Tackling a solid icon is challenging but also fun. It’s a game of conveying a graphic message in as simple a form as possible but at the same time inventing something fresh for the eyes.
Designing with dense content in mind is really interesting. Info-graphics, or what we used to call "charts" are incredibly fun to produce (especially when it comes to writing about time travel).
The Emergency Action Guide is a booklet designed to help riders of East Bay Paratransit in a disaster. This is a two page spread which illustrates key elements of E.B.P.T.'s emergency procedures.
Hot off the presses and ready to help BART riders with important how-to facts. Here's the first version in its first box, delivered on the steps of BART's offices in Oakland.
Storyboards for a variety of clients can be sampled here.
Magazine illustration for "Go Magazine"
Big ol' Poster created for SF Indiefest's annual horror fest.
Deep, deep down we're all thinking about something dark and running with tracks and rubber guides -- half-submerged caves, tunnels, and doors that bang open when our car runs into them. This is the inner dark ride. A place with running water and deep tunneled streams that push along hollowed-out logs for us to sit as the surroundings coast by. The best dark log rides are complete with the murky, moldy scent of fifty-year old clorinated water.
My Favorite SF film festival asked me to do their poster for 2016. We went full-zombie on it and orange too. Orange just looked cool. I dropped in the bright magenta on top of that and it started popping. I've got a handfull of 11x17 posters still. If you want one...ask.
Enjoy the time travel interview, and yes, the traveler is for real.
Conveying concepts through linear imagery, creating graphics that "tell a story" of a start-up, live-sketching product ideas in pitch sessions, "white -boarding" an institutions ethos, and storyboarding marketing concepts -- It's all narrative work.
Sometimes you just gotta go comics to explain what you're all about. Here are some samples from a series that explain an online marketplace.
Sometimes I work in the style featured here which I call line art, or technical -- really it's digital. I shoot photo reference and tighten up the characters so they look more realistic than my looser character and comic style. The pieces featured here are for an upcoming book project about time travel.
Film festival program designed for SF Indiefest's Another Hole in the Head horror. It's one of my favorite fests and it's local to the bay area. Check them out at: http://sfindie.com/festivals/another-hole-in-the-head-film-festival/
We all want the future to be bold, helpful, glimmering, and sleek. Keep showing me sheeted-pieces of plasti-steel, carbon-plated somethings and, that funky metal compound toys are made out of that magnets won't stick to -- it's all what I want to see the next generation of robots made out of. I can't help thinking how great it's going to be when these guys stand up and start doing stuff for us.
Keeping it fantastical with the real pencil to paper as much as I can. At least one of my feet is usually in the digital world (and sometimes both). I still like to draw-draw as much as I can. Pencils, paper, and a knead-able eraser are all I need! What exists here are images from a proposed future project. The them -- you guessed it, theme parks.