I just completed an illustration project for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. They publish a quarterly magazine for alumni and interested subscribers featuring various activities, events and accomplishments of the school and its alumni. The Fall 2011 issue features 5 alumni who are involved in what the article calls “impact investing.” That […]
Randal did this watercolor illustration of a treehouse to fit a layout designed by an educational textbook publisher.
Randal Birkey put together this self-promotional ad for the 1997 Black Book. It features: Pharmaceutical Product Logo Globe – Product Illustration Retouched and digitally altered 5 dollar bill with 2 Abe Lincoln’s Close-up diagram of a chain product used in a road grader Watercolor boot Watercolor tractor Nascar line drawing sketch How to measure for […]
Randal Birkey put together this self-promotional ad for the 1998 Black Book. It features: A series of vector line art icons A Nuclear Fission Reactor Core Vessel An Atomic Level Fission Nuclear Reaction Diagram A Medical Doctor Digital Vector Illustration Youth Science Fair Project Automotive Engine Turbocharger See-Through Cutaway A Harris Branch Bank Architectural Line […]
Randal did this vector digital illustration in Adobe Illustrator for Ameritech’s “Signals” magazine in the 1980’s. It demonstrates how their wireless technology can penetrate walls and windows in buildings giving customers better cell signal reception.
This is one of the earliest line illustrations Randal did after starting his freelance career in 1980. A client needed a simple line diagram of a manufacturing process to use in a printed company communication brochure. Randal worked from photo references to create this line art illustration. He worked with Rapidograph ink pens on smooth […]
Computer Network Diagram The Houston Area Library Association required a simple visual diagram to communicate how their library system would be upgraded an connected via emerging Internet based technologies. This diagram was developed by Randal Birkey in 1998 and created using Adobe Illustrator software on an Apple Macintosh computer using a Wacom tablet. This vector […]
Exploded View Diagram of Automotive Engine Head Exploded view diagrams are very useful for communicating technical information is an easy to understand manner. They show various parts and pieces of a manufactured item or product in a “pulled apart” manner, with lines and visual aids to help the viewer understand where each part fits, and […]
Ketchum Advertising Chicago, Illinois Randal Birkey proposed this whimsical 3D style of bar graph to a Chicago ad agency as part of a range of stylistic approaches to making charts and graphs more visually inetresting and appealing. This work was done in Adobe Illustrator.
Brinson Partners, Inc. Chicago, Illinois OBJECTIVE The ad agency for Brinson Partners required a new approach to viewing typically boring financial graphs for an annual report. SOLUTION Randal Birkey created 3D versions of the graphs to increase visual interest to the layout and design of the report. The files were created and delivered in Adobe […]
Seems like I am always making these little sketches to show people I am talking with, some of the ideas and concepts behind the type of websites we build at BIRKEY.COM. I made this sketch recently when explaining the difference between a typical classic Microsoft .ASP/SQL Server website architecture, and one that incorporates the newer […]