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Defy Extreme Air Sports Parks are extreme indoor adventure areas that offer a wealth of exciting one-of-a-kind attractions designed to push your limits, allow you to fly higher and just have tons and tons of fun. Catering to adults and kids, these parks are stretched out across the USA with 61 locations! They offer a range of attractions from Trampolines, Battle beams, extreme dodge ball, basketball, air tracks, kid specific jump areas, Ninja courses, parkour courses, stunt falls, trapeze and aerial silks, wall tramp and zip lines! Having visited one of the parks I can attest to how energy packed and fun they are.
Working with Fluid Studio, an agency out of Utah I created a range of illustrations and a logo to support the 2022 Summer “Play-cation” Pass marketing campaign. The illustrations were created to work alongside existing promotional photography for the park. Characters, elements and words were illustrated to demonstrate the high energy experience of the park. These illustrations were used for social media, emails, the Defy website, advertising, animated spots and in-store posters. I also created a set of stickers from the many characters I designed fro this project. This was a great project that matched my art style very well. Both Defy and Fluid Studio were a pleasure to work with.View Full Post
Back in 2015 when Inkbox was starting out I designed a few temporary tattoos for them. Fast forward seven years and I was asked to design some new pieces. Over the years I have been asked to design tattoos and that is always an honor. Temporary tattoos are a little less intimidating because the person won’t have them forever. Based on that, I was more playful with these designs and wanted to explore some unique themes. I submitted many designs and five have been selected so far. I am hoping to build on my collection over the next 12 months.
I have two tattoo bands that feature doodles of apposing themes, Warm & Fluffy and Death & Mayhem. Whether you lean towards the dark side or love fluffy and cute, there is a tattoo band to suit all. I also have a smiley face, a cheeky skull and a spider. These designs are all available via their website: www.inkbox.comView Full Post
Wilson are one of the biggest sporting brands in the world. This year I got to work on collaboration between this sporting giant and Illumination Entertainment. The Minions are also an iconic set of characters who have global appeal. Wilson wanted a fresh take on the Minions for their 2022 line. The line included tennis rackets, bags, badminton sets and accessories. I designed several concepts with multiple pieces of art. Two looks were selected.
The first piece of art is a very abstract tiled pattern that is full of Minions, tennis symbols and gradient shapes. The colors are relevant to the Minions but I selected brighter more unique colors. The second look was a repeated emoji style Minion, repeated to look like an audience at a tennis match. Both designs were well received and selected for many pieces of the collection. You can see the full collection here. All product is ©Universal Studios.View Full Post
I recently learned from the founder of Ballsy that the original product I design packaging for had now hit into the hundreds of thousands of sales. This blew my mind. The art I created is out there in many, many homes all over the world. More importantly, the instructional art I created is hopefully encouraging men everywhere to check themselves out for signs of testicular cancer. After all that is why I was so drawn to the project. To help raise money for testicular cancer awareness. With a percentage of each of those bottles going to charity the sales report was very good to hear. That all started back in 2020. Two years later I have designed a larger Holiday collection and a Valentine’s collection last year. For this year they invited me back. Yay!
The art direction was focused on the original bottle I design but this time applying it to a box. The doodle I created was enormous. Extremely detailed and had an over arching theme of love. It showcases a lot of characters. Mostly couples flirting, kissing and falling in love. It’s a jumble of hidden elements and fun discoveries. It’s the largest vector repeat pattern I have created to date. It was also used to create boxer shorts and socks. The final product looks great and as always, Ballsy took a lot of beautiful product shots. You can see all of the work I have created for Ballsy here and you can pick up the items here at their website.View Full Post
In late 2021 I was asked to partner with the global fashion brand Shein. As part of their artist series I was asked to provide art to be made into products. These products were made available through their website. shein.com Throughout the year new items will be added. This was an exciting opportunity and together we worked on eight products for release in 2022. At the time of writing this five of the eight products have been released. Having a collection with a global brand is an interesting experience. The reach and relevance of this brand means my art will touch a whole new audience across the globe. That in itself was pretty attractive to me but they also paid me too, which is nice.View Full Post
In 2020 I was asked to design some packaging for Ballsy. A men’s hygiene company with a focus on raising awareness of testicular cancer. I created some packaging for their Christmas campaign and also their Valentine’s campaign. This year I was asked to return and design some more pieces for the 2021 campaign. It’s always awesome to be invited back to work on more items for a client. It usually means you did the job well the first time.
For 2021 I updated the ‘Jolly Jewels’ ballwash bottle packaging, the ‘Keep Your Balls Jolly’ gift box and the ‘Deck the Balls’ ball rub gift box. All of these products were available through the holiday season and featured heavily online and social media. The packaging continues the look and feel we established in 2020. It’s always great to work for a company with a positive message and a clear direction.View Full Post