Monday, June 24, 2013

Lighting the Way...

Here's a recent illustration for American Educator Magazine. The story outlines five principles of reading  which are critical for elementary school students to learn.  The authors argue that teaching colleges need to be more rigorous at conveying these five principles to prospective school teachers. Creative director, Jennifer Chang suggested the idea of five lightning bugs symbolically lighting a path for students walking towards a teaching college. This was the perfect project to usher in the glow of summer.

This was the winner of three sketches I submitted for this story.

I take great pride in brainstorming visual solutions for challenging articles. But I'm always open to ideas which art directors or editors put forth.  This was a fun one to bring to life (and to light).

Thanks to Jennifer Chang for another enlightening assignment.

Happy summer reading!

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