Leaving Earth: Packaging
Box art for Leaving Earth, a tabletop game I designed about the Space Race. Published in 2015, Leaving Earth has sold many thousands of copies, and you can even buy it at the NASA Ames gift shop in California.
See what people have to say about Leaving Earth at Board Game Geek.
Leaving Earth: Details
Arrangement of cards from the tabletop game Leaving Earth. As a game about rocket propulsion, Leaving Earth needed cards that could convey complex information in an easy-to-use format.
See photos of this game's many components at Board Game Geek.
Israel as the Bay Area
Concept map showing Israel and its neighbors in the context of the California Bay Area, at equal size. Intended to help give a sense of scale by comparing two areas that are frequently in the news (generally for different reasons).
Featured by Jewish News of Northern California and by Big Think.
Flowchart of factories and products. Part of the artwork I created for Victory through Industry, a game published in 2014.
In this complex tabletop game, players use factories to make products into other products. With many levels of manufacturing and multiple sources for some products, a flowchart can be a useful player aid.
See this game in the wild at Board Game Geek.
US and World Climate
Map comparing the United States to world cities with similar climate, considering temperature and precipitation throughout the year.
A few facts: Death Valley is the hottest place in the world. Fargo really is as cold as Siberia. Huntsville, Alabama has colder winters than Glasgow, Scotland.
Map for the popular board game Diplomacy done in the style of William R. Shepherd's historical atlas of 1911. Three-letter abbreviations are used in the game to unambiguously refer to different regions.
Infographic comparing Scotland to the United States, considering many factors, including: population, poverty, crime, taxes, and ethnic diversity.
A few facts: Scotland has about the size and population of South Carolina. Scotland's population is 96% white, compared to the US at 63%. Entitling an infographic "What if Scotland joined the United States?" may elicit some angry responses.
European Population Density (as US States)
Looking at how densely populated Europe is in US terms. On this map, each European country is labeled for the US state with the nearest average population density.
1890s Outdoor Logo
Created as part of a rebranding effort in 2017 for Lumenaris, a game and craft manufacturer. This version of the logo looks best when it's ten feet high and painted on a historic building, as you can see for yourself in old town Colfax, California.
A few little drawings of traditional East Asian architectural styles, used as location symbols for the board game Caravans of Asia.