The majority of graphic design involves being innovative with the arrangement of visual elements on a page, whereas illustration involves being innovative with the creation of completely original visuals. If graphic design is cake decoration, then illustration is baking that cake from scratch. Here are some of the illustrations I’ve “baked” throughout the years, using a variety of methods and styles. The last few additions to this gallery feature illustrations from my children’s book, which is now on sale on Amazon here.
Illustration-based mock ad for Lucky Brew brand beer
Illustration for blog about Millennial obituaries. This one began with “Matthew passed this weekend after a dangerous mix of Instagramming waterfalls and fruit.”
Illustration for blog about Millennial obituaries. Accompanying phrases: “He would spend hours trying to figure out how to seem more perfect. Always pushing himself for that next like, more comments. He loved capturing the light on the fruit in just the right way.” Matthew was on fleek until the end. He died doing what he loved—instagramming naked fruits while climbing without ropes in remote areas.
Illustration for Dan Corber’s “A Few Good Tweets” : “Feels like there’s something weird stuck in my nose and because I am an eternal optimist I am hoping it’s just the Magic School Bus”
Illustration for Dan Corber’s “A Few Good Tweets” : “Sweet I got my 3 favourite beers: Carlsberg, Kronenbourg and Jesse Eisenberg”
Inspired by Nichole Thompson’s “London, Paris, New York” TRILLING poster set at IKEA