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Minions x H&M Kids Collection

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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.

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Ballsy + Movember Foundation

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I was honored to be asked to illustrate this amazing product for BALLSY. I designed a vector based doodle that wraps around the bottle. I also created two “ball” based characters and a “how to check yourself” info-graphic. This important brand are raising money in support of April being Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. For each sale of their Ballwash they donate to the Movember Foundation. Their range of healthcare and hygiene products encourage men to check themselves for any irregularities that may be an early sign of Testicular Cancer. This cancer is the most common cancer in young men! Supporting a brand like this is important to me. The product is available HERE.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 x Castelbajac Golf Collection

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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.

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Cartoon Network

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Recently I was very fortunate to work on some officially licensed Cartoon Network art for the hit TV show Adventure Time. I am a been a big fan of this show and it’s amazing character design. BMO has always been one of my favorite characters. So when it came to designing some apparel for the show I had to start with BMO. For most of the designs I kept a hand drawn feel to the art. I especially wanted to create a large doodle drawing encompassing all of the best characters. I also doodled many sayings and easter eggs from the show around the characters. Cartoon network selected three of my designs and for now they are being sold online. I’m hoping they will get picked up for some retail placement but we’ll see how they do. You can see more detailed images of the designs here.

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Fluffy & Agnes StyleGuide

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In 2019 I created a style guide for Illumination Entertainment’s Autumn/Winter Fluffy & Agnes consumer product collection. This Style Guide serves to offer graphics and character art to partners and vendors globally so that they can create unique products. Agnes & Fluffy are iconic characters from the Despicable Me movie franchise, recognized globally for their adorable relationship and the “It’s sooo fluffy” movie moment. I created the look, feel and direction of this entire guide. Working with designers, character artists and writers we created a seasonal guide. There are multiple pieces for this project in my portfolio section.

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Brew Link Brewing 2019 Beers

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Brew Link Brewing Company and I have been building a brand for the past few years. I have designed many cans and bottles for them and this year was no different (you can see some of last years here). Currently available in 8 states and winning awards for their unique beer collaborations, Brew Link is growing. Growing so much that this year they moved their tap room into a much bigger building that houses a tap room, restaurant and decked area. Over the past 12 months they have released many new beers and I have designed cans for five and bottles for a limited edition collection. Here are the details:

1. Lucid IPA – an India pale ale with Citra and Mosaic hops.
2. Vermillion Jack – a red India pale ale, mixing a red ale with a hoppy IPA.
3. Just One S’more – an Imperial milk stout with lashings of chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers.
4. Apple Sauced – a farmhouse special ale infused with apple cider.
5. Pretty Pretty Awkward IPA – a milkshake style India pale ale with pineapple.
6. Limited Edition Ivory Stout bottles – The favorite brew has been remixed with rum, wine and bourbon barrel aging as well as a twist of orange, coconut and blackcurrant.

With moving venues and expanding we made a few less beers this year but the brews remained unique and fun. Designing for Brew Link Brewing is a pleasure. The freedom they afford me as a designer is refreshing. They work hard and push the envelope in the craft beer scene, I’m hoping 2020 will be another great year for this brand.

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