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EVENT BRANDING. ANIMATION. PRINT & DIGITAL MARKETING.
I actually began my design career in Orlando by branding various theatrical products I would be a part of. Word spread, and I tapped into a niche market that eventually led to my work with the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival!
NASA: Kennedy Space Center's Holidays In Space Experience
GRAPHIC DESIGN. BRAND CREATION. EXPERIENCE STORYBOARD.
Design for NASA's Kennedy Space Center Holidays in Space experience 2019. Entrance archway concept, featuring animated LED screens. Also storyboarded immersive large-screen Holiday spectacular seen from across the outdoor campus.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
PRINT Design. EVENT BRANDING. LARGE-FORMAT LED MARQUEE.
Brand design and visual event accomodations for the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Chinese New Year Celebration, featuring a 400-foot marquee on the Strip. Beautiful flower illustrations by Sara Yamini. Below those are the brand concepts leading up to final sign-off.
Come Out With Pride Orlando
GRAPHIC DESIGN. EXPERIENCE CREATION.
Currently proudly serving as Creative Director for Come Out with Pride Orlando, I've had the opportunity to hand-design-and-assemble their brand and parade float over the last two years. Below, you will find the 2022 brand "A Place for Us", along with my design for the parade float.
Below, you will find the brand for Pride Prom 2023, followed by a series of animated projection-mapped experiences for the main stage.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Graphic Design. ART DIRECTION. ANIMATION. Live event design.
I'm so proud of the work I've done with the NGLCC and their work for equality in America. Below, you'll find the various show looks I've designed for NGLCC's 2018 2018 National Dinner, as well as their 2018/2019 Expos:
*all images approved for use by NGLCC, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
There was even a "Shark Tank"-esque gameshow where a living, animated shark tank set the tone for presenters:
*tank seascape animated by Ricky Johnson
Here are a few of my wild in-process show look ideas from the drawing board of NGLCC's 2019 Tampa Expo:
Additional Stage Design
Graphic Design. STORYBOARDING. Live event design.
A few pie-in-the-sky stage concepts I've created for potential use in various events and expos.
PRINT DESIGN. LAYOUT. PHOTOGRAPHY. CREATIVE DIRECTION.
In my years as Creative Director for Orlando Weekly (and even a few following), I've loved every minute I've spent working in print media. There's something about watching your work impact an entire city, and move mountains politically, that makes me come alive as a creator. I also rebranded the magazine itself, and they are still using my logo to this day.
The American Advertising Federation
CREATIVE DIRECTION. BRAND CREATION.
I proudly serve on the Board of the Orlando division of the American Advertising Federation as Creative Director. Here's a look at our brand for the 2022 American Advertising Awards, which was animated and utilized event-wide.
Orlando Forum of Fear Attraction
Graphic Design. ANIMATION. PHOTOGRAPHY. Live event design.
I had the incredible opportunity to team up with Halloween Horror Nights legends Patrick Braillard and Kim Gromoll to bring an all-new haunted attraction to Orlando's International Drive area. Not only did I provide branding for the two experiences offered, I also provided VFX content and various video collateral to elevate the guest experience.
A commercial I shot and edited for the Tunnel of the Damned experience:
A three-episode viral marketing campaign leading up to the opening:
Florida Department of Health
ART DIRECTION. ANIMATION.
I had to put this at the end of my portfolio: this video was the one time I tried stop-motion animation, and it was for a safe-sex promotion for the Florida Department of Health. My hands smelled like banana lubricant for four days. Enjoy!
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With the world becoming more remote, and industry trends changing by the minute, businesses are reaching to third party resources to fulfill major needs. Tell me a little bit about your company, your budget, and what you're looking for creatively, and I'll be in touch to discuss our next steps. I am in the market for full-time and freelance work.