Work Displayed At Macworld Conference 09

Macworld Conference
I’m quite excited to be one of the 25 selected artiststo have their work displayed next year at the Macworld Conference in San Fransisco, California. The expo will be held January 5-9 and is one of the biggest Mac conferences in the world with an estimating 40-50k people in attendance. The artworks will be blown up and displayed in the Digital Art Gallery as well being printed in catalogs to hand out.

I’m still trying to decide if I will be attending the event, I have never been out to California so this would definitely be an interesting trip. I’m Curious if anyone has attended one of these conferences before and how their experience went.

Underworld Rise Of The Lycans

Underworld Rise Of The Lycans
Underworld Rise Of The Lycans website just went live today, this was the final project that I had the chance to work on while I was at Big Spaceship. The site features the normal cast, story, downloads, etc. but also includes three mini games throughout the site. You can experience the site by scrolling left to right or vice versa in a parallax movement or to go directly to a section there is a quick navigation button.

Hugo World


Sorry for the lack of posts the past couple of days, I have been busy trying to finish a couple of projects before the upcoming Holidays. There are two new sites that I worked on that I am pretty excited about and both of those should launch around Thanksgiving or a week later, I will update those as soon as they are live. Also, I created the illustration above for Hugo’s create contest with the theme “World”. If you happen to have an extra minute I would really appreciate it if you could vote for my design if you like it. Thanks!

New Piece

This week I was finally able to get some free time and work on a personal design something that I haven’t had a chance to do in a while now. Between client work, administrative stuff, meetings, looking for ways to promote myself, etc.. the normal things most freelancers have to deal with I’m sure, all my time is has been taken up the past couple of months. Its always good to take a step back and do something for yourself or something that reflects your personal style and in my case which got me to where I am today, not that its anything to mention but its a good start. I sort of got my inspiration on this piece from the OFFF ’09 Conference which had a theme of “This isn’t flying, This is falling with style”. Also if anyone lives in Lisbon and has a chance to attend the show next year in May, its definitely a good learning experience and very inspirational plus I hear the parties out there are worth the trip alone. I was able to attend the one in New York last year and found that the people who I have never heard about and didn’t know anything about their work, they seemed more inspiring then the ones I did know about. But, everybody was great and it was a well put together conference.

Banksy Sends A Message In NY


While known for his famous and amazing prankster like street art and unknown face, Banksy recently had a showing at Greenwich Village in NYC that sent a completely different and strong message to the people who witnessed the exhibit. The show titled “Village Pet Store and Tavern Grill” had a setting of a small pet store with the most incredible and cleverly thought out animatronics filling up cages and bowls while cheerful farm music looped in the background. The message was clearly stating the use of animals in today’s society being abused (or eaten for the vegans) for the gratification of oneself.

Some of the displays included Mcdonald’s style chicken nuggets caged up and dipping their heads in and out of a barbecue sauce, a leopard jacket shaped as the animal while resting on a tree with a wagging tail, a plucked tweety bird locked up in a cage and a monkey with headphones on watching other monkeys in the wild mating on a small television set. I’m not sure where and if this exhibit will go to another place after here but if it does I strongly suggested everyone in that area check it out, its free and its very impressive. As depressing as it was I’m definitely glad I got to see it on its last day.

MTV Music Back To Music Videos

MTV Music

I recently Art Directed and lead designed the newly re-launched website. Dark Igloo designed the awesome logos throughout the site. This site brings the focus of music videos back to MTV and allows users to rate videos, embed them into online communities, add videos to their profiles and more. The site is just a soft launch but is already receiving some positive hype.

Related links and reviews:
Alley Insider
Gig Maven
Cover Awards

Communication Arts Interactive Anuual

Vitamin Water
Glaceau was among a few sites selected for the 14th Communication Arts Interactive Annual issue. This is one of my favorite sites that I worked on during my time at Big Spaceship. This issue is now available at most bookstores and features a wide range of work by other great agencies.

Quantum Of Solace: Multiplayer Game

Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace

Before making the decision to freelance full time, one of the final projects I had the opportunity to work on while at Big Spaceship was Quantum Of Solace online mutliplayer game. The film will be out in theaters in November but for those of you who can’t wait to see it, you can experience the online game here. One of the challenges for creating this game was to make levels based off environments in the film with pretty much no assets provided. At the end of the first Bond movie, Casino Royale, there is a villa along side the ocean, this is one of the levels in the Q.O.S online game and to achieve the angle that was needed to make the game the villa had to basically be recreated from scratch. I started in Illustrator by making outlines of different sections of the villa then creating the columns, rails and the roof separately and placing it into position on the villa. I tried to texture it as well by creating bricks, shingles and shadows but it looked too vectorish. I brought the final illustrated villa into photoshop and overlayed numerous textures on each part of the building which took quit a while to make it not look like a pattern. The final part was adjusting colors and shadows to match that of the real villa.