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Portfolio Highlight

My dad is an art teacher, and noticed I had a knack for drawing at the age of three. As I got older, I gravitated towards cartoons and comic book illustration for my drawing style, but it wasn’t until I started working full-time as a graphic designer that I took my illustration more seriously.

My process always involves drawing my initial concepts and refined sketches in pencil. Then I scan them into Adobe Photoshop to clean up and create a tracing image. Lastly, I use Adobe Illustrator to construct the final vector versions. I’ve selected some of my work posted below. If you want to see more, please visit Starlite Creative on Flickr.

Chimp mascot for Sapora Playworld (Loves Park, Illinois)

Tiger mascot for Sapora Playworld (Rockford, Illinois)

Dog mascot Rufio used in various publications and signage for Canine Corners Dog Parks (Rockford, Illinois)

Penguin illustrations used on signage at Sand Park Pool (Machesney Park, Illinois)

Illustrated self-portrait

Illustrated self-portrait

Owl Rocker

Squirrel Cop used for t-shirt print

Friendly lion face

Donkey mascot Emo used on signage for Lockwood Park Equestrian Centre (Rockford, Illinois)

Rodeo Santa used in a gig poster for Kryptonite Music Lounge (Rockford, Illinois)

See more on Flickr.