Tuesday, May 31, 2011

All In The Family

These were made by graphic designer Joe Stone. You can check out his blog here.
These designs embody everything I like.
Simple, Creative, Nerdy.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Redefining Ugly

Ugly Dolls have been around since 2001, and I've always loved their simplicity and design. The colors and shapes along with the creative back stories of these plush characters make them extremely marketable and fun to collect. Their popularity is definitely an awesome dream story and really inspirational to folks like myself.

There was awesome news today that Ugly Dolls just got the green light for their very own animated movie and it lead me to reread an awesome interview of David Horvath, who along with his wife were the creators of Ugly Dolls. The story of the creation of Ugly Dolls is also a wonderfully sweet story as well. Nothing beats the beauty that comes from the harmony of creativity and story. You can check out the interview here.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Get Animated

They're really rough first attempts at flash animation from a few years back, but I had a lot of fun with them. Seeing these again on an old computer folder got me looking at flash animation again. Hopefully I'll be able to show some improvements in the near future.

Appleman Landing Test

Fake Orchard Heroes Opening Sequence


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Closing A Chapter

The Nosco Project begun as a response to a point in my life where I was seeking a challenge both as a means to break me out of a creative valley and as an interest in seeing how far I could go. I wanted to see the result of my creativity if it had been pushed to different limits and forced out of comfort zones. I invited friends and friends of friends who found this project interesting in order to have some company in this pursuit of challenge. Although short-lived, the project brought out responses from me that surprised me at times, which is sometimes pretty cool. I had a lot of fun working on the themes and actually came up with some work I'm pretty proud of.

A heart-felt thank you to all those who participated and I hope you all had fun. This chapter has now closed as has The Nosco Project, but it only serves to mark the beginning of the next!

Below are the rest of the pieces that I never got a chance to post. For more visit www.TheNoscoProject.com.






Poker/Playing Cards


Ice Cream




Three Little Pigs

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Baking Made Easy

Contrary to popular opinion, I do not survive by feeding off of cereal and frozen dinners for three courses a day. I actually enjoy cooking. My mom is a great cook, so I may have developed a slight interest from her. I also love trying new recipes and experimenting with new ingredients and flavours. But one thing I have yet to figure out is baking. I don't really have an interest in it, and I suck at it too.

A friend of mine is in the early stages of brainstorming and dreaming about what it would be like to make a business out of her baking abilities. I thought I'd help encourage that thought process with some brainstorming of my own of some designs that she might find useful.

Baking is just this easy right? Follow the formula and POOF! Delicious pastries and baked goods!

If she ever does start her business, I hope to use my doodles and sketches to pay for these tasty products that I've yet to figure out how to pronounce.