In January of 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services revised the rules for social science research. Essentially, experiments may be conducted without review board oversight. Now, some social science researchers are allowed to determine whether or not their studies are harmful to human subjects. I wanted the image to have some tension, some darkness. I also thought a Rorchach like image would be in context and fun to do. After trying my hand at 3 actual ink blots I got one that worked. What do you see?

Social Science Research by Ken Orvidas

“Are Your Operations Ready for a Digital Revolution?”, is the title of this cover illustration for The Boston Consulting Group. Digitization in corporate operations is progressing at such a furious pace pace that companies need to embrace the new with the old while making both systems work in tandem until total digital operations is in effect without falling behind.

Operations Revolution by Ken Orvidas

My recent illustration is paired with the CEO letter in Korn Ferry Briefings Magazine titled, “Without People There Is No Show”. The CEO argues that the most valuable asset in an organization is the workforce and the talent they bring. This is in contrast to 67% of 800 leaders of multimillion dollar global businesses that rank technology as the top asset.

No Show Without People by Ken Orvidas

A few years ago I did monthly illustrations for Entrepreneur Magazine. As I was going through 2016 year end organizing I came upon this illustration about the tensions surrounding the EU and the US. Now that Brexit has occurred the issue is on the table again.

Brexit by Ken Orvidas

When employees are promoted to their first management role they are often given a welcome, a congratulations and little else. These “frontline leaders” can have the most impact on employee engagement and productivity yet they don’t know how to manage. Often, they are not given sufficient training, management tools and support to lead. They need constant learning opportunities and senior mentoring to develop into successful leaders.

Frontline Leaders by Ken Orvidas

One from the archives. Notre Dame Alumni Magazine examines the sometimes blurry division between issues of church and state.

Church and State by Ken Orvidas

This cover illustration is about how the flow of digital information/money is forever changing the banking industry. It’s very complex and on a mind boggling scale. The illustration is somewhat of a departure for me or least an experiment. It was difficult to distill the article into a singular, conceptual image so I decided on a more diagrammatical solution that involves many layers and international currency references. I think it depicts the feeling of movement around the globe and how the world is really one giant market.

Digital Corporate Banking by Ken Orvidas

My last image created in 2016 was for an article for Harvard Magazine that explores the reasons why some crowdsourcing efforts are more successful than others.

Crowd Sourcing by Ken Orvidas

I learned a few weeks back that my Car Sharing originally created for The Boston Consulting Group, Kim Friedman, AD; was voted into Annual 55. Many thanks to the judges. (illustrationwest.org/55) went live January 6, 2017. Check out all of the beautiful, exhibited work.

Car Sharing by Ken Orvidas

My first image created for publication 2017 was for the Science Section about the benefits of new friendships that form between people in their 70’s, 80’s and beyond. These social relationships are important at staving off dementia, etc.

Senior Friends by Ken Orvidas

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