Digital christmas card

5 04 2011

For Mainnovation we created a digital christmas card. The christmas card shows a tree on a square with it’s lights off, which you can turn on step-by-step by putting the cables in the wright cable socket. Each time you succeed the christmas tree will partly show it’s lights.

For this project I created the christmas tree on the square with Photoshop. At first we had a picture with the christmas tree shining brightly. My job was to create several instances of the tree with the lights being turned on gradually. A programmer then used these instances to create the animations in the final christmas card. Have a look at the video, to see how it looks like.

Bureau: Ogilvy Amsterdam





Highway to nowhere

23 09 2010

Shemya island.
It’s an idea which came up when i was surfing Google Earth and found a small island called Shemya or Simiya. The island is located southwest of Alaska and was used as a radar, surveillance, weather and aircraft refueling station. Have a look at it in Google maps.
The island has small roads leading and crawling around the island. And it has two airfields (I think). This is where my idea came to life, looking trough my computer screens glass exploring Shemya.

Typography roads.
Using Illustrator to create the base for my “Highway to nowhere” typography. Pulling it to Photoshop to create some depth. And using Google Maps for my source material. The island is based on the island Shemya but i altered it here and there to fit the typo. Grabbed a cruise ship passing the Caribbeans and plunged it near my island. Drilled some rocky coastlines from South America and the United Kingdom. Photoshopped the sandy beaches, tweaked the lighting and shadows, brushed the waves and fluffy cloudes surrounding the island. Grapped some cars from Google Maps and dropped them on the “Highway to nowhere”.