Pitch work done whilst at Psyop. I was asked to create a visual language and design style frames for the release video of the 2016 N I K E tiempo's. The boot has a unique underlying structure and so the task was to visualize what is 'UNDER THE SKIN', the deadly secret weapon, that edge that defines the best of the best. My exploration depicts the transformation of Jack Wilshere. Created with C4D, Zbrush (An old head sculpt of I pulled from my archives) photo comping, carefully placed theatrical lighting and finally retouching in Photoshop.
Misc commercial animation design and pitch work completed this year. For studio's such as Psyop and BrandNewSchool. Short turnarounds, never more than a week spent pitching on each job. Clients included Microsoft, AMC, Nintendo, Honda, Target and Verizon. Crafting style frames and creating visual identities in such a competitive field requires haste. I work using a combination of 3D and 2D techniques. C4D, zbrush, After Effects and Photoshop are at the core of my workflow and helped me depict key moments and define styles for upcoming Ads or movies.
The Brief: Design and figure out how to create animated hand made feeling wire sculpture stop motion for Verizon fiber optics. At Psyop I visualized these motion tests and styleframes within the challenging timeframe of 3 days.
Driven, a vintage racer portrait I created for NYC studio Vault49.
The brief, to respond to 3 tutorial topics with 3 wide format illustrations for Adobe’s site. My overarching concept : Every small lesson learnt will over time build something greater than the sum of all its parts.
Particles and wisps of light form lettering that represent Sohn's haunting vocals. Animated and rendered so large that closeups of letters became standalone artwork.
I wanted to explore the potential for design and adaptation of the Yo Sushi brand. Playful, scattered with quirky characters and colour. I think a strong, bold illustration style would help solidify their ideals. More colour, more imagination and more ultimately more fun.
Fast food Sushi is typically served on a carousel. The idea of advertising on baggage reclaim at airports followed the work.
Presenting my animation inspired by the timeless Radiohead album, 'Amnesiac'. Set to the track 'You and Whose Army?'
Dark and brooding, I loved interpreting all the symbolism in the album and crafting my own take on a classic.
EP cover designs for EEKKOO's latest release 'Elysium' and 'Hell is Other People' to be released on Mau5trap, Deadmau5's imprint. Dark geometric visuals for precise and foreboding house music.
EP trailer for Seven Lions latest release, Worlds Apart. Commissioned by Universal music featuring Ellie Goulding. Euphoric Sci fi Visuals to match his distinctive brand of Electro House. I designed and directed the above animation and was also involved in editing a Tour Trailer, some of the visuals became staging on the 2014 America Tour.
Portrait of Park Geun-hye for the prestigeous Bloomberg finance magazine. The brief was to produce a portrait for a large article about the first female (and current) South Korean president. It needed to represent Park's grand ambition to reignite growth and urge citizens to become more entrepreneurial.
Concept album artwork for TKOL RMX 1234567. A compilation of remixes from Radiohead’s latest album 'The King of Limbs'. The music is detailed and raw, to me it often feels nightmarish. I really enjoyed trying to depict the sound.
Late night experiments set to Flying Lotus that led to exploration of atomic forms.
'Epic' is the word to describe M83's dramatic sound. I wanted my artwork to be visually spectacular, and I found my starting point when I noted that many of the tracks had a connection to the sea. I thought water could represent the waves of sound, and the potential for scale and atmosphere was exciting enough to match the music. I worked from there...
Short album concepts for electronic musics most talented. Burial, Deadmau5, Sohn, Gold Panda, Synkro and Four Tet.
An ode to the first man to walk on the moon and his historic achievement.
While doing research I was inspired by the gold coloured reflections on the space helmet visors. They gave a warped but vivid view of the scene, and I thought gold was a fitting colour for such an accomplishment.
I was commissioned to design Carl Cox’s new album. Intec Digital (his label) wanted a design with impact. I jumped at the opportunity. Carl's an ambassador when it comes to house music and one of the biggest DJ's in the world. Here's my design and illustration for the album and subsequent events. Pure Intec Two, Mixed By Carl Cox and John Rundell.
‘KEEPING LONDON UNDERGROUND SINCE 1999’
Intec’s slogan above inspired me to create an 'apocalyptic' London scene, the ground cracking and underground laid bare. I think it fits with the raw and bass rich sound.
Miscellaneous 3D sculpts, old and new. Using Zbrush, a piece of software that emulates working in clay.
Miscellaneous client work done for various agencies. From household names to small brands, everything from product renders to ad's used on London buses.
Concept video and album artwork for Chilly Gonzales' 'Solo Piano II'.
Using motion capture, a man that emerges from floating piano keys. Most of Chilly’s tracks begin quite abstract and improvised, his sophisticated melody’s emerge from something seemingly quite random. They refine like the silhouette in my motion graphic. The keys are inanimate floating objects that only come to life when moved.
Atmospheric and emotionally resonant electronic music, Gold Panda often draws on a distinct Asian influence, employing a wide array of Eastern sounds and timbres — bells, flutes, strings, chanting, percussion, etc. It struck me that a Chinese Buddha encompasses all of the themes within the album, fits with the title ‘Lucky Shiner’ and reflects the uplifting tone throughout the album.