Our artwork was selected for the cover of PLAY! I felt very privileged--considering the amount of amazing talent in the annual.
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Older miscellaneous 3D projects.
Action for Healthy Kids is a national network of volunteers helping schools and kids learn to be healthier. This was a promotional kit for teachers to bring awareness to the classroom. The boxed kit included a binder filled with teaching materials, flash cards, a DVD and more. I was responsible for the art direction, logo design and website design. Also, I directed the illustrator. The client requested a new identity mark but wanted it to keep to the current logo's green burst. They were ecstatic about the web and logo concepts.
We are allowed to post some of this low-resolution artwork during the app's development. The hair will be much softer. We are now utilizing Substance Painter for all our faces and Lee has discovered a better process for creating hair. Much more to come!!
A personal project in development--coming along quite nice.
A packaging project from Running Press Publishing involving a 12-page booklet full of spot illustrations. I created the typography and developed the packaging/cover illustration.
This 3D caveman is part of a personal project we are currently working on. Animations of this little guy will be coming soon! His hair is dynamic and will bounce and interact with the wind...gonna be kewl. We attached some process shots too.
We were asked to develop a logo for one of my favorite rock-a-billy bands in Chicago. We only had 3 days to complete the project. We researched vintage 40's and 50's magazines to get the clothing and hair style correct. In the process of scouring magazines WE discovered the perfect font and photocopied the limited letters (a few times) and then created the rest by hand. The female figure is the fabulous lead singer and the three stars represent the other players in the band.
I worked as the art director on a 30-sec music video promoting the American launch of the Icelandic vodka, Reyka Vodka. The video featured the Icelandic rock band "Jeff Who?". The launch parties were hosted in bars throughout the U.S. ( Chicago, Boston, New York and San Francisco) and the videos were projected onto 8-foot sheets of opaque glass. I developed the concept, storyboards and worked with the production company while the exec creative director went to Iceland to shoot the band footage on green screen.
A promotional postcard image we did on the side. Outlaw McGraw uses an irrational means to rid his horse of annoying flies.
This was a promotional packaging concept--Chew-a-Rama Gum. We designed the logo in Adobe Illustrator and the characters were developed in Modo/Photoshop. Take note of the lower right hand corner...some humor.
Chump Genius App
These were characters I developed for a pitch involving a kids TV show.
I was the creative director on this project with a copy writing partner. Loyola asked us to create a 24-page brochure for their Neurosciences department. It included a mailer, three pamphlet inserts and a map insert. The photography was a mixture of stock and original shots that I directed.
An experiment utilizing new software called Qubicle (and that's not a misspelling).Qubicle is fairly easy to use if you're familiar with 3D software in general. A ton of video game developers use it for their environments and characters.
Campbell Fisher Design hired us to develop seven characters for a utility company campaign that teaches children the importance of renewable energy in a fun way. The Renewables were introduced at the Arizona Science Center/Children's Museum and there's even a comic book.
This is one of the first children's book we were commissioned to work on for Julie Kicklighter and ever since then we've been creating books for her. Check out her site... http://www.juliekicklighter.com/
Promotional piece displaying use of fur.