Juneteenth Fundraising Event

I worked with Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative to create branding and content for their first-ever Juneteenth Celebration fundraiser. The organization, which supports music training for talented young students of color, needed a look that spoke to the energy of the organization’s fellows, while also conveying to potential donors that this new program was trustworthy and worth supporting.

I created the event branding to play off of existing geometric branding elements to give a celebratory feel.


CMPI needed a sponsorship packet to educate potential donors about their program and convey their impact. We also created images for partner organizations to share on social media to promote the fundraiser.


Building on this content, I created slides to run in between performance videos during the event presentation itself. The slides were meant to inspire giving and add context to the performances that viewers were seeing.

Skyline Centerpieces

I created skyline-themed centerpieces for Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ 2018 West Side Story-themed gala. Echoing imagery used in the event invitation, I designed a geometric skyline illustration that was printed and die-cut in styrene. The centerpieces were  assembled and lit from the inside for the event. The blue interior created a contrast to the red and black color-scheme of the rest of the event decor.


33 of 100

It’s hard to believe, but I’m not over 1/3 of the way there on the 100 Day Project. The daily drawings have given me a chance to play with different subjects and styles, from single characters, to collections, to patterns, and experiment combining hand drawn and digital illustration. Not to mention that it’s been an opportunity to get up close and personal with a sketchbook, something that I haven’t done in years. Here are a few favorites from the past couple of weeks.







Printable Valentines for Dog Lovers

Last year, I created a Valentine’s Day tribute to the creatures who know unconditional love better than just about anyone else: dogs. I designed this set of six printable Valentines based on my life as as the human to two slobbery canines.



Big thanks to my dopey foxhound, Ivy, model for the hound at the bottom right, and our scruffy mutt Murf, inspiration for the top left, who lived up to his illustration just this afternoon by spreading trash all over the house. Good thing they’re cute!



Download the Valentines here!

Video Projects

Video continues to prove one of the most reliable engagement tools in social media. Over the years, I’ve created a number of video projects to enhance on-going social media marketing campaigns.

This video was created to promote drummer Glenn Kotche’s appearance with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. I worked with two students who conducted the interview and then edited it down to share in the days leading up to the concert.


“Snack Buttons” was an April Fool’s Day campaign created for Busy Beaver Button Co.


This video was created as an invitation for Rita Moreno to join CYSO at their West Side Story-themed gala. I wrote the alternate lyrics to “America,” directed and edited the video.