Late last year I was invited to work with one of my art directors, Tom O’Quinn, on some illustrations for a promotional .GIF for the Society of Publication Designers. The SPD has covered and honored the work of so many amazing art directors, designers, illustrators and their subsequent publications – it really is a big, beautiful, beating heart in the print and digital media industries.
Tom was one of the first art directors who noticed me and my work. He hired me for my first set of editorial illustrations after my premier in OUT Magazine and we’ve been making some of my favorite illustrations together since. I am eternally grateful to and for him!