American Illustration 36

It's always an honor to be selected for the American Illustration book. Many thanks to the jury of Deanna Donegan, Art Director, The New Yorker;  Kayla E., Editor-in-Chief and Designer, Nat. Brut;  Nathan Huang, Art Director, The New York Times;  Francesco Izzo, Graphic Designer, Associate Art Director, Nautilus;  Jaya Miceli, Art Director and Graphic Designer, Simon and Schuster / Scribner;  Matt Vee, Designer,  Penguin / Viking;  Jing Wei, illustrator and Illustration Director, Etsy, and Mark Heflin!

 

When You Listen to Music, You Are Never Alone for Nautilus

When You Listen to Music, You Are Never Alone for Nautilus

The Fragile Generation for New Jersey Monthly.

The Fragile Generation for New Jersey Monthly.

Chief Investment Officer

Cover and interior spread of CIO Industry Innovation Awards for CIO Magazine. Art was also used for event at New York Public Library.

Transparency Series talk + Workshop at the Brown Institute for Media innovation

I taught an intensive one-day workshop on illustration for the students of The Brown Institute for Media Innovation and Columbia Journalism School. The course had 25 attendees and focused on how words and images work together to tell stories. The evening before the workshop,  I led a conversation between Andrew Horton, Creative Director Director of the Village Voice, Alissa Levin, founder and Principal of Point Five Design and Victor Juhasz, Illustrator. Information on the Transparency Series can be seen here. An article about the event here.

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

Workshop

Workshop

Society of Illustrators 59th Annual Exhibition

I am thrilled and honored to have five images accepted into the Society of Illustrators 59th Annual exhibitions taking place in early 2017. Big thanks to the juries and the society. I will be sharing more images at the time of the openings.

The Baffler

Womb Up, America. We need to put feminine curves back into the body politic. It's so flat without them. for The Baffler

Voter Fraud

Cover and full page illustration for Common Ground magazine on voter fraud in community association elections.

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Workshop in Beijing, China

I conducted a series of talks/workshops in Beijing, China in July through the MFAStudy organization. The classes are designed to introduce different design careers and art schools in the United States to high school students who come from all over China for the workshop. I shared my work and experience and discussed the Illustration department of the Rhode Island School of Design, where I am an instructor. The workshop was hands-on and the students enthusiastically worked on projects and asked a lot of questions about being an illustrator and the program at RISD. Joining me were Claudio Cina, a fashion designer and instructor from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Rachael Berger, Chair of the Graphic Design department at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. There was also time for sightseeing in Beijing, where there is plenty to see! The students were eager to learn and it was a rewarding experience. It was my first trip to Asia and I look forward to returning and seeing more.

The workshop was held in the beautiful SOHO buildings designed by Zaha Hadid

The workshop was held in the beautiful SOHO buildings designed by Zaha Hadid

Our assistants Betty and Daisy, me, Fan, a student in the class, Rachael and Claudio

Our assistants Betty and Daisy, me, Fan, a student in the class, Rachael and Claudio

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

Artists studios in Songzhuang Art Village. Zhang Xin with his paintings on the right

Artists studios in Songzhuang Art Village. Zhang Xin with his paintings on the right

New Yorkers on the Great Wall, with Claudio Cina and Chee Chung

New Yorkers on the Great Wall, with Claudio Cina and Chee Chung

A present of a personalized stamp from Fan, one of my students.

A present of a personalized stamp from Fan, one of my students.

Last day of the workshop

Last day of the workshop

Asteroid Mining for Nautilus

A new piece for the Preludes section of Nautilus. A closer look at asteroid mining in the not too distant future. I had the opportunity to incorporate some hand drawn typography for the piece which was fun.

Opening page

Opening page

interior spread

interior spread