Fancy

Has anyone heard of fancy.com? It's a relatively new site, and is essentially a hybrid of Etsy and Pinterest. You can "fancy" (pin) different photos, but you can also buy the things in those photos right there. Pretty handy. 

For anyone looking to "discover amazing stuff, collect the things you love, and buy it all in one place" (their tagline) it's a great site. 

I've opened a shop on fancy.com and have just released my first series of art prints. Brighten up your home with these colorful nature prints. Check it out!

Hi, Fashion

It is with a heavy heart that I say farewell to Lucasfilm. It has been an amazing year and a half with Lucas and I could not imagine a better experience for my first job out of school, but I recently accepted a position with Old Navy.

Here is departing gift that the talented George McClements, Disney character artist, drew for me. 

Here is departing gift that the talented George McClements, Disney character artist, drew for me. 

I’ve only been with Old Navy for three months now, but so far it’s a wonderful place to work. The people are fun and friendly (check 1.) The work is interesting (check 2.) And my 1pm meeting yesterday included champagne and french fries. (check 3 thru 100.) 

Floor two, marketing

Floor two, marketing

Our lunch space

Our lunch space

My new desk

My new desk

To all my Disney and Lucasfilm friends and colleagues, thank you for the memories! I can only hope that my new job will provide such rewarding experiences and amazing people. Alas, there is no R2-D2 roaming halls. Sigh.

Star Wars Legion

I'm happy to finally share some visuals of the branding, packaging and marketing materials I designed for the Star Wars Legion Projecta project where Disney, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Marvel and Industrial Light & Magic artists reimagined the stormtrooper helmet for Star Wars Day 2014.

This project kicked off with an exhibition in downtown L.A. at the Robert Vargas Art Gallery. The event was an absolute blast and a huge success. The gallery was packed with people all weekend; fans were in awe of the artwork and kept asking where they could buy the helmets. One guy was so excited, he asked if he could buy a CD of the music we were playing (it was Pandora.) Look for the next appearance of the Legion helmetsthere are several plans in the works for these helmets right now. Stay tuned via the Star Wars website.

 

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Check out this video by Neff of the Star Wars Legion exhibition.

Trooperarium

Recently I was lucky enough to be a part of the Star Wars Legion exhibition, a project where 300 different artists were given the chance to paint/change/adorn stormtrooper helmets for charity. Below is my process. I started with a plain white stormtrooper helmet and ended with my final piece, "Trooperarium."

My final helmet at the Star Wars Legion Exhibition at the Robert Vargas Gallery in downtown L.A.

My final helmet at the Star Wars Legion Exhibition at the Robert Vargas Gallery in downtown L.A.

My materials

My materials

The only plastic succulents I could find were poorly made so I sanded down the edges and repainted them.

The only plastic succulents I could find were poorly made so I sanded down the edges and repainted them.

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I added clay to the helmet to mimic the look of a saguaro cactus; painted it; and added the succulents and moss.

I added clay to the helmet to mimic the look of a saguaro cactus; painted it; and added the succulents and moss.

Then I began the slow process of gluing on real cactus thorns (ow).

Then I began the slow process of gluing on real cactus thorns (ow).

Added rocks, succulents, and moss to a glass bowl and here is the final result :)

Added rocks, succulents, and moss to a glass bowl and here is the final result :)