The final design I ended up printing for my business card. The drawing is mine, I liked having an icon of sorts, it takes less explaining and it's easy to identify.

Getting some stuff together to send out to children's book folks, I plan on finishing this one. 

One of the most precise and helpful critiques I've gotten was from (I think) Sarah Caterisano, who told me that sometimes the ages of my subjects are too ambiguous. Sometimes this can be to my advantage, this girl could be anywhere from 8-11, covering a range of children's book projects, but when a girl could be 13-23, that starts becoming a problem.
I've never owned a dog, and am decidedly more of a cat person, but man, something about Scotties gets me, I bet they have a lot of integrity.

Ryan Hammond asked a bunch of us to contribute drawings for a project being done at the Design Center. He liked mine and asked for a few more, so I finished these up last week. He specifically wanted them to look like "raw hand-drawn maps" as the poster was centered around maps, and the career responsibilities of some of our alumni. I had a lot of fun doing more loose, sketchbook kind of stuff.

(I don't know if the L train goes to the east village I just do what they tell me people!)

the title is "digital film director" I left it off because I kinda blanked on what would be a good type solution, and figured the real designers would know better.

My favorite one because I got to draw knobbly hands

I picked up my cap and gown for graduation the other day. That was pretty surreal, but we're all so much on auto-pilot now that every surreal experience has started to just melt into the fog that is senior year. I don't regret anything about my time here. That's a good way to feel.


Andrew R. Wright said...

I would say that my favorite is the last one as well, for the same reason... the hands. Great hands indeed!

You are the epitome of how well an illustrator should use graphic design (student and professional). You have a great sense of when to include design elements, how much to add, and never overpowering the image. It brings your work to a level that is better than most professionals, which is why you should not be worried about getting freelance or any other type of work.

My only beef is with what descriptions are under freelance illustrator. Actually it is a major beef. It is barely true to what the freelance world is. It comes nowhere close to describing how much work it actually involves let alone the type of work it pertains to. Is there any way you can get the DC to change this? I do not mean to sound "winey" or "nit-picky" about this but I take it personal. I am basing my whole career off of it and to see it mis-represented bugs me.

Sorry for the rant there...
Again, really GREAT work Erin! As always!

Andrew R. Wright said...

None of that rant about the freelance descriptions was directed at you. It was totally directed at the Design Center, whom I would expect, to know better.

Jared Fiorino said...

Erin I haven't been to your blog in a while. You have so much going on. I love your new work! The handwritten type stuff is great. Keep it up!

Trish said...

I thought they just asked alumni to explain what they did all day, and that's what they wrote... and thus what we wrote. I don't get why there's such beef to be had, when it's just what one guy who happens to be a freelance childrens illustrator does all day.

Abby said...

I love the phrase "and other fine pictorial services". As always, I adore your work and there are definitely big things in store for you!

Eric Orchard said...

Ah! You're so good!
I don't know of anyone else who can draw like you and has such amazing graphic design skills.
The dog walker is great. I have a big dog so he's equal to all three of those guys.

Robb said...

Erin please print me a 'Player Piano' and '1984' for me! I will give you dollars!!