Joshua Ellingson, Artist / Illustrator - firstname.lastname@example.org
For my 2015 residency at satellite firm Planet Labs, I made portraits of historical figures important to Earth imaging.
My artwork was featured aboard the International Space station with seven other artists for the "Zero Gravity Art Show" in 2008.
During the summers or 2013-14, I painted murals on an expressway overpass deep in the Austrian countryside. The town of Anger named the bridge after me.
A series of drawings based on the deluge of internet-famous pets, including "Chase No Face", a cat without a face.
18x24" painting of Buzz Aldrin for an Andy Warhol themed art exhibition in San Francisco. Mine is an interpretation of Warhol's "Moonwalk 405".
Portrait for an Oakland Animal Services adoption-benefit. Now available as a 13x19" print.
Series of images based on clusters of limbs. The subject matter ranges from tentacles to monsters, booze, and robots.
This series is based on my time as a child in Michigan at my grandparents' farm home. The taxidermy, antiques, and animals made a big impact on me.
Artwork that originated as a crime-noir/tiki-bar flyer but evolved into its own print. I like the mix of bright color and vintage danger.
This sexy octopus was created for a tentacles themed art show in Seattle. I wanted it to feel sort of like a black velvet painting.
I was fascinated with "toddler sign language" so I created a character that only communicates with simple ASL.
Two-person robot costume featuring custom sounds and lights for Selene Luna's one-woman show.
Various drawings inspired by Japanese movie monsters.
Commissioned artwork of producer Simone Davalos as a circus monster-tamer. This sort of captures her day-to-day.
This series features the mute demon character from my "More" series. This time, he's searching the underworld for candy skulls.
Animatronic drink enhancer for the annual Roboexotica cocktails/robots festival in Vienna, Austria.
Artwork for a fundraiser to save and restore three gigantic fiberglass Doggie Diner heads.
"Drunk Tweets" in an ongoing series of small drawings and paintings of intoxicated birds. I've created over a hundred Drunk Tweet paintings/drawings, two book collections, and even some personalized commissions.
The Daily Slimer was a regular whiteboard sketch project, involving Slimer from "Ghostbusters". I'd make a new one from scratch everyday as a practice exercise.
Series of illustrated posters that depict different scenes in the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. These posters were featured in the train cars throughout the system in 2015.
Artwork and animation for Target's booth at the 2015 D23 Expo. The project included a couple of rounds of exploration for their Bullseye the Dog design.
Custom graphic artwork for arcade machine maker X-Arcade. I created a vintage sci-fi theme called "Space Race" for various placements on a cocktail arcade cabinet.
Cover illustrations for No Starch Press' series of technology how-to books. The books are designed to appeal to a wide audience with entertaining covers.
Two-color t-shirt design for burlesque performer Dirty Martini. One of her signature acts involves a puppet swan with real feathers.
Coloring activity sheet givawat for BASA dispensary's booth at the International Cannibus Business Conference 2015.
In conjunction with clothing brand Upper Playground, I created this design as a unique take on their mascot. The shirt was featured in retail locations and online.
Series of posters for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. The idea was to show children's imaginations running wild in the strange environment of the BART system.
Flyer, CD, and merchandise designs for performer Suzanne "Kitten on the Keys" Ramsey. Over the years, I've tried to make artwork that matches Kitten's unique personality.
Three-panel mural for MAKE's "Maker Media Lab" at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Illustrations for the UC Berkeley magazine with subjects ranging from quantum physics to bed bugs.
Custom bottle design for 1800's "Essential Artist" campaign. The campaign included billboards, sneakers, and other items.
Superhero comics style artwork ScyFy Channel's DVICE blog. It was Superhero Week, so each spot was made to look like a comics panel.
Laughing Squid is a popular blog for all things weird and exciting. I've made a few posters and advertisements for them over the years.
For its relaunch as a hipper "aol.", I was commissioned to make a poster to highlight America Online's presence in the cloud.
Coloring pages, custom clothing, bags, and laptop sleeves for print-on-demand company Zazzle's presence at Maker Faire in 2013.
Robogames is the Olympics of robotics. Occasionally, I get asked to make posters and/or t-shirt designs for this unique event.
The PR-2 is an advanced robot, used by research teams and universities around the world. I was hired to make artwork demonstrating it's function and personality.
Internet radio pioneer SomaFM highlights each of its stations with custom artwork. I designed "cover art" for a number of stations, including "Suburbs of Goa".
Every time robotics software "ROS" gets an update, they launch a t-shirt. I create the different designs for those shirts. ROS's turtle mascot often makes an appearance.
For Nickelodeon Magazine's All-SpongeBob Squarepants issue, I created a robotic SpongeBob versus a kaiju Squidward.
Editorial illustrations for WIRED Magazine in the early 2000s. This was my first and probably most important published work.
Series of double-page spreads and spot illustrations for gaming magazine Computer Gaming World (later Games For Windows).
Occasionally, I get asked to make covers for comics. I love comics, so it's always a joy. These are covers for TURF (Image) and Cthulhu Tales (Boom Studios).
Various illustrated two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and inter-dimensional projects for superstar marketing/creative agency, Manifold.
Austrian eclectic performer "The Blonder Engel" (Blonde Angel) hired me to make artwork for his brand of Western music.
Design for a metal-inspired t-shirt for popular iOS game "Pocket God" from developer Bolt Creative.