The Music Series

Music has had such a huge impact on the work that I do on a daily basis that I decided to create a series of illustrations inspired by some of my favorite artists and songs.


Malibu Man

ART DIRECTION • GRAPHIC DESIGN • ILLUSTRATION • TYPOGRAPHY • MUSIC SERIES

Knowing that the song was written about Rick Rubin, I knew I had to focus on his incredible beard for this illustration for "Malibu Man," one of the best tracks from Dan Auerbach's latest solo album. For the title, I used the signage you see as you drive into Malibu as my base. The shapeshifting lines in the background are an abstract presentation of the calm, undulating water of the ocean.

Detail

Detail

Drawing of the Malibu sign (ink on vellum)

Drawing of the Malibu sign (ink on vellum)

A timelapse of the process behind "Malibu Man," inspired by Dan Auerbach's song of the same name.

We Could Start a Fire

ART DIRECTION • GRAPHIC DESIGN • ILLUSTRATION • TYPOGRAPHY • MUSIC SERIES

Another inspiration from La La Land, for John Legend's song "Start a Fire" I wanted to bring the visual created in the lyrics to life in a graphic. I immediately had this visual of two legs rubbing together beginning to smoke, and eventually starting a fire. I deliberately left the legs androgynous so that they could be any couple creating this scene.

(Prints and other products with this design are now available at my shop.)

Pencil on paper

Pencil on paper

A timelapse of the process behind "We Could Start a Fire," inspired by John Legend's song "Start a Fire" from the La La Land soundtrack.