Best Job Ever! Being a digital designer has allowed me to create themed attractions all across America. It started while trying to gain jobs as an independent contractor and budding business owner for Artists at Work (yes, this use to be a business, lol). How do you let someone know how their very expensive investment is going to turn out, as in most cases design is to the rescue. It all started out with some quick sketches or image references, however it turns out that is not enough to those who have a hard time visualizing an outcome, thus began my journey into the digital world. During this time I worked exclusively with a laser tag arena company who needed better results to be competitive with other manufacturers. They too were a start up and had no visual artist talent on their staff, so we began an exclusive relationship that merged our companies to function as one for many years. The results grew into an amazing industry shattering outcome, shaking up quality standards and expectations with the competition left stunned and watching. We always pushed to make every attraction better and more unique while everyone else moved towards a cookie cutter pre ordered product. Word of mouth kept us full for a long time with a list of clients in waiting. Digital Design allowed me to conduct a great deal of creative control and gave clients a virtual tours through a number of our designs. It also helped me translate this information to other artists at work to get the job done efficiently. Made project management smoother working with various vendor resources and reassured everyone involved. I found it to be a vital part of the entire process and loved every Pixel of it. I hope you enjoy looking through this body of work and it inspires you in some way and perhaps we might work on something together. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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This 3D design was created to scale and included an existing rock climbing wall. The end client wanted to put in something original into their facility to revitalize the interest of the guests. After a creative consultation we decided to go with a play on words and created a mining theme. Colors were coordinated to continue the branding of the logo and a very interesting concept was ready to begin. After the design phase was approved, a team of Artists at Work joined the crews of ARC to create all the themed elements and give life to Helium Mines. Thank you ARC for letting us be a part of this exiting project. (arc-studios.com)
This was a very involved project that was in need of a lot of organizing to make sense of aging laser tag arena that needed to be updated. I coordinated with management to get measurements and details to develop an accurate foot print with a series of images and hand drawings. The original theme was home grown and really needed a professional facelift and they asked me to help them out. We began to develop a space theme based on a spaceship landing on an alien planet. These results are from my first efforts. The project unfortunately never moved to production because of management changes and the new staff put the breaks on in order to get a grip on their finances.
Sometimes creative concepts need to be developed, even if their is no end client involved, in order to promote your abilities or bring to life one of your own ideas. When an underwater steam punk concept came up during a creative consult I decided to shelve it and work on it the first chance I got. I shared this quick digital design with ARC Arenas and they sold it to a few end clients rather quickly. The frontage was original based on a Atlantis design concept where a submarine transports you to an underwater city. I took this and added some steam punk flare and used it to transport guests to an underwater arena, that not only included 3D sculpted creatures, but unique steampunk creatures and their creations. It was very successful.
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