We gave KFC.com an overhaul in content, navigation, layout and photographic style. We also used key influencers to help spread the word of the new campaign.
Role: Art Direction, Food Styling, Prop Styling, Designer
Players: Eric Baldwin, Karl Lieberman, Joe Albert, Jason Turner, Mike Weihs, David Trujillo
The State of Kentucky Fried Chicken Address
For Laika's 3rd animated feature, we created specialty kits to take influencers through the world of The Boxtrolls. Personal labels were hand illustrated to make each person's experience unique. A "Build Your Own Boxtroll" contest allowed one winner to receive his very own stop motion character and birth certificate. And a mirror display was designed for an interactive experience.
Role: Art Direction and Design
Players: Caio Lazzuri, Jared Elms, Paul Levy, Chelsea Guidry, Figure Plant
WK Holiday Party
An agency party designed for 650 employees to celebrate together, we created a modern winter inspired design. We then hand made a giant paper forest, a fuzzy touchable wall of snowmen, geometric snow and icebergs, as well as introduced a human snow globe.
Role: Art Direction, Design
Players: Lis Moran
photo credit: Ryan John Bush
photo credit: Jeff Duncan
photo credit: Byron Oshiro
Velveeta allowed us to design and style some amazing social shoots.
Role: Designer, Stylist
Players: Lloyd Winter, Kyle Pero, David Kennedy
The iconic Old Town strip club was forced to shut its doors after being in business since the 1960's. Artists from all over Portland came together to honor the establishment's closing with a poster show.
Place: One Grand Gallery Magic Gardens Show
Role: Designer, Ass Model
Laika's very first animated feature, Coraline opened the door to a new world. We paved the way for influencer gifts with 50 unique and handmade entomology like boxes that held treasured props from the actual film. This was just part of an incredibly successful and award-winning campaign.
Players: Julia Blackburn, Azsa West, Karen Koch, so many others
We created miniature topographies measuring 10x10 inches across to represent different regions and then slowly released colored dye onto the paper. The reaction was filmed over several hours to create a pro-bono campaign for EcoTrust, a conservation organization based in Portland.
Players: Andrew Wilcox, Alisha Henson
Under new ownership, the incredible Dr. Katie pushes BLING Dental to have new life through consistent good work, new design and giving back.
Place: BLING Dental
Role: Art Director, Designer
Means of Exchange
Means of Exchange looks at how emerging, everyday technologies can be used to democratize opportunities for economic self-sufficiency. For a conference where they spoke, I was asked to design the badges that would represent the organization.
Role: Art Director, Designer
ParaNorman, Laika's second animated feature, jumped into the world of zombies and one outcast boy. From this, we created a campaign where weird always won. We made and laser engraved coffins that held the zombies and were sent out in crates that had to be dug up with a tiny shovel. I wrote back stories for each of the seven zombies in order to design their unique coffins. Each zombie led back to the website and asked our fans to participate in the campaign. We also designed life-size fan gifts that mimicked movie props, a tunnel wrap experience in San Francisco, and a tiny working ghost Instagram camera for Kevin Systrom.
Players: Mike Giepert, Nathan Goldberg, Paul Levy, Mike Weihs, Chelsea Guidry, Kevin Shaw, David Trujillo, Kyle Pero
A gruesome campaign based on the seven levels of hell imagined through the EA video game Dante’s Inferno. Each level has it’s own handcrafted concept specific to the seven deadly sins. We created and sent out as packages to influencers that talked and tweeted about the video games launch including book covers, handmade flesh, and a death cycle.
Players: Dominic Orlando, Adam Heathcott, Karen Koch, Thor Drake, David Neeval
We worked with prolific songwriter and talented artist Daniel Johnston to create him a new website with handmade cassette type and figures sculpted after his very own characters.
Role: Type, Sculptor, Designer
Players: Don Shelford, Sam Tudyk, Daniel Johnston
We designed a game series, Taste Journey, for Coca-cola and made influncer kits for the game developers as a way to introduce the working relationship, our team, and Coca-Cola's involvement. The kit included a pop-up game manual, a game cartridge USB drive and a hand-drawn world map.
Role: Pop-Up Designer
Players: David Mikula, Adam Heathcott, Lloyd Winter, Derek Kim
Over a period of four years working on various Target campaigns from Holiday, Back to School, Pharmacy, Baby, and Black Friday, I touched quite a few projects.
Players: Andrew Wilcox, Amy Corcoran
For the P&G Thank You Mom campaign, we turned hundreds of momisms into personally designed posters to populate Pinterest with our own thank you page. We also turned a few posters into kits to send to a handful of lucky moms.
Players: Angie Maurer, pretty much the entire W+K studio
Paintings and Such
When I have time...
As part of Portland's 72 Hour Horror Film Festival, I designed and created all special effects and gore for the film "Vinyl," an original film created in 72 hours start to finish with close to no budget. We won first place for best screenplay, best original score, best director of photography and best over film for 2015.