Generative AI

MAKING THINGS OUT OF THIN AIR IN RECORD TIME.

I've been playing with generative AI since 2022. I've watched it grow from creating weird stuff that might only work as an NFT (when that was a thing) to a legitimate tool in an art director's arsenal. Over that time I've begun incorporating it into my standard workflow so I can work more efficiently. Here are some things I've made for myself and clients.

Encyclawpedia Dictatia

Anaiis Rabiella and I created an online encyclopedia featuring over 20 different cats illustrated as (in)famous world dicators. Midjourney has various safeguards in place to prevent you from referencing certain dictators like Hitler and Xi Jinping, so I had to find a way to create the prompt to get around them or just lean into the blatent censorship.

Anaiis used ChatGPT to create baseline entries for each dictator and then rewrote each to feature cat references and puns.

For the site design I even asked Midjourney to imagine what our entry pages could look like. I then took elements of it's suggestions and built it out.

Something that would have taken months previously was fully completed in 3 weeks.

Tools: Midjourney, ChatGPT, Photoshop, Wordpress

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Vladimir Purrtin
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Claydolph Litter
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Pawdam Mussein
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Feral Catro
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Pawnold Trump
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Xi Jingxu Ping
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Aleksandr Lukatshenko
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Mewmar Al Gaddafi
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Pol Pet
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Hidekat Tojo
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Ho Chi Maine Coon
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Augato Pinochet
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Kit Il Sung
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Ragdollah Khomeini
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Hair Ballsonaro
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Meow Zedong
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Omeow AlWhiskir
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Benito Mewsilini
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Manuel Meowiega
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Kit Jung Il
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Franciscat Franco
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Kit Jung Un
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Chiang Klaw Shek
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Bobcat Mewgabe

Home

Some random fun I had with two of my favorite subjects.

Tools: Mostly Photoshop Generative Fill

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A.I.D.C.

I wanted to see how well I could recreate real people within Midjourney so I decided to make a series called the AI Directors Club (playing off the Art Directors Club. I took a few well known industry folk and turned them in to cybernetic versions of themselves.

Tools: Midjourney + Photoshop

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Client Work

Image were used for internal and client presentations only, but I saved tons of time comping and I was able to spend more time coming up with ideas.

Tools: Midjourney

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eBay motors

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Editorial Illustrations

LinkedIn's algorithm gives you some extra juice if you add an image to your post. So I decided to use it as an opportunity to see if I could create relevant editorial illustrations for things I wrote about. 

Tools: Midjourney, Insight, Photoshop

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Other

Some random experiments I did based on animals, puns or animal puns. Or maybe just a random thought that popped into my head.

Tools: Midjourney

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Projects

ebay motors' Between 2 RidesTwin-turbocharged fun for the whole family.

Toyota Super BowlFeatured in AdWeek, AdAge & Creativity Online - A Rabbi, Priest & Imam walk into a football game...

The Amanda FoundationFeatured in AdAge & LeBook - Everyone is worthy of the love of a dog, even people in advertising.

Georgia LotteryReally bums me out that these hands had a better fashion sense than I do.

Trump Rio GrandeFeatured in AdWeek - Introducing the World's First .5 Star Resort.

Back to the Future1.21 Gigawatts of fan service

Toys'R'UsPlaytime is WAR

Toyota 4RunnerBears, Bison and MOTHs. Oh my.

Energy Upgrade CaliforniaWe were told this could sink or save Gavin Newsom from his recall election.

Demosthenian Literary SocietyGo Viral for Something You Can be Proud Of

The Side ShowFeatured in AdWeek - The side project that rules over all other side projects.

Weird, Strange, Bizarrely 100% Real AnimalsMy wife thought all the fake animals would confuse my nephew, I said "good."

Assorted SocialSocial, Photography, Video

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PhotographyI once had an NBA Center land on me at a game, he was the one who had to get checked by a doctor.