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Colby Lysne for St. Francis Women's Services

Posted by Workbook on 09/19/2014 — Filed under:  Advertising CampaignsFeaturesHeadlinePhotographybehind the scenes


Photographer Colby Lysne recently worked with Muller Bressler Brown on a campaign for St. Francis Women's Services.

For more imagery and behind the scene's info (including how to keep a baby napping!) check out Colby's Blog.

Mary Lynn Blasutta for Papyrus

Posted by Workbook on 09/19/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
The two posters below were illustrated and designed by Mary Lynn Blasutta. This illustration will be gracing the windows of the Papyrus stores this fall. She is over 40 inches high and will be partially 3 dimensional. Papyrus needed concepts for a new card program and over a weekend, Blasutta came up this new girl idea.



Beauty and the Reef by George Kamper

Posted by Workbook on 09/19/2014 — Filed under:  Anything TechnicalFeaturesHeadlinePhotographybehind the scenes


George Kamper does it again with this beautiful underwater project.

"A year or so ago, I came up with the idea to shoot some underwater imagery. Not of fish and coral, but of people, playing sports, fashion, or dancing...I faced several challenges, most importantly; I had to come up with an idea that hadn’t been overdone. Though I love long flowy fashion, and how it looks when shot underwater, it’s been done. I wanted my shots to be more than that. I wanted the images to have an organic quality and not feel cliché’."

Read the rest of the story and see more of the final product on George's Blog.


Adolfo Valle: The Jerusalem Approach

Posted by Workbook on 09/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Illustrator Adolfo Valle created the cover for this week's National Journal focusing on a Jerusalem-based strategy for peace between Israel and Palestine.

Tom Cocotos for Pacific Standard Magazine

Posted by Workbook on 09/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Tom Cocotos illustrates the many moods of surgeons for Pacific Standard Magazine. The story tells how these doctors, notorious for their conceited attitudes, are working on their bedside manners and how that can negatively affect their skills in the operating room.





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Jimmy Williams for Boone Tourism

Posted by Workbook on 09/17/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
By Jimmy Williams

More often than not these days I’m hired to shoot an ad campaign that just seems to fit my personality and style. My recent Boone Tourism shoot is just one of those assignments. Clean Design in Raleigh, NC approached me with the following campaign concept and I was immediately on board. It’s a little quirky (like me) and at the same time demands a heightened degree of vision, style and finesse. It was critically important that the end photos were visually alluring and at the same time have an element of surprise that completed the concept.


“If you need a photographer who can take a campaign concept you love and execute it so brilliantly it becomes the centerpiece of your portfolio, then Jimmy’s the guy. That’s what he did for our Boone, North Carolina tourism campaign. He truly understands what an image needs to say, and he makes it happen with visual eloquence.”
- Scott Scaggs, VP Partner / Creative Director, Clean Design

Client: Boone, North Carolina Tourism
Agency: Clean Design
VP Partner / Creative Director: Scott Scaggs
Sr. Designer: Alice Brady
Copywriter: Mary Webster







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New Image from Stepan Gilev

Posted by Workbook on 09/17/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesIllustration
To see more work from Stepan, take a look at his Workbook Portfolio.

James Nelson: Autumn in the Air

Posted by Workbook on 09/16/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
By James Nelson

There’s a hint of autumn in the air, and the idea of a warm cup of coffee or a latte sounds pretty good right now. Inspired by that idea, I created a new illustration for my portfolio. Now the only decision is which flavor do I want?

Jared Leeds: Whitehead Institute Annual Report

Posted by Workbook on 09/16/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
By Jared Leeds

In June, we spent a few days photographing the annual report for the Whitehead Institute, and I’m psyched about how it looks. A big thanks to Alice Hecht at Hecht Horton for bringing me on to photograph the brilliant scientists at Whitehead and making the images sing with impeccable design. These spreads are my nine favorite of the twenty or so in the book. We also photographed everyone on a white seamless background, but everybody agreed that the black popped.





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Workbook Latest Additions: September 14th-20th

Posted by Workbook on 09/15/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineLatest Additions
Stephen Bailey
Stephen Bailey, a full-time freelance illustrator for over twenty years, has developed a wide variety of artistic capabilities and experiences. He prides himself on not only being able to produce the highest standards in illustration, but also on the professional service for his many clients for whom he creates award-winning illustrations. Graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1991 with a BFA in Illustration, Stephen still starts every illustration with pencil-on-paper drawings, creating images he pulls from his imagination and creativity. Photoshop and illustrator are then used to create the final product.

Annabelle Metayer
Annabelle Metayer is a Montreal-based Illustrator. Her passion for fashion and all things feminine, combined with a previous career as a graphic designer, contribute to her style and choice of topics. Annabelle has worked for a variety of publishing clients. She specializes in book covers and characters for packaging.

Mike Wepplo
Michael Wepplo is a prolific food photographer and illustrator with over twenty years of experience creating images and full-package layouts for every major package design firm and CPG across the country.

William Huber
William is a determined, respectful, and hard-working artist. He is constantly looking for ways to add to the ideas at hand and deliver exceptional work within a short time frame. His projects revolve around a loose and fun atmosphere where anything goes, and anything is tried. Collaboration is everything. A fact most often talked about is his speed on set to gather points of view and his collaborative efforts to listen and incorporate ideas in a cohesive image. A priority is his single-minded approach to giving the utmost attention to details and respect toward everyone he works with. It is this connection and care that has marked his work over the last twenty years.

Grace Chon
Grace combines her background as a former advertising agency art director with her photography, creating modern, lifestyle portraits of people and animals. Her clients include ad agencies, magazines, publishing companies, celebrities, nonprofit organizations, and TV shows. In her spare time, Grace photographs homeless dogs looking for their forever homes and donates her photography services every year to multiple dog rescue groups in Los Angeles. She lives in LA with her husband, baby boy, and their beloved rescue dogs, Maeby and Zoey.
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