Demigoddess is my MFA Thesis project, though it stemmed from a personal project started before school, which was called Fairy God Feminist. The project consisted of a script, character designs and visual development, one completed chapter in the form of a comic and other accompanying products and accessories. The culmination of the project was the Thesis Exhibition which was held at Maryland Institute College of Art. The installation exhibition depicted one of the scenes from the comic excerpt and displayed the character designs as posters. All of the 2-D work was printed on a risograph printer.
This page consists of multiple projects. I am often inspired by stories and have created book covers both as personal projects and under art direction for internships and school assignments.
I Want Candy: Comprehensive MFA Book
Bad Boy Band Boyfriend: MFA Self Directed Project
Clio, Goddess of Truth: MFA Thesis Comic
Gone With the Wind: Self Directed
To Kill A Mockingbird: Directed by Jensine Eckwall and Lily Padula
The Princess and the Pea: Directed by David Johnson
Ladylike: Anthology Collaboration
Book of Mormon Zine: Anthology Collaboration
Comics & Zines
I’ve worked on several personal comic projects that have evolved over time, or were just for personal drawing time. The main project I have been working on started out as Fairy God Feminist and has since become Demigoddess. You can see how the project has changed on my tumblr.
I have also initiated some small zine anthologies including: Ladylike, Book of Mormon Zine Vol. 1 & 2.
I was a part of a kickstarter project with Jake Parker, Mike Laughead and many other artists. We were each invited to make a story about our experience as full time missionaries. The anthology is called Served.
Dig Inn is a popular restaurant chain in the New York City area which specializes in fast and healthy food. Ali Francis, a journalist and creative director created a website with Dig Inn called Dirt. of which, I was able to illustrate several of their food related articles.
Nomi was a collaborative project with my friend Michon Christensen. We developed a small fashion line of athleisure street wear with bold and graphic patterns. We collaborated on the designs, I designed the textile patterns and branding and Michon sewed the pieces together and helped with styling. Our pieces were acknowledged by Elle UK Magazine and House of Coco Magazine. You can see our social media account: @nomiwear
In 2015 I worked on the Visual Team for Anthropologie’s flagship store at Rockefeller center as a Visual Sales Associate. I was able to contribute to several details of the project and learned how to utilize unlikely resources such as newspaper and tape to create hundreds of oranges and plums for the displays. I was also able to use my illustration skills to provide detailing, including the tin background and sled. Also, please enjoy the photos of me explaining the windows to my mom.
The House that Lars Built
I worked as an intern and as a freelancer for the design studio, The House that Lars Built. I was usually given a prompt or theme and then created multiple options to then bring to sketch and final. You can see the projects on the Lars website here:
The title of my BFA thesis project was Our Sister’s Sorrow. I illustrated the Book of Job from the Hebrew Bible with the main character being a woman to show the female perspective of loss, suffering and redemption. As a part of the project I partnered with Zane Harker, a composing major, on a grant from BYU’s Laycock Center Grant. We created a multi-sensory event that included visual paintings, Zane’s original avant garde compositions and invited speakers to talk on the themes of women’s issues in the Provo, Utah community. The proceeds from the evening were donated to the Center for Women and Children in Crisis.
Packaging & Product
Karma Textiles is a representative agency that represents illustrative work to clients such as JC Penney, Land of Nod, Lands End, etc. I created patterns and graphic illustrations that were shown to clients to buy and apply to products.