Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!

If you were in Chicago on New Year's day, and (after a handful of aspirin, and some hair of the dog that bit ya) opened up the Tribune, you would have seen my illustration on the cover of the Sunday section! We don't get the Chicago Tribune way out here in Denver, but it would have looked a little something like this:


This week's Sunday section is chalk full of articles based around "pushing the envelope." Taking risks in order to reap the rewards. Hugo Espinoza, who art directed, had this concept in mind, showing what happens when you open the possibilities and venture out of your comfort zone.



This was my first time working with Hugo and the Tribune, and it was a really nice collaboration. Thanks so much, Hugo!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Matchmaker, matchmaker...

I contributed recently to the magazine Corporate Knights, a quarterly based in Canada. The "magazine for clean capitalism" had an article explaining the necessity of big companies pairing up with smaller "green" firms.



There are a lot of phrases that go over my head- like "deployment cycles," "liquidation event," "non-diluting capital"- but the gist of it is, investors are a little hesitant to buy into clean technologies, as it is essentially fairly risky. The way forward is for venture capitalists to focus on matching up big companies, who have lots of capital, and small, clean-technology start-ups. The multi-talented, and ever-multi-tasking Pete Ryan art directed this one. Thanks, Pete!

Coming soon... my feature in the Jan/Feb issue of Communication Arts.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Spot on

Here's a series of spots for Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 2011-2012 issue:



The first page featured questions posed to alumnae, posted on the school's Facebook page. The first question was: "What is your most vivid memory of your first day at Smith." The second was: "When you married, did you retain your maiden name, take your partner's, hyphenate, or other?"


The second page featured a story on students that recently swam the English Channel, and the spot needed to show the route they took. I included the lighthouses of Dover and Calais. The swim actually ended at Cap Gris Nez, which has a very cool lighthouse itself, but Calais being a bigger, more familiar city, I chose its lighthouse. In retrospect, I wish had chosen Cap Gris Nez's lighthouse, but live and learn.


I also finished a few more spots for Radcliffe Magazine, but I don't think the issue's out until January. I'll post then. Many thanks to Ronn, who art directed both of these!