Friday, May 27, 2011

Buena Malicia

Excuse my mashed-up Spanish pronunciation.
Pardon the jacked-up B minor.
Forgive the squeakiness of my voice, and flailing fingers
... by the way here's some tissue... there's a bit of blood dripping from your ears.

This is what I do during breaktime.
* "Buena Malicia" by Carla Morrison

Monday, May 16, 2011

SPD 46, Gold Medal in Illustration

I found out this morning that the illustration that I did for Men's Journal, entitled "The Tiger's Revenge" (Creative Director, Paul Martinez and Art Director Damian Wilkinson) received the Gold Medal at this year's Society of Publication Designer's Illustration Category for single/spread. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.
Below is the work process for this particular illustration. Note that in the bottom two finals there is a slight revision to the face and body of the tiger.

Amarillo Centro de Diseño

During the first week of April I hosted a workshop in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico through the design group Amarillo Centro de Diseño, which consists of Aída Aguilera Rocha, Juan Carlos Vasquez Padilla, and Joan Xavier Vasquez. Amarillo is a design concept that is comprised of a store, workshop studio, and gallery space. Many of the workshopees came from various cities in and around Xalapa. My workshop focused more on the process of illustration-making. Earlier that week, I also gave a lecture to the Design students at Anahuac University. To close off the week Amarillo set up an exhibition to showcase some of my work. The photos below are only a glimpse into the wonderful time that I spent in Veracruz, Xalapa, and Coatepec. Thank you again to everyone who made my time there so special. Hopefully I will see you all again! (ps. thank you Emy for the yummy cupcakes and for being an extraordinary translator!