While working exclusively with Disney's Food Division for the first few years on staff I got the chance to create new and exciting concepts for their licensees. One of my favorite projects was working with PEZ on a new way to present their Princess line. Even as a young boy I never liked the 'Head on a Stick' design approach that PEZ always used and I thought it looked particularly jarring with the more realistic looking Princess group. During a conference call with PEZ I noticed a bust of Beethoven that a co-worker had on her desk, and suggested that I thought that type of approach would work well for the Princess line. I made a few sketches and sent them off to PEZ. The next day we had their approval and began the line.
In the time since I've seen Star Trek and Bratz sets using the same approach. So I guess I helped PEZ re-invent themselves in some small way.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
As an Illustrator in the Art Studio at Saatchi & Saatchi I was able to turn out a set of presentation drawings like this in about a day and a half. The assignments were always fast-paced and fun, and I had the opportunity to work with some of the best Art Directors in the Ad Business.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Postage stamp designs from '98-2000, for the U.S. Postal Service. The Consumer Products division designed the first one that featured Bugs. I produced these three stamps, as well as all of the 'First Day of Issue' art for the complete series with painter Hector Martinez. The fifth and last one was bounced back to WB Consumer Products after the Stores closed, and it was just a group of Style Guide art used in a "That's All Folks!" concept. As a young man I worked at the Post Office in one of my very first jobs, so this was a very sweet and special assignment for me.