About the Project
“Elements – Experiments in Character Design” was my senior thesis project. It premiered at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Senior Thesis Exhibition from April 2011 – May 2011 with 72 element characters. In November of 2011, 40 more elements were completed, and in May 2017, the final six elements (113-118) were completed.
Shortly after its premiere, the project went viral from being featured on websites such as BoredPanda and The Mary Sue, and is still circulating the internet ten years later. I am perpetually amazed and humbled by all of the teachers, students, parents, and art fans have reached out to me about the project.