Friday, November 30, 2007

Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes 7"

All apologies for being away from the blog for two days, I know I promised I'd be better. The past two days were a time of much doing and little writing. You see today is the deadline for the Snow Patrol 94/7 NRK contest to win a Scion. I've been literally working since I woke up. I sure do want that Scion xB, so think good thoughts for me. I'll try to post a "making of" tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Here's something I started working on yesterday, for use in an upcoming project. It's essentially a wallpaper design gone mad. It needs a bit more work before it's on to phase two.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Daily Updates

Since uploading my new blog header, my intentions to update this blog daily have been called into question. It should be known that I do have the best of intentions to do so, but sometimes work or life can get in the way of important activities such as sketching and blogging. This past weekend being thanksgiving holiday, was a good example. As a note to anyone who is actually reading these posts, I shall try my best to be more consistent from here on out. After all, Dailey is quite literally my middle name.

Yesterday a quest for "something to zone out on during these cold, short days" resulted in a trip across town and the acquisition of a Super Nintendo. Sarah and I split the cost as a Christmas present to each other. For games we got Donkey Kong Country 2 and Dr. Mario + Tetris combo cartridge. We spent the rest of the night zoning out as intended. In my down time I was able to to sketch out my friends as their hypnotized expressions worked perfectly to draw.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

hands across america...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Starling Rum

I've finally finished my logo for the Design Studio III packaging project at school. This term our main project in the senior design class is to create a luxury liquor brand to compete with the current top shelf rulers. My liquor is rum, so I've been researching both rum and the essence of luxury brands over the past few months. It's finally coming together and I'm pretty stoked on where the logo has come to.

not a test...

possible screenprint?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Micron Hero November Report...

November is underway and there's no end to the work to be done. PNCA Fall Focus is at the beginning of December. Being a senior, I have to present my proposal for my thesis project. The presentations are open to the public, so anyone reading this is invited to come and see me sweat through my proposal. I'm planning on creating a motion graphics piece, a modern day fable. The piece will draw from my variety of interests: design, typography, storytelling, illustration and comics. I'll to create memorable character designs to tell a story relevant to todays constantly changing technological environment.

Aside from thesis work I've got my liquor branding project for my Design Studio III class. The goal is to create a standalone luxury brand, to compete with existing top-shelf liquors. I'll post my logo and type treatments once they're finalized, which needs to be very soon.

On top of schoolwork, I'm collaborating with my dad on an illustration he's doing for National Geographic Adventure magazine. I'm doing the digital production work: setting up the file, layering the artwork and digitally colorizing it. I can't wait to see the piece in print, National Geo. will be a good resume piece for sure.

On a closing note, I've been making some characters as a way to gear up for my thesis project. This guy is a little something I've been working on:

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Los Muertos is up in the running...

Hit up Threadless and give the design a holler:
Los Muertos on

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Pim Cola

For a good while I've been fascinated by the advertising character. Folks like Mr. Peanut, the Bic Pen Schoolboy, Tony the Tiger. This is just a little illustrator sketch I knocked out in the period of a half-hour or so. He's here to introduce a brand new carbonated beverage: the pimento olive infused Pim Cola, it's amazingly refreshing. I suggest you try it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Animator Vs. Animation

This little piece was sent to my by Daniyel in the C4D. It's by a Flash animator named Alan Becker. It turns the act of animation on it's head, pitting the animated character against the animator. It's an amazing piece, so give it a look:
Animator Vs. Animation

Monday, November 5, 2007

Micron Hero Motion

this may not seem like much, but I'm finally starting to figure out After Effects. I can't wait to do more and more motion stuff.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Buenos Dia de los Muertos!

To commemorate the Day of the Dead I made this t-shirt as a submission for threadless. Once it gets approved I'll post a link so y'all can go vote it up.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

5vs.5 B-Boy Battle and Jim Greco

This here is a poster I finished yesterday for my newest client: Amplified Techniques. They're a Portland B-Boy Crew with crazy skill. Every November they host a battle at Reed College. They tapped the Micron Hero for this year's event poster. I'll definitely be there next Saturday, show up if you're looking for some excitement. Word.

Ever since I've been riding around on my skateboard, I've been a huge fan of Jim Greco. He's undoubtably one of the major icons in the skate universe. His parts in Zero's Misled Youth, Baker2G and Baker 3 are benchmarks of gnar. As a tribute I thought I'd give Mr. Greco the vector treatment. I've finished the main figure, but I'm gonna go back in and work on the background a bit more. Also I've got to give credit to Slap Mag contributing photographer Yoon Sul for the original photograph that I worked off of. Peace.

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