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Personal Projects
Product Illustration
Children's Book Illustration
The concept for this project is to capture the innocence and imagination of a young girl, using elements of my own childhood and memories. I wanted to capture a moment of time in my life, where all I did was day dream. I used different elements of my childhood, such as tea parties, stuffed animals, reading, and imagination, to really tell a story through imagery.
The Muse for this project is my very good friend, Jamie. I wanted to make the audience see and feel the different sides to Jamie, through the use of color and imagery. The concept is to express how she is as a person. This illustration show's Jamie’s happy side, sensitive side, and darker side, using different elements about her and a specific color palette. I want the viewers to feel very calm, serene, and have a dream state of mind, taking in everything that Jamie is emotionally. The art direction is very stylized and sketchy, with simplistic illustrations
This is an illustration of one of my favorite movies, “The Runaways” featuring famous young actresses, Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart. I chose this movie because it captures an important time and change in American culture. It was a small yet defining part in rock 'n 'roll history that was never considered notable until now. The Runaways signifies the heart of rock 'n' roll and start of female rock bands. It also signifies feminism, youth,  the struggles with fame, love, hate, sex, drugs, depression, and the dirtiest of all dirty words, truth.
Making Man Whole Art Exhibit at Loma Linda
Sponsored By The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire and Loma Linda University Simulation Center

This piece represent "our story" of the experience and time my friends and family have had at the Loma Linda Hospital. In November 2010, my best friend, fellow Graphic Design student, and student worker was in a major car accident, breaking his neck and harming his spinal cord. This has been a very traumatic experience, something we have never had to deal with before. I spent most of my time at the hospital trying to support him and his family in their time of need. When I first started working on this piece, I broke down what makes "making man whole". Those elements are our physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental being. I started picking elements that were significant in my experience at the hospital, and what would relate to the subject. I wanted this piece to be abstract, yet tell our story of the accident. For physical, I decided to show the car accident in a non literal way. To keep it abstract, I illustrated torn up tires, with real glass and metal pieces breaking up, representing the shattered pieces and broken car. For emotional, I used color to represent our feelings and moods. I wanted it to be dream like, so I used purple and blue clouds as a background element. The whole experience felt like a bad dream, but I did not want to use darker colors for this piece. Instead I used cool color tones to keep the dream like feel, yet show our hope and spiritual journey - representing our spiritual and mental beings. I made the praying hands the main focus in the piece and largest element because I believe our spiritual beliefs and prayers helped everyone get through the hard times and helped my friend recover as fast as he did. He is still not 100% but he is very lucky for how much he has recovered in such a short time. It was a very bad accident, and nothing would have been made possible if it wasn't for the strong person my friend is, the love and support from family and friends, all the doctors and therapist at Loma Linda, and most importantly, God's hand and guidance in this traumatic experience.

Time Series
"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love — time is eternity" - Henry van Dyke

The theme of my series is time. I wanted to make my audience think back to the past and into the future of their every day lives, feeling the emotions and memories I wanted to evoke in them. My series of five panels represents my favorite quote by Henry Van Dyke. The quote is, “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” My concept was to express the feeling and visuals of each line in the poem. I wanted this project to reach out to all people, of any age. Love is a popular theme and time is something very meaningful to people. Everyone can relate to each line of the quote in some way. The medium I used for this project is acrylic paint on 16x20 canvas boards. Also, on each panel, there are working clocks, expressing time and the watchful eye. All panels have a full clock, except for the last panel. The last panel represents, “For those who love, time is eternity.” With this panel, I chose to have just the second hand ticking, expressing the idea that time keeps going, and there is no real sense of time as the second hand keeps ticking around and around.