D.J. Stout of Pentagram Design thought a California brag map might be a good solution for this wraparound cover, after Santa Clara Magazine was voted Best in the West. I was happy to comply. One of the challenges was to get Santa Clara University on the front cover, but also show all of California somehow. Love this sort of assignment!
First Interstate Bank commissioned me to create six large posters for their new advertising campaign. This was an assignment that lasted over fifteen months or so. Loved it! Each map has about one hundred details - each requiring various reference from which to work. A logistical challenge to keep everything in order. Details from the six posters (MT, SD, WY, WA, OR, and ID) are used across media - newspaper, magazine, web, billboards and animation. This series has received recognition from The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, 3X3 Illustration Annual.
Illustration for The College of New Jersey about a longtime dream of an alumni who wishes to become a civilian astronaut.
Detail from an illustration for Sheetz Convenience Stores. (See full image below). Recognition includes American Illustration, Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide.
Wall Street Journal illustration on virtual assistant’s voices being primarily female.
Pavel Dmitrichenko, former star ballet dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.
I created this cover image along with six full page illustrations in a sketchbook style of 92 impacts of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 for American University Magazine. The series exhibited at The Society of Illustrators, and also received recognition from 3X3 Illustration Annual.
For years, Jim Burke has art directed this great calendar project. He was able to get an impressive list of illustrators to work with him - and garner many awards along the way. The assignment is wide open, as long as the art is frog related. I was real happy he asked me to do this one, but I only had about a week to finish - after getting a few other assignments done and out the door. To be expected in this biz. It came about just when I was experimenting with a new sketchbook style, so I had a clear vision of where I wanted to go with this. This remains one of my favorites. Recognition includes: Society of Illustrators, 3X3 Illustration Annual, Luerzer’s Archive Top 200 Illustrators Worldwide.
Map of Nashville highlighting a few cool spots in a trendy part of town.
In 2013 I received my Masters of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the University of Hartford. Something I always wanted to do, so I did it! Difficult at times to balance assignment work with the program work, but in most ways it was a true luxury to travel and study with other artists. This portrait was was part of my thesis exhibition.
I created this composition from some of my favorite details from the First Interstate Bank poster series. The series was created in black and white -and I wanted to work something up with some color. Included in 3X3 Illustration Annual.
Charlotte based Tattoo Projects asked me to create a series of five illustrations for Sheetz Convenience Stores. Coffee urn art! We went for a chalkboard feel, which I loved doing. Recognition includes American Illustration, Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide.
Details from one in the series of First Interstate Bank posters.
The Six-Legged Meat of the Future for The Wall Street Journal.
I create regular work for Johns Hopkins Magazine (thanks Pam!). This is for their Notebook section.
Cover illustration for the Review Section of The Wall Street Journal about the firing of The Atlantic Magazine’s editor - after being on the job for three days. Some of his controversial writings created intense Twitter blowback.
I created a fun calendar for Half Price Books. That led to a few other things with them including t-shirts that employees wear at new locations.