Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentine's Day Cheesecake

Here's a little Valentine's Day treat that you won't find in print anywhere. I started this promotional piece a year ago but I ran out of time. I managed to finish it up this month, just in time for the big day. So if you're an art director on my mailing list you might find it in your inbox or maybe even your mailbox.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

10 Years and Counting....

Happy New Year To Everyone!

2010 is here and with it comes my 10th Anniversary as a professional illustrator. During my third year at OCAD I started sending out my portfolio and postcards. I would regularly contact magazines in Toronto by phone and email but I also contacted many potential clients through the school's job listing board. The first job I remember was for The Love Connection's host Chuck Woolery in 2000. An agency was creating a dating website named after Chuck's phrase "2 and 2". The idea was that online daters could send each other postcards online. I illustrated 3 of the 9 postcards but I don't believe the website ever went live. They did tell me that Chuck was very pleased with the pieces I submitted and that he had more ideas for me. Call me any time Mr. Woolery!

I'm sure there were little paid projects prior to this but if I had to name a first assignment this would be it.