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Follow the leader

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As every illustrator knows, working with a daily paper like The Wall St Journal can be like a Top Chef challenge with the tight deadlines. You need to make something good looking and smart within a very tight window. Dan … Continue reading

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From here to there (on the third try)

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It’s always a treat to work with SooJin Buzelli at Asset International. One would never think a financial client is a place where you can push yourself creatively as an illustrator but this is exactly what happens at Asset International. … 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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Morningstar Advisor Magazine

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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 … Continue reading

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Diamond in the rough

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Part of a series for Morningstar Advisor about looking for opportunities in uncertain times. With news this week that gold investors were panicking upon learning the price of gold can move violently down, some investors are wondering if the baby … Continue reading

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Monsters and toothpaste

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It is always fun when Morningstar Advisor calls for an assignment. They commission several articles including the cover on a theme so you have a chance to develop a series of illustrations. Alex Skoirchet called for the April May issue … Continue reading

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Anyway you want it.

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The minibus system in Hong Kong never ceases to amaze me. They fill the gaps of the transit system to an almost granular level for less than a dollar. The ride can be harrowing but did I mention it is … Continue reading

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State of mind

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One of my friends has a brilliant formula for happiness. Reality-Expectations = Level of happiness. I am definitely guilty of the “grass is always greener” syndrome. Illustration for PlanSponsor magazine listing the best to worst states for retirement. SooJin Buzelli, … Continue reading

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This or that

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One of my obsessions when Mrs. Yang is away on one of her many projects is organizing the house when she’s gone. I’m always fascinated with how fellow illustrators create their workspace and look for ideas to steal. This illustration … Continue reading

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Spread the wealth

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Nothing expands your thinking like traveling abroad. It was amazing how traveling changed my view of the world. ¬†An interesting thing about investing is most average investors have a home bias. This CFA institute cover was for a feature about … Continue reading

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Saving for a rainy Swiss day

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It’s nice to know Americans are not the only ones confused by the variety of investment options for retirement planning. The Swiss also have many choices to make and it was interesting how their options differ from the US. Cover … Continue reading

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Write and wrongs

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It is difficult to keep track of all the financial scandals that keep piling up. First the London Whale and before you know it the Libor scandal. As if this isn’t enough to absorb, news of problems brewing with Chinese … Continue reading

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Why is it always me

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Fun assignment since we all live in a Larry David world. Illustration for PlanSponsor magazine about fiduciary duty. In other words, it is an article about who gets the blame when things go wrong. SooJin Buzelli, AD

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Rainy day

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With the heavy rain, earthquake, and hurricane in the New York area, it is no surprise a story would pop up about apartment insurance. Illustration for the Wall St Journal Metro section. Joel Cadman, AD

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