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Summer guide for Dallas Morning News

Art director Michael Hogue called with a fun project to illustrate the entire summer guide for children for the Dallas Morning News. Illustrating the different activities made me realize my parents did a really good job in the summer of keeping me out of their hair. The summers were full of many of the same programs children do today. Marilyn Bishkin was the design director for the project. Hopefully Dallas residents will enjoy the guide.

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Dallas-guide-2Cover art for guide and guide inserts. Below are samples of the spreads for the guide.

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SPS16-17-Arts-Guide

SPS20-21-FilmVideo-Guide

SPS22-23-Theater-Zoo-Guide

SPS24-25-Museums-Guide

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100 Minicards for Moo + Interview with Rockpaperink

Editor Emily Potts called with a fun project to create a custom set of 100 mini cards with rounded corners for myself as part of a campaign by Moo.com to have creatives from many disciplines showcase the possibilities of their mini cards. It is amazing how easy it is to customize cards these days and it was fun collecting, reediting  and cropping images from past work to create a cohesive collection.

Here’s an interview with Emily on Rockpaperink about the cards.

Client: Moo.com  Editor: Emily Potts

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Lucia di Lammermoore (Milan)

Hélène Le Cannu from TITA (an advertising agency in Milan) contacted me for a fun project for La Scala In Famiglia which is a series of performances meant for children. I was asked to create an image for a piano accordion style guide for the opera, Lucia Di Lammermoore. The main concept for the art is Lucia as a tour guide guiding the audience through the opera. To make this idea work, I approached the composition with characters and elements as toy figures in miniaturized set. It was also fun to finally see my characters with facial hair. Much thanks to Hélène and TITA for a fun project.

Poster and Guide for Lucia di Lammermoore. Agency: TITA srl (Milan)

Poster and Guide for Lucia di Lammermoore

Poster and Guide for Lucia di Lammermoore

 

 

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Eat and run

It was a pleasant surprise earlier this year when Jeff Fabian of Kinetik called with a calendar project for the National WIC Association. Every year they produce a calendar focusing on nutrition and exercise for families.  Jeff and I both are VCU graduates who worked together at the start of our careers. It was nice to connect with an old friend on a project that does a lot of good.

Design firm: Kinetik, Creative Director: Jeff Fabian, Designer: Joanna NG.

NWA calendar: february

NWA calendar-january

NWA calendar-september

NWA calendar-april

 

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Morningstar Advisor Magazine

Morningstar Advisor Magazine is a favorite client for many illustrators. When you are hired, they are using you to be the look for the issue. You are assigned a cover, spread and 4 sections in the magazine, usually with a theme tying the issue together. Risk was the major theme which should be in any illustrator’s wheelhouse because risk is really about fear that may or may not be controllable. Alex Skoirchet, AD.

Morningstar Cover: risk

 

Morningstar: Risk

 

Morningstar: black swans

 

Morningstar: liquidity

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Use your head

July 4th week seems the perfect time to share this poster designed with Joanne Zamore. This was created for AIGA’s Get Out the Vote program to encourage the public to participate in elections this fall. Joanne has a special place in my heart because we both started out in Washington DC in the early 80′s and got our big break with designer Beth Singer creating a poster for the Hiroshima Museum of Art. The poster later won a national award which helped both of our careers. It was nice to create another poster with Joanne.

The 11×17 poster is free for download.

 

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How to succeed in business by really trying

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.

 

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If you build it they will come.

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.

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Big blue marble

Identity illustrations for the World Wildlife Federation of Canada to be used for various purposes. Illustrations were done for specific areas of Canada WWF. (Climate Change, Oceans, Artic, Fresh Water) Seemed like the perfect time to share after an Irene filled weekend.

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Telling a story

Brochure telling the ASCD story in pictures. ASCD is the largest educational organization in the country. Gary Bloom, AD.

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For Sale: Yang Lamps for Lamp in a Box

Lamp in a Box is now selling a series of lamps based on my artwork for 59 dollars. They are sold at various stores and available for purchase online.

To buy, please visit here.

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Poster: Splice Design Group

Image for a poster/fold out mailer for A/I Data, a company that researches underground structures.  Splice Design Group, Client.  Ken Karlic, AD. Two color choices were presented to the client. The brown scheme was chosen.

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Poster 1: Where Is My Vote Exhibit

Poster for an exhibit titled, ‘Where is My Vote: Posters for the Green Movement in Iran.’ The exhibit will be held this September at the School of Visual Arts Gallery. Curated by Steven Heller, Anita Kunz, Woody Pirtle and Francis Di Tommaso. This project is the culmination of an effort by Iranian artist Green Bird.

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Calendar: November

Calendar Illustration for November for the Society of Newspaper Designers. Deborah Withey (UK) , Art Director. We were given free reign with the request that newsprint be incorporated into the final image.

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Design for Daydream Nation: Spring 2010 collection

T-Shirt and Hoodie design for Daydream Nation. Kay Wong, Jing Wong, designers.

Designer Kay Wong will be showing the Daydream Nation collection at Rendez-Vous NY, February 20-22nd. La Venue, 628 W 28th St (between 11th and 12th Avenues), 10:00am-7:00pm

Check it out and say hello to Kay.

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