The Fayetteville Observer ran a 5-day series looking into why more oxycodone is prescribed in the Fayetteville region than anywhere else in the state. I created the print/online graphics for that series which can be viewed here. The full series can be read here.


On April 16 2011, a tornado tore trough Fayetteville and The Fayetteville Observer photographers were there to capture the damage. A year later we sent those photographers out to the site of the damage to document the reconstruction. I put together this flash interactive graphic that allows viewers to see before and after photographs with a slider between them.

The Fayetteville Observer introduced a special section called "FO Points." After creating the logo, I took it into Lightwave and did this short animation. The type was added later in After Effects.


This is an interactive hole-by-hole guide of Pinehurst No.2 that I created for The Fayetteville Observer using CSS.

The newspaper I work for, The Fayetteville Observer, wanted to create a fun quiz to add to the online coverage of the 2009 election. I came up with this super simple game. I did all the drawings, animations and coding. I also created a version of this game for the OSU Alumni Association. That game centered around Legend Archie Griffin.

I am working on a graphic novel titled, "Seven Citadels" with friend Kevin Maurer.
This is a teaser video of the opening scene. Kevin is the narrator.

Let's call this the Kane Cochran section

Kane is a good friend and an amazing programmer. He has called upon me to create art for some really cool online games. I'll post here the ones that are still available. The links will open on a separate window.

Smash Your Rival


Nail The Interview


Another work-related project. This one took me a while. Ever heard of Timothy Hennis? He was tried for murder and rape back in the 70's; convicted and given the death penalty. It was later overturned and he was freed. The story would be turned into a book called "Innocent Victims" and a TV mini series. He was a soldier when it happened and continued to receive a pension from the military to this day. Well, the DNA samples found on the bodies were recently retested and it looks like it was a positive match to Hennis. Because of double jeopardy , he can not be tried under civilian courts again for that crime but since he is still a soldier he can be retried under the Army court system.

The Army had their Article 32 hearing in 2007 (for which I was the courtroom sketch artist) and found that there was enough new evidence to proceed. Working for a newspaper adjacent to Fort Bragg, we wanted to create a micro-site that refreshed viewers of the whole event. Here is a link to that package.

Mariano Santillan
Phone: (910) 322-5467