extra goodies

you didn't think that was it, did you?

There’s a thing about making a portfolio where you feel yourself being put into a smaller box than you’d like. Sure, I want to put my most relevant work first and foremost, but behind those projects is a more complete, well-rounded, creative individual.

Take a moment to look through some of my other creative pursuits, both personal and professional. You never know when you’ll have the need for some video editing, illustration, copy writing, etc... and it’s great to have someone in the room who will raise their hand and say, “Sure, I can do that!”

video production

Whether I’m honing my skills as an arm chair critic, or teaching myself to use the cameras, mics, and lights in the equipment closet, I’ve always found something compelling about the medium of film. I was fortunate enough to be given the leeway to film and edit a few projects in the last year, some of which you can check out below.

I filmed, recorded, lighted, edited, and even conducted the interviews for this product demo video.
I performed all production and post work for this monthly video series. Oh, I was also the host.

animation

While I would not describe myself as an animator, I do have the flexibility to apply my illustration and motion graphics skills to produce some compelling results. The snippets below were part of an animated prologue for an independent film.

Drawn by hand, effects and animation produced digitally.

illustration

Far from the sepia tones of those animated snippets, have a look at these images from a children’s book I illustrated for my nephews.

The artwork is first drawn by hand in pencil, then scanned and inked with a pen tablet.

Presently there are two entries in the “Captain Anbesa” saga, with another expected to arrive under a Christmas Tree near you this December.

Many general design principles also apply to illustration projects. Choosing a sensible color scheme, composing images with a sense of proportion, and adhering to the rule of thirds can all help ensure pleasing images.

How will our heroes get out of this one?

and on, and on...

Did I mention that I also enjoy copy writing, marketing, making music, game design, brewing beer, kayaking, skiing, science fiction, cats, board games, and philosophy? Remember, the people you choose to work with are exactly that - people.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little. I’d love to hear from you soon.

- Dan