Alongside my graphic design work, I hold a special place for my more illustrative pieces. Painting and drawing have been many things to my life, but making art has primarily been a way for me to connect with those around me and express my gratitude for these connections. While my design work aims to solve a specific problem or strengthen a business’ story, I create and share my studio work in my print shop as a way to help others cultivate gratitude and connection in their own lives.
The Impact of Your Print Purchase
10% of the profits of your print purchase is donated to a local non-profit or community-based organization:
With the relatively small reach I currently have, I don’t intend on making a huge impact with my donations, but it is important to me to structure my business and services in a way that will allow me to routinely support the organizations and causes I believe in. Together these groups support and uplift entire communities. They create safe spaces. They advocate and generate awareness on the local challenges we face. They collect and share research and data that moves for sustainable, legislative change. Overtime these donations will add up, but for now I see it more as a way to bring the work of local non-profits into the conversation and introduce them to an audience they may not currently reach. Because of this, if you appreciate the organizations I’ve featured, I encourage you to go beyond purchasing a print to additionally make a direct donation to the organization (even $5 will likely be more significant than the percentage I can give from your print purchase).
Environmentally conscious materials:
I print on-demand from my studio and ship prints in the 100% recycled (90% post-consumer) rigid envelopes from EcoEnclose. These mailers are also fully recyclable and naturally biodegradable. I also print on 100% post-consumer, cotton paper produced by Moab by Legion Paper, whose division runs completely on wind energy. Legion Paper also has a great breakdown of why simply opting for a recycled option isn't the best choice.
Homes of Jamaica Plain, 5x7"
When I first moved to Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts I loved to walk around the neighborhoods and take in the range of architectural features and color combinations of the homes. Every house and street felt so new and different from each other. After many more walks in the area (thank you Covid-19), I started recognizing all the similarities that make a given street feel like JP. The yellows, blues, earthy pastels, and pairings of complimentary colors unite so much of this Boston neighborhood. This series is my homage to this diverse, artistic and colorful community.
10% of the profits from these prints will be donated to a City Life / Vida Urbana which is a "grassroots community organization committed to fighting for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power. They promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders and build collective power to effect systemic change and transform society."
Visit their site to learn more about how they are helping families and residents stay in their homes and to make an additional donation!
See my shop below for more info on pricing and the JP Homes Postcards.
Pride 2020, 5x7"
This digital illustration was initially created for my partner to celebrate Pride this year. I was looking for something to speak to the care and appreciation I have for her while still bringing in some of the rainbow energy of Pride celebrations.
To me, this illustration represents the quieter moments in a relationship. Where outward appearances and behaviors stop being the focus and you are able to simply be with each other whole-heartedly. The space is respectful, vulnerable, loving and definitely worth celebrating.
10% of the profits from these prints will be donated to the Boston Pride Community Fund. More information is available on the product page.