Saturday, December 11, 2010


this semester is almost over! my eyes are going to burn out from staring at a computer screen too much.

Is anyone else going to the soi53 opening on January 7th? it would be kewl to see some familiar faces! in other show news, if you're in Los Angeles go to Giant Robot 2 and check out the 6th installment of Post-it show! it has cool people in it!

It's cold in Baltimore now :< at least I will get to try out my new gross weather boots. Also barca is killin' it! woooooooooo

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

durp durp wurk


Here are 2 more pieces for my thesis! the first one is for the CITIES episode and the second is for the DIY UNIVERSE short.

I was also invited to participate in the next Giant Robot Post-it show (spanx neevy-b). Here are my 4! a bit more on the designy side

More cool things coming up! like letterpressed coasters! and silk-screen tote bags! zines! posters! other cool things!

also, I am seeing Loma Prieta tonight for the very first time (somehow). I am so excited.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Here are a few more pieces from the thesis. The first is from the episode "After Life", the second is from the episode "Laughter", and the third is from the episode "Falling". The later two were kinda rushed but I'll live.

Midterms is finally over! yay! too bad I still have work to do :P But I will finally get some sleep this weekend. Big Kids is playing here on Sunday so that will be cool. Loma Prieta plays here 2 days before my birthday and I am super excited!

I'm not really sure how this blog is supposed to function right now since I usually post new pieces to flickr too. I've only really been posting finished work but I might do other things. Any suggestions?


Sunday, October 10, 2010

RADIOL LAB: Animal Minds

Long time no post people of internetz! This is my introductory piece to my first semester project in Senior Thesis. I'm illustrating episodes of WNYC's Radiolab and then designing them into a cool greatest hits type of cd/dvd package thing.

This episode was about animal minds and how and/or if we as humans can ever truly understand what other organisms on this planet think. This version is slightly different than the one I put up on flickr but I'm pretty sure this is the final one.

Hopefully I'll have a few more things to post by next week since it's midterms! (gahhhhh) In other news, I AM SO TIRED OMG WHY. I'm sure it's a combination of not getting enough sleep, my awful diet, stress, and departmental things! but alas, us seniors only have to float through MICA illustration purgatory for another semester and a half so we are much luckier than some! Also, here's a camera phone picture of my studio!
AND, here's a sketchbook page that I never put up on this blog for some reason!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Monitor

In an effort to rep North Jerz, I've drawn a group portrait of the New Jersey indie-punk/rock outfit Titus Andronicus. Their new album The Monitor is out now on XL Recordings.

First project of senior year is done! In other news, super fun projects will be completed and posted in the near future! woooooooooooooooooooooooo

Monday, August 23, 2010


OMG SENIOR YEAR AT MICA STARTS IN 1 WEEK. AHHHHHH! (this exclamation has been greatly shortened to fit in the blog window)

My schedule is as such:

Independent with Dan Krall: probably Tuesday nights
Arts of Asia with Jane Elkinton: Wednesday nights
Thesis/Seminar with Dave Plunkert/Allan Comport: Thursday all day 4ever

Edel got a project in for the Washington Post that I also did drawings for. It's a dual book review of "Exploring Happiness" by Sissela Bok and "The Pain Chronicles" by Melanie Thernstrom. Here are my versions!

And with the start of the English Premier League underway, I did a portrait of the illustrious Manchester United forward, Wayne Rooney; who is not doing so well at the moment. I'm so pumped for La Liga to start!

I went to Spain and Portugal, that was cool. Here are some cool highlight photos:

I do have quite a few sketchbook pages to show but they'll be posted in due time since my scanner is being mean.

your latin lover,
nicolás iluzada

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ICON6 & other not so related news

AHHH! lots of stuff to post!

1) I got back from Los Angeles yesterday morning after my adventure to the 6th installment of the Illustration Conference. I went to the last one and had a fun time, but this one was even better. I was on the volunteer staff along with a bunch of my pals and an assortment of kids from other schools. I met a bunch of people that I'd only known through the interwebz like Hannah and David. I re-met Nina and also met David Jien, whose work I completely adore.

