Custom Illustration and Illustrated Maps

Custom Illustration and Illustrated Maps
New Portfolios
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New Portfolios

New Illustration, Art and Map Portfolios

I’ve just created a series of portfolios in addition to my primary portfolio.

It’s come to my attention that sometimes potential clients need a narrowly scoped portfolio. Art Directors, Creative and Marketing Directors and other department heads are busy and have limited time. Being presented with exactly what you are looking for makes life easier. I’m also frequently initially contacted by Human Resources staff or other folks who only know what the Art Director (for instance) requested in writing, but couldn’t identify vector art or isometric drawing in a portfolio unless it’s very clearly identified.

As a result of this epiphany I created these specialized sub-portfolios. Most of the content is a subset of my main portfolio, but there are instances where I have included additional works. I try to keep my main portfolio a little lean so some works that have been removed form that portfolio over time have been brought back for some of these sections. For instance I had almost completely removed paintings from my portfolio, but I’ve brought those works back in their own portfolio gallery. Most of the portfolio galleries are more pragmatic. For instance I really do get a lot of inquiries into vector illustration (sometimes specifically illustrated vector maps) and isometric renderings. I am also trying to cultivate greater interest in illustrated maps specifically for the resort industry. I’m also trying to increase awareness of my architectural rendering capabilities.


Show Proposal Rendering
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Show Proposal Rendering

Show Proposal Rendering


Show Proposal Rendering – I was approached not long ago by Informa’s management to create a rendering for a proposal to move the venue of the Miami Yacht Show from its venue on Collins Avenue in North Miami Beach to a little north of downtown Miami. The new location was to include Sea Isle Marina and the yet to be created Genting Marina. The show will be near the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways.

I had previously rendered the Sea Isle Marina for another illustration so I was familiar with the area. After a little back and forth with some revisions we settled on the finished rendering you see here. The illustration was a success because Informa has announced that they will be moving to the new venue in 2019.

The new venue will provide access to the cultural, dining and general conveniences of downtown Miami plus increased parking capacity to over 3,500 spots. Close proximity of venues should increase the efficiency of Water Taxi service as well. The deeper water will also accommodate larger yachts with deeper drafts.

I’m proud of this rendering, but I don’t know whether to classify it as a map or an illustration. I think this example is really a fifty fifty split.

Marina and Adjacent Village Map
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Marina and Adjacent Village Map

Marina and Adjacent Village Map

Marina and Adjacent Village Map – I’ve just completed two maps for Conanicut Marina in my father’s home town of Jamestown, RI.

The first map is a broad view map showing everything from Newport Harbor to the west side of Jamestown and The Newport Bridge to pretty far south. It’s a good tool for general orientation and locating areas within the vast mooring fields operated by Conanicut Marina. It also gives a pretty good overview of the Jamestown/Newport Ferry.

The second map focuses in on downtown Jamestown and the marina docks and facilities more. This map should be a great aide to sailors making landfall at the marina. This map gives a clear overview of dock arrangements, restaurant locations and local conveniences.

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