If you don’t land that job…blame your facebook post. Employers are increasingly looking beyond resumes and are peering into social media to screen new hires. My photoshop illustration hits the stands today on Bay Area News Group front pages (Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News). Story by Steve Johnson, design by Chris Gotsill.
I used a different approach for this project. I’ll express it as an artistic equation:
CONCEPT + SKETCHES + FAKE RESUME & FAKE FACEBOOK PAGE + iPHONE PHOTOS + PHOTOSHOP/PHOTOCOPY = A1 ILLUSTRATION
For this illustration I created and printed out a fake resume for John Doe. In photoshop I created a fake Facebook timeline page and using my fellow News Artist’s iPad…took photos with my iPhone. A lot of playing, experimenting and changes later and I ended up with this result. I went for a poster graphic look by using the photocopy filter in Photoshop and more experimenting until I got the feel I wanted. Of course, I love to create hand drawn illustrations and layer in elements in photoshop…but sometimes the subject matter speaks to you of the best approach. It was clear to me from the thumbnail stage I wanted to go with this photo-illustration style.
January 17, 2012 | Categories: Chuck's illustrations | Tags: Bay Area News Group, Contra Costa Times, design, employer, facebook, hire, illustration, illustrator, iPad, iPhone, jobs, newspapers, Oakland Tribune, photo illustration, photoshop, photoshop illustration, resume, San Jose Mercury News, social media, visual journalism, www.chucktodd.net | 1 Comment
OK. I had too much fun on this one. This image was created for a story a couple of months ago in the Contra Costa Times on teenagers using Facebook to setup fights on high school campuses. This has been a recent problem at several local high schools. Of course boys full of testosterone have been prone to fight in high school since before high schools were invented. However, with social media on iPads and smartphones on campus…setting up a battle royale in the quad has never been easier!
I came up with the solution of utilizing the tools technology as the portraits of the boys who were fighting. I used a laptop as the head of one student and an iPad as the head of the other and had fun drawing their profile pages. Pencil, pastel, watercolor and a pinch of comic book drama finished the image.
January 1, 2012 | Categories: Chuck's illustrations | Tags: art, artwork, Bay Area, Bay Area News Group, boys, Chuck Todd, comics, computer, Contra Costa Times, drawing, facebook, fighting, high school, illustration, illustrator, iPad, kids, laptop, macbook, newspapers, painting, pastel, pencil, punching, social networking, storytelling, teenagers, visual journalism, watercolor, www.chucktodd.net | Leave a comment