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MAD

From 2010 - 2013, MAD aired on Cartoon Network.  While working with Buddy System Studios (Prior to becoming Stoopid Buddy Stoodios) at that time, I served as stop-motion Production Designer/Art Director for the INTRO to the show, various stop-motion segments, such as Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas and Frankenwinnie, and my personal favorite, Spy vs Spy.

Fun Fact: I also had the opportunity to Direct on Spy vs Spy.  

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Friendship All-Stars of Friendship

Friendship All-Stars  is a stop-motion animated series following the gloriously mundane lives of celebrity roommates who all happen to live in the same Harryhousing apartment building.  While Co-creator Harry Chaskin provided the character designs for the show, I was called on as Production Designer/Art Director to develop the sets, props, and graphics for the series.  

Fun Fact: I was Banksy from the Banksy and Bowie episode for Halloween.

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Denny's Grand Slams

The Grand Slams first started at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios in 2014.  As Art Director for the Premier season, I was tasked with running the build team that created much of the foundation elements, such as a full scale Int. Denny's set, which are still being used today.  I also got to design and build the scale model of the Denny's that's shown in the Intro to all of the shorts.  

Fun Fact: We actually blew it up with a controlled explosion for the epic Grand Slams Trailer.   

 

Dinosaur Office

Dinosaur Office was brought to Buddy System Studios in 2011 by CollegeHumor for the purpose of creating 3D content for Nintendo 3DS.  As Production Designer, I had the challenge of coming up with a simple, yet striking way of designing the sets and puppets so they would pop in 3D.  I focused on color and texture on the dinosaurs, while keeping the backgrounds simplified and monochromatic.  There's a hint of color on the backgrounds drawn in with crayon.  

Fun Fact: The three colors of crayon used actually pop off the wall in 3D, which is why they were chosen.

 

WWE : SLAM CITY

One of the first serialized projects I've worked on that was based on a single brand of toys, