Lebron James Suit Design for Nike Superhero Elite Collection

This past year I was tasked out by Legacy Effects to create Lebron James’ suit design for the Nike Superhero Elite Collection. We were asked to take visual cues from the shoes and create a whole suit. Lebron’s suit needed to look strong, powerful and angular, so I designed the suit to have a lot of sharp angles, and also to incorporate the carbonfiber elements from the shoe.

After my 2D concept was approved, I 3D modeled and rendered the the suit in Maya and composited it onto Lebron. Here is the final image:

Lebron James Nike Superhero Elite suit final concept.

Although it was never used in the marketing campaign, I was asked to create a full suit. Here is a render of the back of the suit:

Lebron James' Nike Superhero Elite suit back render.

I started the design process in photoshop. Here is my 2D illustration composited over Lebron:

Lebron James Nike Superhero Elite Suit 2D design

Here are the some images from Nike’s Superhero Elite campaign also featuring Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.

Superhero Elite line-up with Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Kevin Durant. Image from Nike's ad campaign.Superhero Elite suit details. Image from Nike ad campaign.

Working on Tom Cruise suit for Oblivion

While at Legacy Effects, I had the opportunity to help create the shoulder pieces for Tom Cruise’s suit in Oblivion. 

Left image: Me at Legacy modeling the shoulder piece. Right image: a 3D printed kneecap piece from the suit (modeled by Jim Charmatz).

Left image: Me at Legacy modeling the shoulder piece. Right image: the 3D printed piece.

Here is the suit after the shoulder and chest pieces were 3D printed, molded, cast, painted and then attached to the suit:

Oblivion final suit

Here is the official Oblivion poster displaying the shoulder pieces that I worked on:

Oblivion movie poster

Character designs for Orbit Commercials

Here are some designs I did for the recent Orbit- Heights and Orbit- Polo commercials. I helped Legacy Effects design the Nachos, Salisbury Steak, and the Mashed Potato characters. The script changed a bit since I saw the storyboards, so the characters are doing different gestures in the designs than they are doing in the final commercials.

Here are my designs:

Orbit Nachos Character v01_003Orbit Nachos Character v01_003 surprised.Orbit Nachos Character v02_012 human scale.Orbit Salisbury Steak and Mashed Potato Characters v01_003.Orbit Salisbury Steak and Mashed Potato Characters v03_001.

 

 

Check out the commercials here:

Legacy Effects 2012 Christmas Card

In November of 2012, I had the opportunity to design Legacy Effects’ 2012 Christmas card. Legacy requested a decorative, somewhat tribal snowflake design with “Legacy Effects 2012” integrated into the snowflake.

Below is the final back and front design:

Legacy Effects 2012 Christmas Card

 

 

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: