July 1, 2020No Comments

Global causes of death vs. COVID-19

How does COVID really rank against some of the top global causes of death? Here are the actual figures from 1-1-2020 through 6-22-2020. Please note on 4-2-2020 the speed witch which COVID surpasses Influenza.

No. It's not "like the flu." Just watch what happens around the end of March.

This chart does not include Cancer and Heart Disease–two of the biggest. But it does include some of the top killers. Most of all, it shows COVIDs meteoric rise. Make sure to watch past the end of March. That's when it really takes off.

Below is the original Flourish codebase created by Tony Nickonchuk that I used to create the titled HD movie rendering above. You can easily embed the original, but it will sadly not have a title. Tony has written full documentation of the data set and sources here: https://rpubs.com/tonynick/covid_bar_chart_race_1

<div class="flourish-embed flourish-bar-chart-race" data-src="visualisation/2562261" data-url="https://flo.uri.sh/visualisation/2562261/embed"><script src="https://public.flourish.studio/resources/embed.js"></script></div>

Flourish chart can be found here: https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/2562261/?utm_source=embed&utm_campaign=visualisation/2562261

March 9, 2018No Comments

PIMCO Hong Kong Trams – Part Deux

I just received some nice photos of the six trams and four tram shelters that we designed for PIMCO's Q4 2017 Brand Campaign blitz in Hong Kong. This is the second year in a row that Team One created designs for Hong Kong trams. Definitely a fun project to work on, and I am happy to get photos this year - though next year I hope we can get some night shots.

One side of the trams features the headline in English "We didn't invent fixed income, but we reinvent it every day.", and the other side the same in traditional Chinese. The shelters have Chinese headlines that translate to "Architects of opportunity." "Architects of ideas." and "Architects of fixed income."

It's great to see the quality printing that was done in Hong Kong with virtual supervision via digital proofing in Los Angeles. Special thanks to my design team of Brooke Barttelbort and Brian Doyle for helping out on this extremely fast turnaround project.

August 9, 2017No Comments

PIMCO Hong Kong Trams

In Q2 of 2017, PIMCO ran a refresh of the Hong Kong Tram Wraps I designed. The new creative featured two topical headlines for PIMCO Income Solutions: "Where can investors find income in a low-yield environment?" and "Income can't wait for the right market conditions." Both in English and Traditional Chinese.

November 16, 2016No Comments

PIMCO Hong Kong Trams

As part of their global brand campaign from Team One USA, American investment management firm PIMCO are making a media splash in Hong Kong with a fleet of eight sexy double-decker tram wraps. Featuring brand messages in both English and Traditional Chinese, the trams are completely covered with graphic visuals. It is always exciting and challenging to design for custom media placements like these electric trams. I just received these spectacular location photos from the media outlet, and they put a big smile on my face.

If you see one of these bad boys on the street, please take a photo and send it to me.





Here are some of the other original concepts I designed. (more in slideshow)





July 4, 2014No Comments

Happy 4th of July from Los Angeles

4th of July Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles.

A little creative inspiration hit me at the fireworks show with my kids tonight. Happy Fourth of July! (click to view larger, or right-click to download wallpaper size)

May 2, 2014No Comments

Wonderful Pistachios – Stephen Colbert Shoot – 2 days in 20 seconds

Compiled all of the setup stills into a movie. It is pretty interesting to see two days work in a twenty second time span. Also got a sweet shot with Steve.


February 9, 2014No Comments

Stephen Colbert Freedom Bump

Freedom Bump

Stephen Colbert fist bumps Freedom the Eagle. An outtake from Wonderful Pistachios Super Bowl commercial that was turned into a GIF by a fan and is now moving to the top of the charts on Imgur and Reddit. Take a moment to go on Imgur and VOTE IT UP!

Here is the original footage that we posted near the end of the Super Bowl. I don't know what is more adorable. The eagle, or Stephen Colbert's reaction.


November 28, 2013No Comments

Wonderful Halos Fun – Free App for iOS and Android

Remember how bad you wanted the free toy advertised on the front of your sugary cereal box? Thanks to the brilliant marketing minds at Wonderful Halos (sweet, seedless and easy to peel mandarin oranges), you can now get a first-rate game app that is not only free, but is kid-friendly and has no in-app purchases.

Halos Fun is advertised on over 100 million bags of Wonderful Halos mandarins. In addition, you can find special game code stickers on select Halos mandarins that will unlock extra levels and special powers.

Over 100+ levels and hours of game play. Download for free from the App Store or Google Play.

Here is a special sticker code as a thanks for downloading: #cool.





February 24, 2013No Comments

Moontoast Social Ads


Moontoast Social Ads - like this one I created for Kia Sorento - show up in the Facebook timeline or Twitter feeds. Is this the future of social advertisement? Supposedly function in iOS as well, but I have yet to see that work.

Click image above to see the Moontoast ad.


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