6 months of crazy preceding, well other than that one day in February, I have been buried yet again. NOT complaining!

First, I have been swamped with regular work from my steady list of regular clients. I also have had the great fortune to work on some wonderful new projects.

One of my favorites has been working with a local packaging designer, Jeff Menzel. Jeff had me illustrate the label for a local company that makes the MOST delicious apple chips, 'Sisters Fruit Company Apple Chips'. I painted the two sisters in Photoshop which I love to do, and rarely get the opportunity. Then just last week while grocery shopping I met one of the sisters as she was demonstrating the apple chips. One of the fun perks of working for local folks.

Another big project was working with Dan Pred on five videos for McAfee and Intel. I created approximately 150 illustrations and then animated them for inclusion into the videos. Dan is a great collaborator and our client was very accommodating with a great sense of humor and style. Animation takes my illustrations to a whole new level and I loved getting to bring them to life.

There have been many other projects during the last 10 months that have reinforced for me why I am the luckiest person I know. Doing Illustration as a profession has been my life long dream and it really brings me joy knowing I have had the luxury to do this year after year. I sincerely am grateful for all the gigs I get, little to big, and the range of work to the variety of clients and personalities.