green infrastructure water conservation

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

I created this 3D illustration awhile back for h magazine (agency: Landesberg Design). It appeared in an article about the impact of storm water runoff in urban communities like Philadelphia. The drawing highlights various green initiatives, including permeable parking lots, bioswales, rainwater gardens, stream buffer restoration, rain barrels, and green roofs. Thanks to Kipp Madison…

Radar absorbent paint stealth aircraft 3d illustration

STEALTH

One of the nice aspects of being a technical illustrator is the constant variety of projects that I get to work on. Even if I’m rendering something relatively mundane like a radiator valve, I’m always learning new things about topics I might not have even considered. But it’s especially fun when I get to create…

gatestrainer streetwise gate box

THE GATESTRAINER

This is a recent 3D illustration created for StreetWise Utlities of their “GateStrainer” product. This is a simple device that is inserted by hand into a gate box on a street, and protects against debris build-up on top of water, sewer, or gas gate valves. The challenge with this illustration was to provide a context…

punkin chunkin machines

HOW TO CHUNK A PUNKIN

It’s playfully referred to as Punkin Chunkin, and it’s an annual competition that sees an odd collection of contraptions and their passionate inventors convening in the Delaware farmlands to see who can toss a pumpkin the farthest. Machine names like Pumpkin Slayer and Roman Revenge are as interesting and quirky as their designs, but the…

healthcare life-safety icons

HEALTHCARE AND LIFE-SAFETY SOLUTIONS

I recently completed an infographic for SimplexGrinnell (agency: CommCreative) depicting icons of various life-safety solutions arrayed in context around healthcare facilities.¬†Here are some of the icons enlarged for detail: This is the second in a series of vector illustrations created for the client, the first having been a college campus. The intent was to communicate…

cyborg beetle insect micro air vehicle illustration

THE CYBORG BEETLE

I’ve been interested in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) ever since I did some work at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Mesa, Arizona, where one of the programs was the development of the Predator drone. These pilotless aircraft are flown in dangerous reconnaissance and strike missions in Afghanistan and Pakistan while controlled remotely thousands of…

mary baker eddy library visitor map

VISITORS GUIDE MAP

This is a visitors guide map I recently created for the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. What started out as a rather complex, 4-story building got simplified to include only the most necessary visitor locations, and I think the resulting image was the better for it. I opted to use a custom perspective view,…

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…