If you are considering commissioning me to make you something, here are some things you should know:

  • I wanna keep it punk, so I will happily work on a sliding scale, within your budget. If my initial quote isn't doable for you, we'll figure something out! 
  • I really like to be credited for my work, and I would really prefer you didn't alter my work! I wish these things didn't bare mentioning, but from my experience, they do. Reciprocity and respect are cool, y'all, I promise! 
  • Some things you can commission me to make include: pet portraits, human portraits, cassette j-cards/album art, t-shirt art, button or sticker designs, tour posters, gig flyers, greeting cards, website banners, basic embroidery, hand-bound sketchbooks, etc! I can also do web maintenance, format things for printing (even if it's not my art) and fill wholesale 1" button orders (more info below). 

How the process works

I can only make you something cool if you know what you want! I work best with clear ideas and reference photos. It's helpful if you're as specific as possible- as in, "Can you draw me roses?" as opposed to "Can you draw me a flower?" I can't conceptualize an idea for you (gig flyers are the only exception to this rule, and they're free).

My process usually goes as follows: you give me a run-down of your idea, we figure out a price, I sketch some things out and check in with you to make sure I am headed in the right direction before anything gets inked. This is easiest when you are willing to communicate and give me feedback, because it's easier to fix a sketch than pen. I will send you the finished product and fix any little things that need fixed at that point, then you can pay me through whatever method is easiest for you.

I did my best to represent my drawing strengths and style through the work showcased on this site. Though most things I draw don't include color, I can color drawings in Photoshop, and sometimes with watercolor.

Feel free to contact me with questions or for more details about anything above, via the form at the bottom of this page!

Commission details

Custom wholesale buttons

If you're looking for buttons for your band or organization, I also offer wholesale 1" pin-back buttons. I can create a design for you for a small fee, or press you buttons with a design you provide- preferably in CMYK or grayscale, at least 1" x 1" and 300 DPI (if you have no idea what that means, I'll walk you through it). Turn around time is generally 1 week, but may vary due to volume of orders. Shipping will cost between $3 and $6.80 domestic, depending on method/speed (shipping is not included in the prices in the chart below).

buttons for, *not my design

buttons for, *not my design

20 buttons, design provided: $10
20 buttons, custom design creation: $18
50 buttons, design provided: $20
50 buttons, custom design creation: $28
100 buttons, design provided: $40
100 buttons, custom design creation: $48

Pet portraits

A 5x7 original drawing of your pet on heavy watercolor paper, $60. Includes a high resolution digital scan as well.

Send me a clear, decent photo or your pet (or send a few photos and specify which one features the pose you'd like me to draw).

The finished product can be just ink (black & white line drawing) or watercolor. There will be a circle in the background, with either the color or flowers of your choice. I'd like to keep with this theme but would be open to hearing out small modifications. Turn around time is generally 1 week, but may vary due to volume of orders. Ships in a plastic sleeve inside of a rigid mailer, costs around $3 domestic.

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