Carbon Nanotubes

Cancer cells attaching to an innovative chip comprised of carbon nanotubes. Healthy white blood cells are unable to adhere to the chip and are easily removed from the blood sample. Image appeared on the back cover of the journal, Lab on a Chip. Client: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

3D ocean buoy asset model

OCEAN BUOY 3D MODEL

I created this 3D model of an ocean buoy for Discovery Channel, using the buoy from the movie The Shallows as a technical reference. Modeling was done in Modo, and I originally did the texturing in Modo as well, but decided to revisit the project recently to see what I could do with Substance Painter.…

robots infographic robotics

ROBOTS COMING TO BOSTON!

Here’s a robot infographic I completed recently for a presentation at Northeastern University. The lighthearted illustration was intended to highlight various potential robotic applications in the Boston area, including maintenance drones performing inspections and repairs on the Tobin Bridge; personal robots empowering residents of The Boston Home; surgical robots assisting surgeons at Mass General Hospital;…

“A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.”

– William Strunk, Jr.

HIERARCHY IN DESIGN

One of the fundamental tenets of graphic design is the idea of creating a visual hierarchy in your layout. You want the viewer’s eye to settle on an area of the page (using scale, color, white space etc.) and then be naturally drawn in a logical manner to supporting elements that make up the design. Otherwise, the viewer’s…

Mondrian/Pollack

CONTROL VS. SPONTANEITY

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of tennis and Roger Federer in particular. I enjoyed the Australian Open final over the weekend and read a great post-match quote from Federer: “Be free in your head, be free in your shots, go for it. The brave will be rewarded here.” I started thinking about…