I approach my illustration work with a bachelor's degree in biology, which I earned in 2012. Outside of a sporadic handful of elective art courses in college, the majority of my artistic training is self-taught.
I interned for the New Jersey Audubon Society in summer of 2012, where I learned to do scientific bird point-counts, and created a set of bird identification trading cards for children.
Beginning around 2006, my work has been published and commissioned by a variety of media and institutions, including the following:
Magazines and Newspapers
Blogs and Websites
- Dyke et al. (2013) “Aerodynamic performance of the feathered dinosaur Microraptor and the evolution of feathered flight” Nature Communications.
- Multiple publications and articles for researcher Lida Xing’s paleontological illustration team, including press-release work for:
- Xing et al. (2013). “Piscivory in the Feathered Dinosaur Microraptor.” Evolution. Volume 67, Issue 8, pages 2441-2445.
- Xing et al. (2012) “A new Dromaeosauripus (Dinosauria: Theropoda) ichnospecies from the Lower Cretaceous Hekou Group, Gansu Province, China.” Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.
- Callaway, E. (2014) "Rival species recast significance of ‘first bird’" Nature 516, 18–19.
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science of Denver, CO (2011)
- Mystery of Natural History Museum of Kingsport, TN (2011)
- Palaeontological Museum of Munich, Germany (2012)
- Chicago Field Museum of Chicago, IL (2012)
- University of Arkansas Museum of Fayetteville, AR (2013)
- Swedish Museum of Natural History of Stockholm, Sweden (2013)
- Shanghai Natural History Museum of Shanghai, China (2013-2014)
- Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument "Dinosaur Murder Mystery" exhibit (2014)
- An educational TV program hosted by the SWR German Broadcast company
- The National Science Foundation
- The New Jersey Audubon Society
- The documentary "Top Dinosaur Discoveries Since Walking With Dinosaurs" produced by the BBC
- Band t-shirts for Irish folk band The Yanks
- Currently working on a series of several dozen original bird diagrams and paintings for the Shanghai Natural History Museum of Shanghai, China
- The Society of Vertebrate Paleonology
- The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
- The National Audubon Society