The Dirtbag Diaries is a podcast following the personal stories of adventure enthusiasts world wide. The show is ten years old and has over 125 episodes, with several million downloads. Each episode focuses on a different aspect of outdoor adventure. Episodes are often funny, sometimes heartfelt, and always about amazing people doing amazing things in wild spaces.
For the last ten years I have been crafting illustrations for the Dirtbag Diaries. It is incredibly rewarding to create the imagery because I get a lot of leeway with the brief. It allows me to explore new styles, utilize new toolsets, and find creative solutions to my briefs. I am usually given a two or three sentence synopsis of each episode and a week to design an image. It is a fast paced and fun endeavor. Here is a quick video exploring my process for the feature title card. This episode is about a fool hardy mining operation in the arctic.