FTI Journal is a digital publication from FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value. The publication contacted me to create a series of type-based illustrations on a story called “Compliance’s Cultural Divide.”
Anomaly hired me to create a typography-centered digital banner campaign to promote a customizable shoe for Converse. The campaign was called "Converse Create" and my shoe was Halloween-themed. Boo!
R&R Partners contacted me to create a visual for Western Digital about removable storage drives. The ad was geared towards professional artists, photographers, graphic designers etc. who need to have a safe place to store their backup materials – with a strong focus on active guys documenting their lives onto a reliable digital storage device.
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners asked me to create a crazy “A” for use in the Adobe Creative Suite campaign. Inspired by the dictionary and drawing from many different physical materials, I came up with the concept of “A is for anything.” Elements from my crazy “A” were used throughout the entire campaign.
My skyline collage was chosen for inclusion in American Illustration 30. The collage was made with very 50-year-old paper found in my grandfather’s apartment. The type was created with my yummy and very old Remington Deluxe typewriter (with some virtual Photoshop glue-stick thrown in at the end.)
Cover art and lettering for Emil Ostrovski's intense teen novel "AWAY WE GO," published by Harper Collins.
Orion Magazine commissioned me to do a series of editorial illustrations about the harmful effects of neurotoxins.
Every year the OFFF Festival publishes a book that will be given to all the audience of the festival in Barcelona. I was invited to contribute to the OFFF 2016 official book called “Archetype" by creating a piece of art on the concept of passion and how strong emotions provoke artistic creation.
I also had to answer some questions:
Q: Define what craft means to you.
Grab what you need to express what you want. For me, it’s anything I can find...anything within arm’s reach. It’s about the idea and the method means less. I like mark makers that bring surprise. I like the physicality of creating. Time's effect on materials that bring a delicious authenticity. The ink that oozes. The paint that splats. The pencil that smears. The paper that tears. The polaroid that's imperfect. The typewriter that makes a different "A" every time. Instinct draws me towards what I need at that moment.
Q: What is the value of crafts in a world that turns more digital each day? The physicality of mess and surprise and smells and feelings and getting lost in making something by hand is a wonderful rush. Pixels aren’t fluid, but I don’t rule anything out. Everything is a tool.
Q: Patience and passion, what rules more in your job and how are they important? Passion! Zip, Zing, Verve, Fire, Grit, Sparkle, BANG! (what’s patience, never heard of it)
Q: Do you think a traditional technique can be more effective in communicating a message in a digital world? It’s more effective for me and what I’m drawn to. It’s all about the messy process of thinking... not a perfect finished thing that you handle with white gloves. But most of all it's about the idea and the storytelling.
Cover for Johns Hopkins Gazette Spring 2014 Issue!
The Utne Reader commissioned me to do a series of editorial illustrations for a feature package all about mentoring and sharing knowledge between Baby Boomers and GenX-ers. The articles were about communication, dialogue, and bridging the generational gap.
PLANET° Magazine contacted me to create my vision of Earth for the honors portfolio page. The only guideline was a circle theme for visual consistency from issue to issue. It was an awesome project.
Commissioned to create an illustration about the healthy benefits of exercise for Health & Fitness magazine.
AHA! Northeastern University commissioned me to create a type-based illustration for use as a cover and spread for their magazine. I created the typographic construction with thick watercolor paper and a bunch of colored inks.
Pinterest commissioned one of my heart images for their V-Day campaign - find it in the group and send it to your Valentine! Woo-hoo!
Here's an illustration for CosmoGirl! about teenage angst.
The Utne Reader commissioned me to do a series of editorial illustrations for a feature package all about sex: sex in the modern world, legalizing sex work, Dan Savage’s new research revealing what types of porn people are looking for online, and a religious group that seeks to “cure” women who are addicted to porn.
Johns Hopkins Magazine contacted me to create a series of colorful, type-infused illustrations for a story called "Publish or perish: Academic publishing confronts its digital future."
I created a colorful world map for the December 2014 issue of Delta Sky Magazine for the WHEELS UP Section. My watercolor was also used for the background of a story called The TAO of Danny.
Here's a selection of editorial illustrations I've done over the years for Time Out New York for fashion week, the recession, and a city that's jam-packed with stuff to do...
Orion Magazine has commissioned me to do several illustrations over the years on great topics - the modern secessionist movement, dirty coal, life out west, ecoterrorism, among others... Great mag!
Nautilus, a science and culture magazine, contacted me to create an illustration for a fascinating article on the topic of "Nothingness" called "Angst and The Empty Set." I used my old trusty typewriter to write out my thoughts.