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!
Being a hardcore arcade & retro gamer, I already knew about Analogue Interactive way before they got in touch, so I was rather excited to talk about this project!
Yey, another little appearance in Web Designer Magazine! I was invited to do a quick article about how I use Photoshop for the web and how valuable it is to me as a designer. As Photoshop is my main tool it seemed like the perfect thing to be writing about!