Monday, September 28, 2015

Her Wheels

Years ago I helped out a small toy company called Major Toy who had what I thought was a great idea for a line of "Her Wheels" for girls. Hey, some girls like cars too, right?
Besides, there would be much glitter and fashionable accessorizing. Here are some early sketches. I think they sold the idea to somebody but I guess the idea knocked, pinged and finally stalled.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Frog and Toad Style Guide

The following images are from a style guide I did for Jim Henson Co. a couple of years ago based on a sweet little children's book that I wasn't familiar with at the time. I really enjoyed this job and the folks at Henson are great to work with.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Toy Commercial Storyboards

These commercial storyboards were done last year. I enjoyed doing them.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Here's some super quick key art concept development done last year for a client...

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Sporting Life

Last year I did a ton of graphics and concept renderings for a burgeoning Sporting Goods Co. that I'm not sure ever "burgeoned." Here are a few samples.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Do it like a Doozer

Here's some style guide character art done for Jim Henson Co. awhile back for their Doozers property. All lovingly executed in Adobe Illustrator.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Simon Book Cover

My old friend Michael Mullin is sort of a brilliant guy. He talks really fast because his giant brain grinds out information way faster than his comparatively lethargic lips are willing to express it all. Anyway, he wrote this YA novel entitled "Simon" which is, of course a brilliant retelling of a little known screed called "Hamlet" by some other guy...and Mike called on me to help him develop the cover art. Todd Spenceman, who coincidentally is also fairly sharp, collaborated on this as well. The top image is where we ended up. The ones below were earlier iterations. I am imploring all of the readers of my blog to go out right now (yes, both of you!) and buy it for the cover art and maybe give it a read too.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Shanghai Project

Last year I was hired to design and QC the sculpts for these fixtures for a recently opened Disney Store in China. It's now installed and looks really good. Personally, I miss the old Disney Store designs that incorporated 3D characters...this store design is a nice hybrid.