The town of Big Hill is home to many big things. Big jumps, big ramps and big tricks with big names. Godzilla Flips, Helipops, Monster Walks, Jolly Mambos and Sammy Smithverts just to name a few. The only thing bigger than the tricks are the dreams of a high flying, curb shredding skateboard who rolls by the name of Ollie Rips.
The Adventures of Ollie Rips was created by Rick Hill Studio. Developed by Matt Berger and Rick Hill Studio.
You can follow the blog here: http://adventuresofollierips.tumblr.com/
Who is this Jim Jammin'?
By day Jim works at the local Water Dept but by lunch serves his community as the leader of the Muscle Patrol. A self proclaimed crime fighter armed only with his passion for fitness and a weight lifting glove with built in police scanner, he knows when to act. "It's time to Jam this Jam!" screams Jim Jammin'.
Here's a few characters I did for an Aqua Teen design test. I can only hope more come my way. 'm a huge fan.
Here's a few kid characters in their pajamas I created for Colgate Crib Mattress Co. I worked with Creative Director Mike Martin at his agency SkyLab-B on this project.
Alberto and Sam have the same mom but different dads. They just met 3 weeks ago. They have a lot to catch up on including finding their real dads. Oh and Sam, the little one, has a trust fund that allows them to do whatever Sam wants. Alberto is pissed his dad left him nothing.
I've rescued a few animals before and I'm a huge fan of the effort. So when I heard about Southern Animal Rescue needing some new marketing materials, I agreed to do some pro-bono work for them.
I created two illustrations. One with a dog, dreaming about being a super dog after being adopted and one of a cat, dreaming about being a king cat after being adopted.
I'm always open and willing to team up with animal lovers, rescue groups, animal shelters and/or animal hospitals to raise any cause they may have.
I created this University of Kentucky wildcat mascot design for UK basketball calendar company SeasonsNeverEnd.com. The BBN on his jersey stands for Big Blue Nation. This was a really fun project and I hope to create more designs of this mascot. And if University of Kentucky is interested in licensing this mascot design, lets chat!
Here's a few designs I've created for Southeast Pug Rescue & Adoption (SEPRA). It's been a great process working with SEPRA and I'm looking forward to creating a lot more for them. Pug Love!
Here's a few loose character designs before I clean them up and ink them in illustrator. Thanks for looking.
I was contacted by Hershey's Entertainment & Resort to help them update some line art illustrations on coloring pages with their new revamped brand characters. I jumped at the chance. So here's a few coloring pages I created with the new Hershey's Bar, Reese's and Kisses characters.
I was contacted by Wood Animal Hospital in John's Creek about creating some brand characters based off the cat and dog in their logo. I designed the existing cat and dog in their logo into animal doctors. I think its a fun way to show what the animal hospital does and it's a way for them to brand the hospital.
The characters have been used on their Facebook page and on employee t-shirts. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of the two characters in the future.
The "Duck Dynasty" show on
A&E is about a family of duck hunters in the back swamps of
Louisiana. I thought it would be fun to create them as duck characters.
The orange juice brand Florida's Natural was looking for a cost effective way to reach the youth market. I created a few OJ carton shaped characters that were printable off the FN site. Kids could print them out and build them.
An orange grower wearing a leather glove reaching out and handing a carton of OJ to a consumer is something that always happens at the end off their TV spots. I think that's an important visual to the brand. I thought it would be smart to showcase that in the carton character designs. So that's why they have oranges in their hands.
The artist Andy Howell has had a huge impact on my style of character design. Not to mention, he was a skateboarding god in Atlanta back in the 90s.
When Andy contacted me about designing some characters for a children's book he was working on, I peed a little. It's been a highlight of my career so far. Here's a few of the characters I designed with Andy.
Worked with Nathan Love in NYC on the character development and animations
I got the chance to create a new brand character for Kevy Cloud Connectors. His name is Kevy and he helps connect clouds. Ha. He explains everything in their new brand video on their site. Kevy.com
I worked with agency Two Way Dialogue on the project.
Yogli Mogli Frozen Yogurt had a mascot design contest and here's a few mascots I entered. I didn't win but I had a lot of fun. I do love some frozen yogurt!
Who doesn't love some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? I was asked to take part in the TMNT Boot the Foot blog collective project.
I had to pick a character from the 80's cartoon and create it in my own style. I picked Krang because I just love the idea of a living brain controlling a giant skin bag from its stomach. So I created Krang trying to escape through his ill designed ass trap. I want to thank Beast Pop for the invite.
You can see more creations here: skummbeast.tumblr.com/
A few years ago, Atlanta agency JWT moved from Sandy Springs to Buckhead. I was asked to create afirmation posters. The posters were showcased on digital screens all around the new office space and on their website.
Here's the series of posters I created with Creative Director/Writer Matt Berger.
Atlanta agency 22squared (formly WestWayne) created an original Toyota Yaris package called the "Onyx". It was a supped up all blacked out Toyota Yaris with extra features on it.
I created some characters that showcased the normal side of the Toyota Yaris and the dark side (the Onyx side) of the Toyota Yaris. The characters were used on dealership signage and in online banners.
ere's an original video game cartoon called "Lame Games" I created with Creative Director Matt Berger for the launch of Gametap. I designed the two main characters of the cartoon. One of the main characters was a shitty 8-bit game character that sucked at everything named "Mega-Pixel". And his best friend "3-Dee" was a 128-bit game character with gimp legs. They lived in a mashed-up world of 8-bit graphics to 128-bit graphics.
The cartoon was about their adventures of becoming famous video game stars. We worked with Scott Benson on the animations.
Toyota was looking for ways to sale accessories to car buyers at their dealerships. I created simple line art illustrations of the accessories. My line art was used in sales kits in the form of accessories cards so car buyers could use them as they looked around the Toyota dealerships.
I got the chance to create simple black and white line art comics with Two Way Dialogue for their client PGi. I had a lot of fun and I can only hope more come my way.