Illustration

I love drawing. It’s simple as that.

When:
ALL THE TIME
What:
Artist
How:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Pen & paper, whatever I can find.

No, really. I’ve always loved drawing.

As a kid, I wouldn’t stop doodling, be it my Etch-a-Sketch or drawing on the walls or my diary or the edges of my class notes. As I spent more time on the computer (and the Internet), I learned Photoshop, saved my allowance to buy a Wacom tablet, and took my drawings to the digital space. Among other things, my illustrations helped drive my interest in tech; had it not been for my desire to open up a website to house all of my artwork, I might not even have taught myself HTML and CSS. Here is a sampling of the illustrations I’ve done.


Kali
2012 / Photoshop

I like: surprising color combinations, interspersing different mediums (e.g. photography and traditional drawings), playing with texture, and being inspired by music.

With my work, I aim to delight.


Norwegian Wood
2007 / Photoshop + mixed media

Moon Optimization
2015 / Illustrator / Illustration for Google's Webmaster Outreach team 2015 April Fool's prank. Featured on the Google Web Developers site/G+ page.

Women@YouTube
2015 / Illustrator / Poster for Women@YouTube’s inaugural event

Ninjas
2013 / Illustrator / Ninja illustrations used in Google’s #Nohacked campaign

Portraits

Elena Y.
2015 / Photoshop

Jen G.
2014 / Photoshop

Crystal R.
2015 / Photoshop

Cindy Z. (Hi! 👋)
2014 / Photoshop

Logos


Global Strategies
2012 / Illustrator / Logo redesign for Global Strategies


Get Peek
2009 / Photoshop /  Illustration for Peek’s Apps

Wallpapers



Waltz #2 (XO)
2007 / Mixed media (watercolor, markers) + Assembled in Photoshop

Rapunzel
2010 / Photoshop / Originally published in Smashing Magazine’s May 2010 Calendar Gallery; Selected for Smashing Magazine’s ultimate best Calendars

Chien
2009 / Illustrator