Nirvana Chocolate Designs

June 18th, 2015

A few months ago I was hired by the lovely people over at Nirvana Chocolate to redesign their main line of 4 chocolate bar wrappers. They were looking for a something Scandinavian-themed (with the exception of the coconut bar) and they wanted animals with personality. I thought it would be fun to post a little timeline of my process since this was a fairly typical job, workflow-wise.

 

Every project starts with sketches. My lovely clients and I got together and discuss exactly what they were looking for and I made sure I understood the purpose of the redesign, the client’s likes and dislikes, and their expectations. After that, I headed home to start visualizing the ideas. Here’s a small selection of the first batch of sketches…

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After this phase, we met again and narrowed it down to one critter for each label. I did more detailed sketches for each label.

 

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With a bit of tweaking things here and there…

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we move on to the color phase.

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And eventually come out with a product that everyone is happy with!

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The best part about this project was the free samples. Every single one is delicious! These chocolates will be available for wholesale through the Nirvana website. I’m not sure exactly when, but I believe they will be in stores for individual sale sometime after that.  Stay Tuned!

 

 

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Mural in Oaxaca

January 21st, 2014

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to get to paint a wall in Oaxaca. I did it in collaboration with my friend Vlocke (Vlocke Urban Art on facebook). The image I chose to paint is a little homage to all things weird in New England. It includes the skull of Phineas Gage (now residing in a Harvard U. museum), the frog from the Frog Bridge in Connecticut, the albino squirrel from Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain, MA, bigfoots, eggheads, jackalopes, aliens, and the Whale’s Tails in Burlington, Vermont.

If you happen to be in Oaxaca and want to check it out, it’s on the Panoramica del Fortin, en el Centro.

 

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Bigfoot mural by Sophy

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Wall in Oaxaca
Wall in Oaxaca

 

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Progress Shots of Dog Portrait

April 8th, 2013

I recently completed a dog portrait for a friend of her little pup, Charlie. I took photos while I was working on it so I could show it coming together. I love seeing this when other artists do it, so I thought I would share my own… I used Arches watercolor paper for this, as well as some good old Micron and prismacolor pens.

 

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Ipad App – Children’s Book

May 22nd, 2012

So I’m currently working with a company called Farfaria that makes children’s book apps for the ipad… how cool is that? If you have an ipad, you should go to their site and download the app to see all the great stories and illustrations they have on there. I’m probably not supposed to say much about it at this point in development, but I can say that I get to draw animals and how can you argue with that? More to come once it’s published…

 

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Natick Historical Society Posters

January 18th, 2010

I’m currently working on a set of posters for the Natick Historical Society’s 140th Anniversary. They’re a great organization with a lot of really interesting stuff in their collection. I did a set of posters for them a few months back celebrating the rich sports history over there in Natick, MA and I guess they liked me enough to commission me again!

I’ll post some pictures when I get a chance…

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New Self-Promotion Postcard

January 24th, 2009

I just took advantage of overnightprints.com’s sale on postcards and got a new mailer made. I didn’t have a ton of time to design it, but I’m pretty happy with how it came out. I used my latest 3d illustration, and then an older one for the back to show some different styles of 3d.

I also got a new business card made, this one has one of my illustrations on it, tweaked to hold my personal information! here’s a picture….

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