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This preschool game was a blast to conceive and design. I hired artist Tascha Parkinson to paint 26 letters of the alphabet traditionally on canvas for the cards that make up the game. She also hand painted straps, buckles, and country "stickers" for the packaging, which added such charm to the finished illustrations. The packaging, when complete, looked like it had been hand painted by Tascha, as I specified a canvas-textured paper substrate for printing. She even painted her own cat Lily on the inside of the trunk...so adorable. We opted to go with a minimal cardboard bellyband as the final on-shelf consumer packaging, so that the entire trunk could be seen at retail. What a delight this project was to design!
Book Cover: The Maker's Manual
Fabrication, styling, and photographic illustration for The Maker's Manual book cover.
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Integrated FLORA Wearable Electronics Creative
Art direction, writing, photography, and prop making using the FLORA wearable electronic platform to advertise a new DIY book about the board.
Chet the Cat™ and Friends Identity and Development
Integrated art and design direction across product, social, eCommerce, and retail channels. The Chet the Cat™ and Friends line of preschool toy play sets marries quirky, playful illustrations with beautiful melamine. Inspired by a magazine cover Michael illustrated, my vision of a cafe run by animals came to life. Each piece features characters engaging in various food-themed activities, and they're appropriate for both boys and girls. Graphic designer Jessica Short collaborated with Michael and me to bring the line to life.
2014 New Products Catalog
Creative direction, photography art direction, copywriting, and graphic design of 2014 new products catalog for Educational Insights.
Catalog Design and Photo Art Direction
Art direction, design, and copywriting of various toy catalog covers.
Dino Construction Company Video
Video advertisement for the Dino Construction Company. Responsible for scriptwriting, audio and on-screen talent casting, and art direction.
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
This preschool game was born out of a trip to Tokyo, where I saw a multitude of training chopsticks for children. The idea of using chopsticks as the centerpiece of a game grew into the Squirrel Squeezers, which encourage children to harvest acorns while practicing their fine motor skills. I sketched a tree-shaped box and worked with the factory to develop this hand-wrapped, fully illustrated package that doubles as the game board.
Preschool Game Advertising
Photography, design, and copywriting for preschool game advertisements.