Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Coming Soon...

Here's the cover of my design portfolio.
Simplicity really is everything.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Hyde Bracelets designed by ME!

For my entrepreneurial class I had to market and design my own product. I decided to go with what I know best .. ACCESSORIES! 
I created double sided laser cut bracelets that were personalized with their own special button. 
Now days people love one of a kind originality so I decided to make sure each bracelet was one of a kind. 
I came up with the name Hyde.. because it is a play on words that defines the design of the bracelet. 
It is a double sided bracelet with two different personalities just like Dr.Jeckyle and Mr.Hyde. Also because one of the sides of the bracelet is made of hide; as in leather... the other side is felt. 
These goodies are currently being sold in the Weatherspoon art museum on the campus of UNCG.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Spoken Word left me Speechless

Wow. Best use Seven minutes ..
Share with everyone you know. Especially children.

 I love spoken word. So powerful.

By: Shane Koyczan

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

InK iT!

This is a page I created in my my old sketchbook just for "funzies" >> I LOVE THIS PAGE. The designs were inspired by things i saw on the internet, to a design i saw on a is COMPLETELY hatched and stippled. Did i mention it was in INK??
Thank you trusty dusty ink pen! : )

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Not ()NLY MUSiC WaRMs TH3 H3ARt ...

This is a piece I have done, inspired by the image below. I used the media of Koi watercolor on watercolor paper & my inky clickie pen. This is a drawing of a girl in a Starbucks on campus.
This is my inspiration piece done by a french illustrator, who lives in Barcelona by the name of Lapin. I chose this piece because it isn't particularly my style. I love this because of the bold black calligraphy against the subtle cream lined paper. But what really captured me was his clever use of gray to create a scene in the background. This is not only brilliant but it adds to the softness of the background and it doesn't take away from his star character.

check out his other works at:

Monday, February 4, 2013


This was inspired by a friend by the name of Aimee Bento. ((her work is AWESOME by the way!)) ... this feather was strictly created by memory. I'm trying to improve my "drawing from imagination skills." ... it took a while to do (( done it in my trusty dusty inky pen)) but i think it turned out absolutely gorgeous.

I titled this one light hearted for play on words.. but mainly because I "kinda" made the eye of the feather look like a heart. Cute right??

Sunday, February 3, 2013

As CuT3 aS a BUTT()N!

Yes. this is my sketch book. Im a little obsessed with these cuties... in case you didn't know ;)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

W3LC()ME +o COLLEGE ... aveNue.

painted by MOI! ... water colors! in my sketch book.

Friday, February 1, 2013

sur.. [RENDER] :)

this is a project I worked on...
I had to recreated the same room layout but with different design options... I used water colors OF COURSE! they're my fave!


My piece, which was inspired by the painting below. This is the starbucks on the UNCG campus.

I must start out by saying that I am in LOVE with this piece. I think it is amazing! > my all time favorite so far. This piece is by an architect living in the Netherlands by the name of Rene Fijten. His use of color to accent the people against the neutral colors of the buildings in the background is creative and very expressive. I love the contrast and the use of vibrant colors to give personality to the people at the carnival. Its amazing how you can give the back of a person, character with just a paint brush and some color! check out some of Fijten's other works at:

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Water Break...

This water color break is OVER!
In light of the new fall season I felt that it was only right to brush off the cob webs from my trusty dusty paint set and get to work! - capturing natures most beautiful color schemes of the year!
SO get ready!!...Beacuse I have a feeling there will be plenty more paintings coming your way!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

B0kjA C0LL3CtiOn


I used water colors to create these Bokja chairs! I love this reupholstered style of chairs! 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Water Colors for Rainy Days...

Rainy days are for : 
staying in bed, rubber duckies, oversized umbrella's, puddle jumping and... 
Water colors!! 

Just because its "ugly" outside doesnt mean you cant do something beautiful ;) 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

GaM3s ()f HOT + C()LD : E.U.C

This is a bubble diagram that I sketched and painted of the Elliot Center at UNCG. This bubble diagram displays the flow of movement. I used three colors to indicate this. I strategically chose blue for area's that rarely have high traffic. Blue is a cool color, hence area's that are blue in the diagram are cold because people do not move through that area. I chose red for the area's of high traffic because red is a warm color. So area's with red suggest that it is hot with people. Lastly, I chose purple for area's that are in between. I cleverly chose purple because blue and red make purple and it only fits that purple is the in between color of red hot areas and cold blue area's

Monday, January 21, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dr3ss LiK3 a CuPc/\k3 Sh(0)uLd F3EL...

