New Orleans Live

Jazz musician drawing

Last month I visited New Orleans and had a chance to spend two nights on Frenchman Street in the world famous French Quarter. Frenchman Street is famous for its eclectic mix of live music happening nightly, late into the night. Perfect for me to put the kids to bed and get out to experience the […]

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Report illustrations for Edelman

greg betza illustration

A few months ago I was asked to create the 2018 cover for the Edelman citizenship report, an annual report of sorts. The cover had to encompass the 4 main principles of their corporate culture: community, people, world, and clients. After a few sketches were worked over the final color version was created. The 4 […]

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Benefits Pro cover/spread

Had a chance to illustrate the cover of Benefits Pro magazine this month as well as the opening spread for the cover story. I always enjoy working with AD Chris and I love that they boldly used illustration on their cover. Here is the illustration, sans type, and the spread. Would love to hear what […]

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Gender Inequality in Fashion for the NY Times

Here is my latest illustration for the Style section of the New York Times. I was asked to illustrate gender inequality in the fashion industry. I had a few sketch options which I think worked but I’m really happy with the “slanted runway” concept that was chosen. Many thanks to AD Bernadette and the NYT for […]

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Washington Post: Syria, A Love Story

This story by Louisa Loveluck and Suzan Haidamous is both beautiful and painful. It’s hard to say whether I enjoyed this assignment or found it a painful reminder of the senselessness that happens sometimes in the world. I recommend any visitors to my blog to read it here. Thank you to Jason at the Washington Post […]

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Spring Makeup for The NY Times

I was contacted last week to create a series of illustrations for the Style section of the New York Times. The illustrations needed to work with photos of different cosmetics as the article was about How to Wear Spring’s Most Inventive New Makeup. It was a bit of a challenge but challenges often lead to interesting […]

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Phantom Thread sketch night

I had a really fun evening last night at the Society of Illustrators Special Sketch Night. Last night was a promotional evening for the new Focus Features film Phantom Thread starring Daniel Day Lewis! The models were great, Bil Donovan facilitated wonderfully as always, and the representatives from Focus Features handed out sewing kits and […]

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An American in Paris-Boston Globe

Last week I got a call to illustrate a nice story about a woman’s quest for the perfect Parisian apartment and how meeting the right partner changed everything. I really enjoyed this piece. You can read the story here: https://realestate.boston.com/my-first-home/2017/10/26/an-american-in-paris/ Thanks to Lesley at the Boston Globe for the commission.

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The Book of Booth

For much of the last year I’ve been regularly contributing portrait illustrations to The Book of Booth, a column dedicated to alumni of the Chicago Booth School of Business. Here is my latest piece, a portrait of Indonesian entrepreneur and 2007 graduate Tandean Rustandy.

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Chicago Booth School of Business Portrait Series

Earlier this summer I was asked to create a series of portraits of Nobel laureates and key figures that are a part of the past and present Chicago Booth School of Business. It was an honor to be asked and I’m really happy with how the series came out. Would love to hear your thoughts. Here […]

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