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Art Direction

Art directors work closely with a client to conceptualize an overall design and direct talent in the process of bringing that idea to life. These examples of work by top illustrators, sculptors, and photographers are a small selection of projects commissioned and directed by Sloan for National Geographic.
 
 
Brian Cooley sculpted a ferocious-looking T. rex skull model and Robert Clark photographed it to show the creature’s powerful bite.
 
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Raul Martín created this illustration of “SuperCroc,” a dinosaur-sized croc, for a children’s book cover.
 
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Keith Kasnot created an educational and beautiful illustration of human embryonic development that was never published.
 
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John Gurche created a fantastic poster visualizing human evolution culminating in our ability for symbolic and abstract expression.
 
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Kazu Sano created a series of dramatic comic-book inspired drawings depicting events leading to the death of the famous “Iceman.”
 
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Marc Dubeau, working with cutting-edge digital technology, created this view of prehistoric marine reptiles for an article on “Sea Monsters.”
 
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Vania Zouravliov, inspired by the art style of the ancient Maya, created this dramatization of a historical Maya event.
 
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Marvin Mattelson created this scene of life during the Cambrian Explosion featuring Anomalocaris, one of the earliest-known aquatic predators.
 
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