365 Project

A design a day for one year.

day 39: ikat-ish

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day 39: ikat-ish

Today’s design: an ikat-ish pattern made with Adobe Illustrator.

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day 38: postal

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day 38: postal

When did you last write a letter to a friend?

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day 37: paper earrings

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day 37: paper earrings

These laser-cut earring prototypes are made of tag board and stemmed from the iterations and more iterations I made with Adobe Illustrator. Eventually ...

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day 36: flatiron

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day 36: flatiron

Bill & I ventured up Flatiron this weekend, a popular trail into the Superstition Mountains in Lost Dutchman State Park. A heavy rainfall the night was ...

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day 35: laser star cabinet

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day 35: laser star cabinet

One more small project I made at TechShop Chandler was a test of a vector pattern on a small cabinet drawer face. I still have so much to learn about the ...

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day 34: mountain laser, continued

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day 34: mountain laser, continued

As promised, here’s the final piece from day 33’s vector drawings. The engraving, on a melamine-coated fiberboard cabinet door, took 90 ...

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day 33: mountain laser

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day 33: mountain laser

Today’s design should actually come to fruition tomorrow at TechShop Chandler: a laser test pattern set up for a melamine door from the ReStore in Mesa.

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day 32: more iterations

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day 32: more iterations

More iterations made with Adobe Illustrator’s Pattern Brush tool.

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day 31:  iterations

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day 31: iterations

I had some technical difficulties, so this belated post is just a quick design made using Adobe Illustrator CC’s updated pattern brush tool.

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day 30: bee lab

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day 30: bee lab

I tagged along on a class field trip to the ASU Bee Lab today and enjoyed an extraordinary tour led by Dr. Osman Kaftanoglu, who generously shared the ...

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days 23-29: oklahoma

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days 23-29: oklahoma

I just returned from an interesting visit to McCurtain County, Oklahoma, and, as promised, here are the challenge entries I missed. day 23: intro to broken ...

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please excuse this interruption

This little piggie went to McCurtin County, Oklahoma: I’ll be back on September 21 with all the missing daily posts from my hiatus.  

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day 21: introduction to lasers

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day 21: introduction to lasers

I’ve made it to three weeks in, and today’s project should lead to a lot of exciting pieces in the 324 days to come. I just became a member of ...

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day 20: gem calendar

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day 20: gem calendar

Today’s post is the continuation of some sketches and prints that I’ve been meaning to make into a calendar. Gem and geometric patterns like ...

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day 19: chinese zodiac

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day 19: chinese zodiac

Just a series of Sharpie drawings for today: my favorite animals from the Chinese zodiac, tiger, ox, goat, snake, and pig.

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day 18: holidays, shmolidays

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day 18: holidays, shmolidays

Phew: almost missed my deadline this evening! Here are sketches for holiday cards that I worked up in Illustrator. I’d like to use these concepts for ...

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day 17: hex pattern

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day 17: hex pattern

It’s back to graphic design today with this continuous pattern in four colorways, made in Adobe Illustrator. If you’d like to use it, contact ...

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day 16: plaster master

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day 16: plaster master

I’m bending the rules again today for another two day project: slipcast Christmas ornaments, made from a three-part plaster mold.  I’m hoping ...

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day 15: sneaky

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day 15: sneaky

Well, after one week in, I’m already bending the rules a little, but this piece took a little while to come to fruition: just a panel of orderly ...

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day 14: portfolio update

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day 14: portfolio update

Today, I met with the great people of The Design Idea and presented my work in my updated portfolio: vinyl decals, recycled paper, and great memories of ...

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latest projects

Miss Sydney – baby stationary

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Miss Sydney – baby stationary

new pots: may 2014

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new pots: may 2014

the alaska club – programming

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the alaska club – programming

2014 Art Walk Palmer

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2014 Art Walk Palmer

spring classic 9

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spring classic 9

2014 prints

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2014 prints

object runway 2014

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object runway 2014

happy gnu year

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happy gnu year

December Art Walk – Palmer

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December Art Walk – Palmer

October Art Walk – Palmer

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October Art Walk – Palmer

matanuska peak painting

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matanuska peak painting

design portfolio

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design portfolio

waxed cranes

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waxed cranes

alaska’s apothecary

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alaska’s apothecary