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Photoshop CS6
Font: tramlib
Mock up/rough idea design for a friend’s business card. (2014)
  • Photoshop CS6
  • Font: tramlib

Mock up/rough idea design for a friend’s business card. (2014)

Photoshop CS5
Intuos 3 tablet
A friend and I like to discuss this particular character’s secret wardrobe that consists entirely of cat themed sweaters. It’s a bit of an in-joke, but I’m so pleased with the drawing that I’m adding it to my portfolio anyway. Levi from the anime Shingeki no Kyojin. (2013)
(please view in hi-res)
  • Photoshop CS5
  • Intuos 3 tablet

A friend and I like to discuss this particular character’s secret wardrobe that consists entirely of cat themed sweaters. It’s a bit of an in-joke, but I’m so pleased with the drawing that I’m adding it to my portfolio anyway. Levi from the anime Shingeki no Kyojin. (2013)

(please view in hi-res)

Photoshop CS3
Originally hand drawn sketch
I really like Jack Frost, so I drew him… there’s really not much else to it. (2013)
  • Photoshop CS3
  • Originally hand drawn sketch

I really like Jack Frost, so I drew him… there’s really not much else to it. (2013)

Photoshop CS3
Phonograph vector is from this site.
Fonts: Skin & Bones, American Typewriter Light
Cover design for Agatha Christie’s classic bestseller, And Then There Were None. The idea was to choose a book I liked and design a cover for it, but try not to use cliches for the cover; most of the covers for this book show ten people’s silhouettes, there’s a few with a noose, but the most common imagery is of the island the story takes place on.
Seeing that the pivotal point in the book is when everyone figures out what brought them together (when they are all accused of murder in some degree) I decided to use the phonograph as my imagery. (2012)
  • Photoshop CS3
  • Phonograph vector is from this site.
  • Fonts: Skin & Bones, American Typewriter Light

Cover design for Agatha Christie’s classic bestseller, And Then There Were None. The idea was to choose a book I liked and design a cover for it, but try not to use cliches for the cover; most of the covers for this book show ten people’s silhouettes, there’s a few with a noose, but the most common imagery is of the island the story takes place on.

Seeing that the pivotal point in the book is when everyone figures out what brought them together (when they are all accused of murder in some degree) I decided to use the phonograph as my imagery. (2012)

  • Fabric (Yellow, Orange, Pink: 100% Cotton, Black: 100% Wool)
  • MX Dyes for Cotton, Acid Dye for Wool
  • Binding Threads and Bands

Textiles I had me trying out several different dyeing methods. Here are some Shibori samples. (c. 2007-2009)

  • Paper
  • Bookcloth
  • Tacky Glue
  • Needle (to sew pages together)
  • Awl
  • Book Board
  • Book Thread
  • Black India Ink
  • Linen Tape

As one of my electives, I took an introductory book binding class and this was one of my projects. This book is completely handmade. (c. 2006-2009)

  • Wooden Ball & Dowel
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Binder’s Tape

For Halloween I wanted to dress as Willy Wonka from the Tim Burton rendition of the movie, so I had to make his cane to complete the look. (2005)

Acrylic on Plywood
I had just studied Jackson Pollock and decided to try my hand at drip painting. (2003)
  • Acrylic on Plywood

I had just studied Jackson Pollock and decided to try my hand at drip painting. (2003)

Acrylic on Plywood
It’s called ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ as an homage to Gershwin’s musical composition (by which I had been inspired to paint this). (2003)
  • Acrylic on Plywood

It’s called ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ as an homage to Gershwin’s musical composition (by which I had been inspired to paint this). (2003)

Construction Paper, Wrapping Paper, Newspaper Clippings
Gloss Varnish 
Acrylic Paint
Canvas
This piece was entered into an Art Show in my senior year of High School. I got the idea from looking at traditional Japanese woodblock paintings to do a collage of a geisha. It won Honorable Mention. (2003)
  • Construction Paper, Wrapping Paper, Newspaper Clippings
  • Gloss Varnish 
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Canvas

This piece was entered into an Art Show in my senior year of High School. I got the idea from looking at traditional Japanese woodblock paintings to do a collage of a geisha. It won Honorable Mention. (2003)

Plaster Gauze
Acrylic Paint
Glass Shards
Sea Shells
3D Design project. We had to design a shoe based on a fairy tale. Since my favorite is The Little Mermaid, it’s based on that; when she gets her human legs everywhere she steps feels painful as though she’s walking on daggers- so I used glass shards to illustrate this idea. The shoe is a sandal and has a beach scene and sea shells on it to represent the Mermaid. (c. 2005-2007)
  • Plaster Gauze
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glass Shards
  • Sea Shells

