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introducing ‘the portrait project’.

i’ve got some exciting news for you all!

my newest endeavor, ‘the portrait project’, begins in mid-march! if you’ve ever been interested in having a digital portrait made of you, your parents, your neighbor or your new puppy, send me an email with your request along with a photo to work from and we can go over pricing and details. each portrait comes with a digital version for you to post online and one or more printed copies professionally printed on archival paper.

get your requests in early, the portraits start on march 21 and continue through the end of the year! check out these examples below:

Illustration of Amanda Cevallos
amanda cevallos

Mike and the Moonpies Illustration
mike and the moonpies

line ’em up and knock ’em down.

oh lawd, babies, it has been awhile since i posted anything new. so sorry! i came back from west texas with mike last week and i took lots of photos with my new lomo camera so look for them soon! in the meantime, some newly finished projects:


Tabletop Menu for Swan Dive Bar (Austin, Tx)
tabletop menu design for the new swan dive bar on 7th and red river.

Tshirt Design for Granada Theater (Dallas, Tx)

Tshirt Design for Granada Theater (Dallas, Tx)
t-shirt designs for granada theater in dallas.

Dead Sweetheart
gigposter for the upcoming annual dead sweetheart’s ball. an anti-valentine’s day show.

Houston Beer Festival Poster
gigposter for the upcoming houston beer festival.

March Soundclash New Orleans Poster
gigposter for the march edition of soundclash beat battle in new orleans.

Wiretree at Stubb
gigposter for wiretree’s show at stubb’s this month.

Promo Ad for
ad layout for la-based comedian brock laborde’s new ‘choose your own adventure book’ parody, ‘you are the messiah’. available on amazon!

Book Jacket design for Teach for Life
book jacket design for austin community college professor irie glajar’s newest book ‘teach for life.’

Watching the Moon Tour Kickoff Poster
gigposter for watching the moon’s tour kickoff.

come on, darling. why don’t you kick off your spurs?

the title of this blog is actually a quote from the movie giant (oh, elizabeth taylor!). in two weeks, i’ll be headed to marfa with mister moonpie for my birthday. he surprised me with reservations at the historic hotel paisano, which is where the cast/crew of ‘giant’ stayed during filming! isn’t that so sweet, y’all?


hotel paisano. photographed by the incredible charles henry.

as a result of my days out of town, i’ve got to hunker down and knock out this mountain of work! if you’ve got some work with me that’s currently in limbo, expect to get some mock ups this coming week. i promise i’m working on it.

and now some recent design work:

Free Week Austin at Emo

gigposter for awesome metal show at emo’s during free week.

Smoke and Feathers 2011 West Coast Tour Poster

smoke and feathers 2011 west coast tour poster.

The Bloody Sunday Sessions Logo Design

logo design for new orleans based production company ‘the bloody sunday sessions’. the crew films musicians in the back of horse drawn carriages in the french quarter after imbibing a bloody mary or two.

what a difference a year makes.

it’s new year’s eve which means it’s time for my annual photo montage. this time last year i was feeling out of sorts, apprehensive about what the next few months would hold and wistful for the road behind me.

i can happily say that i am on the opposite end of the spectrum 365 days later. this new year marks the cusp of my full fledged foray into freelance graphic design and so many words come to mind to describe my mental state: exhilarated, inspired, a little nervous and, i can’t stress this enough, absolutely drunk on happiness.

it goes without saying that i owe buckets of gratitude to everyone who supported my ‘obsession’ with kind words, recommendations, patience, opportunities and work. you really can’t know how thankful i really am. if you’re reading this, your interest is what motivates me. so, thanks.

it’s going to be tremendous year for all of us, as long as we stay strong and put one foot in front of the other.

and now a collection of photos that illustrate how i’m feeling on the last day of 2010.

happy new year everyone! clink.

skye stracke photographed by jock sturges.

natalia vodianova photographed by carter smith.

photographer unknown.

natalia vodianova photgraphed by carter smith.

lily cole photgraphed by carter smith.

photographer unknown.

lara stone photographed by mert & marcus.

lara stone photgraphed by mert & marcus.

photgrapher and artist unknown.

dree hemingway photographed by alex ilubomirski.

photographer unknown.

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