Heartbreak City Stripped

From its early beginnings playing free shows at hole-in-the-wall Cheatham Street Warehouse to opening for Bob Seger, Blue Water Highway has taken center stage in the Americana music scene. I was so excited when lead singer Zack Kibodeaux reached out to see if I could design the album for their newest record. The final result was a moody album design that echoed the bluesy, natural, and intimate sounds of Heartbreak City Stripped.

Read More
CEDE: Catholic Entrepreneurship & Design Experience

It’s easy to make a brand that’s pretty and plays it safe; and it’s another thing entirely to push the boundaries of what’s “normal” to achieve something truly new and unique. That requires boldness, courage, and a willingness to take risks. Since CEDE plans to invite students to do the same, it’s fitting that their branding reflects that.

Read More
The Homily

George Pappas, lead singer and musician for The Homily, was gearing up to record some tunes soon and needed photography for promotional purposes. With the lyrics of his song The Breast & The Beloved floating through my mind: “Like a fire burning through our self-made prisons…” we lit a bright blue smoke bomb and let the wind decide the rest.

Read More
Inktober 2018

This month has been a pivotal turning point for me as an artist. This was the first year I participated in Inktober—an Instagram challenge started by Jake Parker in which artists all over the globe post an ink drawing every day for the month of October.

Read More
ArtRebecca Loomis
Hepburn at Heart

I recently returned from a week in the big apple, one of the few places that truly knows how to do fall properly! On Sunday, the family got together to take our Christmas picture, and I couldn’t help but make my beautiful sister-in-law strike a few poses for me.

Read More
Catholic Creatives Summit 2018

I spent the past weekend in Dallas, TX for the second annual Catholic Creatives Summit. This invite-only experience was a mash between a Christian retreat and a highly professional networking event; where artists, writers, filmmakers, photographers, entrepreneurs, marketers, singers, dancers, and more—united by our shared faith—could connect and learn from one another.

Read More
Chicamod: Branding

Chicamod is an up-and-coming platform where African artisans can sell and distribute their crafts. The company needed a brand guide to fall back on as they set sail in developing their website and marketing materials.

Read More
Book Review: The Similars

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of The Similars by Rebecca Hanover at ALAAC in exchange for an honest review. When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend’s face each day in class.

Read More
Local Author Honored in 2018 Indie Book Awards

A Whitewashed Tomb by Round Rock resident Rebecca Loomis has been named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group as one of the best indie books of 2018. Loomis's book was nominated a finalist of the Young Author category in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the world’s largest not-for-profit book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors. 

Read More