Monday, September 27, 2010

Lessons Learned with Fed Ex

Now...I am coming off a great experience with going to Hasbro. I shipped my boxes back and came home to see this. 2 of my 3 boxes were crushed. Here is the pic of the worst of the 2. My Chariot mask is destroyed. Lesson learned here? Fortify your boxes with steel and iron spikes.

Broken mask

Notice the fragile sticker? Apparently they didn't. Not shown: "FRAGILE" in huge letters on the two sides and the top.
Fed Ex Box Handling

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Christmas Pop Up Card

I created this card to give to the owners of A-dec the first Christmas that I worked there. It had 10 pop-ups.....four are shown here. Enjoy.

Here is the size that I created the card to get the desired effect that I wanted.
Adec Card-4

One of the entry pages. Nothing fancy......yet.

The center spread.

The final page. I wanted something to really WOW them. It was a big hit.

Now that being said-I was asked to do another one this year. Oh the ideas...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hasbro Inspiration Expo

I was invited to show my art at the Hasbro Inspiration Expo. That is where artists are invited to talk about their art with Hasbro designers and artists and engineers (and others) to invigorate their creative juices. I only have 2 pics-but there will be more to come.

This is my booth. I tried to bring a nice sampling of my talents.


This is the Elephant mask that I created to have folks create a paper sculpture. It was tremendous fun. I will post the PDF of the mask shortly-I have to fix a few bugs in my instructions.

Check back soon.