I recently had the pleasure of working with the fine folks over at eeBoo again. With eeBoo, I always know that my illustrations are going to be coupled with excellent design. Nothing is worse than working hard on something, only to have it ruined with poor typography or a bad layout.
While I love the work... I'm starting to feel stagnant. Do you ever feel stuck in your style and you aren't able to grow because you have deadlines that need to be met and you don't have time to experiment?
everyone knows that kangaroos are the cheaters of the animal kingdom.
Here's a game I just illustrated for eeBoo. I illustrated the box and 36 game pieces. It was a wonderful job to work on... but do you ever just get tired of working on the same project?. I thought I'd never finish the 36 peices. Mind you, I did the bulk of this job while juggling my magazine design job, watching my 3-year-old while my wife attends nursing school, and a board book. Thankfully, Noah is in daycare 3 days a week now. That makes it easier on everyone... and it doesn't hurt that Noah loves "going to school".
Hi everyone. I've not posted anything in ages and thought I'd just share some of what I've been working on. Thankfully, I've been busy enough to sit behind this here computer and not out in the danged heat of the summer. 102 here in Charlotte today!
Here's another job I did for eeBoo. A game that teaches kids how to tell time. I asked them- Why not just give the kid a digital watch and be done with it? Seems like a waste of a child's precious time. That TV ain't gonna watch itself, you know.
But who am I to question, they're payin'... whatev.
I've not posted in a while. I've been very busy which is a good thing but exhausting. It's difficult to juggle my regular design job, freelance, taking care of Noah... plus my wife is in nursing school now. So far, we are managing it pretty well. It will pay off in the end. Just have to keep that in mind.
Here's the last job I completed for eeboo. The animals will have holes around them so kids can lace string through.
here's my original sketch for the banjo pick'n pig
Several months ago my wife and I were shopping in a neat little children's store here in Charlotte. They carry a nice selection of toys that you can't get at most toy stores... european toys, wooden toys, eclectic clothing etc. A few products caught my eye, namely from a company called eeboo. Their products are so well designed and the illustrations, top-notch. I made mental note of the name and emailed them expressing my interest in illustrating for their company.
Time went by and I forgot about the email. Last month the owner wrote back to me saying she liked my work and wanted to know if I'd be interested in illustrating a Tot Tower.
The job was great fun and eeboo has been a complete pleasure to work with. It will be cool to see my art on something three dimentional.