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Industry Arts
Occupation Illustrator
Location NJ/NY/FL/Europe
Introduction I am a staff hedcut illustrator at The Wall Street Journal with over 28 years of experience. I have created tens of thousands of original illustrations for the paper and wide variety of clients ranging from all publishing, corporate brochures and advertising to product and website illustration and social media avatars. Hedcut is a term referring to a style of drawing, used exclusively by staff artists at The Wall Street Journal. We use the stipple method of arranging small dots in specific patterns combined with a hatching method of thin lines to create an image. This technique is designed to emulate the look of woodcuts from old-style newspapers, and engravings seen on certificates and currency. It is drawn by hand using pen and ink. Hedcuts are never computer generated. The phonetic spelling of "hed" is based on newspapers' use of the term hed for "headline."