I recently had the inspiring opportunity to work with the endlessly talented team at Adair Creative Group on an animation for Walmart. The animation will be used for internal training purposes. They provided a great script and concept inspired by the classic "special report" short films from the 30's. The voice over alone sets the tone for that era's style! I had a blast crafting the opening scene inspired by those film openers. From there I storyboarded out the script, then illustrated each scene with movable pieces. Then the visionaries at Adair Creative brought it to life fully! The video is not online yet to share, but you can catch a few clips in the Adair Creative Group Video Reel here. I will post the full video when it is available.
Very inspired to share that the "Christmas Song-A-Thon" poster series will be included in the 2014 Communication Arts Illustration Annual. This is a cherished honor to be featured along side many of the illustrators that I highly admire and have been inspired by. I have been a fan of Communication Arts since my college days, when I would dream of being included in this inspiring resource and industry shaping publication. In 2011 I won my first entry with the "Foxaphone" illustration, and then again in 2012 for the "Vampbanjo" illustration.
Here is a snippet from the official press release:
Menlo Park, California, January 30, 2014—Communication Arts, a professional journal for those involved in creativity in visual communications, has announced the winners of its 55th annual illustration competition.
One hundred and sixty-eight projects were selected by a jury of creative professionals; 4,362 entries were submitted to the competition. The selected projects will be reproduced in the May/June 2014 issue of Communication Arts, both in print and on the iPad. More than 45,000 copies of the issue will be distributed worldwide assuring important exposure to the creators and publishers of these award-winning images.
Of the 4,362 entries to the 55th Illustration Annual, only 168 were accepted, representing the work of 150 artists, making the Illustration Annual the most exclusive major illustration competition in the world.
2011 Communication Arts Illustration annual winning entry "Foxaphone"
2012 Communication Arts Illustration Annual winning entry "Vampbanjo"