3D Design project. We had to design a shoe based on a fairy tale. Since my favorite is The Little Mermaid, it’s based on that; when she gets her human legs everywhere she steps feels painful as though she’s walking on daggers- so I used glass shards to illustrate this idea. The shoe is a sandal and has a beach scene and sea shells on it to represent the Mermaid. (c. 2005-2007)

Beads
Thread
¥5 piece
One of my friends went to Japan and brought me back a ¥5 piece, so I made a necklace out of it. (c. 2003-2005)
  • Beads
  • Thread
  • ¥5 piece

One of my friends went to Japan and brought me back a ¥5 piece, so I made a necklace out of it. (c. 2003-2005)

Wool
Acid Dyes
Felting Needles
Sponge (to felt into)
Pillow (handmade)
Another project from Textiles I. The wool was hand-dyed and hand-felted onto the black fabric, which was later sewn into a pillow form. The design on the pillow is the Clandestine Industries (Pete Wentz’s clothing line) logo heart bat. (c. 2007-2009)
  • Wool
  • Acid Dyes
  • Felting Needles
  • Sponge (to felt into)
  • Pillow (handmade)

Another project from Textiles I. The wool was hand-dyed and hand-felted onto the black fabric, which was later sewn into a pillow form. The design on the pillow is the Clandestine Industries (Pete Wentz’s clothing line) logo heart bat. (c. 2007-2009)

Wax
MX Dyes
100% Cotton
This was a final project for Textiles I. I rather liked the imperfections. (c. 2007-2009)
  • Wax
  • MX Dyes
  • 100% Cotton

This was a final project for Textiles I. I rather liked the imperfections. (c. 2007-2009)

Digital photograph
Photoshop
Taken at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the only editing I did was to brighten it up a bit. (2011)
  • Digital photograph
  • Photoshop

Taken at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the only editing I did was to brighten it up a bit. (2011)

Photoshop CS6
Font: tramlib
Mock up/rough idea design for a friend’s business card. (2014)
  • Photoshop CS6
  • Font: tramlib

Mock up/rough idea design for a friend’s business card. (2014)

Photoshop CS5
Intuos 3 tablet
A friend and I like to discuss this particular character’s secret wardrobe that consists entirely of cat themed sweaters. It’s a bit of an in-joke, but I’m so pleased with the drawing that I’m adding it to my portfolio anyway. Levi from the anime Shingeki no Kyojin. (2013)
(please view in hi-res)
  • Photoshop CS5
  • Intuos 3 tablet

A friend and I like to discuss this particular character’s secret wardrobe that consists entirely of cat themed sweaters. It’s a bit of an in-joke, but I’m so pleased with the drawing that I’m adding it to my portfolio anyway. Levi from the anime Shingeki no Kyojin. (2013)

(please view in hi-res)

Photoshop CS3
Originally hand drawn sketch
I really like Jack Frost, so I drew him… there’s really not much else to it. (2013)
  • Photoshop CS3
  • Originally hand drawn sketch

I really like Jack Frost, so I drew him… there’s really not much else to it. (2013)

Photoshop CS3
Phonograph vector is from this site.
Fonts: Skin & Bones, American Typewriter Light
Cover design for Agatha Christie’s classic bestseller, And Then There Were None. The idea was to choose a book I liked and design a cover for it, but try not to use cliches for the cover; most of the covers for this book show ten people’s silhouettes, there’s a few with a noose, but the most common imagery is of the island the story takes place on.
Seeing that the pivotal point in the book is when everyone figures out what brought them together (when they are all accused of murder in some degree) I decided to use the phonograph as my imagery. (2012)
  • Photoshop CS3
  • Phonograph vector is from this site.
  • Fonts: Skin & Bones, American Typewriter Light

Cover design for Agatha Christie’s classic bestseller, And Then There Were None. The idea was to choose a book I liked and design a cover for it, but try not to use cliches for the cover; most of the covers for this book show ten people’s silhouettes, there’s a few with a noose, but the most common imagery is of the island the story takes place on.

