TECHNOLOGY AND BETTER PHOTOGRAPHS

I’ve been considering upgrading my point & shoot camera recently to a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR). After experiencing poor results shooting in low-light conditions and trying in vain to capture my hyperactive children with the delayed shutter release, I was thinking that now was as good a time as any to get a decent camera.…

concorde illustration

AMAZING FEATS OF ENGINEERING

As a fan of shows like “Modern Marvels” and “Build it Bigger” I’ve always been fascinated with giant bridges, buildings, tunnels, and other man-made wonders. My absolute favorite engineering accomplishment is something on a smaller scale, it’s claim to fame being speed. Co-developed by the the British and French governments in the sixties, Concorde still…

hydraulic fracturing fracking illustration

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

This is a recent infographic I created showing the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, to accompany an online Q&A with Dr. Robert Earle of Analysis Group. Fracking is a well-stimulation process for extracting natural gas from shale deposits. Though the practice holds a lot of promise, it might also negatively impact the environment. Seismic…

lighthouse cutaway

LIGHTHOUSE CUTAWAY ART

Lighthouses have a romantic, slightly haunting feeling about them. I took a tour of one as a kid and I remember peering upwards into the close spaces of the inner tower and feeling a little creeped out, imagining some poor guy ascending the steps on a dark, stormy night to illuminate the lantern. They’re fascinating…

attaining goal incrementalism stairs

HOW TO LEARN NEW SOFTWARE

We all need to grow our skills to further our careers. But sometimes we can get a little overwhelmed with the number of software applications and techniques that are required to get the job done. So how do we know what to learn, and how do we learn it? Being a technical illustrator, I get…

NEDMA AWARD

I guess it pays to perform a Google search on your name or company every so often. I just discovered that the Auto, Cell phone, and Apparel promotional flip-books that I illustrated for The Other Agency (client: Dassault Systemes) a couple years ago received a NEDMA award in the Direct Mail, Dimensional (B to B)…

oakbrooke crossing 3D rendering

OAKBROOKE CROSSING MARKETING MATERIALS

I recently completed this exterior building rendering for Oakbrooke Crossing, a new condominium development in Virginia. Working from client-supplied reference materials, I created each building to represent one of three custom styles, with unique brick, shingle, shutter, and vinyl siding colors.  It was a pleasure working with the art director, Shari Gann, who was really…