Pat Higgins - Illustration and Design

Bayheads Brewing Company – Logo Design Process

I was recently contacted by a new brewery ┬áto work with them on a logo and branding project. Being a huge craft beer enthusiast (and occasional home brewer), I jumped at the chance to work on this project. The pictures below illustrate the process from…

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Wicked Winter Art Show 2015

It’s almost that time again! The annual Wicked Winter Art Show at Talleyville Frame Shoppe in Wilmington, Delaware (3625 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19810). The opening reception is Friday, March 6th from 6-9pm and will continue through March 31st.   “Eclectic group art show sure…

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#drawingaday2015

So far this year, I’ve kept up with my personal challenge of doing a drawing each day. I have also started compiling some of my favorites from each month into an 8 page zine. Each zine is 4.25″x5.5″, printed on 80lb. French paper and hand…

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2015 Plans and Challenges

In 2014 I saw a lot of my colleagues and art friends commit to various art challenges throughout the year. A drawing a day, 100 days of comics, 30 characters in 30 days, etc. It was all very inspiring to watch! This year I have…

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Oddball Art Hall – Holiday Edition

For the folks who don’t know, the Oddball Art Hall is an monthly art event organized/hosted by Kristen Margiotta and myself at Oddity Bar (500 Greenhill Ave., Wilmington, DE). Held on the third Thursday of each month, the event features over 20 vendor/artists (original art,…

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Spaced Invader – Tap Handles and Print

A few weeks ago I (along with other local Delaware artists: Kristen Margiotta, Greg Fischer and Sean Flynn) were asked to design tap handles for a collaborative beer between 1984 (A Wilmington, Delaware bar specializing in arcade games and craft beer) and Stewarts Brewing Company…

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“Energizing the Debate” – Curriculum Unit, Yale National Initiative

This was an illustration and design project for a poster and a grab-and-go handout that will be used to explain a curriculum unit to participants of the Yale National Initiative. The Yale National Initiative is a program at Yale University that works to establish exemplary…

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Surface 3 and Manga Studio Review

A couple months ago, I convinced myself to buy a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128GB solid state drive, 4GB ram, and i5 processor). Its roughly the size of a standard letter size piece of paper with a 12″ diagonal screen and weighs less than two…

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Alphabet, Baths and Cool events

I’ve got a couple new projects that I’ll be releasing this week at the Oddball Art Hall at Oddity Bar in Wilmington, DE. One of them will be a 8.5″x8.5″, 4 page sampler of my upcoming “Alphabetic Book of Curiosities”. The full 28 page book…

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ICON 8 – Part 3: The Grande Finale

I woke up on the final day of ICON to a huge mess of styrofoam food containers, dirty clothes and empty bottles. The obvious signs of a fun night. Once again, I made it to the Art Museum just in time for the continental breakfast….

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