Marvel’s Runaways Old Lace Raptor

Last year, I had the great privilege to work on the Marvel series, Runaways. Legacy Effects was tasked out to build the raptor, Old Lace, so they contacted me to help out on the design and sculpt of the creature. The Marvel team came up with a great 2D design, so I digitally sculpted the dino, and created 3D renderings for the production team to visualize Old Lace in 3D space.

Legacy Effects took my 3D sculpt and had it milled out of foam. They then built a full scale raptor puppet that you see in the show.

It was a blast to work with the same crew that created the animatronic dinos for the original Jurassic Park films.

Here are the designs:

Check out some clips of Old Lace in show:

Sprint Evelyn Super Bowl Commercial

I had the opportunity to help design Evelyn and a few other robots for the Sprint Super Bowl 2018 commercial: Evelyn. We went through a few rounds of Evelyn’s features. She needed to have an indifferent expression, with a subtle air of superiority, yet she couldn’t look mean.

I actually had the most fun designing the little robot who says, “You got a dumb face!”

Here are some of the designs:

Here’s the commercial:

 

Farmers Red Hot Mascot

Here’s a funny Farmers Ins. commercial I worked on a while ago. I designed the flaming mascot. I found this ad concept so flippin’ hilarious. The cocky mascot doing his mascot-thing in the car with his silly-ass fireball head, meanwhile the car is on fire… Hahahaha. Anyways, I had fun with this one.Farmers Ins. Red Hot Mascot

Here’s the spot:

 

Xfinity Home The Neighborhood Horror Short

XFINITY Home came out with a horror short, The Neighborhood, this past Halloween. Its a fun, spooky concept, and I had a chance to help design the mysterious hood, as well as the “ghouls” that flash in some of the scenes.

Timed with Halloween, “THE NEIGHBORHOOD,” is set in an ordinary neighborhood where extraordinary things are happening. The XFINITY Home system and cameras play a pivotal role in linking the story together, creating an edge-of-your-seat product demo like nothing seen before.

Here are some of the designs:

 

Check out the short film… if you dare!

 

Geico- Fleas Playing Badminton

I had a chance to design the cheesy flea costumes for the Geico- Fleas Playing Badminton commercial. They were intentionally low-tech for comedic effect.

Here’s the final design:

Geico- Fleas Playing Badminton final designGeico- Fleas Playing Badminton final design

Initially I was asked to explore a more realistic flea costume design, but then they were determined to be too scary. I don’t disagree, and this just isn’t as funny:

Geico- Fleas Playing Badminton preliminary design deemed too scary ;)

Here’s the spot:

 

 

Trip Advisor Owl

I helped design Little Wiser, the owl in the latest Trip Advisor ad campaign. He’s kind-of a mashup of a burrowing owl with horns. The Legacy Effects team did a fine job with the puppet.

Trip Advisor- Little Wiser owl design

Here’s the spot:

 

Snapple- Carp Diem Commercial

This is a fish I designed for the Snapple- Carp Diem commercial that aired a while back. I explored a couple types of fish, but the director and agency decided on a wide-eyed, bewildered looking fish, which was definitely funnier. I digitally sculpted this fish, so Legacy Effects 3D printed my design and turned it into the puppet for the spot.

Here are a few of the designs:

Snapple- Carp Diem fish design

 

And here’s the commercial:

 

USA Colony Series RAP design

A while back I had the chance to help design the “RAPs” or “Hosts” from the USA tv series, Colony I was never clued into what these things are, so I cranked out some various designs; some were more organic, some more “space suit” based. This design resonated with the production team, and they went for it. I was surprised how quickly the design process went, and before I know it, Legacy Effects was requesting the 3D files for print.

Here’s the final design:

Colony Final RAP design

The show is pretty cool. Check it out HERE!

Big Bad Wolf for The Real Cost Commercial

Once in a while I get to work on a project that has the potential to make a positive impact in our society. I was asked to design the (big, bad) wolf and pigs for the anti-smoking commercial, Straw City for The Real Cost campaign.

The spot is riffing off of the Three Little Pigs fairy tale, where the wolf, who is a chain smoker, can’t muster the lung power to even blow over a straw building. The direction for the wolf was to make him look sickly and gross, with ill-fitting, tattered clothes and big, worn-out boots- a real sketchy looking son-of-a-gun.

The Real Cost Commercial: "Straw City" Big Bad Wolf

Here are a few of the pigs going about their business:

The Real Cost Commercial: "Straw City" Shop Owner PigThe Real Cost Commercial: "Straw City" Mother Pig and baby

Since October, the YouTube video has had over 1.9 million views, so I can only hope the message is having some effect.

Here is the commercial:

Cuckoo Clock: Take a Closer Look – GEICO

Here are some characters I designed and sculpted in ZBrush for a recent Geico commercial, Cuckoo Clock: Take a Closer Look. Legacy Effects 3D printed these guys and turned them into puppets for the clock.

This was a fun challenge. My initial pass was a bit too smooth and detailed. The director wanted these to be more crude and vintage looking, so I took down the details and sculpted them to appear as though they were hand-carved out of wood.

Here are renders of the characters:

Geico- Take a Closer Look Cuckoo Clock Saw Guys Geico- Take a Closer Look Cuckoo Clock Accordion Guy, Milk MaidGeico- Take a Closer Look Cuckoo Clock Dancers, Pie Eater and Angry WifeGeico- Take a Closer Look Cuckoo Clock Cuckoo BirdGeico_Cuckoo Clock_AnimalsHere’s a screen shot from the spot:

Geico Cuckoo Clock Screen Shot

And here’s the commercial:

 

Pizza Hut Singing Snowman

Just before the holidays last year, I was tasked out to design the singing snowman for Pizza Hut’s Singing Snowman commercial.

After designing the look of the snowman, we went through a few rounds of the melting stages. The client didn’t want it to look too gruesome or sad, so I tried to keep it light. 😉

Pizza Hut Singing Snowman Stage 1 Pizza Hut Singing Snowman Stage 2 Pizza Hut Singing Snowman Stage 3

Here’s the commercial:

 

 

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: