This illustration was an interesting challenge. Those who pledge and commit to pay $10,000 a year for 10 years to the NAWCC are recognized as a Champion of the NAWCC and the NAWCC community. My approach to creating a logo for this distinction was to reference medieval woodblock prints, illuminated manuscripts, and tarot cards that are rich with lore and symbolism. This was my initial approach and it proved true.
This was my submission for the Dungeons & Dragons Summon The Terror of Undermountain Contest. The creature, which I call a mesmer, is based on a monster that I created for a horror movie that my friend wrote. I did not win the contest but I was pleased with the submission.
Clöktoberfest is an annual event held at the National Watch & Clock Museum in conjunction with Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! Crafts, horologica, behind-the-scenes tours, and a steampunk fashion show happen all in one wacky day.
This logo was designed for a potential traveling watch exhibit. The Museum has many impressive railroad-grade timepieces that would travel with the exhibit across the United States.
I was commissioned to illustrate a wine label showcasing a whitetail deer, a redtail hawk, and a bluebird which are common critters encountered at Deerfoot Vineyards and Winery in Reading, PA.
Actual sketch of the In Season wine label.
In 2018, I was commissioned to illustrate a wine label for Deerfoot Vineyards and Winery, to represent the travel, discovery, and excitement behind their new Explorer wine series. The owners and I are big Indiana Jones fans so it was natural that the label be inspired by The Raiders of the Lost Ark movie poster. We chose a raccoon to represent Dr. René Belloq, one of the main villains of the movie, because raccoons are the most troublesome critters that live on the farm.
Created for the Education Department at the National Watch & Clock Museum, this is the approved artwork for the Once Upon a Tea with Tinkerbell event.
Also created for the Education Department at the National Watch & Clock Museum, the bright colors with Father Time, Baby New Year, and the dancing clocks were made to appeal to the primary audience for the event—children.
These two pieces were commissioned by New Holland Auto Group's Fleet Department in New Holland, PA. They served as labels to put on top of donut boxes to thank clients.
Fortune Tellers is a comic book based on a Dungeons & Dragons game that I played with my friends. Michael Haldeman wrote the story and helped write the script for the book. I illustrated, inked, and designed it. Although never printed, this book is a labor I truly love. Read the book in (PDF) or view the flipbook.
Hand drawn then colored in Photoshop, this drawing was inspired by my old Dungeons & Dragons days.
Hand drawn then colored in Photoshop, this logo is for the Lancaster, PA duet called Shiny Things. Groooovy!
Inspired from wood block prints and comic book illustrations, the artwork for Jessica Smucker's EP Reluctantly Yours was hand drawn then colored in Photoshop.