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A regular part of my corporate client work consists of creating illustrations to help communicate the benefits of new products and technologies.
These cartoons and illustrations are used in advertising, marketing and presentations. One of my specialties is finding effective ways to portray concepts, and adding humor to maintain audience interest.
15 illustrations created for a presentation to McDonald's
executive management at their Chicago headquarters,
introducing a new technology being implemented.
Two of a series of 12 custom caricature illustrations created for the prominent cloud security firm, Zscaler. These depicted the executives of several of their top clients, including the City of Los Angeles, and various Silicon Valley tech companies. I was comissioned by a design agency in San Francisco to draw these in 2022-23. They were printed at 14" X 5", then matted framed and presnted to each executive. as a gift.
An illustration created for a presentation by CitiBank/Citgroup
Retirement gift illustration cmmissioned by global executive placement firm, Heidrick & Struggles. This was created for a exec who had spent 30 years with them, and presented to him at his retirement party. Finished size: 11 X 17, then matted and framed. I was provided with photos and subjects to cover, ideas for milestones, etc. - B&W ink with watercolor.
This is a specialty that I have offered to other companies, and the format I began using two years ago has since been requested by several other companies. (Another illustration created in that format is discussed below as an example of my process.)
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A full page ad llustration featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine. This was commissioned by Ball Horticultural in Chicago, and I worked with their Art Director in creating a comic book like progression of panels. The ad helped to publicize a new group of indoor tomato, cucumber and pepper plants now avilable in grocery stores.
A cartoon commissioned to depict Universal Studios' & Comcast's opposition to a new Orlando Florida theme park featuring the world's highest roller coaster. (It appeared in the Orlando Sentinel and several other Florida media outlets.)
I often create custom cartoons and illustrations for companies and individuals who want a special gift for a friend or colleague.
My process: We can discuss your illustration through email or over the phone, and arrange the particular details. I will need a few clear (front and profile) photos of your friend or colleague.
I'll provide you with sketches via email. After making any needed revisions, I'll proceed with finished artwork, sending you high quality digital files that you can have printed locally at a Kinkos or local print shop, on a high quality printer. I create the artwork in sizes that allow for easy framing.
Please contact me for more information.
An illustration of the executive Vice President and Head of Marketing of Public Storage, Inc. (He is also skier and a fan of one of my favorite ski towns.) This was commissioned to be presented to him as a gift. I created it at 18" X 24", and it was printed on canvas in high resolution, and framed by the client.
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An illustration of The Vice President of Skechers Shoes, Inc. She is pictured on the campus of her Alma Mater, Cal State Fulleton, near a statue called "Fallen David"...aling with her favorite "Sprinkles" cupcakes, and of course, some Skechers.
A caricature based greeting card cartoon created for Coca Cola Corp. magnate Bruce Grossman, his wife, and their famous $40M super yacht, "Forever One".
Reference photos provided by the client:
A personal commission for an editor of a client publication on the East coast. Her son is a college student a Bowdoin in Maine, and she wanted to give him a framed illustration as a gift when he arrives home for winter break. I had some fun with this, adding some thematic elements that reflected her son's interests. I created two versions, one vertical and the second horizontal. allowing my client and her husband to choose which worked best aesthetically and for framing.
One of several humorous illustrations of recording artists, "The Swon Brothers", created for Arista Records and used in album artwork, social media and promotion.
An example of my process:
The following illustration was created for global utility sector leader, Capgemini this past summer. The Paris-based company has twice as many employees as Google, and oddly, until being hired to so this, I'm embarrassed to say had never heard of them.
They celebrated the retirement of one of their top executives recently. I was commissioned to create a gift illustrating several key milestones during his tenure. I was given a list of these achievments and asked to illustrate them in a lighthearted and humorous manner.
First step: I worked closely with one of Capgemini's executuve VPs in creating the concept...and then began drwaing the B&W sketch. After discussing the sketch, some minor revisions were made, and a few more scenes were added.
Final art was drawn in ink, and color was added in the form of digital watercolor washes. The artwork was sent as an 11 x 17 high resolution file, which was printed and then matted and framed by the client.
A photo of the gentleman, his assistant, and another Capgemini executive (whom I worked with on the piece), at the celebration in Toronto. (Click to enlarge)
A humorous illustration done for a financial advising firm in New York.
This was a gift for a retiring director and his replacement at the firm. I drew from several photos for each person depicted. The finished piece was emailed as a high resolution file and emailed to the client...who had it printed locally at a Kinkos office at 11" X 14", then matted and framed.
A cartoon illustration created for a family in Los Angeles, who framed it and gave it to their obstetrician, (whose heroic efforts saved their baby.)
A piece drawn for the "White Marlin Open", the world's largest ocean gamefish tournament in Ocean City, MD
Poster and banner art created for the 5-time winning 168 Sprint Car Racing team.
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Here is a blog post with more commisioned illustration samples and further explanation of my process.