Client: Cascadia Games
Project: Cascadia Games BrandingProject specifics:
- Character Illustration
- Website Design
Client location: USA
This was SUCH a wonderful project! I love illustrating characters, but this grizzly bear for Cascadia has to be one of my all times faves! Cascadia Games have quite a meaning behind their name, so there was a lot to accomplish within the brands feel. The bear couldn't be too cartoony, or too realistic and had to portray both strength, courage and power without looking mean, nasty or overly scary. I ended up taking a lot of influence from Disney with this character, as those guys always manage to make great heroic characters that give off both gentle and strong vibes. You know how Simba goes from being a shaking little kitten to becoming a powerful heroic Lion that defends his friends? Well, that was what I wanted the Cascadia bear to do. This was a wonderful project as I explored a style I've never experimented with before. Very fulfilling! Overall this was a fantastic challenge and one that both the client and his fan base were really happy with!
You'll all know how much I enjoy illustrating characters, so when I was tasked with bringing to life a fat cow...how could I refuse!
Back in 2007 I was approached by Patrick McNeil from none other than the very popular design site, Design Meltdown, to appear in his book ‘The Web Designers Idea Book’ in the ‘black’ themed section, that was due to go on sale in late 2008.