February 11, 2014
Dan Smith from the Wall St Journal called with an assignment about companies getting on board with big data. Seems like they see other companies using big data and they are scrambling to get on board so they won’t be left behind. As a child my biggest worry was being the last to know if the other kids were doing something fun so this was a very easy concept for me to create. Come to think of it, many of my concepts are probably rooted in the dynamics of the playground.
January 28, 2014
The Chronicle of Higher Education and I go way back and it is rare to have a client for the life of a career. They were my first client and we have worked together ever since. It has been satisfying to watch the Chronicle grow in stature and see their articles selected for many of the aggregate sites I read.
This illustration for Art Director Scott Seymour was for an article about the retreat of US university education from an international scope at a time when the world is becoming more interconnected. What makes this even more distressing is US universities historically were leaders in an international view on education, especially during the 50′s and 60′s. The idea behind this was playing on the fear of being left behind.
January 7, 2014
Watched a little football playoffs this weekend and one team’s success was attributed to chemistry between quarterbacks and receivers. They know each other so well the quarterback knows where the receiver will improvise when a play breaks down and the receiver knows where the quarterback likes to throw the ball. Art Director SooJin Buzelli and I have a similar relationship. It is uncanny how many times she picks the sketch I’m most excited about doing without any prompting. This was an illustration for PlanSponsor about how generation Y is learning how to adjust to the ups and downs they have confronted with the economy.
The sketches were ideas about the ups and downs generation Y has to endure. My gut said sketch 2 was best but any of them could have worked depending on the emphasis of the story. SooJin read my mind and picked sketch 2 but it is not uncommon for us to like the same approach.
We should really think about taking our mind reading act on the road.
December 3, 2013
Emerging Markets have been a big theme for the last few years even though many of the “Emerging” countries are much older than the US. This was an illustration for Orlie Kraus for the Weekend Wall Street Journal with a quiz for investors about investing in Emerging Markets.
Layering has been a thing of mine lately and it was fun creating a texture with multiple flags in the background.
October 9, 2012
With numerous stories about bullying appearing in the news recently it was inevitable a bullying article would come across my desk as a project. This story is a little different as it talks about some extreme cases to stop bullying turning into cases of institutions bullying students. Illustration for Liberty Magazine. Bryan Gray, AD
September 11, 2012
Nothing expands your thinking like traveling abroad. It was amazing how traveling changed my view of the world. An interesting thing about investing is most average investors have a home bias. This CFA institute cover was for a feature about diversifying investments globally. Tim Priddy, AD.
August 21, 2012
It can be overwhelming with new products and ideas flooding us each day. Kickstarter makes it even more intense with endless people asking for seed money from the public. I’m always curious about what works and doesn’t work on Kickstarter. The Wall St Journal has a fascinating list of good and bad Kickstarter projects. Christian Drury, AD
April 17, 2012
Series of illustrations for Computerworld magazine’s annual job survey issue. The big takeaway is work is picking up but people have to work a lot harder. April Montgomery, AD.
December 5, 2011
Illustration series for aiCIO magazine about building financial products to protect institutional investors. As you can imagine, investments designed to not blow up in your face are high in demand. Soojin Buzelli, AD.
June 20, 2011
Illustration for aiCIOSU11, an online magazine for institutional investors. The article is about managers deciding whether to hire an advisor or go it alone in a dangerous investing environment. This magazine is part of an emerging trend of magazines that are viewable through the web or devices. Soojin Buzelli, AD.
June 13, 2011
Fun spread, cover, and inside illustration for Tufts University alumni magazine about dentists having to manage the fears of children and their parents. Betsy Hayes, AD.
March 28, 2011
Illustration for the New York Times Sunday Business section for an article about the Web making a comeback. Fred Noraard, AD. The idea for the airship came after seeing a clip from the movie, “Sucker Punch”. Critics have called “Sucker Punch” the worst movie of the year. At least the airships were nice.
February 22, 2011
Illustrations for Morningstar Advisor Magazine about passive and active managing. Alex Skoirdchet, AD
January 3, 2011
Illustration for PlanSponsor Magazine cover and spread. The article is about security lawsuits that have been left for dead. Soojin Buzelli, AD. She requested an illustration with an autopsy that wouldn’t scare people.
November 2, 2010
Illustration for the New York Times Sunday Business Section about innovation in a for profit versus open source system. Fred Norgaard, AD.