Penn Gazette

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, so I thought I’d catch up with a few recent pieces from a favourite regular client, the Penn Gazette.

Legal aid for climatologists as they take on anti-climate science activists.

Legal aid for climatologists as they take on anti-climate science activists.

The Supreme Court advances a double standard that bodes ill for religious freedom.

The Supreme Court advances a double standard that bodes ill for religious freedom.

In Galapagos, humans and sealions struggle to coexist, but a novel project aims to turn local school kids into civilian scientists—and peacebrokers.  Illustrations: Tracy Walker | Art Direction: Catherine Gonterek

In Galapagos, humans and sealions struggle to coexist, but a novel project aims to turn local school kids into civilian scientists—and peacebrokers.

Illustrations: Tracy Walker | Art Direction: Catherine Gonterek

Live Happy Magazine

Play is the Thing! I couldn't help but have a little fun with this assignment for Live Happy Magazine---the value of play as a part of the everyday. From gaming to hoops in the office, it's not just for kids anymore!

Bridges To Health

New work for Penn Gazette, for an article entitled 'Bridges to Health'. Thanks to the Penn-based program Puentes de Salud, low-cost healthcare and services are now available to uninsured Philadelphia immigrant populations, many of whom are Latino. It was this connection that I wanted to celebrate in the art by bringing in the graphic, folk-art feel of Latin American embroidery.

hurray for infographics!

What can I say, some things just get me kinda jazzed...and infographics are one of those things.

They can be a perfect opportunity for a unique type of storytelling, creating a narrative that combines both design & illustration.

The last couple of issues of Reader's Digest (Canada) have been a joy to work on, with Art Director Annelise Dekker. Together we've explored each assignment thru the visual solution of an infographic. The first piece deals with brain exercise, keeping the mind nimble with daily challenges like learning a new language. The second piece illustrates the increase in prescription drug abuse.

This is a new approach for me, and I'm loving it...more infographics please...!

Global Brief

 

Like so many illustrators, I have a little wish list of clients, designers and art directors that I hope to one day work with. Louis Fishauf, one of Canada's most respected graphic artists & designers, has long been on that list.

An assignment came my way recently for Global Brief, a top-tier international affairs magazine, and with that, a chance to work with Louis. My resulting illustration accompanies a piece on Canada's potential role as an influence for change in international decision-making.

Yep, I'll be adding this one to my list of significant experiences, and collaborations... and as well, moving Louis' name from 'wish list' to 'favourite client' list.

 

staying afloat

 

This piece was created for the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation (OSSTF) to depict the challenges educators face in navigating the politics & systems of grading students.