Thursday, June 22, 2017

Southwest Portraits


These portraits are part of a new series, inspired by Wheeler’s Photographic survey of the American West. From 1871-1873, George M Wheeler led an expedition to create topographic maps in the western states. He took with him two photographers, Timothy O’Sullivan and William Bell, to document the journey. For me, these landscape photos are inspirational launching points for portraits. The image above portrays naturalist John Muir, who was considered “Father of the National Parks”. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting more portraits soon! You can check out more personal projects at my new site!

Paiute Woman, Kanab Canyon, Utah

Theodore Roosevelt, also known as the Conservation President

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Powerful Network




These illustrations for Rutgers Magazine accompany a story about the school's powerful network of industry mentors. Students and graduates get direct experience learning from executives on Wall Street, the publishing media, and many other fields. Thanks to Lara De Meo Hoyt for a super fun assignment! Please check out my new website here!


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Maori Map Drawing


It always feels good when one of my drawings finds a new home. I’m thrilled to be shipping this depiction of a Maori Carving (on a map of New Zealand) to it’s new owner in Chicago. You can view a collection of my map drawings here!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Walls are Un-American


Here's a little meditation on symbols. Without a doubt, the American bald eagle is a powerful representation of the freedom which America stands for. In contrast,  the current U.S. president is glorifying the idea of building a "big beautiful wall" - which would run along our southern border with Mexico. To my mind, a project of such monumental proportion would create a different sort of symbol for the United States. I would argue that walls are completely incongruous with the freedom our country so proudly promotes. Please check out more illustrations at my new site!


Friday, April 14, 2017

Harvard Advocate


Here's a new piece for Harvard Magazine. It accompanies a story about how various clubs on campus are evolving towards more diversity and inclusiveness. The Harvard Advocate, which is a club for writers is represented in this group portrait.Thanks to art director, Jennifer Carling, for a super fun assignment! Please check out my new website here!


Illustration detail

Below are sketched I submitted for this assignment:






Monday, April 10, 2017

Take Action!


Macalester College is an excellent liberal arts college located in St. Paul, Minnesota. They asked me to illustrate a story for their alumni magazine, addressing how we as citizens can make a difference in unsettling political times. Our actions can influence society in a positive way. Thanks to art directer, Brian Donahue for this very timely assignment. Please check out my new website here

Organizing a protest can bring attention to important societal issues


Writing a letter to the editor can influence public opinion.

Getting the ear of your representative can influence their actions


Joining a giving circle can pool together donations to worthy causes.