Whether you are developing a character, creating a brand, or building a venue, I can handle all of your previs and design needs.
Having spent years working in the film, commercial, and music industries, I can offer a wide range of design services including:
- Logo design
- Posters, flyers and brochures
- T-shirt design
- Product design
- Character design
- 2D sketches to fully rendered and composited concepts
- Organic and hard surface 3D modeling ready for production or 3D printing
- 3D environment renderings
Any digital sculpture or 3D model can be turned into a real-world object.
Much of my experience at Legacy Effects involved creating digital assets for films and commercials. These assets were then 3D printed for use as a props, suit pieces and maquettes. Here is a bust of Abraham Lincoln that I digitally sculpted for Stratasys, the world leader in 3D printing technology. They wanted to have a life-like bust to demonstrate the printing capabilities of their Objet printers. After a few weeks of studying reference photos, I created this digital sculpture which was 3D printed, painted, and then displayed at Siggraph 2013.
Whether your character or suit is for film, commercials, print, or web, I can give you an asset that will work in all formats.
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 geometric, so I designed the suit to have a lot of sharp angles, and also to incorporate the carbonfiber elements from the shoe. Initially I created 2D concept sketches, as seen on the left, but I then created a full 3D model of the suit which I rendered and composited for the final image, on the right. Nike used renders of this 3D model in their marketing campaign.
Often a concept begins with a rough sketch. I then develop the idea into a 3D model.
These initial robot sketches were used as reference to build a 3D model in Maya, which was rendered and composited. Often directors wish to see their character posed in a scene as though it was a frame in the film in the commercial. I make it my goal to bring your characters to life.
Through logo designs, posters, t-shirt designs and canvas prints, I can help you create the visuals for your brand.
I have had the privilege of working with the Zislis Group for over ten years now. Back in 2009, when Brewco Manhattan Beach was going through a rebranding, I helped the Zislis Group design a new logo, as well as all of the interior artwork. Here is my Brewco Extreme Beers poster. On the right is the 53″ x 63″ canvas print after it was just hung on the wall. This, along with all of the Brewco posters are displayed on rotation at Brewco Manhattan Beach.
If you are building a venue, or creating a retail space, I can help you visualize the final concept.
With 3D models, I can generate interior and exterior renders of your venue, and also give you virtual fly-through of your new space. Much of my work at The Studio El Segundo involved developing environment designs of what is now Rock & Brews, a rock & roll themed beer garden franchise co-partnered by Dave Furano, Michael Zislis and Gene Simmons from Kiss. This is a render I created for the Rock & Brews Beer Garden concept. This was used as visual aid for potential investors. The bottom image is a photo of opening night at the Rock & Brews Garden on Main in El Segundo, CA.
I had the immense privilege and tall order to do justice to the incredible work of Simon Stalenhaag in the Amazon series, Tales From the Loop. I worked with Legacy Effects to help design the Jakob robot, George Willard’s mech arm, the Vagabond droid, and a few others. For the Jakob robot, I used Simon’s painting …
I had fun designing the Boatorcycle for this funny Bia spot a while back. We went quite a few rounds on this one, but it was fun to explore just how cool and wacky this thing could be. Here’s a snapshot of the design process with the final and the WIPs. Check out the spot: …
I worked on two Energizer commercials simultaneously, “Dancing Bots” and “Penguins Holiday”. Both commercials needed miniature dancing robots, that Legacy Effects would build and puppeteer. My final designs were shipped off to the talented Legacy crew to 3D print turn into the live-action characters you see on screen. Here are the designs: Check out the …