My Best Work

After all the years of doing this, you might think it would be tough to choose a few examples of work I'm most proud of. Not really, actually. Several projects jump right to the top. Here they are, in no particular order: KORG Logo Design In 2011, longtime friend, Ronnie Parker, asked me to collaborate on some branding he was working on for a professional athlete who sustained a spinal cord injury leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. The athlete, Grant Korgan, has an indomitable spirit and is dedicated to sharing his experience with others. Grant's belief that "humanity's natural state is one of…

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SlapJerk!

Ever wanted to slap that jerk who tried to rip you off at the car dealership? How about that cheapskate who chooched you for the beer tab? Well now you can! Introducing my latest "side project", a twisted card game filled with raunchy characters, made for people who get a kick out of the unusual, irreverent and profane. Several years in the making, the result is five disgusting decks designed to delight intrepid players of all ages. Actually no, not all ages. You don't want your kids playing this game. Visit SlapJerk!

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Bad Idea

Bad Idea is a collaborative effort with my good friend, Matt Wood. Our alter egos, Vhilmiczech and Whilmiczech Whoahdunnskiy, came about somewhat organically decades ago when Matt and I worked on an art staff and were often referred to as "the two young guys." Together we've produced a handful of short films under the Bad Idea banner as well as quite a bit of material in the years before Bad Idea was formed. We make a good fit as we have a shared vision on art, aesthetics, and the general absurdities that permeate today's advertising industry. VISIT BAD IDEA

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Epic Fail 1

The Curious Lives of CaliHeart I am always working on something outside of my "day job." As such, I had the idea, some years ago, to develop a Follow Doc about one of the most unusual families you'll ever see. "The Curious Lives of CaliHeart" was to be a show surrounding the titular character and the unorthodox lifestyle she led. I shot for six weeks on their ranch in the mountains of Northern California and conducted multiple shoots in other parts of California and Nevada as well. Going for a reality show is always a long shot but everything about this family and CaliHeart herself…

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Epic Fail 2

Malcolm's Garden This is a concept I co-conceived with a creative architect friend of mine aimed at capturing the hearts of children and adults alike. I produced this piece using scans from printed materials by the brilliant illustrator, Alison Jay. My "EPIC FAIL" came in the form of me lending my creative capital to a third party who promised to bankroll the project and therefore assumed 100% control. Another significant mistake on my part was recognizing that there was no clear path to monetize the series of animations we were planning to produce and proceeding anyway. The project swallowed hundreds of man hours of my…

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Weirdest Job

Every once in a while, I'll get a job that is so quirky that I have to check with the client or agency to make sure they're serious. That scenario played out with some regularity when I was asked to post produce a series of ten second spots for the Sands Regency in Reno, NV. They were noisy, frenetically-paced, hard-sell jumbles of cheapness, but the one that took the crazy cake was "Cash Cowduction!"Based on my description, you might think I didn't enjoy this kind of work so I want to set the record straight. I had an absolute blast producing these spots. All of…

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Funnest Job

Bad MoFo The most fun I've ever had working on a project was when Bad Idea partner, Matt Wood and I produced our Bad Idea promo, "Bad MoFo." It didn't come without significant investments in labor and hard costs but it was loads of fun to produce.Cast members include Rochelle Vannoy as the screaming woman in the "Visitor" trailer. Steve Connolly, a real life Elvis impersonator, as the retro police officer getting ready to bag the bad guy. Dan McCoy as a cop-dodging perp who delivers the thoughtful line, "Suck this, pig!" (and no, that's not his real fro). My neighbor's daughter, Maya who is actually…

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On the Strip

This ad for Crystals inside the Aria was a blast to produce. Working in the extreme vertical format was a unique experience. A big "THANK YOU!" to Judy Stone who tapped me for this project.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRwpC4Ed5jg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11UGz2uJZoU

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Alien Assassin

Every once in a while, I'll break away from the paid projects to do something fun for myself. I built this mysterious little number as a logo ID complete with starry constellation, misty forest, and alien assassin. This animation has become a family favorite due to the audible expiration of the camera operator at the end. My kids have always loved that part. Even though they're older now, they still have a hearty laugh when they hear it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5zV0bOqO8A

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I Lost My Ass

I've taken on projects many times that I probably shouldn't have due to budget constraints. I do it for a number of reasons: I need the work, I want to help my client, or I believe in the aesthetic quality of the project so much that I'm willing to spend extra time working on it. There was one job some years ago that punched all three of those buttons and ended up working me so hard, I cursed myself for weeks and weeks for agreeing to do it. College of the Desert, a privately funded college located in Palm Springs, CA, needed to produce three…

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