One of the things that sets me apart from other graphic designers is that I was a visual artist first. A lot of designers are great when working with a computer but don't necessarily feel confident drawing or painting whereas I love bringing art and design together.
This typographic portrait is an example of how nicely art and design can pair together. I started with freehand drawing of artist, Rick 4Realz that I illustrated with the word ELEVEN, which is the name of his album. Once I scanned my drawing into the computer I topped it off with bold, red typography.