Please press 'Play' to watch the fun start-to-finish time-lapse video we created for the event!
Appleton Coated always creates inspiring visuals. For the How Design Conference, they hired illustrators to bring art to life in a big way. One one side of the booth, I painted and promoted the Utopia Paper Collection and Chris Gliebe, an amazing graffiti artist painted and promoted the Curious Collection. We both painted vigorously for three days as the conference took place.
This time lapse video shows the process from start to finish and how Appleton showcased a live-art-event the night of the opening party. Utopia Paper is about beauty, quality, and creativity which is why I used a vibrant peacock to represent their luxurious coated white papers. They are devoted to giving graphic designers an amazing product that elevates a finished design.
It was great to be part of such a progressive collaboration. And, I couldn’t have done this video without the commitment and creativity of the following folks who were such a joy to work along side: photographers: Joel Krogman, Oliviero Rodriguez and Bola Olukanni with the final editing by Joel Krogman of Interrupted Media.
"Life’s definitely more satisfying when you are part of a brilliant team!"
Molly Z. for Utopia
This is a Poster Series I created to promote positive actions. I believe illustration has a strong inspirational quality when the right images, colors and messaging come together. I like to spend time thinking of new ways illustration can be used to delight and motivate.
"Powerful illustration causes us to think about the world around us."
I am truly grateful for public transportation, I don't have a car, so without it, I would be stranded. But, those of us who ride the buses and trains everyday are often waiting, with crowds of others, to get to our desired location.
What if Art could make that 5, 10 or 15 minutes of waiting even just a little more enjoyable?
This summer, I worked with Katherine Darnstadt at Latent Design to turn a busy bus stop into an "Art-Making-Moment" at the Polish triangle in Wicker Park in Chicago. We created a mural making experience on each of the bus waiting stations and invited everyone to participate in painting while they waited.
I created the white outlines and asked folks to create their own art, faces, patterns and textures inside the shapes while they waited for their next bus. A few artists even missed their next bus to paint a little while longer! The final pieces were filled with so much color and diversity.
"I love developing artistic opportunities where others feel free to experiment creatively. Even the smallest "creative moment" can enhance someone's day."
Chicago CTA Mural
One summer, one hundred feet, eight local high school students and the opportunity to turn a dark and dreary underpass into a flowing, glowing work of art. This mural is on the CTA Redline underpass at Northshore and Glenwood Avenue in Chicago. I created it with a small team of talented high school students. Public art projects effect communities in so many positive ways. The student artists take ownership in their community in a profound way and the neighbors benefit daily from their desire to contribute something permanent and wonderful.