I’ve been dancing with this idea for quite some time: anthropomorphizing rats into various occupations, all of which make money from other people’s misery. Each image will have the character iterating one word that best rationalizes its respective behavior. Pretty simple concept, but it permits me to play with typography, design, lighting, illustration, color, and inking, calling back to my days at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.

So … I’m learning to draw rats, the filthy beasts.

I’m still debating how I need to draw this: either in a more realistic approach or something with a more cartoon-style flair.

PROJECT: LinkedIn Advertising

Image of photographer

The goal of this piece was to communicate to students that the Miami Career Center employed a photographer to take professional headshots for LinkedIn. Simple story. I had a great time working this one out, doing that subtle, invisible geometry that makes or breaks a communications piece.

I’m fairly pleased with the bokeh in this piece. Heather had a wonderful, almost impish smile I did not want to obfuscate with either copy or the lens I used. I feel as though this was a pretty good compromise in marrying words with photography to tell a message as clearly, concisely as possible.