Self-initiated illustration and design work for one of my favourite New York beer brands, Ommegang. Each beer has a mythical story as if taken from a long, lost legend. My aim was to tastefully create a tone and brand for two of them and to render the product in a cinematic, atmospheric manner.
The Ommegang XV pays homage to the great trappist monks and monasteries of Belgium. It was released as a 15th anniversary beer, crafted with patience and inspired by history, so I wanted to refer to time in my design. I settled on creating an ornate solar mechanism complete with planets and wheat sheaves. Pristine gold and cinematic lighting help the bottle feel precious or maybe even worshipped.
The Soothsayer foretells a dark future, a dark beer that refers to an ancient black art and the shadows. I used cascading cloth to envelop the page and create a sense of smooth, flowing darkness that represents the malty beer.
Design frames for the new flagship android phone from One Plus, the 3T. Realizing FX heavy concepts in C4D, I handled a large portion of the artwork for both the pitch and design phase of the project. Using the darker influences in my work to bring a brand into focus, the film symbolizes how the different elements of the 3T connect to the human experience.
C4D, Octane Render, Realflow, X particles, Zbrush
Designed with BrandNewSchool, Directed by Jonathan Notaro.
Experimental design work for Ford created at BrandNewschool. Exploring simple form and bold color to complement both the Fusion and Focus. Precisely lit CG cars contrast primitive shapes. Created in C4D.
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.
Styleframes for Gillette, god rays, wide angle lenses, lasers and stormtroopers shaving.... I spent around a week in a galaxy far far away creating original Star Wars artwork for the pitch. Designed in NYC at Brandnewschool. Created using C4D and Octane Render.
An illustration for an efficient new sound format in Adobe Premier Pro. Depicting sound as a series of textural concentric discs.
With the help of the talented sound designer LIEKE, I made a short animation to help supplement the work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Driven, a vintage racer portrait I created for NYC studio Vault49.