Friday, January 23, 2009

Urban Observations

I stumbled upon the sites bellow during a stroll through the north end of the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle. I like the idea of painting commonplace scenes that you would ordinarily walk past.

KOMPAN Christmas

The lovely folks at KOMPAN, Inc contracted me to produce the illustration for their internal holiday cards this year. KOMPAN, Inc is a leader in innovative playground equipment. They are based out of Denmark with a US headquarters in Tacoma Wa. This card was produce for their North American clients. It was a fun project. The concept was taken from the direction of their marketing coordinator extraordinaire, Terra Moreland. I took her initial ideas and tried to keep the card simple with the emphasis on the shapes. That plays well with the company’s own design aesthetics and brand image. Their products are very design savvy with an emphasis on whimsical design and playful shapes.

Character Study

Character concept: He's an old jester/clown of sorts...

Environment Concept

Waterfall study.

Identity

Recent design work- Logo and letterhead system for a Martinez based lawyer.

Sketches

Quick Studies [2-5min]. Most are recent some are from my school days at the AAU.

Drawings

20 min drawings from life. Done at the Richmond Art Center in the Bay Area.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Greetings and Salutations

Hello Everyone! I decided to start 09 off with a blog. Actually a new blog, using Blogger. I started a WordPress blog last year which I hosted myself. I have decided to switch to Blogger for simplicity and ease of use. For many of my first post here I will be re posting old images and post from my WordPress blog. I’ll keep that one up anyway. Otherwise this here will be the spot I share my work. I’ll be posting Sketches, Paintings, Illustrations, Design work and other random stuff.