Disney Princess Wood Cut Toy Concepts

Recently the Strottman Agency pitched the Disney Store with an idea for some Disney Princess-themed wood kits. Their concept was to have wood punch-outs with glitter stickers and a bit of interactivity with simple lights and music. The Strottman Agency roughed out the concepts and then hired me to do tight sketches with color to make it look nice for their presentation.

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Chick-Fil-A Toy Concepts for Strottman

One of my regular clients is the Strottman Agency. When they want to pitch a new kid’s meal toy idea to Chick-Fil-A, they will sometimes hire me to create visuals to help sell the concept. They are a creative bunch and usually come to me with rough ideas already in place, which makes my job easier because I mostly just have to flesh it out and make it look nice.

Here are some samples we did for a tie-in with National Geographic Kids:

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Here are some kids meal toy ideas with a superhero theme:

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And here are a couple of other misc. concepts I did for them:

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Rubik’s Cube Toy Concepts

Recently I was approached by the Smiley Company. They wanted to pitch the Rubik’s Cube people with some ideas for expanding the Rubik’s brand into other toys and they needed a lot of artwork to help sell the concepts.

They gave me a giant list of really fun ideas. Most were fully formed but there were also a few I helped develop, all under the art direction of Smiley. There was so much work (over 65 illustrations) that I brought in some help on the final renderings from three other pro illustrators: Bob Ostrom, Justin Dial, and Carlo Lo Raso.

Here’s a small sampling of the final concepts I submitted (click images to enlarge):

Rubik's Cube-Twisty Math PuzzleSmiley Rubik's Cube Ceramic GardenSmiley Rubik's Cube RattleSmiley Rubik's Cube Build-A-Maze ConceptSmiley Rubik's Cube Origami Concept

Sketchbook Silliness: Feb-Mar 2017

I was unusually busy during February and March finishing up a giant project involving over 300 illustrations! But I also managed to squeak out a few webcomics:

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I’m trying to post one new Sketchbook Silliness cartoon every week or so and at least a couple of bonus gags per month. Hope they give you a chuckle!

Valentine’s Day Illustration for Lowe’s

Valentine's Day Activity Illustration for Lowe's

One of my clients, the Strottman agency, hired me to illustrate a children’s activity page with a Valentine’s Day theme for the home improvement chain Lowe’s. The male and female character had already been designed by another artist but otherwise this was built entirely from scratch. My understanding is that these were printed and distributed to kids who came in to the store with their parents for family activities and workshops during February.