Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stone Deaf in the USA

Man, oh man Obama's in a tough spot. He's gotta deal with the tea party raging about federal spending cuts. The GOP is complaining about health care reform. Liberals are screaming about him extending the Bush tax cuts. And after this weeks confusing speech on Libya, Obama's approval rating is hitting a new low. It would seem that President Obama isn't listening to anyone.


Monday, March 28, 2011

The Decision

Here is a short film for John Frieda Hair Color starring Katie Holmes. The remarkably nice guys at Dorian Orange had me come in to work on the storyboards for a script written by Bradley Young.

Peep my boards here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Out of the shadows

I don't even know where this one came from. Perhaps it's the bulk of watercolor paper that I have inventoried right now or that it's been raining for a full day. Either way - this was a pleasant surprise. Must see where this goes...


Monday, March 14, 2011


I've enjoyed my first year working freelance immensely. The music selection has been perfect everyday and the coffee catered exclusively from Amy's Bread on 9th avenue is always fresh. Still, there are times I miss the daily interactions and banter with the people you spend your work time with. Working in the advertising field with insane deadlines and constant pressure always seems to attract an extremely colorful and friendly cast of characters/nutcases. And in the late nights, deep into OT, when the client has pretty much done a 180 - it's that cast of characters that get you through.

But the one thing I do not miss is the inadvertent tunnel vision that people working on insane and endless projects can get. Such undertakings require multiple gears to move simultaneously, propelling the entire machine forward. But when the hours get late and the conference calls keep on being scheduled people crave that chunk of time in which they can hunker down and bang out their portion of the project. Sometimes this craving is so great that communication gets overlooked. People forget that they are of the same stripe and are working together to one common goal - to nail this job! When this happens it's like pulling the rug out from underneath yourself.

I recently noticed this happening within the crew I was working alongside on a recent job and it made me appreciate this past year working solo. At times I miss the office absurdity and energy but I must say that I really have a good working relationship with me. No static at all.


here is the final version.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday experiment

Higgins brown waterproof, Parker quink with a little Dr. Phil's bleedproof white.