During the decade I was the art director we went through five cover and nameplate redesigns.
A typical table of contents, although eventually our page count ran to 172 pages on average.
This article turned out to be very timely. I said, “ Hey, Dongyun, what would it look like if Ethernet cables attacked Congress?” That’s why he gets the big bucks. Check out the ones that made it into the wall and the blue energy paths spreading.
I work with famous people a lot. They don’t have much time so you have to get the shot and be creative with the locations you have to work with. The idea of calm in the storm appealed to me and photographer James Kegley knew exactly how to catch that.
The crown was made by an artist out of spare space shuttle parts and a motorcycle chain. It weighs 25 lbs and would easily snap your neck.
Arguing over what color to paint the boat while the damn breaks. Sound familiar?
National brands taking on store brands in an epic aisle 7 fight to the death using shopping carts as horses and rusty can openers as lances. One of my all-time favorite pieces.
I had the Karate Gi manufactured by a local seamstress out of pinstripe suit material. I photographed the model at the Seattle Deloitte office.
We found the school to shoot in with the ferocious bear in Olympia, WA. I love the look on Grandma’s face.
I had this idea about a company that continues to build while it groans under it’s own weight. Crocodiles wait like water vultures for the inevitable. The artist, Igor Morski, from Poland, won a Communication Arts award for this final piece of art.
Oh, Zack. Millennals, shaking things up.
Maybe a little too literal but it sure looks cool, and nobody got hurt in the making of this artwork.
It’s always a privilege to work with the best artists in their field bringing a concept to life. Yuko Shimizu and I have collaborated on several pieces over the years, but this one is my favorite. The idea that the US Health Care system could leave its comfortable cocoon and become a beautiful butterfly is well, beautiful.
The idea behind this business book by Michael Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed is that there are three simple rules that exceptional companies follow—a kind of Rosetta Stone if you will. I created the graphics and then I went to a grave stone carver and had this one made for the photography. The third rule shows up later in the article as a broken off chunk from the stone.
My ideas often take me to seemingly impossible places, but I have collaborated with some of the best artists out there, and working together, we end up with fnished peices that are exactly what was in my mind’s eye.
The article refers to a telecommunications executive who wonders why the different parts of her company failed do what she asked as their business began to slow down. The concept is that when the disparate parts come together, things are beautiful and begin to fly high again. The sculpture was created from old telecom and computer parts.
Sustainability as a business imperative had to learn to walk before it could run, but eventually companies realized that had been given a gift.
Sustainability means more money for companies, plain and simple.
Ten red balloons’ refers to a contest sponsored by the Pentagon, which challenged teams to be the first to find ten red balloons, randomly hidden all across the U.S. Crane’s MIT team was the first to find all ten – in under 9 hours – with public help in the search. I photographed Mr. Crane at MIT with 3 foot diameter red balloons.