People do amazing things. From driving a golf ball farther than any man to throwing a baseball 100 miles per hour. I am fascinated by the sequence of technique, and how professionals often put their own personal twist on this technique to become outliers in their sport. I love the challenge of diagramming movement. Picking apart a sequence, step-by-step, and editing it down to key moments, then drawing those moments to be anatomically precise to their form. I've created dozens of pieces illustrating this idea. Each piece is created from watching film, video, and countless photos, crossed-referenced with expert sources to verify the diagram is correct. I also layer the steps to create simple GIF animations. Here are some of my favorites.
Here are some selected works from The Wall Street Journal's news and enterprise coverage. Highlights are "Dark Markets", which was chosen as a finalist for a Gerald Loeb Award, and "Battle Field Advances", which showcases new military technology used in the Iraq War. "Battlefield Advances" was a quick project that came together under a tight 3-day deadline. After reviewing data on I.E.D. deaths and the use of robotic systems in combat, we decided to expand the feature and, working with sources in Washington D.C., added a broader picture diagraming soldier tech.
I'm obsessed with all things outdoors, but particularly, fishing. I got my first subscription to Field & Stream Magazine when I was in third grade. I spent many late nights drawing photos from the magazine as a kid, and trying to recreate "Taps Tips", which was an illustrated how-to feature in the back of the magazine showing fisherman and hunters tricks in the field, such as making a first aid kit out of a tin sardine can. I started a relationship with the magazine in 2007, and have been creating fishing and hunting how-to's ever since. I hope there is a kid out there somewhere copying them.
Here's a few of my digital paintings from a large series for Tag Heuer. Artwork is hand-drawn in pencil then digitally painted in Adobe illustrator and layered for animation. The art looks hand drawn, but retains its vector quality so it can be scaled to use for everything from post cards to billboards.
An assortment of technical information graphics for various advertising clients.
Breaking news and anniversary informational graphics from my time spent working on the graphics team at the Associated Press. Each day brought new challenges, and exciting opportunities.