Print advertisement design for Horse Supply Magazine

Monsters In The Ring

SmartPak Equine hired me to create these two spreads for their Fall product catalog.  To help sell their calming supplements for horses, the client asked me to create a fun illustration showing the world through a horse’s eyes. To show how horses can get spooked by the simplest things, we turned ordinarly training equipment into monsters.  I designed and illustrated the monsters, backgrounds, and the logo for the ad.  The client later placed a description of each product by a different monster.

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PG Wear Know Your Enemy

T-Shirt illustration I created for PGWear.com, an apparel company that celebrates the culture of an “Ultra,” an extreme football (soccer to us Yankees) fanatic.  The culture of it is like nothing else we have here in the States.  In a way, they can almost become a politcal force in certain matters.  This design was intended to show a confrontation between an Ultra and a riot cop, looking a bit terrified.

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Album cover design for Royal Zone Records

Royal Zone Records Album Cover

This is a series of promotional materials I created for an upcomming hip-hop album called “The Order of the Owl” presented by Nightlyfe and Royal Zone Records.  I was asked to create a logo, banner design, album cover, and disc image for the project.  The artwork is filled with symoblism that was important to the artists and what they represents (including the specific number of stars in the sky, for example).  It was a fairly complex image, but in the end, we were all happy with the result.

Detail View

Detail View

Album Cover and CD Label

Album Cover and CD Label

Royal Zone Records album cover

Zombie Buck T-Shirt Illustration Detail

Zombie Buck T-Shirt

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Medusa Buck T-Shirt illustration with snakes for antlers

T-Shirt Designs For Hunters

Medusa Buck

An illustration I created for a T-Shirt brand.  It’s one of three in a series depicting a buck in a different monstrous and evil variations.  This one was inspired by the most infamous Gorgon of them all:  Medusa.  Three colors on black.

Hunter T-Shirt Sketches

Concept Sketches

 

Medusa Buck T-Shirt illustration with snakes for antlers

T-Shirt Illustration

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Medusa Buck

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Vapor Safari Mascot character design

Vapor Safari Identity Design

Logo design I created for a distributer in Florida that deals in electronic cigarettes.  The owner is a real nice dude who goes on Safaris in his spare time.  He hired me to create a logo and mascot character combining the two themes.  We had a lot of fun with this one!

Vapor Safari Mascot

Concept Sketches

Concept Sketches

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Hockey player zombie decal illustration

Lethal Threat Designs

I recently had the pleasure of working with Lethal Threat, a huge name in the graphic decal business.  I came up with this concept of a zombie enjoying a “hearty” snack.  Originally designed as a graphic decal for a bike’s tank.  I probably don’t need to say this, but I had a lot of fun with this!

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On Template

On Template

Detail View

Detail View

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Album cover illustration of a holy war

Killing For Christ Album Cover

This album cover for the hardcore metal band, Killing For Christ, was a fun challenge.  The client wanted to illustrate what it might look like if all the world’s religions duked it out.  We were careful to keep the illustration dark, but still humorous, so it’s obvous that this is a tongue-in-cheek rendition of the apocalypse (throwing in a few cultural icons like Kermit and Fozzy the Bear helped with that, I think).  Of course, it’s not true heavy metal if no one gets at least slightly offended!

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Logo design wih a pot leaf and microphone

High Guys Radio

Logo design for High Guys Radio, a Canadian podcast about … well, you figure it out.’

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Logo Design of a robot for Nerdcore Rapper El Gun Legro

Logo design for El Gun Legro

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Logo design I created for the Nerd-core hip-hop artist, El Gun Legro.  This guy has a ton of personality, and we set out to create an icon and typeface that would capture that.  It was also import to retain a comic book feel, since comic conventions are a huge part of his set list.  We kicked around a couple of designs, but ultimately, we landed on this one, with a screaming mic with cords mimicing El Gun’s iconic wig.

 

Check him out here (J-Light is wearing a shirt I designed for El Gun!):

T-Shirt illustration of a demon in hell for music festival

Bassic Boston T-Shirt Design

T-Shirt illustration I created for the Bassic Boston music festival. The client wanted a dark, evil design, with a demon as the main focus. I created this in Manga Studio 5 and Adobe Photoshop with my trusty Cintiq tablet.

