I will no longer be accepting any new commissioned work until further notice. As a man of my word, if I have spoken to anyone about a specific project and told them I would do it, I will. So don’t panic!
This difficult decision is based on some serious internal dialog over a long time. I am fortunate to have a wonderful family and home who I should be more available for, a wonderful employer who hired me for my abilities and provides stability. I also have personal artistic endeavors and hobbies that I’ve neglected, and that’s a real bummer.
Becoming a machine that cranks out product with a lack of soul going into it is not an option. I can’t burn myself out. That’s not fair to anyone. You deserve me at my best. You have challenged me and brought out the best in me artistically. I made it beyond where I always dreamed of being and you helped make that happen. I’ve made so many new friends and connections over the years through my art – I am grateful beyond mere words.
All of this does not rule out a return to commissioned work in the future. I will be sure to share whatever new art may come during this hiatus.
Thank you all and be well,
I’m a Wisconsin artist specializing in a variety of illustration and design styles. I’m greatly influenced by my love of comic books and the science fiction, horror, and fantasy genres – though certainly not limited by them. Ever since I was a small child, I was always drawing. I love traditional illustration as well as the new amazing tools available to art in this digital age.
Currently I am a designer for MIOsoft in Madison, WI. Previously I worked as a graphic designer for ladyfootlocker.com, kidsfootlocker.com and champssports.com. I also work on a variety of freelance projects such as T-shirt design, signage, and really cool band flyers and posters (because musicians are awesome to work with).
I also work on my own independent comic book, Gridcurrent, where I am responsible for the art, writing, and layout. The first issue of Gridcurrent was successfully funded through Kickstarter, and was as much of an adventure as it was an awesome learning experience.