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…

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…