Welcome to Studio Bond

At five years old I had chosen my first favorite color: Black.

I know what you’re thinking: I must have been a death-rocker in the mid-80′s, back before black was the new pink.  No, goth. Definitely goth.  Robie, my good college friend, supplied this incriminating photographic evidence.

Here my dark secret is exposed:  I was a goth child, seen here communing with a conch.  This was the precise merger of the known and unknown, the outer shell that is seen by the outside world vs. the inner sanctum of the shell.

Goth Child

Photo by Leland Bond-Upson, Recolored by Robie Schriber

This was my natural state, prior to public school, genderization, and exposure to social expectation.

Seriously?  No, not really.  I did play with GI Joe before I picked up the Barbie habit…but I had an alternative motive for choosing black.

I loved black because I’d realized that all of the outlines in cartoons were thin black lines.  I realized that black encompassed the world and imagined lines around everything.   I hadn’t heard of negative space, outer space, or the spaces in-between.  I just saw the common thread, and it was black.

This was the age when I became an artist.

Welcome to my site, StudioBond.net, and thank you for visiting my corner of the Interweb.

3 Responses to “Welcome to Studio Bond”

  1. I want to see the full picture with the conch!
    Perhaps I should send you a picture of you asleep drawing?
    Great website!

  2. Alexandra:

    Thank you!

    Ok, I’ll ask my site manager to help me edit that picture.

    Yes, please do send me a picture of that! I’ll add it to this post!

  3. Alexandra:


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Alex is available for freelance, internship, and contract positions. If you would like to work together, send an email to info@alexbondart.com.


Alex Bond grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, studied Psychology at Reed College in Portland Oregon, and completed a thesis project on Internet RPGs before discovering it was a lot more fun to draw cool things for the entertainment industry herself.  She returned to the Bay Area in to earn her MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University and pursue a career in art.  Her splendid knowledge about people, creatures, and history; her mad research skills; and excellent team playing nature are assets on any project.

Alex is passionate about the potential of digital art and interactive entertainment, and is deeply interested in the growth of both mediums. She believes art in the application of games serves to immerse the audience in a character’s point of view and is constantly searching for ways to enrich these mediums. She brings a unique and diversified perspective to her career as a digital concept artist, matte painter and compositing artist combined with regular jaunts out of the studio to practice traditional plein air painting.