Editorial illustrations for a series of blog posts about “How To Find A Therapist” on TherapyDen.com.
Part 1: How To Pick A Therapist
Part 2: What To Ask In The Consult
Part 3: To What To Expect In the First Session
Part 4: How Can You Tell If It’s Working
Part 5: Ending Therapy
For the 2017 Housing Works’ Design on a Dime event, we imagined a psychedelic Nickelodeon dream lounge. Our inspiration was primarily focused on a few 90’s Nick staples: Ren & Stimpy, Rugrats and Hey Arnold! and slime.
We created custom-built furnishings that were sold to benefit Housing Works’ mission of ending AIDS and homelessness. There were quite a few heads involved in this, my contribution came by way of the early rounds of concepting and sketching.
The project was a hit in person and ended up being featured in Communication Arts Design Annual.
After a few aborted ideas and experiments with different wrestlers, I decided to focus my attentions on the New Zealand tag team duo The Bushwhackers. They had a long and varied career, spanning several countries, wrestling under a series of pseudonyms.
They also appeared on Family Matters and beat up Urkel.
Long and varied.
TherapyDen is a national platform to easily find the right therapist for you. Therapists can use TherapyDen to attract ideal clients and grow their practice. The logo came from the idea of the den being a cozy, comfortable space that you’d want to spend some time in. The “lamp” became the most efficient symbol of that feeling. It can take many different forms and can provide illumination in a variety of ways.
The icons shown here represent how the main types of therapy break down. Individual therapy, Couples therapy, Family therapy, Group therapy, Teen/Adolescent therapy, Child therapy and Medication management.
In a grand gesture of cross promotion, Nike sought to create a seeding kit for a limited release colorway of Kyrie 4s. These “Kyr-eaties” Kyrie 4s celebrated NBA Superstar Kyrie Irving and his elderly alter-ego “Uncle Drew” (originally a Pepsi commercial?) appearance on a box of Wheaties, which, in turn, promoted the impending release of the Uncle Drew movie.
Flakes and milk. Pretty classic.
Portland Therapy Center (PTC) is localized mental health therapy directory based in Portland, Oregon. I worked with a team of therapists, designers, animators and writers to create this short instructional video for PTC offering some strategies for having a codependent partner.
Our small team developed the characters, wrote the script, created the storyboards, designed the art, animated it and performed the VO work.
Professional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez Jr.*, or P-Rod for short, was preparing to launch his tenth signature shoe for Nike SB. To mark that occasion and as a nod to his high-fashion-dandy lifestyle, Nike designed a special patent leather colorway of the P-Rod X. Paul is a real cigar-daddy so we tucked some celebratory cigars in the kit as well. The gift was rounded out by a handwritten congrats note from The Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant.
We weren’t able to get our hands on the “church shoes” for our photo shoot, but you can see them in the delivery video which features some other notable faces from the Nike SB stable of athletes.
*The father of P-Rod is Paul Rodriguez Sr., stand-up comedy giant and star of the 1994 hit comedy, A Million to Juan.
New Year’s illustration/animation based on the yin and yang of Father TIme and the New Year’s Baby as well as the front-loader of life.
Spin cycle ‘til death!
This illustration began as a doodle of a fake car, the Plimpton Swanger. I had recently just finished coloring up the Puddles Gorble in the Other Dimension comic and I was looking for new content to color, so this one would work.
I thought that this would make for a good art piece to use in a screen printing intensive I was about to take through WildCraft Studio. I learned, through the class, that it would not make for a good art piece…I don’t remember why it wouldn’t, spindly lines or something. I decided to cut the car altogether and refocus the doodle on the skull and the scorpion and to use a fat pen to keep the lines from getting too thin.
It all worked out for the best…
A collaboration with Spikes High, this t-shirt project was born thanks to the McDoozer Rick & Morty szechuan sauce debacle happening during the brief Portland Pickles season in summer of 2017, I think. Either way, in 2018 these bootleg beauties hit the stage. Pickle Rick and the Portland Pickles were a match made to be sold out of the back of a van in a parking lot.
Contact Spikes High if your interested.
“Ladies and my dudes, introducing your 2045 Portland Californians!”
A Portland creative agency invited Nate Tabor, Tim Weakland and myself to imagine, alongside 5 other teams of designers and illustrators, what a possible future Portland major league baseball team would look like in the event that pigs happened to sprout wings and fly…and to raise money for the Portland Diamond Project.
We had a lot of fun deciding to take a very contemporary topic (“Gross! You got yr LA in my PDX!) and an antithetical aesthetic to the wet and mossy wonderland of Portland.
Bodhi Bear is here to PARTY!
The grind never stops, but you will. The hustle will not save you.
I worked with the same visual team from the Portland Therapy Center Love Lessons animation on this project. We developed a series of 4 short videos promoting the PTC therapy directory. We liked the lightheartedness that these animated characters brought to these situations. Relatable, empathetic and not mocking: It was a tall-ish order but I am very proud of the results.
This illustration was done for an article on supporting clients dealing with anxiety brought on by the current political and social climate. This article appeared on Therapyden.com.
This project began as doodles generated from a one-a-day #inktober Instagram challenge. I stuck with it for 14 or 15 days, and most of the resulting doodles ended up recontextualized as Funny Pages.
Funny Pages is a series of pulpy comic book-styled heroes and villains.
Lou Reed - New Sensations
1984, RCA Victor
Lou Reed - Transformer
1972, RCA Victor
An illustration series based off of interestingly dressed people I see riding electric scooters around town.
During a brief visit to some friends in NYC, I had left behind a handful of records that I had purchased while in town. I asked my friends to ship them back to me. As a joke reminder, I thought it would be funny to send a fake 7” with a sleeve that is begging for my records back. While I was working on this record sleeve the actual records arrived in the mail so the record label refers to that.
Holiday illustration of drunk Santa.
Graphic for a Philly-themed bike ride. Benjamin “Roast Pork” Franklin and Rocky 4: The Wooder Ice share a ride on a tandem bicycle.
I created this comic for an animal-themed group show of artists led by Sheri Smith and Kara Burke called Don’t Feed The Animals.
Puddles Gorble is a play off of pulp-horror comics like Mr. Monster and of the kooky, isolated, independently-wealthy sociopaths like Scrooge McDuck. Weirdos who have the means to make their delusions of grandeur not-so-delusional.