Design Week Portland is a weeklong series of events, installations, and conversations showcasing the evolving state of design in Portland, Oregon. Each year, the city-wide convergence of creatives from every discipline inspires a wave of collaboration, education, and community building.
At Cinco, we set out to create an event that would require us to work in a fully integrated process across all of the studio’s disciplines. The result was a captivating experience that blended a great party with an interactive installation of sound, vision, interaction, and soul.
Anki is a robotics and AI startup that creates physical objects designed to be intelligent and adaptable in the real world. Founded in 2010 by a trio of Ph.D. candidates at Carnegie Mellon’s esteemed Robotics Institute, Anki developed, tested, and launched Anki DRIVE in 2013 to rave reviews.
Their second release, OVERDRIVE, introduces new cars, new battles, and seemingly infinite track combinations built into the game’s evolving storyline. The real upgrade, however, is how the technology amplifies the power of the human imagination and brings people together through play.
In collaboration with Cinco Design, I helped create Anki’s 2016 broadcast campaign, including hero spots for the Overdrive Starter Kit, as well as the holiday launch of Supertrucks.
In 2016, Electronic Arts made the bold decision to bow out of E3, one of the gaming industry's most important events. Instead, they wanted to create their own inclusive, player-first community experience: EA Play. In close collaboration with the internal creative teams at EA, Cinco Design led the design, content production, and programming of the 2016 event.
I was tapped to lead Art and Motion Direction for content, encompassing a huge range of executions, from epic sizzle reels, wayfinding systems, and video walls, to a live-streamed press conference to kick everything off. From the start, our goal was to create a super versatile brand and design language, built for motion and flexible enough to adapt to a wide range of digital impressions and environments at The Novo in DTLA. We created bold, vibrant visuals to bring clarity to the EA Play brand amidst the diverse key art of the featured titles.
Agency: Cinco Design
Role: Art Director, Motion Director
Motorized Precision is a cinema robotics startup based in Portland, Oregon. In late 2015, their rebel band of cinematographers, robotics engineers, and coders set out to evolve the motion control industry by creating an accessible, intuitive platform for super fast, programmable robotic camera movement.
I was approached to be part of a special-ops team tasked with designing and developing MP Studio, the cross-platform desktop and tablet application for controlling Motorized Precision’s new line of robots. In addition to the MP Studio software, the team created the brand identity, website, and showreel content for NAB 2016.
My role was multi-faceted, spanning Art Direction, Design, Consulting, and Directing promotional content.
VICIS was founded by a team of medical professionals with a mission to reduce the risk of head trauma by applying modern technology similar to that of the automobile industry. Their innovative approach offers the opportunity to better protect athletes from instances of brain injury.
Agency: Cinco Design
Role: Art Director
A series of cinematic live visuals for The Glitch Mob's 2015 EP and tour, "Piece Of The Indestructible".
Role: Director, Designer
"Behind The Blade" is a documentary about the pioneering LA electronic music trio, The Glitch Mob. Director Matthew F. Smith captured their intricate creative process in developing "The Blade", the Mob's groundbreaking interactive stage rig. I stepped in during the final stages of post to direct, design, and animate the titles, credits, and intro sequence.
V.Next is an episodic sci-fi adventure game, created by SyncBuildRun. I had the pleasure of directing, designing, and animating this retro-futuristic title sequence for the game.
"The Wild Life" by Vacationer
From the album 'Relief'
Downtown Records | 2014
"A day of inspiration with 14 presentations from local heroes, digital visionaries, designers, executives, teachers, musicians, dancers, entrepreneurs and even Grammy award-winning artist Macklemore."
It was an honor to work with the Labs team at Instrument on this project for TEDxPortland 2014. The theme was simply "Perfect", however, this is not such a simple word. In a culture where we strive for perfection in myriad ways, it presented an interesting challenge. How do we define "perfect"?
We created a title sequence film for the event, as well as the website, iOS app, and interactive installation for a 7k run. My role included art direction/concepting, shooting elements for the video, compositing, and music selection.
2014 Recap Video
In collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy, I helped create a series of TV spots for Laika's stop-motion film, "Paranorman". "Nailed It" and "A Champion Rises" aired throughout the 2012 Olympics. We worked closely with Laika to develop the concepts, and they created custom stop motion and audio assets for the spots.
Also check out:
The ParaNorman YouTube Channel here.
The full campaign by W+K here.
Client: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Role: director, animator
"Fans Know Best"
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy
How do you adventure? Do you run, hike, ride, climb, kayak or race your way through the outdoors? When there’s a fork in the road, which path do you take?
In a partnership with my friends at North, we created three broadcast spots and an interactive YouTube film for CLIF Bar's "Feed Your Adventure" campaign. All footage was crowd-sourced from real adventurers and CLIF-sponsored athletes.
Role: Director, Motion Designer
This film was made in collaboration with the Levi's Film Workshop: workshops.levi.com
Produced in conjunction with the exhibition Art in the Streets at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) moca.org
Role: art direction, design, animation, vfx
Track: Juniper by Y La Bamba
Label: Tender Loving Empire
Director: Matthew Gamlen
Production Co: Tangible Worldwide