Sidecar Astronauts News!

It was just officially announced that I am helping out Storm DiCostanzo (of Paul and Storm) with the art on his Kickstarter album project, Sidecar Astronauts. A few other folks are joining this project to help out with videos and the production including Laser M WebberJoseph and Sarah Scrimshaw.

 

We're working hard behind the scenes to make sure Storm has the most awesome album release possible. I'm thrilled and honored to be a part of this project and very excited to make the final product a visual delight, extending Adam Levermore's amazing original Sidecar Astronauts art.

 

Read the full update to get the full details on all the astro-awesome stuff happening on this project.

 Original album art by Adam Levermore

Original album art by Adam Levermore

Awkward Adaptations

About a month ago I was approached by Meltem Bilgic to see if I had any interest in illustrating the awkward adaptations of nature for a new science blog she was developing.

 

Yes.

 

Yes I do.

 

So much.

 

Fast forward to today. The first article went up yesterday which is about a marsupial that mates itself to death. The cartoon for this, as one might imagine, was very fun to design. Please check it out and subscribe and/or share.

Change of Profession

Because I can't remember who I have and have not told at this point, I figured I'd make a fancy blog post announcement about my recent career change. At the end of last year I quit my day job to put full focus into changing professions from engineering/IT to UX/Visual Design. At the beginning of this year I started an intensive bootcamp/apprentiship that is covering UX design, visual design, and frontend design to hone my skills and build up a portfolio for this type of work. After many years searching and deciding where to move my career, I came to the realization that IT was not where I wanted to stay and that visual design has been my top interest for a long time. Additionally, I wanted to have the brain-space to put more focus into my illustration work and I felt that moving towards a career in design would strengthen skills that would also work for illustration.

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Currently I'm about halfway through the design program. I'm also working on some book cover mockups and picture books on the illustration side of things. So, if anyone I know has their toes in these field I'd love to chat. Or, if anyone just would like to chat about any of these fields, I'm always happy to talk shop.