Ford Promotion 15 sec. (New Zealand / PAL)

August 6, 2012

This another piece of vintage motion graphics (I’m sure it wasn’t called that back then) from 1998 when I part owned and operated JAM Design in Auckland. I’m surprised at the range of quirky, almost raw, ideas you used to be able to get on air back then. Imagine seeing something strange like this for …continue reading →

Tropical Snow product shot

August 3, 2012

From 1997 this is one of the oldest pieces of work I have. In the early days of the Auckland office of JAM design we were asked to create a “fruit overload” – a product shot for a new Streets ice cream called Tropical Snow. Made of three different fruit flavors, we were sent a …continue reading →

Tiki Makiki character/environment designs

August 2, 2012

Continuing my nostalgic look at old work gleaned from dusty cds, I came across these two character/environment sketches for a proposed childrens tv series called Tiki Makiki. I did this work during my time at the wonderful Red Gecko studios circa 2003 in Fitzrovia, London. Set on Easter Island the show told the story of …continue reading →

Unused character designs for Dutch Lady milk TVC.

July 27, 2012

I love character design with all it’s unique challenges and requirements. For a recent Dutch Lady milk pitch the script called for kid characters that were not only composed of milk but displayed a simple + icon denoting added vitamins for kids. The script described these characters engaged in a variety of sporting, musical and …continue reading →

Umanoid versus Blancomat

As often as I can find the time I love to sketch. After being immersed in the complex virtual 3d world of Maya it’s so gratifying sometimes to get back to the honest simplicity of pencil and paper. I feel very blessed to have had awesome drawing tutors like Graeme Bennett and Michael Reed from …continue reading →