The Shadowbox Project

This is a project that I am currently in the process of designing. I was asked to design a custom display that would showcase a pin and keychain collection. The client currently has an Arc Display, shown in this gallery, and wanted the pin/keychain display to compliment the Arc Display. The shadowbox display that currently houses the collection was purchased from a craft store. Check out the gallery below for the original shadowbox, concept drawings, and renderings for this project.

Auto Art & Design Projects

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always had a fascination for cars, particularly the high-end italian type! I’m an avid Formula One racing fan and die cast car collector. I started collecting in college and it wasn’t long before I had amassed quite the collection for myself. I was running out of room to display them and I came up with the idea to build a special display case to showcase the cars. It wasn’t long before other collectors, enthusiasts, and owners started contacting me about creating displays for their collections. However, it didn’t stop there. Soon I was being asked to create replica items and single cars displays, and other miscellaneous items. Building these custom items is nice change of pace for me after spending most of my time in front of the computer. Enjoy!

LED Design

I have always enjoyed working with lights, especially LED lighting. Working with LED lighting allows me to take some projects to the next level by incorporating the compact power of an LED light. This is a small sample of LED displays that I have created in the past.

Digital Art

This gallery contains a variety of artwork created by digital software. When I first started out on my artistic career, I never imagined that I would use the computer to create. I was heavily focused on airbrush before I quickly realized that I would have to master the skill quickly in order to make a career out of it. To be honest, I didn’t know how long it would take before I would master this technique and I didn’t have the patience. At the time, everyone else I knew was considering using the computer as an artistic tool, so I figured, why not me? It all started with Painter. I had an instructor that was very good at using the computer, but horrible at teaching the software. He was particularly fond of shortcuts, which at the time, was way over my head. We were using Apple computers in the classroom, and had projects that had to be turned in every week. In order to turn in the assignments on time, we had to spend time in the computer lab outside of the class. There were two problems with this. The first problem was that there were not enough computers for everyone to use. Every time I went to the lab, it was always full and your only option was to wait for someone to leave, which didn’t usually happen for me. The second problem was that the lab was only open certain hours during the day and night. That didn’t correlate with my school or work schedule. So…..I decided to invest in my own Apple computer. For a college student, that was like buying a used car. Even though that was back in 2000, I remember paying almost $5,000 for my first computer. It was one of the best decisions I made in college! I now had freedom to learn this new skill at my own convenience. View the gallery for samples of digital art created with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Fine Art

This gallery contains a variety of artwork created by hand….in the traditional sense, that is. I have always liked experimenting with different mediums and while I haven’t tried them all, I do have a few favorites. These include airbrush, hand-brushed acrylic, and colored pencil. I also don’t stick to flat surfaces, as you’ll see in the gallery below!