While I call Nashville home, Franklin has adopted me as its own. It's what you picture when you close your eyes and imagine a small town. It's more than a place - it's a feeling.
This illustration features some of my favorite places - from the Franklin Theatre to Gray's on Main.
In January 2018, I was asked to review portfolios in Chattanooga, TN. I decided to use the opportunity (which was so much fun!) to draw each city I visit this year.
It's funny to draw your own city and home (Nashville) from memory, but have to use reference photos and get bogged down in the details of other cities. People have so much heart for their city and I want each of these illustrations to do them justice, but I know they'll never be perfect.
For Valentine's Day 2017, I created a Valentine to the city I've called home for the past 4 years.
National Americana Month
In 2017, Franklin, TN was honored with hosting the first ever National Americana Month, appointed by Day of Calendar. I led the team in branding the month of September as National Americana Month and curating live music and Americana events in Franklin and Williamson County, TN.
Every other year I muster up the energy to create our family's Christmas card. This year I challenged myself to illustrate the card rather than using a photo. I started in a sketchbook, doodled our faces and digitized them in Adobe Illustrator. I then used my Wacom tablet and "painted" the illustrations using Painter Essentials.
Tourism Pays Handout
Our President & CEO at Visit Franklin often makes the speaking circuit each year when our economic impact numbers are released. She asked for a leave-behind piece to handout when she speaks to local stakeholders like the Board of Mayor & Aldermen and Williamson, Inc.
Visit Franklin Business Cards
In early 2017, I was tasked with creating a new, more cost-effective business card for Visit Franklin. While the letterpress cards we formerly had left a great impression, our staff had grown from just five people to 13 in three years and we needed a more cost-effective solution.
My goal was to create a card that still stopped people and made them say "Oooh, this is nice." but with the lower price point and the flexibility to order more often.
No Piece Left Behind
After I started creating The Ruby Cookie logo, I naturally decided to parody it. A friend of mine came up with the concept and I brought it to life. We're working on creating some merch - pins, prints, etc - to share with the world!
The Ruby Cookie
I'm working on something fun and this is a little sneak preview. Yes, it does involve cookies.
Visit Franklin Ambassador Logo
Work in Progress for the Visit Franklin Ambassador Program
Experimenting with Adobe Capture to create some silly lunch break drawings.