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Thursday, December 22, 2011

You + Me


I was asked to create a 6 frame Lenticular Christmas card with two raccoons kissing under the mistletoe for Target. The technique was to be a modern retro look but with limited color. I love doing these types of jobs were I get a chance to put a little movement and emotion in my characters.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wallmart Halloween Promo #2

This promo was so much fun to work on. It brought back memories of some old Halloween decorations that my Mother always put up around the house. They too had rivets in them.

As for the style of this series, I wanted them to look retro but still keep a modern look to the technique. If you look closely at the characters, you can see the Color Halftone effect on the characters highlights and shadows.
I also chose a very warm Black (almost dark brown) for the line work. For those that care, the CMYK break down for the linework was C=0 M=100 Y=100 K=100. I usually tend to use a blueish/purple black instead (C=100 M=100 Y=0 K=100.) Here at American greetings, we have a total ink limit of 300. As you can see from the line work colors, I went right up to the 300 limit.

I hope everyone enjoys the promo, and please go check them out. I saw all but the skeleton card at my local Walmart store so, please let me know if anyone see's it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Walmart Halloween Promo 2011

These two designs were part of a promo that I shared with other artist here at American Greetings. Each design is folded up and die cut through on page one so you can see the image on the inside through it.

In the trick or treat illustration, you would see the kid on the porch through the doors windows. And for the cemetery design, you would see the living dead through the gate. There is also art on the far right that can be punched out and you can stand it up. I cropped off the back of that piece because the art was flipped and didn't think it was need to be seen for my blog.

Target Halloween Stickers 2011

This sticker sheet is also out at all Target stores for this years Halloween. Check them out next time you're in Target...or better yet pick them up for yourself or your kids.

Animal Pirate Card

I created this card as a freelance job for American Greetings Invention Lab. I was given a lot of artist freedom with this card. I am really happy with how everything turned out. I hope everyone else thinks so too.

Animals Playing Stickers

This sticker sheet is currently out at all Target Stores. I had a lot of fun working out the characters poses.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Detail of Characters:

Close Up of Red Robot:

Close Up of Blue Robot:

This card is currently out in all Target Stores. I have included an image of the Red and Blue Robots at a bigger size to show more detail.
The characters were created completely in Photoshop using Shape Layer Paths and Custom Brushes that I created. I did not include photos or use any 3d applications. Each Robot took me an average of 40 hours each. I did a lot of research on metal and how it would age and rust. The original size of each character was 14 inches tall at a resolution of 300 dpi. Because I like to have every detail on it's own layer the file with both characters in it was about 5 gigs.
It's a shame the characters ended up at about 2 inches tall on the card but, if they ever want to use the characters for card product or party goods, then they would have that option.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fishing With Grandpa Birthday Card



This card is currently in all Walmart stores that carry American Greetings. The technique was inspired by the old golden books. I created all of the textures using brushes I made in Photoshop. As for the fish on the inside of the card, it is a slider. When you open the card, the fish slides horizontally to the right.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Easter Bunny

I created this design this Easter. You can find it in all American Greeting Stores right now.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Promotional

I created this illustration as a promotional piece. I want to try and spend more time this year working on my own concepts. I hope everyone enjoys the illustration and has a great Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentine's Day Dinosaur Card

This card is currently out in all of the Wallmart Stores that cary the American Greetings brand. There is also a sticker sheet that is glued to the inside right of the card. Hope you like it.

Extreme Sports Valentine's Card

I created these 4 photo card designs as a freelance job for a company called "Photoworks." They are owned by American Greetings. They produce many products such as photo books, photo cards, photo calendars and a lot of other cool stuff using photos that you can upload. The kid in the picture is my nephew Justin. I turned in the art with his photo to show the Art Directors how the final product would look.

Here is a link to their site.