"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
"Dreaming With My Eyes Wide Open" is another incredible poetry book and Joey Kidney's second published work. I was sent the book to read and instantly could picture all of the illustrations. I was given trust and creative freedom by Joey to interpret the poems how I saw fit and start creating!
I contributed 40+ detailed illustrations to the book. We began working on the cover early on in the process, and created dozens of variations! I explored each and every one of Joey's ideas, and made any revisions requested along the way.
The final cover design eventually fell into our hands, and I proceeded to create the back cover art, spine art, and formatted it all for printing.