Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios teamed up with global retailer H&M to create a North America Collection for kids. Nearly all of the art used for this collection came from a style guide I created earlier this year for Illumination. I created a core look in a style guide to support the release of the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie.
The art I created was really well utilized for this collection. I am really happy with the products because although it is core minions, it still has a fresh design aesthetic. I especially like the flock tee and the all over patterned sweater. You can see the entire collection on my portfolio page HERE. These products are available for purchase HERE at H&M. Many have already sold out, which I guess is good news.View Full Post
Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios teamed up with designer brand Castelbajac to celebrate the release of Secret Life of Pets 2. Castelbajac is world renowned for his painted style of art and bold color choices. I was asked to work with Castelbajac to create the pets characters in this recognizable style. I created several pieces of art that were then made into patterns, icons and graphics. This art was then applied to two collections. One was a line of golfing apparel for adults and the other was developed for pets. The two lines were launched with a golfing tournament in Korea.View Full Post
After working with Illumination Entertainment on a previous project I was hired to tackle design for the Mellow Minions. I created vector Illustrations of the core Minions characters in a new line art style. The work was created for Illumination Entertainment Consumer Products & Universal Studios, Japan. The Japanese team took the artwork and applied it across a large range of products sold exclusively in the Universal Studios, Japan resort. I was amazed at how many products sprouted from just six character illustrations. I believe around 48 products have been created from this collection to date. I’d like to give credit to Sean Millard for character design support. You can see full details and products here: http://wottoart.com/portfolio/mellow-minions/View Full Post
In late 2018 Illumination Entertainment commissioned me to create two large mural wall pieces. The pieces were designed as interactive coloring walls celebrating the Minions and Despicable Me franchise. I was tasked with creating art for the girls room section of the exhibit. The walls are focused on the themes, space and imagination. These huge spaces are filled with doodles and characters from the movies, including Agnes, Fluffy, Gru, Minions and many others.
The art is part of a traveling experience called “A Minion Perspective” that has begun in Shanghai, China and will continue exhibiting across Asia. The art was created digitally and spans across a 26′ wall of digital screens. Visitors can stop and color in key characters and elements, once finished they appear on the large screen to make up a community coloring wall. It was a huge undertaking but thoroughly enjoyable. See full details here: http://wottoart.com/portfolio/illumination-entertainment/View Full Post