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EPIC post

May 20, 2013

Coming this Memorial Day Weekend. I worked on the character Nod ( the guy in the letter ‘P’ )

herkimer’s general store is open for business

November 19, 2012

Our etsy shop is up and running. Herkimer’s General Store is an old-timey shop that has a variety of prints, posters, and paper goods created by us for you to purchase. Stop on in.

We currently have my first letters to sell on the site and I hope to have more in the coming weeks. Nina will also be selling some really amazing cards she designed.


June 30, 2012

Epic comes out next May 2013. I rigged the character named Nod (in the screen-caps above) in this much anticipated film from Blue Sky Studios.

Ice Age: Continental Drift

June 30, 2012

Coming to theaters July 13th!

Ice Age 4: Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up

January 17, 2011

Here’s the full animated short/teaser for the next ice age film due out Summer 2012:

Rio Trailers – April 8th 2011

December 30, 2010

In case you haven’t seen the new trailer to Rio. I rigged Linda, the blue male parrot’s owner played by Leslie Mann.

Here’s a look at the international trailer:

ice age 4 is coming

December 30, 2010

For the past year, I have been working as a lead character technical director on the next chapter in the Ice Age series from Blue Sky and 20th Century Fox. While developing a teaser for the summer of 2012 release of Ice Age 4, the executives at Fox thought that it would be great to make a short out of the teaser and attach it to the Jack Black Gulliver’s Travel film.

So here is a teaser to the short/teaser trailer:

RIO – new trailer

December 8, 2010

Our first full trailer has been posted for Blue Sky Studio’s latest 3D animated film, Rio, in theaters April 8th 2011. You’ll get to see the whole cast including the character I rigged, Linda. Hope you enjoy the trailer.

We are all real proud of this project at Blue Sky. The renders we’re seeing are amazing and I can’t wait to see it all finally cut together.

studio360: update

July 3, 2010


On Monday I received an email from studio360 telling me that I was a finalist for their redesign Uncle Sam contest and they wanted to interview me. I was immediately excited and nervous at the same time. Later that afternoon I talked with studio360 host, Kurt Anderson, over the phone. I could tell how nervous I was sounding and I’m sure I said “uh” every other word, but it was nonetheless a very memorable experience. I wish I could have prepared better for the questions, maybe next time I win a contest ;p

Click here if you want to listen online to the Fourth of July Redesign Challenge segment of the show (the Uncle Sam discussion starts about five minutes in). There is also a slideshow with some nice captions underneath my posters.

studio360:What You Can Do

June 28, 2010

original uncle sam

PRI’s studio360 has hosted a number of contests to redesign major icons such as Christmas, the gay flag, and their most recent challenge is to reinvent Uncle Sam. Here’s my submission of a series of four posters:

what you can do poster campaign

My proposed “What You Can Do” campaign expands the military recruitment purpose of the original Uncle Sam and asks Americans to take part in other civic responsibilities. Referencing the speech by President John F. Kennedy, I chose these four words as the slogan to challenge and inspire Americans to become active members of our great nation.

My wife was a huge help on this project. Nina, who is a graphic designer helped me lay out the posters and had the idea to include the url at the bottom to help reinforce the different aspects of the campaign. She kept encouraging me to work on it and submit it to the contest. We make a great team!