Monday, April 23, 2012


I had the pleasure of working with the ad agency Exit10 recently for an in-house publication they do for one of their clients. I provided a few spots for some of the articles inside:

This article went over the importance of social networking, and the importance of using technology and the internet to gain access to new contacts.

This article advised readers/investors to be wary of financially supporting companies that have questionable accounting or business practices, and instead invest in companies that are responsible and transparent.

This article discussed the "cowboy code," a list of rules to live by that businesspeople should take into consideration.

These spots were a lot of fun to work on, thank you again, Scott! OK, so the Hemispheres post will be next time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spinnin' like a spinnin' top (Jenny, Jenny, woooo Jenny, Jenny)

I just received a copy of the latest issue of The American Lawyer, with my spread in the "Corporate Scorecard" section. The article profiled the recent trend of big spinoffs in the last few years:

 As explained in the brief I received, when companies with multiple operations are looking to make some cash or no longer want to be involved in a certain area of their business, they sometimes spinoff a segment of the company. They basically sever their ties legally with a former part of the corporation, which can end up growing into its own large company. 

The "Scorecard" section also includes some great work from illustrators David Plunkert, Chris Silas Neal, and Heads of State, and I feel pretty damn honored to be among them. And my local buddy Shaw Nielsen is in the issue too! Thank you again to AD Jay Dea!
Coming soon: work for Hemispheres Magazine.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Them's fightin' words

This piece is my most recent  for Wes Bausmith at the Los Angeles Times. The story is the author's reaction to the empty pro-war rhetoric that politicians (especially presidential candidates) use to score points, without ever having to actually fight in those wars. He explains his feelings about watching his own son head out on tour, and comments how few politicians and elected (or might-be-elected) officials have children in the armed forces.

Wes had a very emotive concept, of a soldier treading off to war, while a politician waves and orates to his adoring supporters on the virtues of sending other people to fight a war. I think it worked out very well.

Thanks again to the wonderful Wes! Up next, a spread for The American Lawyer.