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…

FLOWMETER ILLUSTRATION

These images of a flowmeter were part of an installation and startup guide for CDI Meters. A flowmeter monitors the usage of compressed air and nitrogen. The purpose of the guide was to provide clear, step-by-step instructions for placement, mounting, powering, wiring, and milliamp scaling of the flowmeter. Thanks to Roger Dennison for his concise…

tree stumps conservation

SAVE A TREE

The paper towel dispenser at my daughter’s preschool has a small note attached to it that implores the prospective hand-dryer to “please use only two towels…save a tree!”. But instead of considering the ecological impact of paper towels each time I’ve confronted this note, I find myself questioning the financial health of the school, or…

home electrical wiring cutaway

HOME ELECTRICAL WIRING ILLUSTRATION

Created for HomeServe USA, this image conveys the complexity of interior wiring in the home as well as the potential repair costs associated. The marketing goal was the sale of home electrical line protection plans. The challenge of the project was to create a house design that revealed interior components and wiring most effectively. By…