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Ghost in all of our machines.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education and I have had a long relationship and it’s thrilling to see more of their stories getting attention on a national level. Ellen Winkler called with an interesting essay about how the internet and human … Continue reading

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Mine, all mine.

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AD SooJin Buzelli called earlier this fall for a story in CIO magazine about asset managers who realized it might actually be a good idea to buy a stake in companies of other asset managers. They realized they would be the … Continue reading

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End of the line.

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Last week was a strange karma week. More than one friend called and asked for advice about retirement. The main theme was friends were worried they had not saved enough or were not saving early enough in their careers. By … Continue reading

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Free your mind

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Michelle Furman, art director for American Teacher magazine called requesting a series of illustrations for a feature about reimagining technical education. The article was the challenge to rethink the role of education and realize there was much untapped potential. The … Continue reading

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Fly me to the moon

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Laura Baer at New Jersey Monthly called requesting illustrations for a series of stories about the future of education. Since the story was about reforms in place and ready to be launched, a playful space metaphor seemed the perfect idea. … Continue reading

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Ghosts in the mobile machine

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Computerworld Magazine AD Stephen Sauer called with a fun project for a series of spreads about mobile security. Security is always a fun subject for me because it usually comes down to facing or avoiding fears. Since this project was for … Continue reading

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Look out below

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An email popped in my box from my financial advisor about the Alibaba IPO. Many clients were interested and he advised against it because he felt people were too enthusiastic. By coincidence I had received an assignment from Dan Smith … Continue reading

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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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