Portraits for Forbes Japan, Marketing Week, PM Network and more

Headmaster of Lawrenceville School

Headmaster of Lawrenceville Schoo

 

Portrait for PM Network

Portrait for PM Network

Portraits for Marketing Week, UK

Portraits for Marketing Week, UK

Portraits for German magazine Anders Handeln

Portraits for German magazine Anders Handeln

Forbes Japan

Forbes Japan

Forbes Japan

Forbes Japan

ESPN – Hurricane Katrina 10 Year Anniversary

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My illustration on the cover of ESPN, The Magazine

This was one of those amazing assignments that was so much fun to work on. I was asked to create little illustrations for the beginning of each chapter in ESPN Magazine‘s Hurricane Katrina issue. Each spot was to illustrate stages of the disaster, from the flood itself, to the rebuild and current state of New Orleans. After working on a few of the chapter illustrations it came up that I would also draw a half page illustration for the opener, and then, towards the end of the project it was decided that a combination of my drawings would be used on the cover!

I’ve worked for ESPN a few times now, but it was one of those magazines early in my career that I wanted to work for so badly. I used to pore over issues every week at the Walgreen’s near my apartment in Brooklyn and see so many great illustrations in each issue, always wishing it was me in there.

This was a funny assignment in that as much as the art director loved my initial drawings, he felt it would be best to use my looser, less detailed sketches. Below are my original, detailed drawings, and at the bottom of this post you’ll see the images used in print.

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Illustration showing the flood

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A happy and revitalized New Orleans

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Sadness in New Orleans

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Rays of hope over the New Orleans skyline

Final drawings and layouts

Final drawings and layouts

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Portraits for ESPN The Magazine

 

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I’m always excited to work with ESPN The Magazine. It’s always been really well designed and they use some great illustrations. Here are a couple projects I’ve been fortunate to have worked on with them recently.

This first one is about the trial of football player Aaron Hernandez and some of the people associated with the case. The portraits were packaged up and designed really nicely by Munehito Sawada into this great family-tree style layout showing the who’s who of the trial. I’ve been doing a few projects lately with this approach to portraits, more of a pencil sketch look than my usual two-tone ink portraits. They’re a lot of fun to do and great for jobs with quick turnaround times.

Design by Munehito Sawada

Design by Munehito Sawada for ESPN

Design by Munehito Sawada

Design by Munehito Sawada for ESPN

This next assignment was for a story about Cuban athletes.

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José Dariel Abreu, Chicago White Sox

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José Fernández, Florida Marlins

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Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle Sounders Football Club

K Street – Washingtonian Magazine

Top 10 Lobby Firms in Washington, DC

I’m really into maps lately, and I’ve been lucky enough to be asked to draw a few over the summer. The art director of the Washingtonian saw the map I illustrated for Seattle Met (here) and asked me to work on this full-page map of Washington, D.C. with him.

This was another fun one, showing the buildings that house the offices of the top ten lobbyist firms in Washington, D.C. and how only one of them remains on K Street, Washington’s hub of influence.

A detail of two of the buildings.

The final printed map with street names and firm names added in. One of my favorite details is the Washington Monument in the compass rose.

I drew this statue from Farragut Square and the Dupont Circle fountain to place on the map, but unfortunately had to leave them off when things got too crowded.