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C.O.E. Children’s Book Illustrations

I was thrilled to illustrate a series of seven books for Circle of Education, an Early Learning Readiness, Social Emotional Wellness, Academic Development and Behavioral Health program. It’s been a joy and a privilege to collaborate with Dr. Shulamit Natan Ritblatt; an early childhood education visionary, leading expert in early childhood social-emotional development, and the mastermind behind The Circle of Education program. I put a lot of creative effort and love into bringing Dr. Ritblatt’s characters and stories to life. Using a combination of hand drawn illustrations, mixed media paintings, and digital compositing I created these beautiful full page illustrations. Along the way I learned a considerable amount about what young kids need/respond to visually. Working closely with Dr. Ritblatt we were able to translate her years of childhood development expertise into thoughtful graphics; taking into account specific factors such as textures, colors, shapes, facial expressions, and page composition. The books all have positive lessons and serve to further connect the children to the various program characters as well as strengthen bonds between the child and parent. All seven books are available in print, and ebook with Spanish/English bilingual versions and other languages in the works. Book 1: “Steam Coming Out […]
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Piggie Greeting Cards

Various piggie-themed greeting cards.    
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Steam Coming out of my Ears

I am really excited to be illustrating a series of books for The Circle of Education, an Early Learning Readiness, Social Emotional Wellness, Academic Development and Behavioral Health program. It’s been an honor and a privilege collaborating with Dr. Shulamit Natan Ritblatt; an early childhood education visionary, leading expert in early childhood social-emotional development, and the mastermind behind The Circle of Education program. The 1st book is called “Steam coming out of my ears” and focuses on temper control. The books will also serve to further connect the children to the various program characters as well as strengthen bonds between the child and the parent. The books will be available in print, ebook, and several bilingual versions. Check out a selection of pages below or read the full book here.  
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Space Pig Wrapping Paper

Whimsical and fun pig illustrations make this gift wrap a show stopper at any occasion. Perfect for wrapping gifts, decoupage, scrapbooking, bookbinding, origami, and other paper crafts. Each sheet is rolled in a protective tube for shipping. No folds! Each sheet is 20″ X 28″ Printed on durable 80# glossy stock Check out matching ornaments here. ADD TO CART 
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SCMA 2015 Conference

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Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) 2015 conference program designed including sponsor ads. Other collateral included a popup banner and signage.
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TerraMax Branding

Premier Building Solutions is a manufacturer of high quality adhesives and sealants. While working at Mito Studios I headed the design of the logo, the icons, packaging, product mockups, postcards, and all collateral graphics.    
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Laser-Lopes

8 paper envelopes, measuring 5.75″ x 4.5″, precision laser-cut from recycled materials and books that were going to be destroyed. Each envelope comes with a note card inside. ADD TO CART   
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Pig Life Stickers

Piggie Smalls is a constant inspiration to me, she is always doing new and adorably mischievous things. I created these fun stickers based on her life of sumptuous treats and plentiful belly rubs. ADD TO CART  PROCESS
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Speck Business Cards

Alec Speck is a music producer and sound designer. He requested a colorful yet minimal business card with a modern speaker illustration. Process
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