"Threads" is a collection of large scale pieces inspired by Psalms and created using a mixture of fabric, thread, paint, pencil, and image transfers.
These illustrations were commissioned for Deeply Rooted Magazine to accompany an article called, "Where's My Adventure?" The piece was about comparing our often mundane lives with the glamorous, exciting portrayals of other people's adventurous lives. I used a combination of drawing, fabric collage and stitching to create vignettes for each different character.
This piece was created for Issue 8 of Deeply Rooted Magazine. The story was about shaping the "heart of the home" – lovingly caring for the relationships your home holds – versus being consumed with the small details of day-to-day life. I chose soft colors and comforting "homey" textures to pair with delicate drawing to communicate this emotional/abstract concept.
I created this poster for a craft market at REN Church using hand-drawn elements and textures. The "REN" letters were drawn from the marquee lettering sign on the exterior of the building to help visitors easily identify the location. I used a color palette that I felt was both wintry and autumnal. The first event was such a success that there was a second market the next month, and I created a different colored version of the poster to advertise for that event.
I worked with Melissa's existing logo and incorporated some whimsical hand-drawn elements to create a refresh for her branding. Together we created a welcome package showcasing her work and introducing potential clients to her process. Throughout her collateral, I incorporated elements of custom printed fabric featuring the brand pattern.
Learn more about Melissa's work here: Melissa Stimpson Photography
Hope's Woodshop is a furniture company that produces beautiful, handcrafted furniture pieces from locally salvaged trees. They asked me to create their logo, which has been branded on many of their furniture pieces. I also created a fabric banner for their tradeshow displays using an alternate version of the logo.
See their work at: HopesWoodshop.com
Plan International approached me for some illustration work for their Holiday 2013 "Gifts of Hope" catalog, including this small insert booklet that shows how your donation impacts those in need.
The illustrations were hand-drawn and accented with texture and a limited color palette. To help communicate that Plan International's Gifts of Hope change lives, I started the illustrations with very minimal color and added more and more color as the family's lives continued to improve.
Leadership Rhode Island commissioned this fun poster for the first State-Wide Hi-Neighbor! Block Party. The poster included illustrated representations of many of the elements that were featured at the event.
PeaceLove is changing how people think about mental health. They use expressive arts to help people across the country create peace of mind. For "May is Mental Health Month," I was asked to create a set of images inspired by community members' answers to the question, "What gives you peace of mind?" These images were first shared online as a social media campaign, and were then printed on canvas for sale.
Plan International works in developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children, developing solutions to ensure long-term sustainability. Their holiday "Give Differently" catalog offers opportunities to donate actual items needed by the communities where they work.
For the 2013 Holiday Gift Catalog, I illustrated the items that can be donated over photos from developing countries, showing both the need and the outcome.
"We had a fantastic experience using Alli as our illustrator for our Holiday Gifts of Hope campaign. Alli was reliable, flexible, and produced high-quality work that was far better than we had anticipated. Her personable nature made her a joy to work with. We’re looking forward to partnering with her again in future campaigns!"
Corrie Mook, Marketing Specialist
These illustrations were created for various articles in SO Rhode Island Magazine.
I was approached to create an illustration for New Orleans Magazine's education column. The article focuses on a switch in New Orleans’ education system, so I used mirrored silhouettes and opposite color palettes to communicate this concept.
Johanna d'Camp is a luxury jewelry company based out of New York and Miami. For their branding, they requested a simple but elegant design and requested that the logo incorporate a butterfly. Drawing inspiration from calligraphy, I developed a logo using the "J" from Johanna's name and designed a stationery set to be printed with letterpress.
These custom wedding invitation suites feature textural illustrations to stand out from the crowd.
These illustrations were created for various articles for Providence Monthly.
A few of my favorite personal pieces created with fabric, paint, pencil and thread.