Aug 2016 cover for the BuzzFeed Reader under the theme "Self Care"
AD: Ben King
Remembering the Dreamland Theatre
For the Q & A section of Smithsonian Magazine during the inauguration of the Smithsonian's African American History Museum. The image in memory of the Williams Dreamland Theater in Tulsa, OK, owned by John and Loula Williams. The theater was destroyed during the horrific race riot in 1921.
Illustration for Lenny Letter for Alexis Wilkinson's reflection on self-empowerment by owning her space. Art Direction by Laia Garcia
I'm Ghanian American, Am I Black?
Illustration for an New York Times Op-Ed piece by Yaa Gyasi, titled "I'm Ghanian American, Am I Black?" about navigating racial identity as a first generation African American. Art Direction by Alexandra Zsigmond
Rejected Final image
Portrait for tribute show in loving memory of David Bowie
Lady & Goliath
"Cy's Paradise" is a 32 page children's book completed as part of my studies in the SVA MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program. These are a few selections from the book self-published and exhibited in September 2015. Publishers please inquire.
3 Illustrations for the short story "Legend" by Tanwi Islam, published in Sixpenny literary magazine (Issue 2, 2015)
See You At The Shop
Every week from April 1st to May 1st I visited a group of furniture designers and woodworkers all working out of the historic Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn. "See You At The Shop" is a journal of illustrations drawn on location and writing from my experiences there.
A self-published fashion editorial concept created around the theme of death.
The title is taken from the latin expression "memento mori", or "remember death". I was interested in how in cultural traditions of the past remembering death was and essential part of everyday life--if not a celebration of life itself. meme mori is my fantasy of what a fashion magazine might look like if death could be primary concern in today's consumer culture