Kathleen Joyce

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Kathleen Joyce //   
I am a Chicago illustrator who works in pen, watercolor, and a format of a digital hybrid.. and most of my work consists of advertising, storyboards, and Children's illustrations.  My work is light-hearted and fun... please contact me for work opportunities or just comments!
My Website is kjoyce.net

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre's Bud Not Buddy

After my design internship with Chicago Children's Theatre (which was amazing) I got the opportunity to create artwork for their 2012/2013 Season that included Bud Not Buddy, Harold and the Purple Crayon, and The Whale and the Elephant.  Harold and the Purple Crayon has already played, and unfortunately I didn't get many photos other than the kid's edition of Time Out Chicago.  

I was able to make it to Opening Night of Bud Not Buddy and met the author, Christopher Paul Curtis! The play was adorable and the scenery was unique and spacious.  I was really happy to see my artwork all over including a flag outside the Ruth Page Center! That's when I learned ipods take the worst photos at night.  But the ad showed up in the Tribune Papers and that was pretty neat.  Check out my facebook for more photos! And don't forget, if you're interested in seeing Bud Not Buddy check out the Chicago Children's Theatre's website.











Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mountain Man - Sketchbook Project
















So this here is what I've been up to lately, finishing my submission for the Sketchbook Project.
I forgot about it for a good year, and figured I had a week left to do it, so it isn't exactly up to my standards, and it feels more like a rough draft, but hopefully I'll go back to this story once I find some time.  I keep making goals for myself and then finding a lack of time to finish them.  

Anyways, I've been having a lack of new activity (follower-wise) and I understand that's probably due to me ignoring them for a while, but these are all the social networks I'm at, please follow and share the appreciation! *Thanks* (Smiles awkwardly in self-pity)

TWITTER   //   FACEBOOK   //   TUMBLR   //   SOCIETY 6   //   REDBUBBLE





Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Post Holiday Update

So this time of year everyone has excuses like they were busy, family stuff, seeing old friends, loads of work.... well yeah, those are my excuses as to why I'm slacking.  I honestly have been busy, 2 jobs and lots of family things!  Even though I'm busy, I still feel unproductive.  I don't feel successful enough, and I'm not drawing or creating as much stuff as I'd like. Post-graduation has been weird, not bad, but I keep pushing myself and schedule constraints are holding me back.  I know there is always time to draw and "practice skills", but what about exercising all this excess holiday weight?  Or spending time family when things are chaotic?  Helping a friend in need?  Spending time with people that mean the world to me? De-stressing myself?  And not to mention work and sleeping. And food, and other things....

There's so much I want top do, but I fail at completing my self-created tasks.  I got a bunch of schedule and productivity apps to help me plan my day so I can be more efficient, but that backfires sometimes alot.  I want to delete social network accounts to save time, but I also want to grow an online presence (every time I gain a twitter follower, I lose one!)


O well ... here's a pic of the catalogs I designed for my one job.  If you ever need space/NASA related stickers and prints, Pop Art Print and Design