Church Night has become a staple within the DC comedy scene. Not only that, they've won numerous awards for their web series, have been featured in the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival and are gaining recognition within NYC and LA. I was commissioned to design a poster for their four year anniversary show. The illustration uses a number of composition and color techniques to give the design a real punch.
Still image from forthcoming Stronger Sex music video Hassle
The McDermott family crest features a boar. I decided to update this for the 21st century, considering my identity as a designer, artist and coder and how that interacts with my family and ancestral identity. The process started by creating a somewhat etching-style drawing of a boar in Adobe Illustrator, exporting it as an SVG, then parsing each point within the paths of the SVG information. The points were then loaded into Processing and used as obstacles in a Box2D physics system, where particles moving from the right side of the canvas would bounce off the framework of the original art, creating an aesthetic effect that I had not quite anticipated.
In 2014 I participated in a fellowship by DC's Transformer Gallery, that featured me in the "Coda" of Artisphere's major sound art installation Fermata. The work utilized John Henry Blatter's speaker installation as a framework to display the sound. Featuring 14-channels of audio, I was able to move the sound around the rows and columns of speakers similar to light on a projection screen.
Illustration commissioned by Compassion and Choices Magazine's Spring 2017 Edition. The illustration was for an article on the debates surrounding medical aid in dying, as opposed to euthanasia. The challenge was to create an illustration that referenced medical aid in dying without being literal, morbid, jarring or religious in any way. I chose to create a composition dominated by circles, curves and a continuation of space, as death may not be an abrupt endpoint as much as it is a transition.
The design behind the figure's head references pills, the tool used by the patient as the medical aid in dying, but in a subtle, almost subliminal manner, as I found most illustrations related to the subject went too literal.