Artist Guest of Honor
You’ve got deadlines, and you need art.
I make art, and I meet deadlines.
You’ve got a new project and you’re working with professional artists, among numerous other professionals, to bring your project to completion. You’ve looked through my portfolio and think my art would be a good fit for your project. If that’s true, you’re in the right place.
I’ve been a freelance illustrator since 2009, and I love my job. As much as I love working with Art Directors to add my creative vision to their projects, I also understand deadlines are the real deal. I have no trouble merging creativity and professionalism. My art’s been used on book covers, hobby games, movie concept art, and even The History Channel. If I can help them, chances are I can help you too.
Let’s work together.
I’ve been fascinated by strange and creative pursuits from a very young age. Fortunately for my budding creativity, I was raised in a household that encouraged my interest in all things weird—my father was a magician and my mother was a ventriloquist and clown. My dad is still a magician actually, and my mom works in publishing with more than 100 books to her name.
I went to Mississippi State, where I got my BFA in Graphic Design. I worked in corporate marketing for about 7 years, before realizing it wasn’t the right fit for me. After encouragement from my wife I switched my focus to drawing and painting which was the reason I got into art school in the first place. I’ve never looked back!
I have a deep love for Norse Mythology. In my personal work I depict scenes from Norse Lore, a series I call Fateful Signs.
Along with my co-host, Peter Mohrbacher, I run a weekly webshow about life as an independent artist. We interview other illustrators, art directors, and talk about our experiences being in the business of art. Watch our latest episode over at One Fantastic Week.
Growing out of One Fantastic Week, Pete and I started a workshop where artists can live, eat, sleep, and breathe the business of art. We bring in amazing faculty with expertise in various forms of art and business to work one-on-one with attendees, give lectures, and do demos. Learn more about The Fantastic Workshop, and come join us in November.