This series is a proposal I pitched to Good Zebra.
My main focus on this project was to create a super fun, collaborative and engaging environment bringing in Art Center College of Design friends and alumni to do what we do best... Art!
Photographing each "spirit animal" cracker, I had another artist illustrate what they believed suited each character description best.
Grizzly Bear: Bow down. Royalty of the woods — you command attention. Revered. Renowned. Respected. Beauty, fierce, and the beast — in one. You are a force to be reckoned with. No need to claw your way to the top. You’re already there.
Wolf: Oh, hey there…big, bad ass. Leader of the pack, you pave the path — dropping knowledge along the way. You trust your instincts — and for damn good reason — your intuition is on point. Creature of the night, your spirit makes them dance, your fierceness makes them howl, and your cunning makes them cry wolf.
Unicorn: You’re a legend. A vision. A super power to the people. The original snowflake, you work the metaphysical. Life is pure magic, and you take it by the horn.
Turtle: Born this way – determination is your calling card. Terrible odds? Challenge accepted. Pragmatic for the win, you know when to go hard or go home and take a dang break. The underdog, with eyes on the prize, you always win. Hero in a half shell. Turtle power.
Zebra: The yin and yang of the animal kingdom, the yay and the nay. Black and the white — you’re the whole package. The individual in the herd, you gallop to the beat of your own drum. Adversity? Simply zig-zag. That’s just what zebras do. And by zebra, I mean you.
Butterfly: First lifer? Not a chance. You’ve been around the block and back on repeat. Change is your middle name, and you wear it like a badge of honor. From one chapter to the next, you rock and roll with the unknown. Open. Fearless. Beautiful.
Dragon: Slay the day. Both beast and lucky charm, you bring the power to the hour of every day. You do not fear others in your way. When trouble comes, you light up the skies, literally. As the mythical king of the “jungle,” you don’t let anyone stand in your way.
Owl: Rise up to wise up. You’re the wing superman to everyone. Not afraid of the dark — you are a bright-eyed, bright-light, black-out-day tour guide. You don’t toot your own horn; you don’t need to. You’re the guru, the sage, the owl.
Peacock: No shrinking violet—you’ve got it, so flaunt it. Crowd stopping, champagne popping, mic dropping, true colors shining through. Confidence is everything — there’s nothing to hide. Real talents, gifts, and imperfections. You will never be denied.