I had the privilege of working on my first project with Joey, the Illustration for his book "What's The Rush?" He was searching for an artist who could understand and represent his poetry through illustrations. I was eager to take on the challenge and sent him initial sketches of my ideas to ensure that I was the right fit for the job. Once my ideas were approved, I was given creative freedom to bring his poems to life through my illustrations.
I ended up illustrating over 40 gestural illustrations for the book, and was also given the opportunity to create the cover. I brought Joey's vision to life and assisted with formatting the cover for printing. The success of this project led to further collaborations, such as creating the cover art for the audio book version and a lyric video for a song based on the book.