It’s been over a year since I’ve updated my PDF portfolio with a some new samples. This free download contains twelve pages of humorous illustration, toy design, concept art, and webcomics. I’ve included work created for Disney, Hasbro, Cocoa Puffs, GoGurt, and more! Download a copy to keep on file, take to a meeting, or email to a client or colleague.Download PDF Portfolio
The Smiley Company has a line of toy figurines based on the classic smiley face we’ve all seen a thousand times. They hired me to help design some vehicles and playlets for an upcoming toy line. I hope to share the playlet art soon but in the mean time here’s how the vehicle concepts turned out.
Goldfish Swim School hired me to illustrate a scene featuring their mascot Bubbles (which I had previously designed) with some of his friends. The layout needed to work both as a placemat and also as a cropped image on lunchboxes.
I don’t have an image of the final placemat but here’s a picture I found online with the lunchbox in the upper left:
Last year the toy company Alex Brands hired me to work up some character designs for a new line of toys called Slinky Headz. Each toy is a cylindrical monster character with a slinky inside, with the idea being that the top and bottom half of each can be removed and mixed-or-matched. One tricky restriction was that each piece needed to look good upside up and also upside down (in other words, if you flipped the face upside down it still needed to look like an upside-up face).
I was asked to brainstorm several rough designs, which were then narrowed down to a werewolf, a witch doctor, a zombie, and an lizard alien.
The client was happy with what I did but ultimately the decision was made to change gears and go with a different style of artwork for the final product. Oh well, sometimes that happens. Still it was a lot of fun to work on.
One of my regular clients is Goldfish Swim School. I designed their mascot Bubbles the Goldfish and have done work for them off and on ever since. Recently they decided to create punch-out headbands and glasses/masks for kids to wear, with a different theme each month. Here’s some samples of what I drew up for them:
Chuck E. Cheese has a YouTube channel where they post videos with puppet versions of their characters. Their newest video is a Christmas song featuring their hispanic character, Bella Bunny. I was hired to illustrate some slides of Bella celebrating Christmas with her family that they could cut to during parts of the song.
Here’s the full video along with a couple of the slides I drew: