3D Illustration & Design
I have had a bit of an odd career trajectory with 3D. I studied multimedia/interactive design with a focus in UI/UX after graduating I was offered a position as a 3D graphic designer at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee FL (Thanks Mike Davidson!). There I was given one month to learn 3DS Max or hit the bricks, so I dove in and within two weeks I was working on my first scientific illustration of a “Quantum dot”
Since than I have primarily worked as an ui/ux interactive designer. I have continued to explore 3D as an artistic medium and have been lucky enough to occasionally work on some interesting projects. Below are some examples that I hope you will enjoy.
– Mood Gun –
WHO: Me ROLE: Designer TOOLS: Modo, Photoshop
For this gun the concept was simple. To make a smaller, sleeker, sexier and a little silly looking kind of a futuristic Walther PPK sized gun (granted it looks nothing like the PPK). After creating the gun I wanted to be a little bit more creative with the composition and being a fan of paeidoloas (a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists) I wanted to include a forced “paeidoloa” with the lipstick kiss mark near the sunglasses. I tried this a few years ago with lipstick on a napkin, headphones and glasses but it looked too contrived. This in the end felt a little more natural so I went forward with it.