Monday, March 26, 2012

Absolut Greyhound Commercial

TBWA/Chiat/Day has created a new commercial for their Absolut Voldka by teaming up with the electric-house band called Swedish House Mafia. Never have I seen a commercial that was so intense that I wanted to see more of it. This music video is suspenseful, so only watch if you've got 3 minutes to get Absolut-ly taken away!

Agency: TBWA/Chiat/Day
CCO: Mark Figliulo
Client: Absolut
Global Creative Director: Sue Anderson
Creative Director: Hoj Jomehri
Art Director: Hoj Jomehri; Jin Park
Writer: Sue Anderson
Head Of Production: Robert Valdes
Senior Producer: Jennifer McKenzie
Producer: Nalina Baratz
Prod. Co.: RSA
Director: Carl Erik Rinsch
Exec. Producer: Marjie Abrahams
Line Producer: Betsy Blakemore
DOP: Claudio Miranda
Production Design: Paul Martin
1st Assistant Director: Michael Salven
Editorial: Lost Planet
Editor: Bruce Herrman
Exec. Producer: Krystn Wagenberg
Assistant Editor: Eli Beck-Gifford
Assistant Editor: Jacks Genaga
Assistant Editor: Al Lacorazza
Producer: Marcia Wigley
EFX: Home Studio
Telecine: CO3
Audio Mix: Heard City; Philip Loeb
Sound Design: Richard Devine


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Self Portrait

Created in Photoshop CS5
Tablet: Wacom Intuos4

Sharing Icons

Above are some sharing icons I created a couple of years ago for my own personal purposes and for different company websites. Its always best to try to personalize icons, instead of picking the generic icons provided by search engines.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Digital Inspiration Library

I recommend that every artist set up a place to put there ideas/inspiration. It can be a tack board, pasting up pictures in a sketch book, or a digital library. I personally don't like a heaping mess of images on my desktop, but if being in a swamp of images works for you, by all means, keep at it. I chose a digital library because of how easy it is to access at all times. Website of choice was

Tumblr is a great tool to lay out your images in a beautiful way. You can also add captions and links to the sources (makes it easier to find in the future). You can also upload video, audio, or just plain quotes.

Here is my Tumblr page where I keep all of my sources of constant inspiration.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

How to Develop Your Visual Library

Here is a great video I found that will be helpful for all types of designers. Feng Zhu from FZD School of Design talks about how a student can build up their "Visual Library", so when it comes time to draw they have the most potential resources.