Brewco Hoppy Holidays poster

Here is latest Brewco poster just in time for the Holidays. The client requested that Santa have a pretty blonde sitting on his lap, and pouring him a beer. Naughty ole’ Santa….

For this poster I referenced a number of Haddon Sundblom’s Santa illustrations for the vintage Coca Cola Christmas ads. Sundblom actually studied under my great-grandfather, Antonin Sterba (1875-1963) who was a portrait painter, and who taught at the Art Institute of Chicago. Here is a link to the website I created for Antonin’s works of art.

Brewco Hoppy Holidays poster.

Here is poster currently on display at Brewco Manhattan Beach:

Brewco Hoppy Holidays poster on display

Brewco Campaign for Real Ales Poster

This is the latest poster created for Manhattan Beach Brewco. With the tagline, “Campaign for Real Ales. God Save the Ales”, it’s a nod CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. It is also, of course a play off of “God Save the Queen”. You can visit CAMRA’s website here: http://www.camra.org.uk/page.php?id=10

The client requested that I closely match Shepard Fairey’s “God Save the Queen” poster; only I was to incorporate a more mature queen raising a pint. Here is a link to Fairey’s poster: http://www.obeygiant.com/prints/god-save-the-queen

Here is the final poster:

Brewco God Save the Ales poster.

 

Katrina Sterba Yoga & Gardening Flyer

Here is the latest flyer I created for Katrina Sterba Yoga (my sister :)). This workshop offers  tips on how to harvest, dry & store herbs & seeds for the winter, followed by a gentle all-levels yoga class. Check out Katrina Sterba Yoga on Facebook.

Here are the event details:

Thursday, October 18th 6:30pm–8:30pm $25

Trout Lake Community Centre 3350 Victoria Drive, Lakewood Room Vancouver, BC

Here’s the flyer:

Katrina Sterba Yoga flyer V02.

 

Fluzone Hedgehog Commercial

This is the last design I created while working at Legacy Effects. We went through a few variations as you can see below. In addition designing the hedgehog, I also sculpted the hands and feet in Zbrush. These were then 3D printed, molded, cast, painted and used for the final puppet.

Fluzone hedgehog designed for Legacy Effects.

A talented crew at Legacy built and puppeteered the character as seen in this video. (For some reason the volume is very low).

 

Geico Piggy Street Luge Commercial

I had to the opportunity to design and 3D model the luge helmet and the luge nose for the Geico piggy street luge commercial. My 3D models were milled out of foam and used as vacuform bucks for the final pieces.

Here are my designs:

Geico Piggy street luge helmet design.Geico piggy luge nose design- front.Geico piggy luge nose design- profile.

 

 

Here is the commercial:

got milk? Commercial- Caveman Designs

Here are a few makeup designs I did for two of the four cavemen in this gotmilk? commercial. We started with the photos of the actors and added hair and prosthetics using photoshop to get a sign-off from the ageacy.

Here are the designs:

gotmilk? commercial- caveman concepts designed for Legacy Effects.

You can check out the commercial here:

Brewco Cheers Poster

I was asked to create this Brewco “Cheers” poster which was used as a template for the final glass piece. The printed canvas poster was displayed in the restaurant until the final piece was ready, months later.

Here is my final design:

Brewco Cheers poster.Here is the final glass piece with gold leaf inlay:

Brewco Cheers Glass Art

 

Geek Squad Mosquito Boy Commercial

This is the first design I did at Stan Winston Studio back in 2007. The ad agency liked it, so this became the final design for the sculptors and fabricators to reference. (I actually asked my darling wife to put on my baggy clothes and pose for the shot. I then composited and painted the rest in photoshop). Below is my design:

Geek Squad commercial mosquito boy concept designed for Stan Winston Studio.

Check out the video here:

Happy Buddha Character

Back in 2008, I responded to a Craigslist ad that was looking for someone to illustrate a surfing Buddha for a new “Life is a Beautiful Thing” brand. Well, I sent over an illustration of a surfing Buddha, and I was quickly asked to create a whole series. Dave Furano, now a founding partner of Rock & Brews, had just opened a new design studio in El Segundo and he asked me to join their team. Dave had new ideas for the Buddha character every day, so I continued to illustrate them. That was just the beginning of my exciting tenure at The Studio El Segundo.

Click here for “Life is a Beautiful Thing” Happy Buddha products.

Here is a gallery of the happy Buddha character: