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:
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:
I started the design process in photoshop. Here is my 2D illustration composited over Lebron:
Here are the some images from Nike’s Superhero Elite campaign also featuring Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.
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.
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.
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.
A talented crew at Legacy built and puppeteered the character as seen in this video. (For some reason the volume is very low).
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 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.