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An interesting study revealed that being married added to a man’s earning power. The fact that they out earn their single counterparts was confirmed by a survey that looked at professional baseball players. The influence of women and the benefits […]
Working for a magazine about corporate and personal finance, we often did stories about teaching the value of wise investing to the younger generation. Using a retro shot of the happy nuclear 50’s family, the addition of a stock certificate […]
As part of story on Euro zone economics and debt refinancing, Illustrator was used to create the image that would constitute the base art of an information graphic.
The debate occurring on Social Security’s investments performing better under the government trust fund or in the hands of private equity will not be decided anytime soon. The losses suffered in the stock market have stiffened the argument for steady, […]
To illustrate a story about safe sex on college campuses for Sexual Health Magazine, the combination of a traditional man on campus from a royalty free collection along with the modern image of the condom speaks for itself.
If you want to turn a photo into what looks like an impressionist painting, it’s quite possible with the right kinds of tools. Corel Painter and a pressure-sensitive tablet can achieve impressive results. Here is a shot of my back […]
We once did a story on the speculation that vehicle industry might have to merge to survive. At an editorial meeting one of the editor’s suggested a logo with all the car company’s names blended together. He then added, “but […]
As devices started shrinking, but before touch screens became dominant, industrial designers had to contend with the limits of the body and of mechanical hardware. (remember the first Blackberry?) A full mechanical keyboard 2/3 the size of a credit card is […]
Back in the days before the market meltdown, the crash, and the recession, and the “new normal”, consumer spending seemed to defy rational thought. People thought that the boom would last forever, and spent accordingly. This piece was the result […]
We think our treasured digital assets are secured, but Cd’s and DVD’s can fail as well. For the accompanying illustration, I envisioned a meltdown with all our treasured memories and and documents leaking out. The effect was a combination of […]
Ever since the days of Enron manipulating their books to show an alternate reality, accounting has become a fungible commodity. The gatekeepers who guard the bookkeeping divisions of corporations know how to play the discretionary boundaries to get the results […]
A story about diversification of portfolio assets was portrayed using a twist on an old cliche, and substituting stock certificates for eggs. Technology stocks were enjoying a huge rally at the time, and start-ups were ubiquitous, inspiring the company name.
While I was with Fortune magazine, a story about how the tobacco industry, locked in a heated legal battle against litigating smokers, had just been dealt a major setback. For the first time, a judge ruled that tobacco had been […]
Every year as part of a roundup or even a dedicated issue, the theme of retirement is a favorite of financial media. Even before the downturn, many people are anxious about what they could contribute to their plan, if they […]
This image was created for Fortune magazine many years ago. It was created using a 3D modeling program that no longer exists, and Photoshop. At the editorial meeting we all discussed the nature of the story, which was what the […]
For a story about the strength of the U.S. dollar, we batted around some ideas, but one that seemed to appeal to everyone was the image of muscled arm representing a dollar poking through a wall of Asian currencies. The […]
Being able to pay online or on a mobile device represents a new frontier of banking and e-commerce. Never before has it been so easy to buy something. The idea of money being reduced to binary data and then reconstituted […]
Using The Getty Collection of creative images, it’s possible to craft a customized image to tell a specific story. To illustrate a management story about coworkers who monopolize your time and attention, I found several images and cobbled together a […]
For the premier issue of money.com, a Time Inc. magazine about investing online, a front-of-book rubric was created to feature a compendium of all things digital and consumer, titled double click. The typeface is Rockwell extra bold, and the 3-d […]