Seeing that the pivotal point in the book is when everyone figures out what brought them together (when they are all accused of murder in some degree) I decided to use the phonograph as my imagery. (2012)

  • Fabric (Yellow, Orange, Pink: 100% Cotton, Black: 100% Wool)
  • MX Dyes for Cotton, Acid Dye for Wool
  • Binding Threads and Bands

Textiles I had me trying out several different dyeing methods. Here are some Shibori samples. (c. 2007-2009)

  • Paper
  • Bookcloth
  • Tacky Glue
  • Needle (to sew pages together)
  • Awl
  • Book Board
  • Book Thread
  • Black India Ink
  • Linen Tape

As one of my electives, I took an introductory book binding class and this was one of my projects. This book is completely handmade. (c. 2006-2009)

  • Wooden Ball & Dowel
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Binder’s Tape

For Halloween I wanted to dress as Willy Wonka from the Tim Burton rendition of the movie, so I had to make his cane to complete the look. (2005)

Acrylic on Plywood
I had just studied Jackson Pollock and decided to try my hand at drip painting. (2003)
  • Acrylic on Plywood

I had just studied Jackson Pollock and decided to try my hand at drip painting. (2003)

Acrylic on Plywood
It’s called ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ as an homage to Gershwin’s musical composition (by which I had been inspired to paint this). (2003)
  • Acrylic on Plywood

It’s called ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ as an homage to Gershwin’s musical composition (by which I had been inspired to paint this). (2003)

Construction Paper, Wrapping Paper, Newspaper Clippings
Gloss Varnish 
Acrylic Paint
Canvas
This piece was entered into an Art Show in my senior year of High School. I got the idea from looking at traditional Japanese woodblock paintings to do a collage of a geisha. It won Honorable Mention. (2003)
  • Construction Paper, Wrapping Paper, Newspaper Clippings
  • Gloss Varnish 
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Canvas

This piece was entered into an Art Show in my senior year of High School. I got the idea from looking at traditional Japanese woodblock paintings to do a collage of a geisha. It won Honorable Mention. (2003)

Plaster Gauze
Acrylic Paint
Glass Shards
Sea Shells
3D Design project. We had to design a shoe based on a fairy tale. Since my favorite is The Little Mermaid, it’s based on that; when she gets her human legs everywhere she steps feels painful as though she’s walking on daggers- so I used glass shards to illustrate this idea. The shoe is a sandal and has a beach scene and sea shells on it to represent the Mermaid. (c. 2005-2007)
  • Plaster Gauze
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glass Shards
  • Sea Shells

3D Design project. We had to design a shoe based on a fairy tale. Since my favorite is The Little Mermaid, it’s based on that; when she gets her human legs everywhere she steps feels painful as though she’s walking on daggers- so I used glass shards to illustrate this idea. The shoe is a sandal and has a beach scene and sea shells on it to represent the Mermaid. (c. 2005-2007)

Beads
Thread
¥5 piece
One of my friends went to Japan and brought me back a ¥5 piece, so I made a necklace out of it. (c. 2003-2005)
  • Beads
  • Thread
  • ¥5 piece

One of my friends went to Japan and brought me back a ¥5 piece, so I made a necklace out of it. (c. 2003-2005)

Wool
Acid Dyes
Felting Needles
Sponge (to felt into)
Pillow (handmade)
Another project from Textiles I. The wool was hand-dyed and hand-felted onto the black fabric, which was later sewn into a pillow form. The design on the pillow is the Clandestine Industries (Pete Wentz’s clothing line) logo heart bat. (c. 2007-2009)
  • Wool
  • Acid Dyes
  • Felting Needles
  • Sponge (to felt into)
  • Pillow (handmade)

Another project from Textiles I. The wool was hand-dyed and hand-felted onto the black fabric, which was later sewn into a pillow form. The design on the pillow is the Clandestine Industries (Pete Wentz’s clothing line) logo heart bat. (c. 2007-2009)

Wax
MX Dyes
100% Cotton
This was a final project for Textiles I. I rather liked the imperfections. (c. 2007-2009)
  • Wax
  • MX Dyes
  • 100% Cotton

This was a final project for Textiles I. I rather liked the imperfections. (c. 2007-2009)

Digital photograph
Photoshop
Taken at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the only editing I did was to brighten it up a bit. (2011)
  • Digital photograph
  • Photoshop

Taken at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the only editing I did was to brighten it up a bit. (2011)

About:

My name is Laura and this is my online portfolio. I am a varied artist and use both digital and traditional media in my work. Much of my work is very linear with obvious influence from the Japanese Animation style (Anime), but I can adapt to and mimick other styles as well. I aspire to either work in the fields of Graphic Design or Illustration. In terms of design I like to use bold colors and minimalistic concepts. I am well-versed in Photoshop and can also edit photos and use them in my designs if called for. Here you will see examples these and more.