Here's the promo 'zine that I made for ICON. keepin' it simple.

I also bought this neato Poketo wallet with a snazzy drawing by Mr. Will Bryant on it.

Big ups to Niv, Cam, Alex, Nina, Hannah, Dan, Babs, other Alex, Mollie, Craig, GEE-SHAWN and everyone else who made the trip a blast!

2) In other (VERY IMPORTANT) news, my NEW WEBSITE is up and running! thanks a ton to Mitchell for all the coding and taking payment in burritos. It's way snazzy! He has a blog post about all the work that went into it here!

3) I finished this alternate cd packaging for the band Algernon Cadwallader's "FUN" ep during last semester but I never got around to photographing it. I need to remake it thought since there are some icky parts.

4) I also got a new camera (canon rebel xs with some cool lenses) which I will be using extensively when I leave for SPAIN ON FRIDAY. yesssssssssssssssss I'm so pumped for BarTHelona!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

gimme gimme more

here's a shirt for the Baltimore's MORE Collective, just in time for Artscape! The white one is being printed but I also thought the tan shirt was fun. They're putting together a pretty sweet line-up of Baltimore-themed tshirts with some super snazzy artists. Get the shirts here!

I also had some 5x7 cards printed up for ICON6. they came out kinda dark and blown out. That's what I get for using a digital press :/

Also, a new promo 'zine is on the way! it needs to be done by Sunday! gahhhhhh

Thursday, June 24, 2010

omg an update

HEY EVERYONE. yea I haven't updated this in like 2 months, but watevaaaa. sooooo this summer class is good but since it's condensed it's kicking my ass. I still have a fun 10 pager due on tuesday :/

I made a mix for my super adorable and talented girlfriend! here's the cover:

insert/tracklisting. as you can see it is totally awesome.

insert back! it's a map from her house to mine!

and the two cd faces! puppies!

here's an entry for a zine that my friend Jordan is making. the theme was "grey areas"

and I did a really quick flyer a few weeks ago. weeeeeeeeeeeee

I promise I will have more things in the near future. My internship with Edel Rodriguez starts next week! ICON6 is just around the corner (ie. IN-N-OUT)! Also, I'm working on a shirt design for the Baltimore-based printmaking collective MORE. so yea! new things! better things! yay!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

siqqq bro siqqqqqqqqq

herrrroooo everyone! i haven't updated in almost a month! eeeeeek

well junior year is coming to a close and that's super scary! only one more year until I have to be a real person.

This first piece was for Dan Krall's fashion class. According to Zach Hazard it's all the kinds of punk kids that you don't see in Baltimore.

this next piece was my final for my illustration concepts class with Rachel Salomon. It's about how the collective conciousness is going to be digitized.

this was a quickie for rachel's class too. it was about digital immortality.

I got 2 of my skateboards printed out! the colors are a little off and I can see the dot grain but overall I think they came out good! held up by my super awesome friend Emma!

Summer is coming up so fast! I'm taking Deep Ecology with Firmin DeBrabander. I'm volunteering at ICON6 in Pasadena with my dawgs Alex, Niv, Babs, Cam, some other MICA kids and a good chunk of the Pencil Factory crew (tho they're obviously not volunteering). You can find all of their links in the sidebar on the left! it's going to be a party. After that I'm interning for Edel Rodriguez which will also be a blast. After that I'm going to Spain with my family yayayayay!

what is everyone up to? if you're in Baltimore you should gimme a shout!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

approaching end of semester death

The first piece is the last in my Filipino folklore series that I was doing for Allan Comport. The other 3 are a mock magazine campaign for the Vans Vault done for Dan Krall's fashion illustration class.

I was also nominated by the MICA Ill dept to have a chance at getting the Society of Illustrator's Zankel Scholarship. fingers crossed!