Tag Archives: education

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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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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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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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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Every which way

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It’s been a very fortunate year for series. Quite a few assignments this year have been for multiple illustrations. My favorite part of doing a series is getting a feel for the project and finding a “voice” which connects the … Continue reading

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Passing through

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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 … Continue reading

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School daze

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It is interesting to see how kids react to the first day of school. Some dreaded it but I loved it. I was curious to see which kids would be in my class. There was always a new girl I … Continue reading

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The fog of fog

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I remember how the last year of college caused all kinds of anxiety. Most of it stemmed from knowing this would be the last time I was in a structured environment with a safety net. Ironically the first year after … Continue reading

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Dancing in the shadows

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The Chronicle of Higher Education is one of my oldest clients. They first called the summer I graduated and we have been working together ever since. This illustration commissioned by Scott Seymour is for a column about the problems Asian … Continue reading

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Through the forest

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We live in a plugged in society. The Yang studio has a desktop computer, iPad, laptop, iPhones and various iPods. All this for just one person. Perhaps the pendulum needs to swing the other way. Illustration for  the Chronicle of … Continue reading

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Island of one

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Post mortems are always fascinating. The big idea after the most recent election was demographics and the mathematical problems one party might have in the future if they keep on their current path. This illustration for the Chronicle of Higher … Continue reading

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Magic man

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It is tempting to think problems can be solved with an easy answer. Staple’s “easy” button is the one item I really want. This cover and opener were done for Jennifer Chang for American Teacher. The feature was about the … Continue reading

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More brains please

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This year I taught a course in professional practices at Parsons for a semester. Some of the staff was on sabbatical so it was a chance to change up the routine. I highly recommend teaching a course if the opportunity … Continue reading

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Gone in five seconds

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It is amazing how many reputations have been tarnished with the “what was he/she thinking” tweet that has to be taken back after many apologies. Illustration for American Federation of Teachers teaching students to take five seconds before they tweet … Continue reading

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