Archive for September, 2009

Commission: Chris Clark, Family Portrait

Monday, September 28th, 2009

My friend Chris commissioned me a piece for her daughter’s birthday. The picture, based on a photograph taken by Chris, is a scene with daughter and grandson on a marry-go-round.  Here is a detail of the final piece, printed on canvas and stretched on boards. JF


Logo: Hubby to the Rescue

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Need a handyman? My friend Markus and wife Genevieve are setting up a new company dedicated to help anyone in need of repairs around the house. They hired me to come up with the logo for such enterprise. In return for the art, Markus came and fixed the broken kitchen window… I love bartering!

Check out their website: … and contact them if you need something done. Markus is the man for the  job!


Logo: Aguara

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

“Aguara” is the name of the native Paraguayan red fox. Aguara is a word in Guarani, the native language of Paraguay, that literally means fox.  Aguara is also the name of my sister’s new venture, dedicated to promote and export native crafts from Paraguay, including pottery, textiles and such. She asked me to come up with a logo to suit the endeavor. And here it is! The playful logo is a cute memorable emblem, combining the concepts of the fox and the native pottery… What do you think? JF


The colors of Autumn

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Here are two patterns I created, inspired in the colors of Autumn. I love this time of the year! JF

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“Family Plots” by Mary Patrick Kavanaugh III

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The complete book promotion campaign for “Family Plots,” Monkey C Media [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson] client Mary Patrick Kavanaugh included the design of two custom Word Press sites. Check them out!
The official “Family Plots” site: My Dream Is Dead but I’m Not
Mary Patrick Kavanaugh’s Blog: Crap into Compost


“Family Plots” by Mary Patrick Kavanaugh II

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Here is the awesome book trailer for Mary Patrick Kavanaugh’s “Family Plots.” Another full production for Monkey C Media [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson] including story boarding, design and video editing. Enjoy! J Frizza

“Family Plots” by Mary Patrick Kavanaugh

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

“Family Plots” by San Francisco author Mary Patrick Kavanaugh is another book cover design done for Monkey C Media [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson.]  The book is an autobiographical novel (with lots of creative licenses) about a woman desperate to find love and stability. The story is funny and entertaining with a meaningful message. J Frizza

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Vintage Digital

Monday, September 21st, 2009

An early digital work from 1995, done in Paintbrush! A picture of one of my first urban cat friends, spreading havoc around the house… JF


I love my cat …

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

My cat is not doing so good and I am sad :-( . JF


Cat Weekend – Jaws the cat & Charlie the turtle

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

I enjoy immensely doing sketches of animals. Cats are so gracious. Here is Jaws, my friend’s cat, with Charlie the turtle floating around the fish tank in the back. The image on the left side is the actual scan from my sketch book, the one on the right is the final digital color version. The color proof printed on thick poster paper looks amazing. JF


“Replacement Child” by Judy L. Mandel

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

I just finished a book cover design for Monkey C Media client Judy L Mandel [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson.] The book “Replacement Child” follows the healing process of a family touched by a tragedy… check it out!


Peter and his dog

Friday, September 18th, 2009

My friend Peter and I went to the park for a walk. The morning at ‘Doggie Park’ was inspiring…  colorful memories! J Frizza
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Digital Impressions @ Monkey C Media

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Pictures from the last show at the new Monkey C Media Gallery in South Park. The show opening coinciding the South Park Summer’s Walkabout was a total success. On view until the end of September… come and stop by! JF

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Streets of My City

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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Colorful urban scene inspired by my neighborhood. Come back, I’ll be posting more images from this series. JF