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Training day for Sphere Magazine (Hong Kong)

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Working for Hutchison Whampoa’s Sphere Magazine is a huge undertaking for an illustrator. You are asked to illustrate the cover plus a series of illustrations for 2 to 3 articles. Besides creating a series for an article about cities of … Continue reading

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Clean money for Time Magazine

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Andree Khalmorgan called with an assignment for Time Magazine about Wall Street’s infatuation with clean energy. Clean energy has become big enough to catch Wall Street’s eye and financing they can provide could be a huge boost for the growth … Continue reading

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Cities in the sky

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It has been a good year for working on assignments requiring multiple illustrations and when long time friend Greg Crandall called with a request to illustrate the entire issue of Hutchison Whampoa’s magazine, “Sphere” I quickly said yes. Greg is … Continue reading

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Ducks in a row

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This is how you know SooJin Buzelli is an excellent art director for illustrators: Illustrators are excited about a magazine about financial planning. If someone were to ask me how she managed to pull it off the answer is simple: … Continue reading

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The structure of language

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Coming from a family of scientists, it’s always exciting to when Scientific American calls and even better when the subject is about language. In my book, language as a subject matter is fertile ground for ideas. Patti Nemoto had a … Continue reading

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Playing with the big boys.

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Got a nice call from Jia Baek, art director for the Wall St Journal for a cover piece about investing like a hedge fund. The idea is the tools are available for small investors like ourselves to unleash our inner … Continue reading

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Star Wars with a handicap.

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Golf World’s Art Director Tim Carr and I have worked on different golf publications together over the years. He is one of the few art directors to see my growth both as an artist and golfer. It’s nice to mix … Continue reading

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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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Millennials rising

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Everyone is thinking about millennials these days if the number of assignments I have are any indication. People want to reach them and figure out how they tick. Many of my friends are millennials who have been nothing but helpful … Continue reading

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Numbers that say boo

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American Teacher magazine called requesting a fun series of illustrations for a feature about math anxiety. Coming from a family of scientists and mathematicians, our house was surrounded with educational toys for math. My favorite was a scale which had … Continue reading

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Seek and hide

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Ronn Campisi has a soft spot in my heart since he was one of the first influential art directors to hire me. Doing a cover for Ronn was a huge boost on a national level and I have always been … Continue reading

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Happy happy happy

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One of the pleasant surprises this year has been the steady stream of assignments with multiple illustrations. I really enjoy the chance to develop and idea so it creates a mini story or look. SooJin Buzelli had an assignment which … Continue reading

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Worries

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April Montgomery from Computerworld and I have worked together for many years and she is one of my favorite art directors. We have a very good flow which probably comes from working on multiple projects and she is one art … Continue reading

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Spinning wheel

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While traveling to Hong Kong this year I’ve heard a theme from friends common to friends in Brooklyn: You have to work harder to stay in place with rising costs. It never ceases to amaze me how assignments can echo … Continue reading

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Summer guide for Dallas Morning News

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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 … Continue reading

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