illustration: BISON portfolio cover

Well, it’s time for another portfolio! I’m looking for a new job opportunity, and I’m honestly very excited about it. I learned so much at my old job, and I’m looking forward to experiencing something new and even more challenging.

A new portfolio needs a new cover, so — here’s mine. This time I’m going with my favourite animal — BISON! And a whole herd of them, just to make things more complicated.

Here they are! I just love bison so much.

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illustration: i cLOVE you stickers

You may know that I’m an organic veg grower, and my biggest crop is GARLIC. This year I’m selling some of my extra bulbs, and I wanted a cute sticker to put on the bags of garlic that I’ll be packaging for sale. And so… happy garlic bulb was born! He cLOVES you so much.

illustration: ALL the cowboy things

Ok! I know I’ve posted these a few times already, but here is a full set of illustrations that I did for a western-themed personal project a while back. I know some of them (i.e.: curly-horned sheep) don’t exactly scream wild wild west, but… well, it was Chinese New Year at the time and it seemed like a good idea.

illustration: pan am 2015 team buttons

This July/August, I got the chance to volunteer with the 2015 Pan American and Para Pan Am games. It was a great experience, and I had the COOLEST job; I was on the medal ceremonies crew! It was our job to coordinate the medal ceremonies, raise flags, escort athletes and dignitaries to the podium, and bring out the medals and gifts!

For the Pan Am games, I worked the equestrian events (which I requested, of course), and during Para Pan Am I was stationed at the venue for wheelchair tennis (which was amazing).

I worked with some great people, and I wanted to give them a small but unique token by which to remember the experience. I decided on pinback buttons — one for each of my teams.

I whipped both of these (obviously comedic) designs up pretty quickly since I didn’t have a lot of time to spare… but I’m quite happy with them, and I think my teams enjoyed them as well!Pan Am Buttons-01

boring classroom illustration.

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Look at this little dude! He’s so boring! Only boring people are bored. And he is a bored student, an illustration I made for a written report. Because I like to make extra work for myself, to go with the assignments for my online Adult Learning classes. It’s like bonus learning!

character illustration: Stephanie!

 

It’s Stephanie!

Stephanie did me a huge favour in helping me publish my Captivate demo course (getting around the limited availability that Adobe imposes on materials published with the 30-day trial). In return I promised to create an illustrated character based on a photo of her. Here it is!