These icons were created for Baby's Firsts a photo sharing app.
These were hobby icons for Hallmark Park. Users would create a profile by choosing five icons representing their interests. You could then connect with other players who had the same profile. Since the game was for children, we had be creative in how we could enable them to connect without using specific personal information. We had a user-name generating feature and a select-only chat system.
These icons were created for Hallmark's Social Calendar, a Facebook app. It was a new take on the twelve days of Christmas. Users received one a day leading up to the holiday.
These were for an early mobile icon-based messaging system. We thought that texting thing was too cumbersome and would never catch on. I did like the challenge of working in 24 x 24 pixels. When the project started, the first color phone had yet to come out.
Hallmark Park was a multi-player on-line game. It had an amusement park theme. Players would choose an avatar and walk around the park playing mini-games, chatting, and dressing your character in outfits bought at the souvenir shop in the middle of the park. You didn't use any real money, just the purple tickets you won playing the mini-games. You could find randomly generated collectables to earn special outfits.
These images were created as limited edition signed prints for the new HMK store in the Country Club Plaza of Kansas City.
Bigsby is a Hallmark Story Buddy concept that incorporates voice recognition software that creates the illusion that a plush character hears and responds. I was responsible for the visual direction, designing the character, illustrating a series of four books and working on a companion app (free download on iTunes). I worked with concept designer Scott Swanson, who came up with the idea behind Bigsby and writer Jake Gahr.
Whoop Dee Do
Whoop-Dee-Do is an original for TV concept. It's a Sesame Street-like variety show. Whoop-Dee-Doo is this big crazy house filled with a different cast of characters in every room.
Connect & Play
I created these Connect & Play puzzles for Hallmark. They are puzzles that create a scene and come with play pieces. The cool thing about the product is that if you have more than one, you can connect the puzzles together making a larger world to play on.