2013 Highlights and Accomplishments

This is a few days late, but I thought it would be a good time to pause and reflect on what an awesome and action-packed year 2013 turned out to be! Here’s a few of the highlights from my studio: Illustration I received a Pewter Plate Award from Highlights! magazine. I was hired by Ultra […]

My Annual Good Friday Post

Today is Good Friday. As a Christian this is one of the most important days of the year for me, the day we pause to commemorate the torture, crucifixion, and death of Jesus Christ. Some of you my wonder, why on earth would a day like that be called “good?” Because even though it was a […]

2012 Highlights and Accomplishments

2012 was another jam-packed year. In addition to surviving another presidential election and a Mayan apocalypse, my wife and I welcomed our third daughter into the world. I also stayed very busy in the studio working on lots of fun projects for clients in the toy industry (most of which I can’t show), as well as […]

Clive & Ian’s Wonderblimp of Knowledge

VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer has just released a new DVD called Clive and Ian’s Wonderblimp of Knowledge. The series features two popular puppet brothers from Phil’s ongoing series What’s In The Bible?. The purple monkey puppet in the background was designed by yours truly. Here’s the final design (you can see my concept sketches in […]

This and That 4/10/12

Some misc. tidbits from around the web… • Former Disney animator Tom Bancroft is following up his terrific how-to book on character design, “Creating Characters with Personality”, with a new book, “Character Mentor”, and it’s coming out very soon. You can pre-order from Amazon. Full disclosure: if you click the links and then buy, Amazon […]

2011 Highlights and Accomplishments

Since tomorrow is the last day of 2011, I thought I’d take a moment to review some of the many highlights and accomplishments of my illustration studio over the past year:   Toy Design I worked on a variety of toy design, packaging illustration, and presentation sketches for a major toy company to help relaunch […]