August 26, 2014
For the play "Native Son" for Chicago Magazine.
Alot of good illustration has already been done for it, so I felt challenged.
I thought an early scene with the metaphoric rat had some good visual potential.
The play is set in 1930's Chicago so I did a bit of history research for the skyline.
However, if I was to do this for a play poster, I wouldn't need to reference the theatre curtain.
So I would have done it like this.
May 30, 2014
Paul Volcker was mentioned in the article so I was sure to include some options with him.
Thanks Scott and Kyung for the surprisingly fun job!
May 13, 2014
May 12, 2014
April 30, 2014
About how New York City empowers women in the entertainment industry to break through the glass ceiling, makes them tough and affords them more opportunities than being in LA.
I decided to the buildings as lights, so I would feel a bit more "showbiz" and less corporate and
worked it out the composition in photoshop.
But of course I had handpaint every dot. Why? I don't know. But I hope it gave it a bit more charm...
April 25, 2014
February 19, 2014
When I was just out of school, I showed my portfolio to a few Salt Lake City ad agencies. Ryan Anderson (now at Fluid) was one of the of the art directors I met with....
13 years later I got a call from him for to do a call for entries poster for the SLC chapter of the American Advertising Awards.
The four taglines to pick from were - Dog and Pony Show - Fight Like A Dog - Dog Eat Dog - and - Calling All Publicity Hounds. I had a few seconds to pick.
The other two illustrators were Christopher Thornock on the left and David Habben (who referred me) is on the right.
Here's my process. Ryan asked me to do some type for it, but I only did some dummies of it, because I knew that they would have to tie all these together with a unified type and that's what's ended up happening.
What happened to - Calling All Publicity Hounds?
Well the printing sponsor only wanted to do 3 posters apparently, which after I heard it saddened me, because I had almost picked that one.
So I tried to save it. I did a quick version in photoshop for the entry website.
It didn't end up being used because it just didn't fit the sepia look that evolved in the end, but I thought it was worth posting here.