Do you accept commissioned projects? Absolutely!
Can I license your work? Definitely!
Do you offer private art instruction? Currently, my teaching efforts are focused on my full-time students at Brigham Young University. However, I am available for workshops, artist panels, or guest speaking opportunities.
What materials do you use? I love to draw in my sketchbook with a simple ballpoint pen, markers, and traditional ink with a brush or nib pen. When I work digitally, I use Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, and ProCreate. I also use an iPad or Wacom Intuos tablet for most of my work.
Do you offer portfolio reviews? You bet. Show me what you got!
What's the best way to improve my art? Practice, practice, practice. There's no shortcuts to improving your artwork, so daily practice is essential. If workshops are an option, they can be helpful and you should also make good use of the online options provided by so many amazing artists.
Can you tell me more about your education? I was fortunate enough to be raised by a wonderful librarian who taught me to appreciate art and illustration at an early age. Later on I was mentored by great school teachers and eventually began studying at Boise State University. I transferred and finished my BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University in 2006 and after a year in a design studio, became a Children’s Book Design Fellow at Chronicle Books in 2008. After nearly a decade of in-house and freelance illustration work, I returned to school and in 2017, I earned my MFA in Studio Art, with a Graphic Design emphasis, from The University of Utah.