"What's The Rush?" was the first ever project I worked on with Joey. He was looking for an artist would could understand who he was and his poetry, and turn that into art that his readers could relate to. I was up for the challenge!
I sent him initial sketches of my ideas to make sure I was the right one for the job and once those were approved I was given the creative freedom to illustrate whatever I thought would represent his poems.
We ended up using 40+ of my gestural illustrations in the book, and I was also asked to create the cover. I brought Joey's idea to life and helped him format the cover for printing. Many other projects came after the books release such as an audio book cover and a lyric video for a song based on the book.
"WHAT'S THE RUSH?"
CLIENT: JOEY KIDNEY
DATE: OCT 2018 - OCY 2019
In 2022, I received training in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and decided to further demonstrate my knowledge by designing an infographic specifically about digital accessibility.
I used the official AODA website as my primary source of information and carefully selected the most effective information to include on my infographic. I first roughly sketched out my design to determine composition, information hierarchy, and what original assets I would need to illustrate. I then used Adobe Illustrator to create vector icons to complement the infographic. Lastly, I used Adobe Photoshop to build my final design. This program is one that I am highly proficient in and it allowed me to create gradients, drop shadows, and clear layers to enhance the overall design.