March 17, 2014

March 5, 2014

Together

Photograph and 3D by me. Droid. Cinema 4D.

March 3, 2014

February 22, 2014

Anytown

Vector Illustration with some subtle texture added via Photoshop.
 

February 14, 2014

Neuron Satisfaction

more client related stuff. yawn...

February 9, 2014

175th Anniversary Theme

Logo design for a non-profit.

January 29, 2014

The Suburbs

quick sketch for a client project.

January 20, 2014

27 of Dem Dare Bones

A rejected style frame. Dang.

December 30, 2013

Abstract Motion Design

Dive through a Data Cloud

December 28, 2013

December 27, 2013

Eagle Vision

Hell yea! Our eagle can kick your eagle's ass.

December 12, 2013

Plasma Trails

Plasma and lightning treatment. Part of a Pitch.

December 10, 2013

Planting the Field

Style Frame for a TV commercial about Agro products and services. Rendered with Cinema 4D and Photoshop.

December 8, 2013

Acadia Christmas Card

Here is the final render and composite for this year's Christmas card. The sky is a photo, as well as the rock textures and fire, but everything else is modeled and rendered in C4D. We loved Acadia National forest and are planning to return next year. Let's hope there isn't another government shutdown!
Acadia National Forest 

December 6, 2013

Magic The Gathering

Title exploration for MTG. 
Cinema 4D, Illustrator, Photoshop, Optical Flares, Stock Footage

December 5, 2013

Sunrise at Acadia National Forest

Here is a rendering of a 3D landscape created with Cinema 4D r14.
I built the trees and rocks in a "low poly" style, but then added detail and photographic textures to make things look more realistic. The sunrise is a photo, too, of course. The Airstream trailer was modeled to resemble our vintage 1963 GlobeTrotter. The background islands were rendered separate and comped in Photoshop.

This is the base image for our 2014 Christmas Card.

November 30, 2013

November 27, 2013

November 26, 2013

Skulpt Tool with PolyFX

Another experiment with Cinema 4D. I added the depth of field in Photoshop using the Lens Blur filter and a depth pass from Cinema.

November 23, 2013

Snowflakes

C4D snowflakes.

November 22, 2013

Turkey In the Straw


According to the writers at Wikipedia, "Turkey in the Straw" is a well-known American folk song dating from the early 19th century. I'm most familiar with it's use by Carl Stalling in many Warner Bros. cartoons.
It's also famously used in the Disney "talkie", Steamboat Willie! What a cool song.

November 19, 2013

November 15, 2013

Amo Bishop Roden

Plexus. After Effects.

November 14, 2013

November 12, 2013

November 11, 2013

11.11

The Portal has opened. Cinema 4D.

November 7, 2013

Trapcode Particular with Optical Flares

More dumb animation with Particular and Optical Flares.

November 2, 2013

Student ID photo 1984

Digging through the attic I found some old crap, such as this ID card from my time at Columbia College, Chicago. I was in the TV dept., but often felt that I should have chosen Film or Animation.
Things worked out, though, and it seems as if the invisible hand guiding my life knew the right choice for me. I've been in Post Production and now Motion Design for almost my entire career, and am one of the lucky guys who enjoys his work and looks forward to the next project.
Note: my hair is actually longer right now than in this photo. So much for 80's BIG HAIR.

November 1, 2013

Morass

Normal and Displacement maps.

October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Mr. Dracula is hawking used cars. I created this illustration for a fast talking Hispanic TV ad.

October 23, 2013

October 21, 2013

Globey's Uncle

A quick Illustration for a pitch. A little bit of our old pal, Globey, in there.

October 19, 2013

Ms. Dracula

Based on Wilma Flintstone.

October 16, 2013

Wacky Graphics

Some fun designs for a corporate meeting to communicate sales objectives and marketing strategy.

October 15, 2013

US Cellular Data Plan characters



This summer we had the opportunity to work on some fun character designs for U.S. Cellular.
I led a team of designers from pitch through completion, delivering several animations and hi-res print versions of the characters. The client was fantastic and loved our work.
Check out some of the animation that is featured at the US Cellular site:



Special shout out to Jon Gallo for his awesome design and animation chops to help make this project a success.