Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hyundai Pop-Up

It's been a while since I posted any pop-up stuff because I've been rather busy doing other paper art for clients. Well this is one I made a while back for BRC Imaginations. They asked me to do a pop-up as part of their pitch to Hyundai for a project. I based my design based off their 'geometric cloud' concept. So the pop-up was specifically customized to match their pitch book.

Overall, it was a really fun project to work one and they challenged me to make the biggest pop-up I ever have - 12.5" x 35" when opened. The funny thing is, the most challenging part is just finding the backing paper to be that big! Luckily it all worked out. And a big thanks to Willy Lew - the awesome photographer that took photos of this piece. Enjoy!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Motivarti Mentorship Program Launches Today

I was so excited about this last night I couldn't sleep! Some of you may know that I founded an organization at the beginning of the year called, Motivarti. It's a resource for artists aspiring to get into the entertainment industry (animation, video games, children's book illustration, toy design, consumer products, etc).

The Motivarti Mentorship Program was designed to connect industry professionals with aspiring artists. The mentorship program is a unique and very selective program where the mentors hand-pick their mentees from a group of finalists based on an application consisting of a short Q&A, a portfolio, and resume. This ensures that the mentors will be working with someone in whom they’ve recognized key characteristics and potential, as well as a way that their professional knowledge can help you reach the next level.

We’re also pleased to be making the mentorship program available to students outside the Los Angeles area. Thanks to technology like Skype and iChat, students who would not otherwise have access to entertainment professionals can now have an opportunity to get one-on-one guidance.

Whether you’re hoping to get into visual development, concept design, storyboarding, animation, character design, or even children’s book illustration or theme park design we’ve striven to gather a variety of mentors just for you. (This list is updated often, so please check back or follow on Facebook to be notified of our most recent recruits.)

Details about the mentorship can be found on our website at

I hope you'll consider applying. Applications are being accepted from November 7th, 2011 – December 18th, 2011