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February 2, 2019

I love football.

One thing that never ceases to amaze me is what a team can do when they’re behind and need to score in the final minutes of a game. It’s incredible to watch how a group of 11 men can progress the ball down the field when the pressure is piling up. When...

May 28, 2018

I rarely do fan art, but when I heard this interview by Great Big Story, I couldn't resist reimagining Charles' audition with the characters. Here's a little backstory:

Charles Martinet is the voice of the legendary Mario character from the landmark 1996 Nintendo g...

February 1, 2018

Episode #7 One-Minute Nuggs - 

How much inspiration can be packed into a 60 second video interview? 

One-Minute Nuggs is home to the shortest interviews on the interwebs where I interview thought leaders in the publishing industry with a speed round of Q&A. 

Today’s episo...

January 29, 2018

Just rough drawings and some music. How did this video get nearly 4 million views? 

This little one-minute spot was the highlight of my 2017.  

I was just the storyboard artist; the real credit goes to the animators and director. A band of brothers from my Disney da...

January 23, 2018

How much inspiration can be packed into a 60-second interview with one of today’s modern masters of illustration? 

In 1918 Woodrow Wilson was asked about the amount of time he spent preparing speeches:

“If it is a ten-minute speech it takes me all of two weeks to prepare...

January 4, 2018

Welcome to 2018! Awe, look how young she is. Just a little baby. 

For Christmas, we gathered at my parent's house on Florida’s west coast. The warm weather enchanted everyone to go outside and hit the beaches. We fished at my favorite spot; Boca Grande one day...

November 8, 2017

This week I picked a trending article from our industry, surgically removed the key takeaways, illustrated them, then spun it all into a silent 60 second video

October 30, 2017

Recent data from Wistia shows that the most effective length for online video is two minutes. There’s a significant drop off rate after two minutes but for this example let’s say our target audience is on Instagram, so we need to keep it to 60 seconds or under. 


October 18, 2017

One Minute Nuggs - Ep #1 - Character Design

In this new series, each week I set out to take a minute to answer one question that I get either through social media, email or direct message. So please, if you have a burning question about art and design, let me know!


October 11, 2017

What made this spot so good? Geometry "Terribly Delicious" - 2:40
This is the twelfth in a series of articles where I deconstruct examples of excellent storytelling in contemporary advertising. 

With teams in 56 markets, Geometry Global is the world’s largest mar...

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