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Album Art for some of Austin’s Finest (Austin Chronicle Best Of List)!

oh snap! austin chronicle’s music staff just released their top ten albums lists – i’ve had the pleasure of designing cover art for some of the killer albums on this list:

Suzanna Choffel’s ‘Steady Eye Shaky Bow’

Suzanna Choffel's 'Steady Eye Shaky Bow' Album Art

Golden Bear’s ‘Alive’

Golden Bear 'Alive' Album Art.

Leatherbag’s ‘Yellow Television’

Leatherbag's 'Yellow Television' Album Art

thanks so much for letting me be a part of your projects! ♥

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Project Preview: The Boxing Lesson

here’s a little teaser snippet of the project i’m wrapping up for local rockers the boxing lesson. you can digitally download their new single from their website, or pick up the 7″ when it comes out in february!

Project Preview: The Boxing Lesson

happy new year!

new gigposters: kanye west, snoop dogg and more!

Snoop Dogg at SXSW 2011 Gigposter

Kanye West at SXSW 2011 Gigposter

a dream came true this past sxsw when i was asked by local production company the electric company to design a poster for snoop dogg. and then there was the kanye west poster. swoon! if you are interested in obtaining one, send me an email, a short run of screenprints are in the works. wink.

the poster below is for a pink floyd tribute show at seaholm power plant here in austin, also put on by the electric company. you can get early bird tickets to the show here. just below that is a promo poster for local dj corsage and her radio program trust the wizard. be sure to check her out on tuesday nights at kpwr.

Which One's Pink Gigposter

Trust the Wizard: DJ Corsage Promo Poster

a great band i took photos of recently, leatherbag, is putting together a show to benefit the recording studio who helped them put together their latest album. hot tracks recording studio is a one man operation run by Matt Smith in a small and awesome east side studio. Just recently, the landlord lost a battle between the city of Austin over the property and the whole section of artist studios, recording spaces and the like will be torn down to put up another :sigh: block of generic condos for some out of town schmucks looking to ‘get a taste of weird austin’. ironic isn’t it?

so come out to the show, if you’re able, and help support one of the many small operations that help keep the spirit of austin alive. all proceeds from the door will go to help hot tracks nail down a new location.

Save Hot Tracks Gigposter

Gigposter for Chris Crofton's Comedy Stand Up

The Portrait Project: Mike and the Moonpies

the portrait project rolls on with an illustration of local honky tonk act mike and the moonpies. if you haven’t seen these guys play, you really need to get your ass in gear. they’ll be playing a handfull of shows during sxsw along with a gig opening up for asleep at the wheel on march 18th.

The Portrait Project: Mike and the Moonpies

this illustration is currently being printed onto a bunch of red trucker hats, be sure to snap one up before they’re gone!

and stay tuned for the portrait project opening up to the public on march 22! xo.

introducing ‘the portrait project’.

i’ve got some exciting news for you all!

my newest endeavor, ‘the portrait project’, begins in mid-march! if you’ve ever been interested in having a digital portrait made of you, your parents, your neighbor or your new puppy, send me an email with your request along with a photo to work from and we can go over pricing and details. each portrait comes with a digital version for you to post online and one or more printed copies professionally printed on archival paper.

get your requests in early, the portraits start on march 21 and continue through the end of the year! check out these examples below:

Illustration of Amanda Cevallos
amanda cevallos

Mike and the Moonpies Illustration
mike and the moonpies

what a difference a year makes.

it’s new year’s eve which means it’s time for my annual photo montage. this time last year i was feeling out of sorts, apprehensive about what the next few months would hold and wistful for the road behind me.

i can happily say that i am on the opposite end of the spectrum 365 days later. this new year marks the cusp of my full fledged foray into freelance graphic design and so many words come to mind to describe my mental state: exhilarated, inspired, a little nervous and, i can’t stress this enough, absolutely drunk on happiness.

it goes without saying that i owe buckets of gratitude to everyone who supported my ‘obsession’ with kind words, recommendations, patience, opportunities and work. you really can’t know how thankful i really am. if you’re reading this, your interest is what motivates me. so, thanks.

it’s going to be tremendous year for all of us, as long as we stay strong and put one foot in front of the other.

and now a collection of photos that illustrate how i’m feeling on the last day of 2010.

happy new year everyone! clink.


skye stracke photographed by jock sturges.


natalia vodianova photographed by carter smith.


photographer unknown.


natalia vodianova photgraphed by carter smith.


lily cole photgraphed by carter smith.


photographer unknown.


lara stone photographed by mert & marcus.


lara stone photgraphed by mert & marcus.


photgrapher and artist unknown.


dree hemingway photographed by alex ilubomirski.


photographer unknown.