Campus Technology: Digital Dorm Room

Here’s a new full page illustration for Campus Technology Magazine. One of my favorite things to do in a drawing is fill out a space with random clutter. At some point I had to scale back a little to keep the focus on the guy getting sucked into his computer, but I might have to stretch my legs with a couple of %100 bric-à-brac drawings on the side. Also, I think this is the first time I have ever drawn venetian blinds! So now I can check that off the list. Thanks to Scott Rovin for the assignment!


New York Times: “On The Road” & Letters

Two new peices for Joe Sharkey’s travel column “On The Road,” and a quick one for the Letters section. This week’s “On the Road” deals with fee-based pricing structure that hotels are adopting from the airline industry. The middle illustration was for a story on the practice of allowing passengers to pay a fee to bypass security lines. And finally, the letters peice was based on an editorial arguing that Detroit suburbs could be intrumental in the recovery of the region. A big thanks to ADs Bob Goetz and Alexandra Zsigmond for the assignments!

NY Times: Snow Delays

For this week’s “On The Road” Joe Sharkey writes about this winter’s record number of weather related flight cancelations (it is quickly approaching 100,000, with another week of storms on the horizon,) and weighs benefits of the recently implemented  DOT rule which imposes hefty fines on airlines that keep passengers waiting on the runway for more than two hours, but is also partly to blame for the uptick in cancelations. Thanks to Bob Goetz for the assignment!

NY Times: Death Valley

Here’s the latest for Joe Sharkey’s “On The Road,” a weekly travel column in the NY Times. As simple as they are, I had a hell of a time trying to get those “sun-ripples” to look anywhere near what I had in my head. Sometimes something that is so effortless in the sketch will totally stump me when I go into the computer. I am still experimenting with the sparing use of gradients in these. A little goes a long way! Thanks to Bob Goetz for the assignment! 

NY Times: Young and Jobless

I have a new illustration for David Leonhardt’s column in today’s NY Times. (Check out the article here.) I was racing the clock with this one! I started noodling with the figures and when I looked up it was 15 minutes from send time. I was coloring with the adrenaline level of a 1000 mountain dews and ended up trying some new coloring strategies. Happily, I actually prefer the way it turned out to what I had originally had in my head.  Thanks to Aviva Michaelov for the assignment! 


Diablo Magazine: Think Tank

These illustrations were for a series of profiles on Bay Area based innovators. Some of the highlights: A scientist cultivating strains of bacteria that can turn waste plastic into useful chemical compounds; An app that alerts users to volunteer opportunities in their community; A sustainable food empire scaling up to reinvent mainstream food production. Check out the full article here: (link). Thanks to Roger Gurbani for the great assignment!

Gerald & Cullen Rapp: Logo Redesign

My illustration rep has all of their artists do a double portrait of the agency’s namesakes. It has been a while since I did some straight ahead character work, but this got me excited to do some more. You can see all the designs here. (The logo in the top left changes each time you refresh the page.) Thanks for taking me on Rappart!

SCT Magazine: Centers of Attention

After two weeks in Mexico and California I am officially back in the studio and gearing up for the Fall. First order of business: posting some new work. Here is a cover I illustrated for an insert in this month’s issue of Shopping Center Today. I was channeling some old gouache paintings from my undergrad days and ended up building this up in a slightly more organic way. You can check out the progress pictures here: WIP. Thanks to John Lewis for the assignment! 

NY Times - Chi Birmingham

I got the chance to test my GIF chops for this letters piece in today’s NY Times. This is my first animated assignment and I had a lot of fun with it! Simple as it is I ran into a lot of dead-ends along the way, but I’ll have a few new tricks under my sleeve the next time I venture into gif-craft. You can check out the article here. A big thanks to AD Alexandra Zsigmond for the great assigment!