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You better bring it.

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Art Director Dan Smith for the Wall St Journal is the first person to assign me a project by tweet.  After returning from an exhilarating week in Portland at a biennial illustration conference known as ICON8, I tweeted about feeling pressure … Continue reading

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Always the bridesmaid

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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 … Continue reading

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Time never waits

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It’s been a pleasure working with the CFA institute on various projects and covers for their regular magazine. Even more fun has been working with Communication Design in Richmond. My former professor, Robert Meganck is one of the principles so … Continue reading

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Easy come easy go

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One of my favorite things to draw in grade school was a factory making Easter eggs. It had conveyor belts, gears and tiny workers painting and stacking eggs. Variations of the factory would be drawn every year during the spring. … Continue reading

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Show me the money

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My last few projects suggest why Romney has been criticized for reluctance to show tax returns. He may be the victim of bad timing. There is a movement towards more transparency in companies and organizations. The trend seems to be … Continue reading

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Always the bridesmaid

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Some things never mix. Orange juice after brushing your teeth comes to my mind. It seems the goals of government and business are always in conflict with the pendulum swinging from one side to another.  This two part illustration for … Continue reading

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Judgement day

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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. … Continue reading

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Pants on fire

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The ironic thing about the corporations are people debate is this how I approach many of my projects. It is easier to imagine companies as a character to communicate ideas. This illustration for PlanSponsor Magazine played on a very human … Continue reading

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Bring it on

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A director and I have been thinking about doing an instructional animation with the zeitgeist of animation from the 50′s and 60′s. By coincidence, Dan Smith from the Wall Street Journal called for an illustration about inventories predicting the health … Continue reading

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Shake rattle and roll

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The word of the moment seems to be crowd. Whether it’s crowd funding or crowd sourcing, everybody wants to join or access a crowd. Illustration for Alchemy Magazine about the trend for companies to bypass the major institutions in favor … Continue reading

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Evil is as evil does

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Don’t be evil seems like a simple goal. Apparently it becomes harder when you’re a tech company and your goal is world domination. Art Director Minh Uong threw out the idea a robot could be a great metaphor for the … Continue reading

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Back to work

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Interesting how certain subjects will come across my desk. I have had a few projects lately discussing the health of jobs in the current economy. Illustration for the Washington Post for a special section describing job growth by sector. Meredith … Continue reading

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Smaller the better

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Streamlining is the theme this year at the Yang household after spending a month in Hong Kong. Living in a smaller space makes you realize life is cluttered with stuff you don’t need and there are smarter ways to do … Continue reading

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Pieces of you

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Not sure when people became brands instead of humans, but we’re living it and you better figure it out. Illustration for Tufts Magazine about building your personal brand. Margot Grisar, AD.      

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Grass is greener

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Illustration for the Wall St Jounal about companies that reward top employees by letting them switch jobs with other employees to broaden perspective. Dan Smith, AD

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