I have been thinking lately about designing rooms 
(mainly because that is a project that i am working on in studio) 
And I wanted to decorate one of my spaces as airy + delicate as possible and the movie Marie Antoinette came into mind! I just love the set design and the choices of clothing that the designers decided on to help portray this high class historical woman!
Her room + clothing both speak the same language and they reflect her taste + personality which I just adore!  

... one day I will have a style as recognizable as hers was!

cupcakes (pen + water colored)by me! inspired by:
Marie Antoinette 

Monday, January 7, 2013

BAby F/\LL

Have you ever noticed that in the mirrors of a car there's a little clear sticker that says "things may seem larger r closer than they appear" >> ??? ... well even though this drawing of falling water seems big on my blog... its extremely small in my sketch book. This explains the title. : ) >> its my baby falling water.

Sometimes the best things come in small packages... in this case it would be "sometimes the most intricate things come in small sketches!"

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

P/\per PurSes...

"Design a container for a special object using paper, thread and fabric of your choice."
I decided to choose makeup ( general things of cosmetology) as my special object. This lead me to the idea of incorporating my actual design of my container with the special object.
I chose to make a little clutch (makeup bag) or purse for my special object, made out of magazine paper.
My ideas seemed to work well with each other because magazines have unlimited fashion in it from cover to cover and the paper it self has its own print on it, created by the contents printed on the paper.
I decided to use a "juicy couture" ad because it was very "fashionable" and colorful. As well as, juicy couture tends to use a thicker paper than the standard hot printed glossy magazine paper.
This was a plus because the thick paper made it easier to sow the paper and the fabric together.

I chose a loud color for my thread, so that it stands out from the design of the juicy couture ad. This gave the opportunity for the bonding to become apart of the design of my project.
For the fabric I used scraps of my friends jeans that she had just cut up a week before the assignment was given out. I feel that the design on the jeans was the perfect composition of patterns with the magazine ad.

After cutting the right size of fabric and sewing it onto the magazine paper, i decided to fray the top edges of the jeans to give it a "falling apart look." I could not decide on a latch for the purse to close and open... so after thoughtful consideration I noticed that if you turn the seam in the side of the pant leg horizontally, then it looks almost like a bow if cut to the right size.
So I sowed a little orange loop on the base of the purse for a little pink button to slip in and hold the bow to shut the purse.
I had carefully sowed the button to the bow, and sowed the bow to the top half of the purse.

Finally I gave the bow the same finish as the bonding thread on the side of the purse to complete the look i was going for.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

FAsHi()N FATiGu3 ...

Behind enemy lines and into the new york apartment of a super model.

I decided to design my 3 part space for a fashionista... With a theme where army fatigue meets retro mod for the modern day. Its a tad bit too much going on for my likings BUT i must admit that the colors are seeping in and growing on me!

Friday, December 21, 2012

TeA, M/\Ri3 + D()iLi3s

Baroque was a stylistic period designed to capture your attention through emotion and the senses using architectural theatrics. 
Marie Antoinette’s room, which is located in the Chateau Fontainebleau in France, establishes a very theatrical view on interiors. It was not only a space that is a part of history but speaks the design language of Baroque and reflects her wealth and taste through its architecture.
This bloom of patterning and motifs gives new life to the meaning of design and links the worlds of man and nature through the stroke of a single paintbrush. This space exhibits balance and symmetry in its most fluid form.
Design elements of line and form help to break up the busy patterning in the space into familiar sections of floor, wall + ceiling. The repetition of delicate shapes and motifs help to form the space it self.  Color, texture and value of light are manipulated to give the contrast between light and dark, which captures the eye and the viewer’s attention. 
This room brings a feeling of harmonic unity in the midst of chaos by its delicate patterns and shapes that hold it all together.
Marie Antoinette’s room is like a paper doily… beautiful and delicate, capturing Mother Nature’s femininity and gilding it with Baroques paintbrush. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


This is a pictorial view of my model that i created on sketch up, after i have placed the model in my section of the window.

This is the frontal view of my model that i have created on sketch up.

This shows the back view of my model to help correspond how I created my actual model.

This is an angular view of my model. This version shows the depth of the card board, how far the outter pieces stick out from the center insert, as well as it shows how far the bottle bottoms and the caps stick out from the card board inserts.

This is a front view model of the sketchup version of my last project. I must admit i wanted to strangle the person who invented sketch up but i finally got the hang of it and i think it came out pretty well.

This is a perspective view of my project. The piece is composed of three sections of card board; scored and placed together. With bottle caps and green and clear bottle bottoms. In this diagram it depicts where my piece is actually placed on the I.A.R.C first year wall. yes. it does sit slightly to the left of the pillar it rests in front of. [no i did not place it in the actual window. YET. i have yet to become that skilled at sketch up]