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:

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Check out the commercials here:

Brewco Music For Your Palate Poster

For this latest Brewco poster, I was asked to reference Sergei Vasiliev’s photo “Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.15”. Currently on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Vasiliev’s exhibit is a collection of photos of Soviet prisoners covered with tattoos. These tattoos displayed the secret code language of criminals in the USSR. Although I did use some Soviet nuances, I opted to keep the tattoos a bit lighter and use Brewco reference instead.

Here is my final design:

Brewco Music for Your Palate Poster

Brewco White Stripes Poster

Here is the latest Brewco Manhattan Beach poster. The client requested that I feature The White Stripes for this piece. This will likely become part of a series of rock & roll themed Brewco posters.

Here is the final piece:

Brewco White Stripes poster

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



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:

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:

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:

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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:

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Here is the commercial: