Bring Your Creative Ideas to Life! - Full-page trade ad introducing other creative firms to Hile Design's illustration services.
Astonishing Feats of Visual Elucidation! - Full-page trade ad introducing other creative firms to Hile Design's illustration services.
Harness the Power of Custom Illustration! - Full-page trade ad introducing other creative firms to Hile Design's illustration services.
Are You Equipped to Face Your Competition? - Part of a postcard series sent out to advertise Hile Design's creative services.
Are You Looking for a Fresh Perspective? - Part of a postcard series sent out to advertise Hile Design's creative services.
Are You in Need of a Bigger Net? - Part of a postcard series sent out to advertise Hile Design's creative services.
Are You Focused on What's Really Important? - Part of a postcard series sent out to advertise Hile Design's creative services.
Are You Looking for a Simpler Solution? - Part of a postcard series sent out to advertise Hile Design's creative services.
Are You Weathering the Storm? - Part of a postcard series sent out to advertise Hile Design's creative services.
Are You Attracting the Right Kind of Attention? - Part of a postcard series sent out to advertise Hile Design's creative services.
Does Your Brand Hit the Mark? - Part of a postcard series sent out to advertise Hile Design's creative services.
Announcing Our Brand New Bundle of Joy! - Hile Design mailed out this postcard to announce, and bring traffic to our redesigned website.
Grillin' Promtional Poster - Illustrated and designed this poster for a fund-raising event for Food Gatherers, a non-profit organization that distributes food to the needy.
Could a Change Do You Good? - Full-page editorial illustration. In a job that doesn't satisfy you? Through continuing education, it's not too late to change course and find a job that is more rewarding.
Relax, Work Breaks Can be More Than Just a Cup of Coffee - Full-page editorial illustration. Employers are offering creative new ways to help relieve employee stress including afternoon tea breaks, massage, meditation, and personal fitness.
Inside MAR'S Land Use Laboratory - Cover illustration for a Michigan Area Realtors trade magazine highlighting the many factors that go into making a home sale. I used a chemist mixing various industry elements resulting in a successful sale.
A Place for Everything? - Full-page editorial illustration for an article offering a 12-step organizational plan for helping those of us whose desks are hidden by stacks of clutter.
Green Office - Now more than ever, businesses need to conserve energy and natural resources including using less paper, recycling, turning down the thermostat and turning off the lights before going home.
Top Dog Poster - Poster created as an Invitation + Call for Entries for the American Advertising Federation Competition.
Lounging Woman - Spot illustration used for a magazine article encouraging women to give themselves time to relax and unwind.
Look Out, She's Gonna Blow! - Full-page editorial illustration. Humorous account of the trials and tribulations of a mother, her kids, and the ever-present neighborhood kids.
Get Holidayed! Hile Design Holiday Invite - Postcard invitation for annual office holiday party
You're Invited! - Postcard invitation to our annual office holiday party
Joy! - Postcard invitation to our annual office holiday party.
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Don't Forget to Pack the Prozac - Fa, la, la, la, la - Half-page editorial illustration to accompany a humorous magazine article about how two adult brothers revert to childish sibling rivalry over the holidays.
Scoreboard Wars - Half-page editorial illustration. When couples scrupulously assign and compare values to their daily duties no one "Wins."
A Father's Heart: Temper Your Temper - Spot editorial illustration for an article aimed at fathers; highlighting how a child's character is shaped by the positive or negative verbal feedback they get from their dads.
A Father's Heart: The Little Things - Spot editorial illustration. It's the little things in life, like a game of catch or a drink of water before bed (with exactly 5 ice cubes) that can open up lines of communication, and build love and trust between fathers and their children.
Offering - Spot illustration created for sale on the Laughing Stock website.
A Father's Heart: Power of the Positive - Spot magazine illustration for an article about the importance of fathers spending one-on-one time with their children, and providing positive verbal feedback to build their self-esteem.
A Father's Heart: Courage Detector - Spot illustration. Fathers need a "Courage Detector" mentality - always ready to encourage their children when they face up to the consequences of their mistakes.
A Father's Heart: Finish Well - Spot illustration for an article about how fathers need to be patient, understanding and consistent with their wives and children.
Devil & Angel - Spot illustrations for an article about decision making and our internal moral compasses.
Water Quality - This was part of a large illustration that ran under the copy on a two-page spread for a college publication. The article encouraged students to consider choosing a career that gives back. In this case environmental science.
Continuing Education? - Full-page editorial illustration for a magazine article about the obstacles associated with people in the workforce returning to college. Shown in the corners of the illustration (and starting from the upper left and going clockwise) are 1) limited finances 2) discouragement about how long it would take to graduate 3) the need to earn a paycheck 4) and poor grades.
Out on a Limb! - Half-page illustration for a magazine article about the benefits and perils of risk-taking.
Mom and Kids - Part of a larger illustration for a magazine article about moms and child rearing.
You Deserve A Break Today - Spot illustration for a magazine article about giving kids a time out when they misbehave. The magazine's art director wanted the boy to be in the pose of Rodin's "The Thinker".
Bathtub Queen - Spot illustration for a humorous article about how busy moms need time for themselves.
Marvelous Makeover - On the House - Campaign artwork used in direct mail, site posters and billboards for a bank promo. Open an account within a certain time and be placed in a drawing to win a $25,000 home makeover on a room of you choosing.
Sleeping in Seattle...and Pittsburgh...and Houston - Spot illustration for a magazine article addressing Americans' need for more sleep.
What Real Men Read - Spot illustration for a magazine's recommended book list for men. Art director wanted the man in the pose of Rodin's The Thinker.
Looking at Our Healthcare System - Spot illustration created to sell on the Laughing Stock website.
Adverteasing Board Game - Originally released in the 1980's I was asked to design and illustrate the board for this game when the game company decided to re-release it a few years ago. The game asks trivia questions about classic and current advertising slogans and campaigns. The goal is to work your way up the corporate ladder from intern to president.
Blogging Fit - Spot illustration created for a blog article I wrote on the discipline required for blogging on a regular basis. The post referenced the treadmill in my basement gathering dust.
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