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 haven’t been working on as many commercials these days, as I have spent the last year and a half designing on Disney’s Star Wars series, as well as two seasons of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, but I did get a chance to design Arnold Schwarzenegger as Zeus in the BMW Zeus & Hera …
I was tasked out to design a bulky mech suit that the “Stranger”, or John Henry Irons, would wear to battle Superman, in the series, Superman and Lois. I did a few passes at a more military-style armored suit, and they actually picked the first one. As per their request, I added jet propulsion and …
For this year’s Super Bowl, I had a chance to design a number of characters for Verizon’s You Can’t Blame the Lag Super Bowl 2021 commercial, featuring Samuel L. Jackson. The characters needed to be Fortnite-esque, so I tried to riff off of the look of the game. Here are some of the designs: Here …