Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kids books post #gagillion

Layout for end of an animal book for kids.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Akuma Ink

I wanted to post a talented friend of mine's website. He opened up a clothing(t-shirts, tote bags...etc..)company designing his own amazing and unique style of illustration on t-shirts and tote bags and plans to expand big time in the coming months. I hope you'll browse his site and purchase some awesome shirts that will definitely catch the eyes of your friends as well as be collectors items when his company hits it big time, check it out here at http://www.akumuink.com/


cute birthday card
I now have illustrations in the form of posters and postcards for sale on Etsy. Feel free to browse through the items for sale and buy as much as you want!!!

Here's the link to the shop site:

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Christmas card

This was a card for Christmas that was illustrated by myself and rendered by my amazing co-worker and master renderer, Joannie Kuo!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

UV tester

Test for a baby product that tells the client how this specific technology works to shpw when the UV rating is too high for a baby. Think the client wanted a more realistic look to it,i.e:diagram. I thought that if it's going to be for babies, make the packaging or tag fun and cute as well...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Farm and Circus blankets

These were the last of the blanket illustrations the company needed for the rest of the year. Hopefully I'll get more work from them in the new year, as this was probably the most enjoyable of projects I've worked on in the past couple of years:).

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Zany & Wavy

Do you ever get the feeling when you do a job, that if you had to promote and market yourself, that you would do a better job than the client? Well, I did in this case. This was created(with 4 other designs) for baby/toddler blankets to be sold with plush dolls. After weeks of work and trying to come up with a name for the line(Zany & Wavy was what the client decided in the end), they were printed and made, as well as a really cool hangtag I designed for the blankets. The client decide to not use the hangtag for unknown reasons and they didn't sell very well because the packaging was done terribly(a ribbon was used to attach the plush doll and basically scrunched everything up, so you really didn't even see what you were buying). Seems to be the same old story with the jobs I get...I really had high hopes for this one...One day, one of my products will be uber successful. I just need to get my opinions heard!


This was done for baby blankets using a chick character interacting with other animals in different settings. Not sure if they were ever made, but these are 2 samples of printed product

Seed Bids

This was an idea of my boss' years ago to create characters from seeds. After a few designs, we came out with a bunch of characters and made 3 or 4 books out of the idea. Unfortunately, they did poorly due to awful marketing on the part of my boss's and salespeople. They really did nothing to promote these books or characters. It was too bad, considering all the time and effort I put into the project. Here is a cover to one of the books that are out in stores...Although, good luck in finding any:(

Friday, July 11, 2008

Interior spread for a book about Mermaids

This was an interior spread for a FLIP FLAP book about mermaids. It was actually a fun book to work on. I've realized, despite being a man, I enjoy illustrating girl related books...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Monster Plush dolls

These are sample plushes that were sent to the client(Illustrations based on plush above picture)Of course, they didn't ask em for my opinion on colors, materials and possible changes to make them look better. I don't think they all look bad, but the third(from left to right) looks less like a monster and more like a Amish bearded fellow...Hope the project turns out well, would love some neat plush dolls made from my drawings.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sesame Street Test

I did this at work for Sesame Street licensing artists. The scene had to consist of Big Bird, Cookie Monster and The Count in a kitchen scene. No backgrounds were provided and the characters were not the best poses to use as reference. We never heard back from Sesame, but I'm sure this was perfect to get approval...at least the characters were, in my humble opinion.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sticker Book cover

A cover to a sticker book for girls. Surfer Girls who try to save the environment. In stores now!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Animal Rock

An idea for a possible t-shirt line?...Or vinyl toys?...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Indian stickers for kids...

Tried to develop stickers about Indian settlers for kids.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Kid vehicles

This was made for a possible comforter for children.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Pirate map

Layout flyer for a hotel conference in Nova Scotia. Not sure why pirate theme was chosen, but what the client wants the client gets

Tooth Fairy Friends logo

Created a logo for a line of plush dolls for kids to place a tooth when fallen out in the pouches of the dolls and then place the plush doll under their pillow for the tooth fairy to come

Concept art