Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alburnt Einswine BBQ logo






















Another barbecue logo I just finished for a local team.  I thought they had a really funny concept and it was fun to do.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spider-man and Batman masks

































While I was out today I picked up these card/mask combo cards I created at Hallmark last year.  The arms on the masks wrap around the cards and then you take them apart when you open them.  The masks also have sound buttons.  I illustrated the cover art of the Batman & Spidey heads from scratch.  The interior hero poses are from style guides.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hawaiian t-shirt design



















 Improved one of my old designs-created a new girl and updated the typography.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine's Day Hallmark cards






















 Picked these up today while I was at Walmart--these are cards I designed last year while still full-time at Hallmark.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Dragon color


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Decoupage ornaments


















Well, my time at Hallmark is over but the projects I worked on should still be showing up on the shelves throughout the the coming year.  This afternoon I saw these decoupage ornaments on sale at Target, which I had done the turnaround drawings for.  




Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pork N' Mindy photos



































The logo made its premeire at the Shawnee (KS) Great Grillers competition this weekend.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Posey activity book


















A book I drew for Hallmark came out the recently, which retails for $7.95 at Hallmark stores and works with the plush Posey Interactive Story Buddy (sold separately).

Monday, September 23, 2013

Karie























Redoing an old drawing

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pork N' Mindy logo
















Did this logo for some childhood friends of mine who just won the famous Great Lenexa BBQ Battle, the one they used to show in national Kingsford Charcoal commercials.   I guess they're going to make a new banner and some t-shirts out of the logo.  I loved their name and so I did a spoof on the Mork & Mindy logo and they gave me some of their barbecue in return.  Yum!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bunny Music Class
















Color version.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Iron Man papercraft























This is a Hallmark card I designed, and I also illustrated the Iron Man papercraft artwork too.  It retails for $3.97.


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Frog Dog Log color

Trying a new coloring style!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Granite City Blueberry Lager logo





















My wife loves food competitions, and when she saw this contest she asked that I do a logo for it. If you like it and want to vote, HERE'S where you do it!  Thanks!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Star Wars Clip-Its



Here's another project I did at Hallmark that went on sale nationally this past week.  They retail for $4.95 and are on sale at the Hallmark sections of stores like Walmart and I assume places like Walgreens and wherever.  This project was a bit of childhood wish fulfillment for me--the little Greg of 1983 who saw Return of the Jedi on opening day would have freaked to know he was gonna get to do this!



Wizard of Oz book



Finally something I can show from my job at Hallmark!  This is a recordable storybook that arrived in Hallmark stores this past week and retails for $29.95.  Basically what you do is press a button and record yourself reading the book, and your voice will be preserved for posterity.  As for the character design, I had to follow what Warner Bros had established in their style guide.  However, it was great to finally color a book myself--I'm so used to somebody else coloring my books because I usually have to go off and draw something else for somebody else.





I snapped a couple of photos of the book on display at a Hallmark store.



Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Animals colored



For fun I colored 49 of these animal icons I've made.  I'll get them on the portfolio site soon.