Q:Whoaaa, your cover art pieces are amazing! Do you mostly work freelance?
Thanks! Yes, I’m a full time freelance designer/illustrator, although, on occasion, I will work for extended periods of time at publishers’ offices.
Here’s a new cover I illustrated and designed for Penguin/Razorbill called The Opposite of Tidy. They also commissioned an animated gif of the cover as well, which I’ll post closer to the book’s release when it’s OK to do so. In the meantime, you can check out the full cover on the project’s portfolio page.
Fresh from the ARC pile is an incredibly fun cover I got to illustrate for Little, Brown: Zombie Baseball Beatdown! I really love Paolo Bacigalupi’s books and was thrilled to get the opportunity to illustrate a third one (I’ve previously illustrated Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities). Also fun was getting to do it in my comic style, which is always a blast. Hey, art directors, it’s awesome to be getting so much silhouette work these days, but throw some more covers like these my way, please!
Zombie Baseball Beatdown is a great read and goes on sale in September.
Here’s a new illustration for Bloomberg Businessweek about making green living easier to do by having it be the default rather than something that requires effort. Basically, altering it so that green lifestyle choices become the lazy man’s option. I tried to work with a more limited palette this time and think it ended up quite successful (if a little Simpons-y). Definitely will be doing more limited palettes in future illustrations.
A couple new book covers I worked on for Algonquin Young Readers are making the rounds now that they’re publicly unveiled. I designed and illustrated Somebody Up There Hates You and art directed and designed The Time Fetch (illustrated by the amazing Brandon Dorman). Not shown here is another cover I worked on—If You Could Be Mine—which I creative directed and the incredibly talented Jennifer Heuer designed. Look for these awesome books in Fall 2013!
I had the great fortune of being asked to illustrate a full spread for Businessweek about Whole Foods. The concept was to show the key components of the store as well as the people who shop there and then text bubbles would be placed on it highlighting the things the editors wanted to point out. I only had three days to do it, so, as you can imagine, there were some sleepless nights involved! Click on the image for a larger view!,
Here’s a new cover I illustrated for Francesca Lia Bock’s Love in the Time of Global Warming for Henry Holt and Company. I was a big fan of Francesca’s books from back in the day when I designed them for HarperCollins so actually getting to have an illustration of mine on one of them was a big honor.