Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Blog

Hi All,

I updated my website and I'm migrating my blog over to it. I won't be posting here any longer, but this is not "good bye"! Please check out my new blog, new location but same blogging goodness:

Thanks so much, I look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Starbucks Animation Awarded Telly

I'm super excited to announce that a video I animated just won a Silver Telly! Last summer, the good folks at Remedy Pictures hired me to develop and animate the visuals for a video introducing Starbucks new line of Fizzio drinks. The project was a joy to work on and I'm really happy with how it came together, check it out:

Check out the style frames on my website:

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Adventures in 2015

2015 has turned out to be quite the busy year, whew! Here's a quick update of some of my artwork and travels.

In February, I went to NYC for the Annual SCBWI Winter Conference.

Three days of inspiring and thought provoking lectures from many of my kidlit heroes. I especially enjoyed hearing Pat Cummings interview David Ezra Stein about his process, I'm excited to read his new book "Tad and Dad." Another highlight was hearing Kwame Alexander talk about his journey to winning the Newbery, his stories and poetry brought both laughter and tears, that man knows how to give a speech! 

It was a delight to spend time with the the many other writers and illustrators who attended, and a bonus to leave with these lovely promo cards.

After NYC, I headed to Boston for some business and to spend time with friends.

Every morning I ate breakfast with Thomas the cat, who would casually attempt to steal my bacon.

One afternoon, I had a sketch session at the Boston Aquarium.

My visit was bookended by snow storms, which provided some impressive icicles.

Not long after I returned, I flew to California for a family event.

The trip was quick, but I was able to squeeze in some time to sketch the coastline.

At PDX I was greeted by this beautiful behemoth. Maybe a clock? Maybe the gateway to Narnia? We may never know...

Back in Washington, I've been doing research for a picture book idea.

In April, I attended my hometown SCBWI conference, held by the Western Washington chapter. Another fantastic conference full of inspiring kidlit pros and attendees alike. I especially enjoyed hearing David Wiesner talk about books and his process, as well as hearing Carter Hasegawa and Kristen Nobles give a behind-the-scenes look at Candlewick

Here's a character I designed in David Wiesner's character design intensive. A Koala mailman with a punctuality problem. 

Thanks for visiting! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hope your 2014 was full of joy, laughter, and magic! I wish you a spectacular 2015! Here's my belated holiday card...