This image was created after being inspired the the Jem Doll Ad motion graphics piece I created for a college class, It is 100% original vector work.

Jem Desktop

I had so much fun working on that project, I made this desktop wallpaper from scratch just for fun. I’m not really sure what compelled me to spend all night doing it.

It started out as just exporting the graphics I made for the commercial into something Gabi and other fans of Jem could use and it just spun out of control into a full-on portfolio worthy project. It might have been a subconscious response to what one of the lab guys told me.

“If you find something you’re good at, DON’T stop just because that class is over. Keep doing it in your spare time to sharpen that skill.”

But I’m not sure that was the reason. I think I would have done this if he had said that or not. I now have two examples that prove I can make illustrations for girls in my portfolio, and that will help me get work when the time comes.

I really REALLY like illustrator, I wish I had started using it years ago. If I had I would be a master of it now, I find it so damn easy to use.