Wednesday, December 01, 2010

D.C. trip

Took a little trip the weekend before Thanksgiving over to DC to visit my dear friend Jen! She just started working at National Geographic!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

John Baldessari party @ the Met

Photobooth pictures from the John Baldessari party last night! — at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


sketches for a new commissioned illo

my "organized chaos" desk ;)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bittersweet last day at The Miami Herald

My last day at The Miami Herald was yesterday and I finished up this Tropical Life Section display illustration that published today about spotting your child's natural gifts. I'm so happy with how well it printed (lots of detail!) and it was a lot of fun conceptualizing, drawing by hand, and colorizing with neat brushes in Photoshop.

Leaving Miami is very bittersweet - I am so grateful for all the opportunities I have been given in this city, especially while at The Miami Herald... but I have to say, I'm really excited to be moving up to New York City next week. Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

Pretty ocean, depressing stats

Display illustration for The Miami Herald business section showing Miami's skyline overlaid by an economy chart with deepening ocean levels ...really gives you that sinking feeling, right? : /

Friday, August 06, 2010

A little collection of infographics

A little collection of infographics I have worked on with The Miami Herald over the years.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Handmade book

Happy birthday handmade book for one of my best friends, Jen. We are both big Wes Anderson/Life Aquatic fans, which this book partly pays tribute to (note: my favorite quote from the movie "this is an adventure").

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tech Tuesday

Responsible for layout, headline, and typography. 
Also designed an interactive online graphic component.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

First stab at writing my own editorial!

full layout

I pitched the idea of covering the new adventure-sport-game of geocaching to my boss and he said, "sure, you wanna write it too?" UMM OK! So I started researching and compiling this Miami Herald "Tech Tuesday" display graphic.

I first discovered geocaching a while back when my Boy Scout friend took me on several awesome adventures around Miami and told me about the secret world of this treasure hunting game - naturally, I took this 'secret' to share with 190,000 Herald readers. 

Thanks Boss for allowing me this awesome opportunity to WRITE and design my own piece! 

I highly recommend checking out to find any geocaches near where ever you might be in the world. It's a lot of fun if you're a good hide-n-seeker!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Oil Spill illustration

oil and happy ocean habitats mix like.... : (

Could this oil spill disaster turn into any more of a fiasco? I'm very fearful about what a devastating effect the spill is already having/going to have on our ocean life and on our shores. The Miami Herald published my infographic this past Saturday about the possible ways the oil may effect our South Floridian habitats like the mangroves and sawgrass flats. Let's hope we find a way to actually solve the oil problem fast. And golf balls is probably not it.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Intern work from Good Housekeeping

Thinking more about moving back to New York recently made me remember that I neglected posting much of my published work from the internship I had last summer with Good Housekeeping Magazine. It's going to be hard leaving Miami, but I'm getting really excited about returning to the city.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Mother's Day (belated)!

This is the cover illustration I made for the Neighbors section of The Miami Herald that published last Sunday, featuring our reader's submissions about the best/favorite advice they received from their mothers. My concept for the illustration was a graphic representation of the inside of a mother's day card, with something sweet written from a child about how great moms are, layering the cards on top of one another like in a scrapbook to show how most moms save each little note their children give them - I know my mom does. I thought it was cute, I was really impressed with how well the color printed. You never know how newsprint will pick up pastel colors, but I was lucky with this one!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Weekend getaway, Key West ♥ ♥

giant lobster sculpture, Islamorada

public art in Fort Zachary Taylor
Emma Street, Truman Navy Base, Key West
Navy Ship yard