One Bookshelf. Two Portraits.

Graphic Design, Illustration, Imagery

I love to read and I love to design. I combined these interests and attempted to make an interesting portrait of the last 5 books I’ve read. Two versions emerged from this exploration. The more illustrative version came naturally and the diagram came from further simplifying and refining.



Girl Power Portraits

Graphic Design, Illustration

I love a good girl power lyric. I singled out my favorite current female artists and her most inspiring lyrics and made images suitable for a Phone wallpaper or just a nice Pin. These portraits of Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, M.I.A. and T Swift were great digital drawing practice.
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Swimwear Defacement

Fine Art, Illustration

I came up with the idea to digitally draw my favorite swimsuits of the season on top of Art History Nude masterpieces. Who better to model them than goddesses from history.

Botticelli_BirthofVenus_Wearing_PrivatePartySandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1486. Wearing Private Party.


Edouard Manet, Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (Luncheon on the Grass), 1862-1863. Wearing Lisa Marie Fernandez.


Giorgione and Titian, Sleeping Venus, 1510. Wearing Zimmermann.


Henri Matisse, Blue Nude (Souvenir of Biskra), 1907. Wearing Mara Hoffmann.


 Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon), 1907. Wearing  (from left to right) AQ/AQ, Tory Burch, Marysia, Proenza Schouler, Norma Kamali.

Astrology Diagrams

Graphic Design, Illustration

I’m a huge fan of astrology and wanted to create some interesting diagrams to stretch my research and graphic design legs.

First, I looked at each of the 12 astrological signs and how they are grouped into 4 bigger groups called Elements, that include Fire, Earth, Water and Air. Overall, Water signs are emotional and intuitive, Earth signs are practical and hardworking, Air signs are intellectual and curious, and Fire signs are dynamic leaders.

Next, I broke down the common qualities of each of the 12 signs and how they shared similarities with each element.  Finally, I built this combination of Venn diagram meets flowchart styled paintings to lay all the information out in a clear way.  The common qualities of all three signs are placed in the middle of the charts. This may sound like a mouth full, which is why the charts make it much easier to digest.

You can read the entire article in collaboration with StyleCaster here
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5 Types of New York Women illustrated as Mindmaps

Fashion, Illustration
As a collaboration with StyleCaster Creators, I created 5 mindmaps that illustrated types of New York Women. The link to the article is here
This project was born from the desire to combine my interests in illustrating, fashion, collecting, mapping, and the city.
Mind mapping is a tool I use to brainstorm, clarify ideas and deconstruct concepts. I was introduced to the process in a Fine Arts portfolio class and love using the method.
This map series is based on 5 types of girls you see in New York City. I started my maps by building a database of words associated with each type, basing these descriptors on interpretations and observations from my life and pop culture. This was time consuming – it was almost like writing a novel; I had to imagine all aspects of the character; Where does she Brunch? What kind of guy does she like?. I ended up with over 50 descriptors for each girl. After organizing the collection of words, I built the webs on huge poster sheets and illustrated the objects that I felt best represented the girl. I thought couches and shoes seemed to especially personify the girls. You see a Manolo BB Pump and you think “uptown” or “socialite”. You see a grandma couch and you think “hipster”. That’s what I was trying to evoke with the images- getting to the essence of the girl.
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Pop Culture Poker Pieces

Graphic Design, Illustration

A recent project I worked on endlessly as Holiday gifts for my friends. This specialty deck of cards includes my first ever digital illustrations of my friends as Queens and Jacks, pop-culture laden Aces, Jokers and Kings, and King’s Cup drinking game instructions on the rest of the deck. I designed a crest of symbols for the card-backs. Included in the deck was a guide to decoding the crest and instructions on how to play a favorite drinking game. The reverse of the sheet features hypothetical monologues I wrote for each of us.






Birkenstocks and Christmas Socks


Happy #trendy Christmas. I made 2 new designs for Makr’s “Tacky Holiday” collection.

You can buy my design for Birkenstocks and Christmas socks here and Merry (Kate n Ashley) Christmas here now through Dec 17