I have a degree in Retail Advertising from the Columbus College of Art and Design and worked for about 12 years in the retail design industry doing everything from traditional graphic design to fixture design and development.
I've always had a talent for illustration and during my years in retail design always looked for an opportunity to add that aspect to any task at hand. I've lent my illustrations to posters, atm graphics, computer games and banners, to name just a few applications.
In recent years I migrated my skillset to interactive design and now more specifically to web design. While this keeps my hand in graphic design and basic spot illustration, it's not particularly challenging for real illustration skills.
I tend to favor graphic types of images and have a real love of pen and ink. While I think I do have something of a distinct style overall, I'm not afraid to try different styles and techniques. My goal is to try and find a style and finish that best compliments the needs of the overall piece.
I'm always interested in commission work and welcome the opportunity to try new techniques and work with interesting subject matter.
My rates vary depending on the size and technique of the finished piece. For this reason, it's best to contact me about a prospective job and I'll happily provide you a written estimate as quickly as possible.
Custom illustration can really compliment whatever project it is attached to. It is also something that shouldn't be rushed or poorly thought through. While I always work in a timely fashion and am more than accommodating of deadlines, I think it's important for everyone involved to recognize that creating artwork takes time and it's to the benefit of everyone involved to keep this in mind when planning a project. I subscribe to the axiom that there are three ways to do something - good, fast or cheap. The catch is you can only pick two at a time.
This is the official repository for my experiment with a weekly comic strip - sparky buckweasel. You can read more about it on my
, but this is the actual home of the images.