The Small Stuff

Many years ago, legendary creative director Al Adas critiqued a thumb I had drawn for him: “Dis tumb looks like a sausage.” Always one to take Al seriously, I have been working on my “tumbs” ever since.  Often these images are reduced to postage stamp size to illustrate how to work a medical device, but even reproduced […]

read more

5 Great Medical Animations to Watch Right Now

This week, Serbin Communications is featuring 5 Great Medical Animations to Watch Right Now on its Medical Illustration Sourcebook website.  It’s a very interesting overview of different creative approaches that are used today to convey bio-medical information in a moving format.  Check it out at:

read more

Valentine’s Day for Guys

  Well, that day that all guys fear and loathe is almost here.  Yes, its Valentine’s Day, that smarmy hot pink forced declaration of love day.  Assuming that you have been unable to schedule an out of town business trip or an emergency visit to a desperately ill uncle in Fort Meyers, face it – […]

read more

O Tannenbaum…

Celebrating the holidays with the American Holly, Emerald Arborvitae, Austrian Pine, Black Hills Spruce, Douglas Fir, Eastern Red Cedar, Blue Point Juniper, Mugho Pine, Arizona Cypress, Scotch Pine, Balsam Fir, Bristlecone Pine, Canadian Hemlock, Pacific Cedar, Loblolly Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Giant Sequoia, …and the recently discovered Verizon Faux Fir

read more

Should I Work for Free?

Last week I was invited to lunch by a recent film school graduate.  She was looking for a job and showed me her reel on her iPad.  Good work.  Over shrimp tacos, she explained that she had a dilemma and needed some advice. An Oscar nominated producer, knowing she had just graduated from USC with […]

read more

The Starving Ocean

So, today Amy at AdBase called with a review of my marketing efforts. She had looked at all my email blasts from the past 2 years and she began to carefully explain the metrics to me. I start to drift off.  Somehow it reminded me of “The Starving Ocean,”an article I read some time ago. […]

read more