Every artist is given the chance to look through a selection of scribbles and drawings created by elementery kids from the Dallas and Austin area school districts. I chose this guy for his fierceness and bold color combination (even if we do know where the kid found his inspiration). I wanted to apply the kids monster to a product to show how art can be applied to a real job, outside of just being an artist of course.


The Monster Project was started in 2013 by Katie Jay as the undertaking of a passionate collection of artists (illustrators, designers, watercolorists, metalworkers, etc.) who share a common goal: to help children recognize the power of their own imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential. I made the board entirely by hand from a piece of red oak.


Monster Project Creator:
Katie Johnson