Illustrations & Art

WWU Water Bottle
photo of bottle

Create a design for the Western Washington University Alumni Association's give-away water bottle.


An illustration of squirrels wearing vikings helmets and engaging in a variety of activites that are popular in Bellingham. Why squirrels in viking helmets? Because Western Washington University's mascot is a viking, and the black squirrels that run inhabit its campus are so prolific that the black squirrel has become a sort of unofficial secondary mascot. To create the squirrels, I researched cartoons and developed the characters with a pencil. I then vectorized them using the pen tool in Illustrator. In the end, the water bottles were a big hit!

Tasks & Tools
  • Concept development
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop