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For a book review of Once Upon A River, by Bonnie Jo Campbell, a novel about a young woman trying to survive along a river in rural Michigan, after running away...
For an article discussing the difficulty in teaching critical thinking in a tightly controlled society like China's. Client: The Chronicle of Higher Education. ...
Part of a series of promotional postcards I sent out, focusing on the environment. This image refers to endangered animal parts being sold to buy arms. American...
For a story about a man who's online relationship failed when he met the woman in real life. Client: The Los Angeles Times
Self-commissioned mock cover for one of my favorite novels: White Noise by Don DeLillo.
Choke. One in a series of self-commissioned mock covers for Chuck Palahniuk's monosyllabic titles.
Rant. One in a series of self-commissioned mock covers for Chuck Palahniuk's monosyllabic titles.
Snuff. One in a series of self-commissioned mock covers for Chuck Palahniuk's monosyllabic titles.
For a review of The Laughing Monsters, Denis Johnson's novel of ever-changing loyalties, enigmatic identities, and lust for money, power and chaos in war-torn...
For a book review of Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves, by Carolyn Chute. A reporter investigates rumors of weapons stockpiling, child brides, and...
Part of a series of promotional postcards I sent out, focusing on the environment. This image references the millions of gallons of pig feces pollution as a...
For a book review of The Night Train, by Clyde Edgerton, a story about two teenage best friends, and aspiring musicians in Civil Rights-era North...
For a book review of Red Notice, by Bill Browder, a true story of murder and high finance in Putin's Russia. Client: The Boston Globe
For an article about politicians attempting to block minorities from voting. Client: Village Voice
For an article about training your eyes the way you would train your muscles. Client: The New York Times
A personal project based on David Lynch and Mark Frost's television series and film Twin Peaks.
Cover for Dead Man's Puzzle, by Parnell Hall. An old hermit is found dead in his shack, with a crossword puzzle left as a clue. Client: Harlequin Publishing. ...
Self-initiated work based on the Kurt Vonnegut short story, "Fortitude."
For an article about the author’s experience as a door-to-door vacuum salesman, and the peculiar effects of consumerism he witnessed along the way. Client:...
For an essay that urged colleges and universities to expose the danger that some students may pose to the community. Client: Boston Globe Magazine
For an article that covered the recent multitude of venture capital firms in the D.C. area, providing investment to new businesses. Client: The Washington Post
The author suggests that having enemies is part of our human biology. Client: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Personal piece for a gallery show, based on a part in George Orwell's Animal Farm.
For a story of a woman whose flirty interaction with a man at a bar was misinterpreted for a suggestion to hook up. Client: Los Angeles Times
For an Op-Ed story on the author's neighborhood, and its persistent gang problem. Client: Los Angeles Times. Society for News Design Award of Excellence
For an article about colleges and universities becoming a part of the sustainable food movement by growing their own food. Client: The Chronicle of Higher...
Part of a series of promotional postcards I sent out, focusing on the environment. This image concentrated on the issue of oil drilling.
For an article about the changing demographics in Colorado, which have turned the once red state to blue. Client: 5280 Magazine
For an article about the author’s love for the Blu-Ray video format, despite its inevitable demise. Client: Hemispheres Magazine
For an article about rising housing prices, leading some economists to warn about the potential for another bubble. Client: Bloomberg Markets
For an article about companies with multiple operations severing ties legally with one of the operations, which can then end up growing into its own large...
Part of an illustration for an Op-Ed explaining that many people are starting to have feelings for robots, and are beginning to treat them as living...
For an article about a town confronted by fracking in the area, pitting neighbors in favor of it against those opposed to the process. Client: Dallas Observer
Series of spots for various clients. Top left: Article about telecommuting, for Fast Company. Top right: For a piece asking if computers are capable of a sense of...
For an article about a social network for the super wealthy. Client: Fortune
For an article about the Prison Rape Elimination Act, and how investigators are in the dark about a recent increase in incidents. Client: Milwaukee Magazine
For the cover story on how politicians in Texas are resisting the new health care law, known as Obamacare. Client: Dallas Observer
For a cover story about the ten most corrupt tax loopholes in the U.S. Client: Village Voice