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Delivering Messages High and Wide

I recently worked on a fun pro bono project for a company in Chile that produces glass straws. They reached out to me after seeing my illustration work on Instagram and wanted to collaborate on an environmental awareness campaign using one of my illustrations on a wooden, eco-friendly sticker. The selected drawing, titled “Today’s Catch,”… Read More

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Bye-bye and Hello

As a Mariachi band played, the workers at a Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico waved bye-bye to the last Beetle as it rolled off the production line. Originally designed in the 1930s by Ferdinand Porsche, the Beetle or “Bug” went into mass production in 1938. Since then, over 23 million Beetles have been driven globally.… Read More

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Paper Dresses

Last fall through January of this year, the Frick Pittsburgh hosted an exhibition of work by Belgian artist, Isabelle de Borchgrave entitled “Fashioning Art from Paper.” If you’ve never seen her work before, you will be amazed by De Borchegrave’s life-size sculptures of historic clothing crafted exclusively from painted, folded, crumpled, and manipulated paper. Yep,… Read More

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Coca-Cola Takes on Recycling

With the weather getting warmer and summer in now full swing, nothing beats a cold, refreshing can of Coca-Cola. Their latest European advertising campaign playfully encourages people to recycle their empty bottles and cans. This new campaign was first seen at a festival in Bulgaria and saw an 85% rate of correct Coca-Cola can recycling.… Read More

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Restorative Design

Humans are amazing designers. We can design a rocket that lands on the moon. We can design and implant an artificial hip joint. We can design a watch that pays for groceries. But can we design a sustainable planet? Paola Antonelli, Senior Director of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New… Read More

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Diminishing Evidence of the Past

One of the first things I do when I return home after a trip, a concert, a play, or a professional ball game is tape the tickets, maps, and mementos (above) into a scrapbook. Each collected piece of ephemera has its own distinct fonts, colors, texture, and paper. Viewed altogether, I’m reminded that one’s life… Read More

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Augment Your Reality in Google Maps

Google When I go on vacation to a new city, I always pull out my phone and fire up Google Maps for walking directions when I’m wandering the city blocks to find a specific restaurant, shop, museum, or landmark. At Google’s I/O 2019 conference, they unveiled a brand new walking directions feature that makes it… Read More

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The Popsicle Hotline

On May 1st and 2nd I attended the New York Digital Summit, featuring marketing professionals from LinkedIn, Airbnb, the Wall Street Journal, and other companies. My favorite session was from Michael Barber, the chief creative officer at the B2B marketing firm Godfrey. His talk was “Bloody Hell! And Other Marketing Truths My British Mum Taught… Read More

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Painting by the Numbers

Postwar Americans were teased with phrases like: “Every man a Rembrandt” or “Paint a beautiful picture the first time you try.” This was in the 1950s, and Americans were welcoming the new concepts of leisure time and disposable income. Dan Robbins, a package designer with a Detroit paint company, was tasked by his boss to… Read More