I recently finished this animation showing the process of taking a large block of cheese down to smaller blocks, then shreds and finally being packaged and scanned for contaminants. Animating the shreds was challenging and required some complex particle physics animation, but I'm quite happy with how it turned out. This animation, along with other previously Drawski-produced animations were on display at the 2016 International Cheese Technology Expo in my client's booth to help the sales staff communicate how their innovative systems work. I was lucky enough to visit the expo in Milwaukee yesterday and it was amazing to see some of the equipment in person (and try some cheese samples of course!).
Hot off the presses is a new animation which demonstrates the unique and efficient way that string cheese is produced by one of my client's incredible pieces of equipment. There were some interesting challenges in producing this video such as conveying how the systems work without revealing proprietary mechanisms as well as ensuring the timing was true to life to not mislead potential customers. One of my favorite parts of my job is learning about how things work and there are few better ways than producing these types of animations!
I recently completed work on a new illustration for Retour Tennis. Retour has developed and is now selling a new product called the AD-IN Bin which aims to help keep old tennis balls out of landfills through on-court collection. You can learn more about this product and process by checking out the Retour website.
The main image shows the final illustration while the smaller images show some earlier drafts. This was an interesting project because it involved combining 3D rendering with traditional 2D illustration to achieve a stylized look while preserving a more true visual of the product itself.
One of the joys of working independently is having the freedom to work where you like. Whether you're on location for a job, want to collaborate out of the studio, or just need a change of scenery, it's great to have a remote production setup with as little compromise as possible.
Unfortunately for me, working in both digital drawing AND 3D modeling (often in the same project) makes it pretty tough to find a portable solution that's acceptable for both applications. Tablet PCs or Surface Pro? Great for drawing, but not well suited for 3D graphics work. Laptops with speedy graphics cards? Generally bad battery life and you need to add a pen tablet. iPad? Useful for sketching at best and forget about 3D work.Read More
I recently completed work on an illustration for the upcoming Meaningful Use Stage 2 Illustrated, a book which aims to provide a light hearted and visually attractive reference to the criteria that medical professionals and hospitals must meet to participate in electronic health record incentive programs. It's a cool idea and you can learn more about the book and have an opportunity to pre-order from MU2I.com. A whole range of folks created images for this book, so in addition to being a excellent reference, it's a good way to see some fun and interesting work created by people who are engaged in the industry. Special thanks to Niko Skievaski, editor and champion of this book.
My particular contribution is depicting the following measure: "Capability to submit electronic reportable laboratory results to public health agencies..." Illustration makes perfect sense, right?
This is an illustration commissioned for a t-shirt design for Mobius Medical Systems. Designer and marketing director Neal Miller created the overall concept design and typography, while I created the illustration featuring all those fun family activities! The shirt is promoting the use of Mobius' products as a way to save time in the clinic, giving you more time for life outside of work, and will be given away as a promotion at this summer's AAPM (American Association of Physicists in Medicine) annual meeting in Austin, TX.
I recently completed this cover illustration for the book Organizational Progeny written by Tana Johnson. Like any project, I really enjoyed collaborating with the client, gradually evolving the image to communicate the underlying idea in an interesting and compelling way. In this case, the tree image is intended to convey the branching growth exhibited by global government entities. Credit to Oxford University Press for the book's publishing as well as overall graphic design. You can learn more about the book here: http://www.organizationalprogeny.com