Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Van Cutaway

Here's a technical drawing of a traveling showroom for Assa Abloy, a replacement lock company in Virginia.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Another comic cover

Just finished this for a great client.  Special help from Joe Thompson on colors.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Love is Heaven

Here's an image I just finished for a London-based t-shirt company.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Comic Book Art

With the release of my graphic novel, ArmorQuest as an ebook, my thoughts are turned to comic art.  Not many designers, illustrators or creative directors can admit they worked professionally as a comic book artists.  As I've said in the past, it wasn't a smart financial decision for me but the experience did make me a better illustrator and storyteller.  The skills comic book art sharpened has definitely influenced and improved my commercial art work.  Now whenever a client has a superhero-themed project, I get the call as the "expert". (:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Free Logo Poster

I still have copies of my accordion-fold logo poster featuring 358 of my favorite logos and icons.  If you would like a free copy, send me an email and I'll pop it in the mail.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Digital Library Logo

Here's a quick look at a new logo for a revolutionary resource for global publishing in multiple languages.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tree Free

Just a quick post to show a fun icon created for a line of tree free paper products.

Dairy Logos

Thanks to a new client, I've been fortunate enough to work on this series of logos based on a style determined earlier.  These were a struggle, but I'm happy with how they turned out.

More Icons

I posted some fun icons in the previous post. Most icon projects that come to me are usually a handful.  When Target calls, it can be dozens... we even did 170 that will never see the light of day (and I can't show you here). Special thanks to Paul Howalt on these.


As I've mentioned before, icon work is more difficult than it looks.  Making one image look great is a challenge at a small scale... making all of the icons look great in a single style is the difficulty.  Thankfully I've been given lots of opportunity to work on it over the years.  It is now one of my favorite type of projects to work on for that reason.  Here's some examples.


I think tattoos are cool, but I could never get one. For someone like me who changes his mind as often as I do, tattoos are just too permanent.

Some of my illustrations have shown up on skin however.  People send me pics of their finished work and I wonder if I shouldn't get some money for that. (: Seriously, it is the biggest compliment to have your work permanently etched into someone's skin.

I did work on a tattoo commission once though.  This is the sketch.  Thankfully the client decided against it.