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.


I'm an Illustrator and Concept Artist with 15+ years experience world-building and telling stories. I am passionate about developing memorable worlds for film, books, magazines, and games in the imaginative genres. Recently, I've begun blending 3D ZBrush sculpting into my 2D work.

I graduated from Reed College with a B.A. in Psychology and pursued a brief career in Psychiatry research before enrolling in my first formal art class. I realized my passion for digital art, visual story-telling, and interactive media and left Psychology to earn my MFA in Illustration and focused on concept art for games in the Academy of Art University. From my studio in the San Francisco Bay Area I work with a variety of clients, publishers, and studios.