May 20, 2022

Between 2 Rides

Earlier this week the trailer for my new project dropped. My partner Eddie and I have been working on this since I started in January. The final payoff will be five 7-10 minute episodes that will live on eBay Motors new YouTube Channel. It was a massive production with 6 shoot days (5 consecutive) where we shot an episode a day, the 6th was a studio day. You can watch the trailer below and as things release I'll be adding a new page collecting it all on my home page.

February 2, 2022

Home

Decide to do an illustration of my house. My now wife and I moved in back in June of last year and things have gone pretty well since.

I'm debating the merits of starting an Etsy shop where I sell custom prints of people's homes.

January 9, 2022

Inglewood

Got bored and fidgety so I started playing around in Illustrator and then Photoshop. This was the result. Context, I live in Inglewood.

December 1, 2021

New Job!

Starting with The Many on January 3rd.

December 1, 2021

LinkedIn Ad School Rant

It really does bother me that agencies don't want to train people on the job anymore. I think it makes a huge impact on who can get into the field. Journalism has the same problem when I was working there. The only people who could take internships were people from families that made enough money to subsidize the experience. It excludes anyone from middle or lower class backgrounds, and that's a problem.

November 21, 2021

Pigeon Art

I shot a photo last year and when I was looking at it again I thought it could be better as a digital painting.

November 8, 2021

Dumb Linkedin Things

Last Friday while I was eating lunch I started thinking about the people who post weird exploitative stories that usually involve a child teaching them some lesson. I usually find these posts cringe-y and felt like calling them out.

Apparently it resonated and got over 13k views.

October 20, 2021

Baby Waller

My fiancé's brother had a baby the other month and we occasionally get photos of him. We got one today that just screamed album cover so I threw this together.

October 6, 2021

Oh Snap!

I was playing around with a design in Illustrator and decided to finish it out in Photoshop with a photo I shot last week in Venice Beach.

Usually when I'm working on stuff I try to work in such a way that'll make my life easier as I come back to do revisions.

Not gonna lie, I didn't do that this time and I regret it. For some reason I decided not to pen tool the skater and it made everything 5x more difficult than it needed to be. I ended up masking by hand with the paint brush which succckkkkkked. Especially since I didn't use my Wacom, just the track pad on my laptop.

You live and learn though, won't be making that mistake again.

September 29, 2021

Wells Fargo Active Cash

I've been freelancing with Havas for about 6 months this year on their launch campaign for Wells Fargo's new credit card line. The campaign that was sold in was "Real Life Ready," so we were tasked with coming up with spots that showed real life but with a celebrity. Obviously a challenge.

After several rounds of scripts and finally settling on a celebrity, my copywriter (Britton Rice) and I sold some stuff through. Unfortunately because of Covid we didn't get to go on production, but the final results were good enough to make Editor's Pick on AdWeek.

Big thanks to the Havas NY team including CD's Alexis Garber and Alec Kleinfeld, ECD Peter Gosselin and CCO Dan Lucey. Additional thanks to the entire account, strategy and production teams who usually go unheralded.

You can watch the extended cut below.

September 20, 2021

Malt Disney

I decided to have my bachelor party in Atlanta so that my friends wouldn't have to make two cross country trips for me. We rented a party bus and it took us around to a few breweries all located on Atlanta's west side. I found out from one of my friends who lives in the area that it is sometimes called Malt Disney because of the number of breweries that have found a home there.

I loved this so I decided to make a shirt for the area. If I can get enough commitments, I'll have them produced.