wood waste byproducts reuse

THE WOOD BYPRODUCTS INDUSTRY

Here’s an illustration I recently created for Northern Woodlands magazine. It accompanies an article that describes the ways in which lumber mills are reusing wood byproducts. Various applications for the residual saw dust and wood shavings produced in these mills include biomass fuel, livestock bedding, paper mills, mulch, pellet mills, and heating fuel for the…

MARKETING THE PROCESS

I’ve previously written about my approach to creating infographics. I frequently get asked to design these technical diagrams that help explain a company’s production process. An image can often be the most concise and engaging way to communicate and market what is often a complicated set of industrial procedures. The drawing might require a simple…

green infrastructure water conservation

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

I created this 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 at…

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 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 for…

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…