What can I do for you?
I can draw in different styles and I have a wide array of skills.
However, I do believe every project deserves the right person for the job. My main focus is on children, science and delicate graphic design.
I’m a nerd and proud of it. Little gives me more joy than researching things like Rayleigh scattering or the digestive system of snakes and translating them visually in a clear and enjoyable image.
I’m honored to work for the most important people in the world. Kids deserve good storytelling, qualitative toys and art to get lost in. For children’s books, I only work through publishers and agencies.
I have years of experience designing editorial lay-outs, posters and signage. This comes in handy when you need someone who can provide both visuals and graphics for an event, a book or a product.
My work process is pretty straightforward and consists of three phases, each one being as important as the other.
PHASE 1: RESEARCH
Everything starts with research. Weither a scientific drawing or a children’s book illustration, good reference material is crucial. Depending on the subject, this part of the creative process can be pretty time consuming. I welcome clients’ material to speed things up, but I usually need to do my own extended research in order to make an illustration accurate, original and qualitative.
PHASE 2: SKETCHES
Thumbnails and sketches enable me to explore possible visual solutions. By sketching, I find out what works best so I can present a solid concept to my clients. Together, we decide on the way to go from there. Sometimes edited sketches are needed, sometimes the edits are minor enough to proceed directly to the final phase.
PHASE 3: COLOR FINALS
For each illustration, I make a color palette. In the case of picture books, I often make a color script. I do all my coloring digitally, and will keep separate layers for animation or assets if needed. After this stage, minor edits are always possible, but substantial changes to concepts agreed upon in phase 2 will be billed extra at hour rate.