Friday, December 2, 2011

Birthday card I did for our stationery company, Cartolina.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

For the Wall Street Journal - an article about different methods of saving for retirement

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bicycling Magazine - how to take the best features from
 riders past, and incorporate them into your cycling

Friday, August 5, 2011

Crow vs. Gas Plant

I like Crows and Ravens... we have both around our house sometimes. They seem weird and smart. This article was about how slow mergers and acquisitions had been in the oil and gas industry.... 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Top 100

This is a full page illustration, illustrating the 'Top 100 corporate leaders".
I wanted to create a 'poster' feel for this one...because I'd love to get more poster assignments, but they seem few and far between! 

Business Portraits

I did six of these portraits of business leaders, they were to run very small, so had to be simple. I like how they turned out.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Boston Globe

I did this illustration last week for the Boston Globe book review section, except that this was actually an iPad app review, for a T.S. Eliot app.
I enjoyed working on this one...and tried not to be constrained by my own tendencies toward too much realism. I feel less constrained by 'technique' these days, rather, focusing on the solution and the overall feel of the piece, as opposed to how I'm executing it.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sent with ScratchCam for iPhone

I just figured out how to post iPhone pictures to my blog ...from anywhere!

strike three

The visual problem to solve here was to come up with a full page image for an article in Summit Business Magazine article 'mistakes in team building', referring to business management, however the article used baseball as a metaphor in a couple places, so thats what I worked with. Overlapping responsibilities is apparently a common 'team building' mistake ... so here's three players, all trying to bat, all three missing the pitch completely.


I took a short cut yesterday, down some old metal stairs, underneath a chinese medicine school. I was heading for the railway tracks but had to stop when I saw this sign. It's such a cool old building, really ramshackle...totally out of the way. I thought it was fitting that someone was selling hammocks in this, the most laid back of retail locations....

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bicycling Magazine - award winner

I'm very pleased to hear that this image that I did for Bicycling Magazine has been chosen for American Illustration, 3x3 and Applied Arts awards Annuals! It's so gratifying to be chosen in these annual competitions.

Colby College

This article was on a young woman who had made a real impact volunteering and working with non-profits, both during her education at Colby, and after.

D Mag

An article in DMagazine about a guy that played pranks on his neighbours in an upscale neighbourhood in Dallas. Apparently doing things like posting signs that were sure to freak people out on the morning of their garage sale....

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

WSJ - Golf

Another Wall Street Journal piece...the story was about a fathers love of soccer, and his disappointment when his son dropped soccer for golf.

Liquid Gas

Gas companies looking for different ways to use liquid natural gas


The AD wanted an image to simply show that many of the smaller oil and gas companies are being taken over by larger ones...

Electric Inuit

This was one of a series of four illustrations for Alberta Oil magazine .... this story was on the energy challenges facing Canada's North, specifically, how to get electricity to a vast, sparsely populated area .... (generators are a big source of electrical power now)

Lucky California

I took this picture with my iPhone on Union Street in San Francisco a couple months ago ... I think I was using either LOMO or Instagram for the filter effect ... I held the phone right up to the glass of the looked so cool to see palm trees reflected like this! (I'm from Canada, palm trees are still a novelty!)



This was fun...I love working with Betsy at American Airlines in flight magazine, American Way. I love the idea that people on airplanes flying over my house, might also be looking at one of my illustrations! I love that. It's funny, after so many years of illustrating, I still get a real thrill seeing my work published. My favourite times have been when I happen to be in New York, and I have a piece in The Wall Street Journal or wherever. Anyway, this illustration went with a story about a writer who tried out wearing Spanx undergarments for men....

iPhone Apps for Counting calories - Wall Street Journal

I like this was for an article in the WSJ about iPhone apps for dieting and counting calories....As you can might be able to tell, I really like vintage poster illustration form the first half of the last century.


This is a sketch for a poster I've been thinking of doing...


I love drawing. This is a drawing I did a while back, I don't usually use any reference, just make it up as I go.... I like the slight distortions and inaccuracies that happen....

Friday, July 1, 2011


Everytime I pass this sign I think "I should take a picture of that"

Alberta Venture Magazine

This article was an annual '50 most influential people' article that the magazine does every year. The challenge was that all 50 were from different professions, were different genders, races, ages etc. so showing a figure was tricky. The A.D> also wanted to focus on power and winning ... I came up with the racehorse metaphor, added the Alberta crest as saddle blanket and we were off to the races.