Here is a collection of some photos and videos to highlight my process.

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 Concept Drawing For Design My Hide Contest. Submitted to Will Leather Goods. Portland, ORegon.

Concept Drawing For Design My Hide Contest. Submitted to Will Leather Goods. Portland, ORegon.

 Working on freehanding the back of Will The Cow, Out in front of Will Leather Goods in portland Oregon, on nw 23rd ave.

Working on freehanding the back of Will The Cow, Out in front of Will Leather Goods in portland Oregon, on nw 23rd ave.

 

Diptych in progress. Mixed media on wood panel. this one explores identity and the things we hold on to -- in order to help define ourselves. what happens when we let these things go? what happens when we tear them up? I still know what they mean to me. I can still remember the things I weave into my paintings, but the viewer just sees their beauty, fragments that are hard to read. Something that takes a while to connect to and to begin to decipher.

 Mural progress picture. located in portland oregon, at ellumiglow. The mural changes color from the light shining on it, transitioning through a variety of colors and patterns. this allows the wall to look different depending on when it is viewed.

Mural progress picture. located in portland oregon, at ellumiglow. The mural changes color from the light shining on it, transitioning through a variety of colors and patterns. this allows the wall to look different depending on when it is viewed.

 My Biketown concept design for SW Portland. Juried contest submission for nike. one of five winning bike designs. to be released to the public july 2018.

My Biketown concept design for SW Portland. Juried contest submission for nike. one of five winning bike designs. to be released to the public july 2018.

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 INSpirtation for the design:  Portland is home to me. I have grown up in Oregon. The main inspiration for my design was to create something that captures what the city means to me, and the things I find beautiful about it.  I chose to stick to a blue and white color scheme to compliment the orange BIKETOWN aesthetic. The blue is meant to tie into the water that connects the city, while keeping the imagery simple and relatable. I made my design so that it could be easily rotated and repeated, or it could be tiled together to contour to the form of the wrap. Additional white graphic elements could also be added as needed to fill gaps, or to showcase more things that I love about the city, while keeping them smaller in size so the elements don't get lost on the frame of the bike.  I plan to use this design opportunity to weave in symbols the Portland community can make connections to. Hopefully my design will simultaneously capture the modern, weird, active, adventurous, proud, kind and dynamic nature of the city I call home.

INSpirtation for the design:

Portland is home to me. I have grown up in Oregon. The main inspiration for my design was to create something that captures what the city means to me, and the things I find beautiful about it.

I chose to stick to a blue and white color scheme to compliment the orange BIKETOWN aesthetic. The blue is meant to tie into the water that connects the city, while keeping the imagery simple and relatable. I made my design so that it could be easily rotated and repeated, or it could be tiled together to contour to the form of the wrap. Additional white graphic elements could also be added as needed to fill gaps, or to showcase more things that I love about the city, while keeping them smaller in size so the elements don't get lost on the frame of the bike.

I plan to use this design opportunity to weave in symbols the Portland community can make connections to. Hopefully my design will simultaneously capture the modern, weird, active, adventurous, proud, kind and dynamic nature of the city I call home.