The word Sonder comes from a definition written by The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
Sonder; n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
I found the meaning of Sonder absolutely breathtaking.
Every Sunday for forty Sundays, I decided to illustrate a stranger and imagine part of their existence within a short three-lined poem; these are their stories.
The beauty of a book!
Personal work 2016.
The world can heal when we practice compassion for what we don't (yet) understand.
A personal alphabet series of spot illustrations about growing concerns we have about the world. This first set is the environmental edition with a possible social edition to come in the future.
Inspired by the format of small board-books for children, the stylistic objective was to take these serious current events and turn them into something friendly and approachable. Many of these concepts are not widely understood, but are brought together through the familiarity of the latin alphabet.
Check out the project blog with full descriptions of each issue to learn more: abconcerns.tumblr.com
Personal GIF illustration series inspired by the act of giving and compassion.
As humans, our memory plays a large role in how we navigate the world. Our problem solving skills are unique human traits, depending on our past experiences to make decisions and grow as individuals.
For my undergrad senior thesis, I created a series of conceptual illustrations depicting a selection of memory types and processes using simple shapes and limited palettes. I then decided to adapt them into a memory exercise, an iteration of the game Concentration, forming what is essentially a memory game about memory.
ROM is designed to engage, educate and refine recollection; a type of memory retrieval through the act of reconstructing memory often utilizing logical structures, partial memories, narratives, or clues.
Editorial illustration about getting into nature more often.
Created for the National Labor Federation's annual calendar. My month was meant to encourage support for local back-to-school drives.
Personal piece for summer 2015.
A series of scientific portraits featuring Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan, Michio Kaku, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Two-page spread on the debate to drill for more nonrenewable resources in the arctic.
Full-page illustration inspired by the efforts to protect the resources of rainforest with an emphasis placed on the diversity of wildlife.
Bi-polar or Manic Depression causes disturbances in thinking and perception to the extreme ends of happiness/energy to sadness/fatigue.
3 color hand-made screenprint on Stonehenge Grey 90 lb paper
Limited Edition of 32, signed and numbered.
All elements were created and printed by me.
Personal piece appreciating having more time to cook.
Personal spot to celebrate World Environment Day 2015!
A speculative cover for National Council Magazine published by The National Council for Behavioral Health. The illustration focuses on the future of integrated care, which refers to both physical and mental health services included in a primary healthcare plan.
An infographic about the pressing Water Crisis. It progresses from a global level, to a national level, to a local/individual level; involved gathering and condensing four months worth of research.