The_Ones is a new retail concept by Zappos that celebrates women in sneakers. I was asked to draw the Nike Cortez, New Balance x-90, and Adidas NMD_R1 to help promote the "Sneaker of The Week" on their website and social platforms.
This project was a real challenge for me, because instead of using my signature color palette, I had to work with the brand colors. Though the colors were a lot less muted then what I generally go for, I was able to create 3 illustrations that celebrate individuality and femininity on sneaker culture.
Iyve's is a Brooklyn-based artist known for creating dreamy, nostalgic R&B music. I had the pleasure of creating cover art for her new single 'Prove It. The track is the perfect summer anthem, that merges the pop world and alternative soul/electronic realm together, creating a fresh electric sound.
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Iyves' Creative Director, Nwabisa Tolom, let me know that she was drawn to the minimalist approach I took in THIS illustration. And Iyves made it very clear that she wanted the art to feel nostalgic and exude feminine and sensual energy.
You can see in the mood board, I decided to dive into a warm color palette, using earth tones and pops of fiery reds and oranges to create a radiant/luminous feel. I show Iyve's walking through the desert with her hair blowing in the wind, which reflects the freeing and independent nature of the song. I drew her wearing a bright orange jumpsuit and hoop earring to add a 70's vibe to the art, and played with gradients and texture to add more depth to the piece.
Listen to 'Prove It' below and let me know in the comments below how you feel about my visual interpretation of the song.
Super honored and excited to share that I was interviewed by Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer of Brit + Co, Anjelika Temple. I'm talking about my journey to becoming a designer, balancing a full-time job and freelance client work, and the purpose and the inspiration behind my work!
I really loved doing this interview. The thoughtful questions that Anj asked, really made me reflect on how far I've come and the everything I hope to achieve in my art career. You can check out the full interview HERE.
Over the past month, I've been helping the brand create editorial illustrations that focus around health and wellness topics. The opportunity has challenged me to create intriguing imagery that quickly gives a visual overview of each article, while still expressing my personal style as an artist.
You can check out the link to each article below!