October 5, 2016

Working Vacations HR Cover

Cover for HR magazine on the problems with working vacations. AD John Anderson.

Roughs with that handy office chair...

An interior illustration.

September 14, 2016

African Strongmen WSJ

For the Wall Street Journal on "African Military Dictators", Keith Webb AD

Roughs had to cover the angle of military coups and voting as well.

My initial favorite, but now looking back at it, it doesn't read quite as fast as the chosen idea.

September 8, 2016

Havard School of Journalism

Pentagram was doing a redesign of the Nieman Reports,
 which is the magazine for the Harvard School of Journalism.

"How to Launch a Print Magazine" AD - Aaron Garza, Pentagram

January 27, 2015

Sports Illustrated

Mental illness destroyed the career of the youngest basketball coaches in the country, for Sports Illustrated. AD Liana Zamora.

Roughs. Liana liked the net but had me take out the snakes and just make the net fraying which was better.

Here's the spread in the magazine.

November 11, 2014

Berlin Wall NYT OpEd Letters

Love to get assignments like this. Nathan Huang AD

The letters mentioned Jon Paul II, Reagan and Gorby, so I had to work them in one.

Some photo reference.

A quick value/composition study in photoshop before painting.

November 3, 2014

Battered NFL wives

For battered NFL wives, a message from the cops and the league: Keep quiet 
Washington Post, AD Emmet Smith

Emmet suggested at the outset a woman with football laced stitched lips. I knew that was going to be a great idea, but I still had to try to beat it. But I couldn't : )

Tighter drawing and color study in photoshop.

October 23, 2014

Farm to Table

For Tufts University Magazine, story about Dan Barber, a well-known chef, restaurant owner and farmer interested in sustainable farming and an idea he calls the Third Plate.

And here's a pitch for illustration. This was their possible photo option.
Enough said.

I love this subject (healthy food) so it was easy coming up with a bunch of ideas.
Margot Grisar was the smart AD on this one.

In the layout.