Monthly Archives: August 2012

Below is an illustration done for an article about how investing in the student housing niche. The author explains how it may require a great deal of work — but it can pay off well for those that focus on this commercial niche.

Below, showing part of the process, is the approved final sketch (half a dozen or so others were proposed), along with the final layout and a number of details of the final illustration.

Although it wasn’t the winner, I’m proud to say this illustration was one of the five finalists for the 2012 Maggie award for best editorial illustration/trade.

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This was a feature illustration for Scotsman Guide’s Residential edition, earlier in 2012. The headline is Weighing Mortgage Insurance Options. I opted to show the broker in a non-business suit (no bow tie, but did include a colorful hat this time) !

Below are a few details. The magazine is tabloid size so this full pager is approximately 10.5 x 15 inches.

The last image show the spread, and illustration in-context.

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I’m excited to say I have been blessed to have come away with 2 awards for this years 2012 AZBEE awards — Western Region, presented by ASBPE last week. Both in the best opening page spread illustration category. Thank you to the judges, and also to the Scotsman Guide team who always make it fun to work on these editorial illustrations.

The first one, below, received a gold award for “Is There a Doctor for the House?” The first image is how it looked as a spread, and the following two are detail views.

The next one was for an article titled: “The Case for Sustainability Grows Stronger”. It was a challenge to create artwork for the left-hand page, and also incorporate some green imagery into the right-hand page as well to pull it all together. This one received a silver award in the same competition.

Finally, below is the in-context image of the entire 2-page spread.

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