iPhone Cases Now AVAILABLE

UPDATE: Thanks for the great response, everyone!  A few editions sold out rather quickly, but I will be restocking them soon, along w/ a couple new ones.  Please email me if you’d like to be put on the list: kiersten {at} youfail {dot} com Thanks!

So excited to finally have these iPhone covers available for sale!  All are the Barely There Slim Case style from Casemate and are compatible with 4 / 4S iPhones.

This is sort of a test run, so there’s currently a very limited number of each.  Please email me if you have any questions, or are interested in purchasing one in particular.


Lantern Fish Media Logo

I recently finished up a logo for the film production company, Lantern Fish Media.  I wanted to try to get away from the typical image of a lantern fish, and instead play with the idea of incorporating an actual lantern with a stylized fish.

Below is the finished logo, followed by some initial sketches and crest options.



Spin Magazine: Start to Finish

UPDATE: August Issue of Spin, now out!

It’s been a bit of a crazy couple of weeks, where I’ve been going (literally) days at a time without ever leaving my studio.  I’ve discovered it’s amazing what one will eat in order to continue day to day without having to actually leave the house to go grocery shopping..

Anyway, I recently did an illo for Spin Magazine’s review of Stephen Malkmus’ new album produced by Beck. A truly 90′s wet dream of a job for me.  Thought it might be fun to try and document the process I go through for a typical editorial job..  Apologies for some of the crappy photos.

Initial ideas & chosen sketch:

Painting process & 3am color correcting

Final illo!

August issue hits stands in July




Crazy 4 Cult 5 Sketches

I’ve been busy in my studio painting my piece for the Crazy 4 Cult 5 show at Gallery 1988, that takes place in July.  Each artist must base their piece on a cult movie that they love, and this year I’m choosing David Lynch’s, Mulholland Drive.  I love Lynch, and I think this movie is a masterpiece.  Smart, funny, creepy, and beautifully shot, I remember seeing it for the first time and wanting to turn around, go back into the theater, buy another ticket, and see it again immediately.

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen this before.. I usually don’t reveal my piece until it’s complete, but I think the finish will look much different than the sketch, so no harm done.  Everyone seemed to get a laugh out of my initial sketch follies (see post below), so here’s another.  First sketch done while on the subway, the 2nd one my final sketch before the painting.


I admit, I have the WORST initial sketches ever

Well I’m happy to report that I’ve finally gotten back in my studio to started on some fresh new paintings.  I was coming up w/ some new ideas, when a friend came over and started laughing at my thumbnail sketches.

I’ve never been good at keeping a decent sketchbook (they usually just turn into ‘to do’ lists), so I stopped investing in the nicely bound ones, and just stick to cheap lined notebooks.  I usually sit down for a few hours and roughly sketch up a few ideas, find one I like, and move straight onto the final piece.

The funny part comes when you compare the two side-by-side.  Most of my initial sketches are almost impossible to make out.  I mean art instructors everywhere would cringe if they saw these sad chicken-scratch drawings.  Don’t believe me?  See below:

And the cute friends continue..

Someone recently asked me why I’ve started drawing in this simplified style, and the truth is, I’m not sure!

I started doing these tiny portraits of friends and family as gifts I was giving, and now all I want to do is make everyone I know into a ridiculously cute stick figure! Anyway, we’ll see were it goes.  This one was a little holiday gift for my dear friends Michelle & Drew.

Sketchy Turned Bag

I had this sketch for this posted a while ago, but then remembered that I never posted photos of the finished Coach bag from the event..


Two New Sketches

Up in my Etsy shop! A couple more coming up this week.

Last day for holiday ordering: This Friday, December 17th!

Sketchy + Etsy III

Here are just a few of the new drawings up in my Etsy shop, with more on their way soon!

Sketchy + Etsy II

A couple more drawings went up for sale today HERE.

flower couple embrace

dark masks hiding

flower beehive hair

purchase HERE

Sketchy + Etsy

A few new drawings that went up on Etsy this weekend.  Available HERE.

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new etsy3

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new etsy5

Etsy Shop OPEN

It’s taken forever, but my Etsy shop is finally here!  Most original drawings, sketches & doodles for $40 and under.  New work added each week, so stay tuned.

This way to my shop.

etsy blog

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