Sometimes it seems like photography and digital imagery have taken over the advertising industry, but I believe that a well executed illustration as part of a great campaign, can still be the difference between a boring ad and an extraordinary ad.
These projects, unless otherwise noted, were created while I was a student at The American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL. As an illustration major I was required to not only create the illustrations within a professional schedule and context (research, submitting pencil roughs, submitting comps, etc.) but to also create the advertising design context for each piece. This was to show our understanding of the relationship between an ad’s layout, its content and the finished illustration as published.