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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Job Search Network

Part of a series of illustrations for an online course focusing on employment. This piece attempts to give the students an idea of how the results of their "Job Search Network Map" assignment may look.

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Created in Adobe Illustrator

Workplace Communication

This is another spot illustration used in an online course on workplace communication. This piece accompanies an example scenario in which an automotive service technician communicates ineffectively with a customer who perceives him as being rude.

Created in Adobe Illustrator

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Illustration Friday - Robot

I like the way old mechanical products look. Record players, televisions, cameras, radios and so on.

Back in the days when many products were made with wooden elements, it seems more care was put into the craft and design. You saw objects with decoration on them. Simply for the sake of decoration. The products were intended to be beautiful as well as functional.

Nowadays, many products are mostly made of plastic and are reduced to the very basic functional elements (for example the assorted iPod products). I’m not saying these visually-reduced products are bad. They just don’t leave the mark of the designer or craftsman. They seem cold and lifeless.

With this in mind, this week’s illustration Friday topic is “Robot”. I wondered how a robot may have been designed and advertised in the ‘olden days’.

Created using Adobe Illustrator

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Illustration Friday - Spotted

Yet another big stretch on an Illustration Friday topic:

This is a spot illo I did for use in an online course on communications in the workplace. This illo accompanies some texts describing a conflict in which an auto body repairman's ineffective communication losses him a job.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Personal Space

In the last while I’ve had a few occurrences of people getting way too close. Physically, I mean.

For instance, while I was waiting in line for coffee, I had a stranger stand RIGHT behind me (I swear could feel his breath on my neck). I turned around and gave him the “Dude. What are you doing?” look…but he never clued in that I was uncomfortable.

Also, I had an acquaintance keep moving in closer and closer as we talked. As I kept backing up, she kept coming closer. (In her defense, I usually smell pretty great…but that is a topic for another time.) Not that I dislike her, but I just felt weird being that close.

As a result of these types of experiences, I created this diagram.

Let us all learn in which circle we are welcome, and which is our boundary.



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Created with Adode Illustrator