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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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Always the bridesmaid

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The Washington Post will always have a soft place in my heart since they helped my career break out as a young illustrator starting in DC. It was very heady to walk into the famous newsroom and see the energy. … Continue reading

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Knowing me knowing you

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It shouldn’t surprise me but many times art directors call with stories that echo the moment. Lately, news about the depth of government surveillance of citizens has been the big story. This piece for Colgate University is about concerns the … Continue reading

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Talk talk

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It is amazing how completely people have adapted to smartphones. You cannot escape friends who are constantly checking their phones and so absorbed they miss everything happening around them. The most painful thing is I am one of those people. … 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 ┬áthe Chronicle of … Continue reading

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Quants vs Quants

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The biggest change in the stock market the last few years is how computers now overwhelm human investors. They are programmed to exploit human weakness. Many investors realized they were hopelessly outgunned and left the market for good. In a … 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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Feel my pain

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One the best things about illustration is working on projects that remind you of your childhood. Time was THE magazine to read growing up in the US in the 60′s and 70′s. It was a staple in the Yang household … Continue reading

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The great debate

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Director/Animator Dave Redl and I are at it again working on a new short animation. A six year old will explain the science of submarines and jets. Here is an early preview of the art with a sketch and frame. … 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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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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How to succeed in business by really trying

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Series of illustrations for Computerworld magazine’s annual job survey issue. The big takeaway is work is picking up but people have to work a lot harder. April Montgomery, AD.  

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You say tomato

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Sheryl Dermawan, AD at the Wall St Journal called and mentioned my different characters and asked how I chose characters. I told her the idea dictates the character. She said she loved my circle and squared headed guys and had … Continue reading

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Rise of the machines

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One running joke with friends is “Terminator” is coming true before our very eyes and why am I the only one who remembers it is really bad for humans? Robot trading today makes up 70 percent of the volume on … Continue reading

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The little guy

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Illustration for Computerworld Magazine about lessons large companies can learn from startups. Progression as an artist is a funny thing. For years I avoided using the color green. Now I can’t get enough of it. April Montgomery, AD

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