June 30, 2017

Hiking Danger

"Hiking Danger" for the Minneapolis Star Tribune

Apparently most of the danger is about getting lost. Most of the trees look the same.

We narrowed it down to these, and to help the editors I threw in a little color.

The AD on this one, Robert Timmons, requested some additional bleed for the typography. Luckily I had painted some extra background and photoshop made up what I didn't :)

Color Blinded

 Double page spread for By Faith magazine, design and art direction by Tiffany Forester, Metaleap Creative (whom, by the way, just won a SPD medal). For the final I was worried about all the white, but I used spray paint over a gouache flesh base to give it some contrasting texture.

Since the topic of race and religion was sensitive, it required alot of exploration in the concepting phase to get it right.

One Child Policy

For NY Times International on China's One Child Policy and the problems trying to unwind it.

Repurposed a personal piece for this, but Alex Hunting the AD on this one picked the right one.

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.