Set up for silk screen, using 3 colors.

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i-4 Web Design banner

Website banner illustration I created for an SEO marketing company called i-4 Web.  The two creators gave me a few pics of themselves so I could illustrate them as cartoon characters.  They asked me to create a scene in which they were working hard to translate a website to mobile and tablet versions, the mainstay of their business.

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Illustration of a young girl zombie

Bwains

Illustration of a young girl zombie eating the stuffing out of her teddy bear, entitled “Bwains!”  You know, for kids.  Create in Manga Studio 5 and Photoshop CS6.

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T-Shirt design of roses for girls

Total Domination Girl’s Design

Feminine T-Shirt dsign for Total Domination Apparel, a mixed martial arts apparel company.  They wanted a nice feminine designs for the ladies to add to their catalog.

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T-Shirt Illustration of famous WWII air battles

Flight School Genius T-Shirt Designs

T-Shirt illustration for Flight School Genius, a clothing line specializing in designs depicting famous scenes and battles from World War II.

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Illustration of a welder with torch

Revco T-Shirts

Illustration for Revco BSX, featuring a welder emerging from a fiery vault.  Revco specializes in apparel for welders.  This design was created for a direct-to-garment printing process.

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T-Shirt illustration of ultras

PG Wear T-Shirt Design

T-Shirt design for PG Wear.  The design is a collage of images celebrating the lifestyle of an “Ultra.”  Created in Photoshop and Manga Studio 5.

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Book cover illustration of kids exploring

Book Cover Illustration

Cover illustration I created for a work of fiction by Jan Ferrigan for young readers.  The story is about a group of young adventurers trekking through the national parks, meeting magic creatures along the way.

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Illustration of Hello Kitty as a goth girl

Hello Kitty

Ever wonder what Hello Kitty would look like during her awkward teen years?  Introducing Goth Hello Kitty.  This illustration was created in Manga Studio 5.

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T-Shirt illustration of a viking for a mma apparel brand

Total Domination Viking T-Shirt Design

T-Shirt illustration I created of a viking for Total Domination Apparel.

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Product label illustration of a dragon for Bonfatto's Apocalips brand hot sauce.

Apocalips brand hot sauce illustration.

 

 

Product label illustration for Bonfatto’s Apocalips brand hot sauce.  Special thanks to Mark Dello of Loaded Creative (and of course, Bonfatto’s) for making all this happen.

 

I designed and illustrated the dragon character for the label, as well as the font-style.

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acrylic painted mural of a fairy for Isabella

Painted Mural for Isabella

I finally finished this mural for Isabella’s room.  The plan was to have this finished before she was born.

Well, that didn’t quite happen.  She’s now 16 months old!

I’m pretty happy with it, though I can’t look at it very long without seeing something I wish I had done better.  She likes it though.

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Illustrated Amusement Park Map by Brian Allen

New Jersey FunPlex Maps

These are two maps I created for the two FunPlex parks in New Jersey. It was a fun challenge to create a useable map for a place I had never been before. The maps are printed as tri-folds and distributed at the park, and are also mounted in several areas around the park, I believe. Illustrated Amusement Park Map by Brian Allen

Illustrated Amusement Park Map by Brian Allen

Penn State Ornament design featuring the CATA bus

Easter Seals Ornament

Penn State Ornament design featuring the CATA bus
I designed the Easter Seals holiday ornaments this year, and they are on sale now at:

http://centralpa.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=PACN_2012_Holiday_Ornament

They are really cool looking – they feature the CATA bus in front of the gates at Old Main.

It was a fun challenge to design for a die-cut ornament like this.

Please order one and support Easter Seals (and indirectly, me!).

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Digital Painting of the Angel of Death

Digital painting for splash page of apparel company’s website.

Digital painting of the grim reaper

Digital painting of the grim reaper

Dragon Boy Art Print

“Discovery” digital painting

Digital painting I created in Photoshop of a surprised boy and his new pet dragon.

Here’s a digital painting I did recently using techniques I’m learning in Bobby Chiu’s digital painting class on Schoolism.com. I highly recommend it!