Illustrating | Ray-Ray

horse and umbrella picture

A Horse Named Ray-Ray is a collection of stories about the special bond between girls and horses, and highlights a few of the many challenges of competitive trail riding. Imagine keeping your horse calm as you’re handed an open umbrella, riding through bouncing balloons, or over a flapping tarp.

I wanted these images to express trust and teamwork, joy and friendship. I also wanted to show the diversity of the riders and horses that come from all over the world to participate. The illustrations were sketched and storyboarded in pencil first, and then finished in Photoshop.

jumping horse

cover art


The author’s sister, Jenn, rode horses when she was young, but suffered a brain aneurysm as an adult. It was her brother’s creation and repetition of these stories that helped in restoring her memory.

Available from Amazon.
Proceeds help offset the cost of Jenn’s recovery. 

Website | Up a level

website erc

Site concrete specialists, East River Construction, had outgrown their website. Their jobs were bigger; the company was on a new level. As a subcontractor for even larger contractors, they now coordinate the needs of the entire project, from start to finish.

ERC asked me to showcase their beautiful, high quality work, while emphasizing the expanded scope of their services. The new site is polished, with large dynamic photos.

Explore the site here.

Ad Design | Visit us

sample color ad

Not only does the Mathews Maritime Foundation restore historic boats, and teach skills like boatbuilding to the community, this busy group also cares for thousands of museum artifacts donated by local families. The building that currently houses their collection, however, is small and could be missed. Through promotional materials like this ad, they can get the word out – encouraging visitors to stop in and explore.

Bold contrast catches the eye, and the colors reflect the culture of the Chesapeake Bay. I chose photos that glimpse the variety of the foundation’s work and mission.

To learn more about the Mathews Maritime Foundation, visit their website.