I was fortunate enough to have been able to work on a line of stationery products featuring artwork of different characters from Marvel’s Spider-Man property. Characters in this line include: Spider-Man, Miles Morales (aka Ultimate Spider-Man), Spider-Gwen, Venom and the Vulture.
Here is a selection of digital illustrations I’ve made over the years. Illustrative work is by far my favorite part of design. None of these pieces are officially licensed; just art that I've enjoyed creating for the sake of creating. Some start out as actual pencil sketches, but lately I've going directly into Photoshop and keeping my workflow entirely within that workspace. Many of the older pieces were done within Illustrator.
As with the Spider-Man stationery, we created a line of Marvel superhero stationery products including pencils (pictured here), markers, colored pencils and gel crayons. Characters in this line include: Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor and Black Widow.
This may be one of my favorite projects ever. I was lucky enough to get to draw highly stylized versions of characters I've loved for my whole life. I then worked with Marvel and Nickelodeon's licensing team to get approval and tweak anything they needed me to. It was really fun seeing these come to life.
The Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy | © MARVEL
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Copyright © 2018 Viacom International Inc.
Based on the same highly stylized versions of characters used for the backpack clips, these keychains are officially licensed Marvel products. It was a real dream come true to get to design something based on characters I've loved my whole life. To take something I drew and then create a line of products based on that was a real privilege. I also attempted to formulate a packing template that could be applied to the various properties and utilize their branding assets most effectively. While I did the Guardian's character designs, my creative teammate Cassie Egg helped me out and did the packaging.
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Here's a series of a variety logo designs I've made. Some are for products available at Scentcoinc.com while others are for school projects, some were for businesses and some were just for fun. I really enjoy trying to find a clean, creative solution to represent an idea.
The goal of this project was to create a modern, clean soda packaging design. The elements to be designed were the containers themselves as well as the carrier which holds the drinks on the store shelves. After creating a design for a single flavor of the soda, the project was expanded to allow for a family of flavors under the brand name. The packaging was meant to create an identity for the drink that could not only tell potential customers that it was a better choice, but look sharp doing so.
The goal of this project was to incorporate illustrative iconography into a practical use. I created a music magazine that contains the article featuring a set of guitar icons. The article itself is titled “Who Rocks What?” and is about which musician plays what style of guitar and little anecdotes about the guitar.
Later in the magazine there is a section called “The Tune Up” in which albums and gear gets reviewed. The main album review is about a band called the Joy Formidable and there’s a special feature in which they discuss which guitars were used to record the album.
Here's a variety of different plush characters I designed. This was the first time I ever attempted to create something like this. There are a few different sets featured here. One group is a set of animals called Smanimals and are an evergreen property. Another seasonal set of characters are called "Smitten Chickens" which were created with Valentine's Day in mind. Credit to Sarom Rem for some of adorable photos.
Here are a few different sales materials I was responsible for creating. That includes the layout and cover designs. There are four items featured here:
1. The Fall catalog 2. The Spring Catalog 3. The Licensed Catalog 4. A Toy Show brochure
This was the first licensed line of products I was fortunate enough to be able to work on. I love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so I was thrilled with this project.
My responsibilities included making applying the Nickelodeon supplied assets to our products and packaging for a set of markers and gel crayons. The style of markers was updated midway through the process and went from a thinner, smaller style to a thicker, larger version with a shrinkwrap going completely around the product. I was also involved in designing a floor display for all of the TMNT products. To better differentiate each item from one another, a colored bar was added to the bottom of the packaging. Due to the fact that there were 4 products in our line, it made sense to go with the 4 colors of the different turtles.
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