Thursday, December 18, 2008


Woodgrain. In my sketchbook.

My sketchbook is where I have some of my best ideas and worst mistakes.

New Identity

Ni-KO-la is a pet project I started while still in art school - I decided it was time for an upgrade. New logo, new letterhead, and new energy. I'm hoping to devote some time into getting the brand out and about.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gummy Love

It's true. You've wormed your way into my heart. Acrylic on paper.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wooden Folk Studio

On Dec. 5th, get ready for No Coast Craft-o-Rama! I'll be selling painted wares (see birds above), along with the very talented Margie McGee and Ulana Zahajkewycz. I designed the logo and ad as well. It's going to be crazy fun, so don't miss it. Don't forget to visit!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Here's an alphabet from my sketchbook. I gotta use it on something...

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bug Attack!

Series (not all shown) of various insects and arachnids painted on wood. Obvious pattern played a large part. All of these (with the exception of the cockroach) have been SOLD.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Single, Nocturnal, Eastern European

Final monster - for now. I'll probably revisit in awhile.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Storytelling Swamp Creature

More from the Monster series. I think I could be friends with this guy. Acrylic.

Slightly Awkward Mummy

Just having some fun with acrylic - self directed project of a series of monsters. Totally inspired by Monster Squad.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Circus Series - a request for circus animals for a children's bedroom.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rival Gangs of LA

Rival Gangs of LA - my own pet project. It started as a joke, became a short lived internet band. This is a logo I developed.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Working on my graph paper sketchbook!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

American Folklore

Illustrations of some of my favorite heroes American Folklore: Brer Rabbit, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed (remind me to tell you my Johnny Appleseed story. It's right up there with the narwhal), and Calamity Jane.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Leslie and the Lys

Poster for Leslie and the Lys in Minneapolis. Collaboration with Sara Lintner. Hand screen printed using metallic inks and gumption.

We helped out onstage too.

It was good.

Groovy Girls® Candy Kingdom™

A mid-year launch brochure for Groovy Girls Candy Kingdom. The candy dots were a sweet treat that was included in the mailing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Baby-Ville™ by Manhattan Toy®

Here's one of the projects I worked on this summer - collateral for the new Baby-Ville line at Manhattan Toy. Photography ©Penny Gentieu.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Hey All!

I'm starting a illustration/graphic design/inspiration blog for my work, and work that deserves a little highlight. So, here it is. You can expect that this will be updated more often than my website: