WSUM 91.7FM was my second home throughout college. Freshman year the station manager once saw me drawing and asked if I could help with promotions artwork. At this time in my life, this was the coolest opportunity I could ask for.
In addition to hosting 'Cat Hour,' I worked as WSUM's traffic director, community outreach assistant, and on call designer. I continued to host my show while I lived in France after graduation, and maintain streaming episodes at: http://cathour.blogspot.com/.
Illustration from Top 50 Mango Chuney Jokes, which I illustrated for comedian, Daniel Rebholz in 2013.
"Like most comedy books and autobiographies, this joke book was born from a series of increasingly complicated inside jokes. What started out as a casual jest, quickly progressed into a prodigious, inevitable duty that I had no choice but to fulfill."
– Daniel Rebholz
I grew up in Minneapolis and was always a big fan of the music scene. I worked as a volunteer designer for First Avenue and 7th St Entry for several years, creating show posters for musicians.
I still do one-off posters for my boyfriend's band, The Union Suits.
One morning I woke up to Otis Redding in my oatmeal.
The above is an illustrated map of my family’s history from 1883 until our immigration from the Soviet Union to the United States in 1990. Data was gathered from conversations with my grandfather. Map was created from re-printed photographs, pins, paint, colored pencils, ink, and a base map from National Geographic.
The Cat Hour was home to many in-studio performances. I had the great opportunity to interview some of my favorite bands at the time and produce live shows.