Sunday, May 14, 2006

A New Print Campaign

And now for the other half of the bread and butter. Advertising. I really enjoy doing ad work. It's always challenging, and allows me to change up my style and approach to address the specific needs of each campaign. This one is for a Print campaign (photo) for an investment company (so a conservative, elegant approach was called for). I think the execution is classic, and hopfully will really sell the idea to the client. (Thanks for the work Eric! It's always fun!)

Friday, May 12, 2006

Meeting with the Man

Today I met with Jeff Kline, our Executive Producer on Pooh, for lunch. He was very gracious with his time and open with his opinions (which is one of the reasons I really enjoy working with him...he is generous, smart, direct and well thought out in his critiques) (don't take no sh*t neither!). We talked about a lot of things, including one of my properties that I am currently developing further. It was great to get his take on it, and to get his advice. No buttering up here. I am very fortunate to have several people I really respect in the career who are willing to take the time to help me develop as an artist: David Hartman, Chuck Drost, Therese Trujillo and Maura Sullivan to name a few, but not to slight any of the many others who are so generous with me.

So, for the first time publicly, I present a sneak peak at the "Z-Boys",.

Thanks for indulging my gush.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Urinetown: The Musical

Just completed the most recent poster for Capital Playhouse's presentation of the Broadway hit "Urinetown". Trying something different here, getting away from individuals and letting the city be the character. Using a different limited pallette and this time working with simple shapes and transparencies challenged my design abilites. My recent trip to NY really informed and inspired my approach to this piece.
At least I like to think so.