a hodge podge of links for your weekend

i am super pumped to be included in UPPERCASE magazine's 2014 surface pattern design guide in issue 21 of the magazine.  i am so in love with this issue not because i'm in it, but because it's jam packed with so. much. goodness.  if you love the feel of rich paper, love looking at beautiful layouts and gorgeous ink, not to mention awesome articles about creatives, you must get this magazine.  and if you order using this code :: USPDG2014 ::  by april 30, you get a $15 discount.  win-win!


i'm giving a little tour of my workspace on the happy happy art collective blog today.  check it out!


i'm really busy with SURTEX prep - i'll post an update and show you my flyer next week.  i've finished almost all of the details and now can just focus on creating a few more good pieces and printing my portfolio.  i can't believe it's in a few weeks!  

speaking of SURTEX, if you are an artist planning on walking the show, please check out tara's advice.  she has some amazing tips!  and if you are an artist walking the show, know that i would love to meet you and chat, but if i'm busy talking with a manufacturer or art buyer, please come back when i'm not busy.  thank you!



UPPERCASE surface pattern design guide

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you may already know i'm a big fan of UPPERCASE magazine and was honored to be a part of work/life 3 : the UPPERCASE directory of illustration

i'm super duper excited to announce i'll be included in the UPPERCASE surface pattern design guide.   It will be a special section in the spring 2014 issue #21.  100 artists were chosen to be in the guide out of the almost 300 artists who submitted their designs.

some of my fellow happy happy art collective gals will be in the UPPERCASE surface pattern design guide as well! check out emily, muffin, and jill!  several friends from lilla's make art that sells course are also going to be in the guide.  i can't wait to get it in my hands!

I love getting my UPPERCASE magazine in the mail.  I set aside special leisure time to absorb the great quality.  and i'm talking about quality of content, paper and design.  it's an amazing magazine and you should seriously consider subscribing if you are interested in good design, art, creativity, typography, and vintage ephemera.

If you would like to subscribe to UPPERCASE, you can use the discount code USPDG2014 to get $15 off your subscription.  This code is good until april 30. 

click below for a fun sneak peek at the design guide along with tips for how to stand out in surface pattern design.  (isn't janine so cute?!)

i'll be in work/life 3

work/life 3 cover by jeff rogers another thing i've been excited to tell you about is that i'll be included in work/life 3. it's a directory of illustration curated and designed by janine vangool, the editor of uppercase magazine. i'm a HUGE fan of uppercase magazine. i treat each copy like it's my precious.  i am so excited to be a part of this directory with so many other talented illustrators!

it is available for pre-orders now and will be shipping in early september.