The hive project is an ongoing personal project for the bees. I drew inspiration from the principles of Émile Warré and redesigned it to suit small scale beekeeping and locations without access to expendable lawn space.
Its parabolic shape is inspired feral bee colonies and designed to be much easier for the bees to heat and keep clean. Its parabolic telescoping shape is easy to open and close with minimal disruption to the colony and no cold corners for bacteria to grow. Its also much easier on the back.
It will eventually feature a full suite of apps and sensors that constantly measure the health of the hive and benchmark it to hives around the world.
I currently build the hives in my garage out of off cut materials from yachts. The process is tough but satisfying and It takes me about a two weeks of nights and weekends to build one. This process will be cut down to about 10 minutes with a rotational mould.
I will be testing these hives for the next year and will eventually start a fundraising campaign to try and get moulds made for them.
More on this to come soon.
New Zealand Ice Cream maker Tip Top is going back to all natural colors and flavors and this is a fun little ad for them.
A few frames I painted for a Mazda Suv pitch at Buck LA.
A full sized stag head made of porcelain in late 2009. These are hand made using a series of garage/bedroom built slip molds. It was originally made as personal art piece for my wall but I ended up selling a few via galleries.
A few style frames from my pitch for a new google android tvc. This concept is fully live action with mechanical vingettes that represent the functions of the OS.
A collection of special edition beer labels for a friend in a small craft brewery in Auckland, N.Z.
I designed these one afternoon for my vegan and carnivorous house mates as a way to distinguish the different cutting boards that was both functional and presentable. Taking this concept to a full line of products.
A little clip for Wellington based Craig Terris, a one man band with a twist.
Its hard not to love good street food, especially street food that is as good for you. Skillet is a brand I developed for a mobile food cart that caters for the healthy demographic, selling primarily simple and health conscious dishes at farmers markets, events and festivals.
I designed this Typographic Alphabet as a tool for young children to learn the alphabet. Kids often mix up the order of the letters so I designed this as puzzle that only fits together in the correct order. I also wanted it to be challenging so i spent a bit of time on making semi-ambigiuos letter forms that rely on context. Usually takes kids and adults alike 2-5 minutes to complete.
These giant illuminated letters were originally for a self-promotional video piece.
My good friend Curtis Baigent and I co-directed, designed, and animated this piece for a New Zealand music video competition titles. We took the challenge to heart and fully exploited those cutely rendered fruits.
Key art and poster design for a short film produced by Digital Kitchen in 2010. Film directed by Johan Leidgren. I wanted to emphasize the multiple plot levels within the film.
Back in 2011 while working at Superfad seattle I was asked to design and screen print a few hundred tee shirts for everyone across all the offices. I had a lot of fun and learned what it takes to screen print several hundred tee shirts completely solo. This was one of 4 designs. I made this for the 3d team, optimized for use with 3d glasses
A typographic exploration I did for a gallery openning. Complete with accompanying neon sign.
A few frames from the title sequence I made for Microsoft Game Studio.
A few bits that needed a home.