Zoo Tunes

Tasked with creating a poster for a music festival held at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, I illustrated a poster series targeting an audience of singles, young families, and those who would be interested in an event where they could bring everyone from their kids to their grandmothers and still have a good time.

Design approach:

Inspired by the work of illustrators such as Ryan Berkley, I chose to portray each performer featured at the festival as an animal. Muted colors and painterly illustrations kept it from looking too childish while maintaining a playful vibe.

Skills used:

illustration, layout, typography, poster design


creating illustrations that walked the line between fun/goofy and creepy/bizarre, and typography that let the illustrations carry the majority of the message