Custom Illustration

I work closely with clients to understand their style and objectives, while adding my own personal touch.  I really enjoy the process of delving into different subject areas and types of design - to date, my projects have included creating custom wedding invitations, graphics for an academic research paper showing the evolution of U.S. immigration statuses, and a guide to folding dumplings for a restaurant.  Most of my illustrations are hand drawn and then rendered digitally. 

Letterpress Printing

Letterpress is a relief-printing technique, where raised type or images are inked and then pressed into paper, creating a debossed impression.  Each piece of paper is hand-fed one at a time into the printing press.  I really enjoy the physical process and distinctive final look-and-feel that comes with using old printing machines and techniques, while experimenting with modern (and often irreverent) images and sentiments.  I print with custom polymer plates in order to letterpress digital designs. 

Interested in collaborating on an illustration or printing project?  I love brainstorming and thinking through new ideas. Contact me here.  

Recent Projects

Poster and social media graphics created for the Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization For Women (MASS NOW) for their 50th year anniversary fundraising and activism campaign, #FromNOWOn. The poster included a series of 50 actions that promote intersectional feminism, including believing women when they speak about their lived experiences; supporting female candidates running for office; buying from minority owned-businesses, and calling out sexist, racist, homophobic or anti-transgender, and Islamophobic comments and microaggressions when they occur.

Poster and social media graphics created for the Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization For Women (MASS NOW) for their 50th year anniversary fundraising and activism campaign, #FromNOWOn. The poster included a series of 50 actions that promote intersectional feminism, including believing women when they speak about their lived experiences; supporting female candidates running for office; buying from minority owned-businesses, and calling out sexist, racist, homophobic or anti-transgender, and Islamophobic comments and microaggressions when they occur.

Custom designed and letterpress printed card sets for Ayanna Pressley For Congress

Custom designed and letterpress printed card sets for Ayanna Pressley For Congress

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Short GIF created for the New Profit #SocialCanvas Campaign, which aims to inspire dialogue about artists who are using arts, music, and creative expression to fuel social movements and drive social change. It features a quote by Aimee Eubanks Davis, the Founder and CEO of Braven, a nonprofit organization focused on solving the education-to-employment gap in higher education.

"What we carry" tote bag designed and screenprinted for Kwohtations. The design of this bag reflects all of the things we carry around with us, on our shoulders and backs, in our hearts and minds. It features hand drawn illustrations based on my own personal experiences, and those of friends and strangers to whom I posed the question: “What do you carry around with you every day?” Some of these things weigh us down, while others fuel us up. I hope this encourages us to think more about the loads we must carry and those we choose to, motivates us to continue shifting the balance towards those things that nourish us, and reminds us to have empathy for others because we don’t know all of what anyone else is holding.

"How to Fold Dumplings" Brochure created for Mei Mei Restaurant, a sibling-run restaurant and food truck catering business in Boston serving up creative Chinese-American cuisine made from locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.

Custom designed wedding invitation (Gina and Colin).

Custom designed and letterpressed wedding save-the-date cards (Gina and Colin).

Custom social media and photo shoot backdrop, designed for a NYC e-commerce agency.

Custom social media and photo shoot backdrop, designed for a NYC e-commerce agency.

Custom designed wedding invitation (Jill and Roland).

Custom designed and letterpress moving postcards.

"Resistance is Female" poster designed as part of "Resistance is Female," a series of Ad Takeovers featuring women artists and their allies, put up in mid-town Manhattan.

"Am I Grieving Correctly" flowchart designed for Kwohtations.

Custom designed and letterpressed wedding invites (Beth and Werner).

Custom designed and letterpressed wedding invites (Beth and Werner).

"Not Everything Is Terrible" bandana designed for Kwohtations, which features hand drawn illustrations of simple joys in life.

Series of custom art prints

Series of custom art prints

we are confronted kwohtations poster
let my country awake kwohtations poster