Gliding Microraptor Sitting Utahraptor

CV/Publications

I approach my illustration work with a bachelor's degree in biology, which I earned in 2012. Outside of a sporadic handful of elective art courses in college, the majority of my artistic training is self-taught.

I interned for the New Jersey Audubon Society in summer of 2012, where I learned to do scientific bird point-counts, and created a set of bird identification trading cards for children.

Beginning around 2006, my work has been published and commissioned by a variety of media and institutions, including the following:

Books

Magazines and Newspapers

Blogs and Websites

Scientific Research

  • Dyke et al. (2013) “Aerodynamic performance of the feathered dinosaur Microraptor and the evolution of feathered flight” Nature Communications.
  • Multiple publications and articles for researcher Lida Xing’s paleontological illustration team, including press-release work for:
  • Xing et al. (2013). “Piscivory in the Feathered Dinosaur Microraptor.” Evolution. Volume 67, Issue 8, pages 2441-2445.
  • Xing et al. (2012) “A new Dromaeosauripus (Dinosauria: Theropoda) ichnospecies from the Lower Cretaceous Hekou Group, Gansu Province, China.” Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.
  • Callaway, E. (2014) "Rival species recast significance of ‘first bird’" Nature 516, 18–19.

Museums

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science of Denver, CO (2011)
  • Mystery of Natural History Museum of Kingsport, TN (2011)
  • Palaeontological Museum of Munich, Germany (2012)
  • Chicago Field Museum of Chicago, IL (2012)
  • University of Arkansas Museum of Fayetteville, AR (2013)
  • Swedish Museum of Natural History of Stockholm, Sweden (2013)
  • Shanghai Natural History Museum of Shanghai, China (2013-2014)
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument "Dinosaur Murder Mystery" exhibit (2014)

Other

  • An educational TV program hosted by the SWR German Broadcast company
  • The National Science Foundation
  • The New Jersey Audubon Society
  • The documentary "Top Dinosaur Discoveries Since Walking With Dinosaurs" produced by the BBC
  • Band t-shirts for Irish folk band The Yanks

Current

  • Currently working on a series of several dozen original bird diagrams and paintings for the Shanghai Natural History Museum of Shanghai, China

Memberships

  • The Society of Vertebrate Paleonology
  • The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
  • The National Audubon Society