The soon-to-be-released Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel was a challenging project that required several months of work, but I'm exceedingly proud of the final results. I met and worked with Will when I was a designer at Kitchen Sink Press, and I'm incredibly grateful to have been given the opportunity to pay tribute to his memory with this 224-page art book/biography.
Art & photographic direction, design, layout, and illustration direction samples for the print edition of FamilyFun magazine. My work for FamilyFun unquestionably reached more eyes than anything else I've done; their readership tops four million these days!
I worked for Disney Adventures magazine as Senior Designer and as the primary illustration Art Director... but as can be seen in these samples the line between those roles frequently grew fuzzy. Disney Adventures had a subscriber base of well over 1 million readers when it (sadly) closed its doors.
Disney en Familia was a fascinating project. My team was asked to translate content from FamilyFun magazine for a Latino and Hispanic readership—verbally and visually—and also to make it more "Disney" than FamilyFun's standard. I designed the logos and a brand style guide, and oversaw the visual "translation" work done by a Latino design team in Miami. I also directed each issue's unique cover shoot—from model and location selection to styling, scheduling, budgeting, and travel. It's difficult to call the travel a chore, however: the bulk of the cover shoots took place at various locations throughout Disney World in Orlando.
I don't think I realized how much I loved design and art direction until I started working for Kitchen Sink Press. This smattering of samples doesn't do justice to the experience and passion I gained at KSP... but most of the books I designed while working there are now out of print and quite hard to find.
My initial tasks for FamilyFun included work on trade material for the other Disney-owned brands published in Northampton, MA. I didn't do much Wondertime-related work before Disney closed it down, but I absolutely loved the style, and can never resist this poster, which was distributed to doctor's offices.
Video and animation produced for Solidaridad, FamilyFun magazine, and Valley Gives Day. I only did the motion graphics on Valley Gives, but was otherwise a one-man show for most of these. I handled editing, animation, color correction... pretty much everything outside of principal shooting and scoring—though I typically directed those. I even did the voiceover for a bunch!
A small sampling of my illustration work. Most of this was commissioned by a variety of clients, but I can't resist including a couple personal drawings, because they were so fun to do!
Every bit was done personally: design, color, layout, hand-lettering, etc.
I'll add more strips as I go, but for now here's my take on the most recent Spider-Man film. I ain't no comics purist! A movie doesn't have to match the memories kid-me seared in with 100,000 hours of comics-reading. But I gotta draw the line at a weepy, emo Spidey. (No offense, Andrew Garfield. You were hired to do what you do best!)