PROCESS | January 2018 Art

So here's everthing I made this January! I had fun experimenting and expanding the world of my "Women Of Color" series, along with playing around with type + body forms. It was interesting to see the responses each piece got. Some worked and some didn't, but most importantly I stayed consistent and kept putting my work out there. Let see what February brings!

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Purp Alert | January 2018

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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01 CHRISTINE HAHN - This photographer is more like a magician. Her images are filled with fantasy and theatrics, and I'm always excited to see what she'll produce next.

02 DAVE TOWERS - A master typographer who flawlessly creates masterpieces with thick marker strokes. Once you watch one of his process videos, you'll get hooked.

03 STUDIO PROBA - She's an Art Director for Nike and creates the coolest conceptual rugs ever. I've fallen in love with her aesthetic and ability to design in a variety of different mediums. 

04 MONICA RAMOS - I admire this Filipino illustrators use of texture and the curvy elongated bodies She's able to walk the line between playful an refined which is something that really interests me.

05 PIMP MY MAG - I've been following Paola on Instagram for a while now, so seeing her growth has been amazing. I love how she's able to transform images and give them a totally different feeling. She's definitely one to watch.

06 MONOGRAM - I've been collecting vintage t-shirts since I was a teen, so I instantly fell in love with Monogram when I discovered them. They create vintage inspired t-shirt that have beautiful & thoughtful designs that that make graphic designer like me swoon.

 

Stick to the Plan

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2018 has already started with a bang! I’ve began working on so many exciting projects this month, that I can’t even begin to imagine what the rest of the year will bring.

I believe the sudden surge in freelance clients has a lot to do with my new and improved mindset. This year I made the conscious decision to make my art a priority, and really work on personal development.

This means being more consistent in creating and sharing my work. Rather it be an illustration, painting, or digital work, my goal Is to expand the “JPB” world with each piece I make. It’s also very important for me to take personal time to do things that make me happy + protect my mental health.

Right now everyone is filled with hopes and dreams that slowly fizzle out mid February, but this year I’m going to make things happen for myself. I’m no longer wishing, I’m just doing.
 

DREAM IN HD ~ Rebrand

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DREAM IN HD is an online platform that shares the stories of doers who dare to see their dreams in high definition, even when their paths look unclear. I gave the website a full rebrand including logo design, supporting patterns, templates & fun quotes for social. 

This project was really fun to work on no only because the founder & Editor in Chief, Maricia was so great to work with, but because I was able to be apart of a mission I truly believe in. 

Check out the full rebrand below! And don't forget to visit DREAM IN HD's Instagram + Website.


LOGO DESIGN | Minimalism meets fashion. A straight forward sans serif with a playful interpretation of shades.

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COLOR PALETTE | Bold meets feminine — with daring pops of color.

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SUPPORTING PATTERNS | All about taking steps, fitting the peices together & pushing foward.

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INSTAGRAM ART DIRECTION |  Quote & feature templates + electric phrases to highlight the spirit of the brand.

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Putting in the Work

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Over the past few months I've been on a quest to figure out my illustration style, and I've finally landed in place that feels right to me. I love using monochromatic color palettes to create colorful human forms with big swoopy hair with expressions of strength and self-awareness. The women I draw are a reflection of who I hope to be: bold, resilient & Unfuckwittable.

I'm excited to add onto the world of these characters and continue to put in the work to refine my illustration style even further.

 

Purp Alert | September 2017

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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Athena Paginton

Athena is a makeup artist based in London, who takes beauty to a whole new level. She uses the human body as her canvas, creating untraditional beauty looks that are bound to turn heads. Her background in illustration clearly plays a big role in her work and adds to her neverending imagination and creativity. You can see some of the latest looks she's created here

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Dana Trippe

Dana Trippe is a Mixed Media photographer based in San Diego, California. Wen viewing her photographs you a enter a wold of color, nostalgia, and mystery, maaking me want to pick up my old film camera and start snapping and experimenting. You can view more of her work here

 

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Vasya Kolotusha

I first discovered Vasya's work a few years back when she's was working on a collection of illustrations that focused on neon lights. I rediscovered her work recently and fell in love with her digital illustrations of footwear. I'm amazed by her use of color and the way she is able to create different textures and surfaces through illustration. You can view her whole breadth of work here

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Halpern Studio

If I was some sort of movie star or musician, Halpern Studio would be my emerging designer of choice to rock on the runway. I love all of the contrasting sequin patterns, 70s silhouettes that scream updated Studio 54 glamour. Their latest collection is a must-see. 

The Future is (Black) Femme

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This Friday I'll be showing my piece 'It's Yours' at The Future is (Black) Femme. The art exhibit will be celebrating 14 talented black female artists and the culture they create and the communities they foster. 

The opening ceremony will be this Friday, September 22nd and the exhibit will be open untillOctober 3rd. Stop by and say hi! 

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