I am currently working with the Advocates for Snake Preservation (ASP) as a volunteer designer to help create an eco-friendly, online, print-on-demand t-shirt store to serve as a passive fundraiser.
My designs reflect the themes in their "Living With Snakes" and "Stop Snake Slaughter at Rattlesnake Roundups" campaigns.
You can view my designs here, and the shop here.
One of my current projects is the Tale of Scales deck of playing cards. It started as an assignment for Graphic Design class, however, I decided to turn to crowdfunding to get them printed.
The deck features 56 unique reptiles and amphibians, 55 illustrations, and 54 cards. The Kickstarter page can be found here, and was 50% funded in the first 24 hours of the campaign. In total, the Kickstarter hit over $5,000, and 200 backers.
I've been selling extra decks and donating portions of the profits to wildlife conservation and education efforts. You can see Tale of Scale's website here.
I run a YouTube channel under the name "Haasio Draws" that has 15 thousand subscribers.
I post art, drawing tutorials and animations, sometimes under environmental or herpetological activism.
In addition to my YouTube channel, I also have a DeviantArt account, where I take character drawing or design commissions and post miscellaneous work. I occasionally host art contests on DeviantArt to spread awareness about climate change and inspire my audience to send messages through their artwork.
My preferred medium is digital, though I also create acrylic paintings. The majority of these are donated to auction fundraisers hosted by the Waquoit Bay Junior Sailing Program or the nonprofit reptile rescue, The Gecko Sanctuary.
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key (Design)
Massachusetts Art Education Association Emerging Artists Exhibition (Virginia M. Diani-Adams Award)
CAGO 2019 All Animals Contest (Mixed Media and 3D)
Weston High School Department Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fine Arts
Nautilus Expedition Patch Contest Honorable Mention
Artwork on Display at the Waquoit Bay National Estuariune Research Reserve's Visitor Center
Artwork featured in DeviantArt's Sitewide Pride Flag
MSLA Bookmark Contest Division C
Notable Entry in the LAS Fish Art Contest
International Look and Learn Art Contest