Latest illustrations for Internazionale magazine about mindfulness. According to Ronald Purser, this market-friendly movement could be easily co-opted and reduced to merely pacifying feelings of anxiety and disquiet at the individual level, enticing us to accept things as they are, rather than seeking to challenge the social, political and economic inequalities that cause such distress.
I illustrated an interesting essay by Slavoj Žižek about the film Joker, for Italian magazine Internazionale.
The philosopher explains why an immersion into the dark world of Joker can cure us of politically correct illusions and simplifications, among other things.
Žižek also describes Joker's behavior from a psychoanalytic point of view, and tells why Joker couldn't be a symbol of political protest in the real world, as the character's violence has not a political intent and he's just an explosion of negativity for his own sake.
Book cover of Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, published in Italy by Codice Edizioni as Innocua come te (2019). At its heart is Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and her struggle with her decision to leave her two-year-old son, Jay. As an adult, Jay sets out to find his mother and confront her abandonment. Cover design by Silvia Virgillo/Puntuale Creative, art director Enrico Casadei.
Three illustrations for IU Alumni Magazine about why so many managers lack the “soft skills” of interaction - empathy, self-awareness, listening, etc., ending up creating miscommunication and untenable situations in the workplaces they run. And how to fill this gap.
Thanks to AD Brittany Nicole Olson!
Two illustrations for The Rotarian, magazine for Rotary International, about the joy of procrastination: Joe Queenan explains why it's time to check "make a list" off your list. Thanks to AD Jennifer Moody for the fun assignment!
Two illustrations for SUNY Geneseo magazine about the connections between people and place, and how the character of a place shapes your experience there, and maybe even shapes the person you are.
Article by Merrill Douglas here. Thanks to AD Leah Balconi at LeahMedia Design.
Illustration for Christianity Today about the frequency of narcissistic personality in pastors, and their temptation to manipulate and control people. Thanks to ad Michael Chuchvara.
Illustration for Monmouth University magazine about a new project that is enhancing training for teachers already tasked with educating students on the autism spectrum. Thanks to ad Patrick Kirchner at Dog Ear Consultants!
Latest illustration for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine: to prevent HIV in young adults, show them a future worth working for. Full article here. Thanks to ad Robert Ollinger, as always.
Client: Brandman University
Ad Agency: Vitro
Art director: Thomas Gibson, art director
Writers: Nikolaus Drellow, Bill Wanek
Creative director: Will Roth
Executive creative directors: Ross Brodie, Brian Dunaway
A selection of illustrations made for Brandman University's campaign targeting adults going back to school.
The campaign is currently rolled out across digital and traditional platforms including TV, radio, digital video, digital display, search and social media in major markets in California and Washington, where Brandman University has campus locations, and at the national level for its online programs.
Animation House: NOMINT, London
Art Director: Kristen Sugihara
Copywriter: Jenny Thompson
Creative Directors: Will Roth, Brian Dunaway & Ross Brodie
The project has been selected into Communication Arts 2018 Illustration Annual, Print Advertising category.
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