It was the summer of 2016. My good buddy, MJ, a professional indoor farmer, had a ‘grow’ he was going to enter in the Michigan High Times Cannabis Cup. The entry was the popular strain, Girl Scout Cookie. He, knowing my art talents, thought it would be cool if I would design him a label for his fragrant and tasty harvest. I said, “Hell, yeah!”
Mind you, my friend has been dealing with a very serious medical condition for the last 10 years. It’s called Behçet’s disease and it’s a motherfucker. He’s been in and out of the hospital all along the way. Because he’s single, and because he might look like your stereotypical farmer, the hospitals think he’s trying to get opioids for recreation or addiction. Nah. So, Cannabis, the herb, mother’s plant, has become his salvation.
But I digress… So he entered the Girl Scout cookie, and got honorable mention! He came home, we talked, we burned, we brainstormed. My business as a brand developer was slow, and I saw the promise and possibilities of the burgeoning cannabis culture and industry.
I started thinking about all the different strain names and how creative and plentiful they were. LIGHT BULB MOMENT! 100s OF STRAINS… MY ILLUSTRATIVE MADNESS… IT’S A MIX THAT CAN’T BE DENIED! I started drawing and it hasn’t stopped since.
A year later, the seeds I planted that day with MJ have come to fruition and are flowering in this website. I have over 40 completed full-color strain designs and close to 75 more designed and in development. Not a day goes by that I’m not sketching or doing research for one or more new designs.
I hope you enjoy my work. If you have a favorite strain that you’d like me to bring to life, or just want to let me know what you think, just click HERE and drop me an email.