The Voice Season 11 Promo

A while back I was asked to do some designs for The Voice Season 11 promo: Arrival. The direction was to give Miley Cyrus translucent dragonfly-like wings, and also to turn Carson Daly into a grey alien… Hey why not?!

Here’s where I ended up:The Voice Season 11 Promo- Miley Cyrus wingsThe Voice Season 11 Promo- Carson Daly alien

Here is the (bizarre) promo:

 

Foster Farms Monster Appetites

I have been drawing monsters ever since I was a wee lad, so when I get a chance to make more monsters for a job, it’s always fun. I was tasked out to design the monster for the Foster Farms “Monster Appetites” commercial. Initially, I was asked to develop the monster in stages, starting with small and cute, and then transitioning into something a bit more menacing. The director and agency requested a few different directions, starting with a muppet-esque feel, then moving to something more hairy and realistic.

Here is the final design:

Foster Farms "Monster Appetites" final monster design

These guys led to the final design.Foster Farms "Monster Appetites" preliminary design Always inspired by Ludo 😉Foster Farms "Monster Appetites" preliminary design

Here are some preliminary designs:

Foster Farms "Monster Appetites" preliminary designsFoster Farms "Monster Appetites" preliminary designsFoster Farms "Monster Appetites" preliminary designs

And here’s the commercial:

Timothy McTimber in California Redwood Ads

I had the opportunity to create Timothy McTimber, a talking redwood plank puppet for the funny Humbolt Redwood commercials. I sculpted Timothy in Zbrush and Legacy Effects 3d printed and painted him to appear like redwood (shhhhhhhhh).

Timothy McTimber Designs for California Redwood Ads
Timothy McTimber Designs for California Redwood Ads
Timothy McTimber Designs for California Redwood Ads
Timothy McTimber Designs for California Redwood Ads

The spots are great:


Geico Alligator Arms

Here’s a design I created for the Geico Alligator Arms: It’s What You Do commercial a while back. Legacy effects built the gator puppet and VFX augmented the expressions.

Geico Alligator Arms design
Geico Alligator Arms design

Here’s the spot:

Spotify The Never Ending Story Ad

“Atreyu!!!!!!” I had a chance to sculpt the auryn medallion that Atreyu wears in the Spotify “Never Ending” spot. Unfortunately, you can’t see it in the ad, but in the behind the scenes featurette, you can see it, as well as Legacy Effects in action with the Falcor gimbal rig! Legacy 3d printed and painted the medallion to appear as the original in the 1984 film.

Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion
Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion
Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion
Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion
Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion
Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion

Here’s the ad:

This is the the behind the scenes featurette:

Quicken Loans Star Treck Ads

I helped design the vulcan couple and dog for the series of Quicken Loans Star Trek commercials this past summer. They actually used the designs for the set dressing- note the framed pictures 😉

Quicken Loans vulcan couple designs
Quicken Loans vulcan couple designs
Quicken Loans vulcan dog design
Quicken Loans vulcan dog design

Honda Square People Designs

A while ago, Legacy Effects had me help design the square people for the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe “Square” commercial. Another Legacy artist, Jim Charmatz and I spent a couple of weeks refining the nuances of the characters’ features with the director. It was a challenge not to let the characters slip into the uncanny valley… creepy. Here are a few of the people I designed.

Here is the commercial:

 

Target Star Wars Commercial

A while back I had the chance to help Legacy Effects design the Storm Trooper helmet for “Bullseye” the Target dog for their holiday commercial: The Star Wars Chase. I had to warp the geometry a bit to fit the dog, but we were able to get make it work, and still be comfortable for the pup.

Here’s the design:

Target Bullseye Storm Trooper Helmet design for The Star Wars Chase commercial

Here’s the spot:

Dollar Shave Club Super Bowl Commercial

Back in September, Dollar Shave Club launched a series of commercials featuring a bunch of animated, dirty razors. I had the opportunity to help design these guys. Here are some of the character designs I did for “Zeke the Dirtbag Razor”, “Jacques the Filthy Razor”, “Razor Escapes” and “Sneeze the Sick Razor”. I had fun on this one.

Zeke just aired during Super Bowl 50.

Dollar Shave Club "Zeke" designDSC_Razor_Jacques_WebDollar Shave Club "Razor Escapes" designDollar Shave Club early "Sick Razor" design

Here are some of the earlier versions. Initially the agency wanted to push the characters pretty far, but then they dialed it back a bit for the commercials.

Here are some of the commercials:



 

Royal Caribbean Bionic Bartender Commercial

A while back, I helped Legacy Effects design a robot character for a Royal Caribbean commercial. I was asked to design the face and base of their robot bartender. He needed to be simple, yet able to display emotions as he searches for his perfect job. He also needed to roll around so I designed a number of wheel and base options.

Here is the final design:

Royal Caribbean Robot Bartender Royal Caribbean Robot Bartender

Here’s the commercial:
https://vimeo.com/129233104

 

Pepsi Perfect Back to the Future II Robot designs

I had the opportunity to help Legacy Effects design the robot for the The Future is Now | Back to the Future Part II  Pepsi Perfect commercial back in October- 10/21/2015 to be exact. The agency wanted to go for a retro-future look to match the feel of the original film.

Here are a few designs:
Pepsi Perfect Back to the Future Robot v01

Pepsi Perfect Back to the Future Robot Design v07

Here’s the commercial:

 

DirecTV Eli Manning, Tony Romo & Andrew Luck commercials

DirecTV retired Rob Lowe and picked up Eli Manning, Tony Romo and Andrew Luck for their latest commercial campaign. I had the opportunity to do the character designs for Bad Comedian Eli Manning, Arts and Craftsy Tony Romo and Out-Of-Control Beard Andrew Luck.

DirecTV Bad Comedian Eli Manning DirecTV Arts and Craftsy Tony RomoDirecT Out of Control Beard Andrew Luck

Here are the spots:
https://youtu.be/7f2mnPaFcn4
https://youtu.be/dfavFFw194A