Monday, October 20, 2008

Complete Skate

My friend Ryan runs Complete Skate, a non-profit youth outreach program in Portland to help get kids get out of trouble and into something productive.. and that something productive is skateboarding. On november 15th, Complete Skate is throwing a skate deck art show and benefit to help raise money for the various youth programs. He asked me to get down with a skatedeck and I was more than happy to oblige.

Anyone in the Portland area on november 15th should swing on through the Design within Reach building in the Pearl district and help out the cause.. more info to follow.

Install at Pachyderm Gallery

A friend of mine recently curated a show here in Portland at the Pachyderm Gallery. I created a custom piece for the thematic show centered around the concept of choice. The piece is called "Bad & Worse".. basically about having the illustion of choice and oftentimes choosing between the lesser of two evils.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

City of Roses show in Tokyo

My friend Matt over at Compound Gallery in Portland asked me for some work to be included in a show in Tokyo called City of Roses. It was a whirlwind show.. Compound Gallery invaded Tokyo and set up a mini gallery and Portland themed store in literally 6 hours. 250 people came out to the show and it was a huge success. Matt recently returned and shared these pictures. You can see more photos of the event here.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Guiness - Reach for Greatness

I had the opportunity to work on this commercial spot for a new Guinness campaign, Reach for Greatness. I worked with the NY based motion graphics studio Shilo who gave the pitch. They asked me to help them sketch out the elements for the commercial that would then be animated. I thought I'd post some rough images of my work for them and then the final product.

In the end the client was pumped, Shilo was psyched and I was juiced. It came out really well, so give it a looksie!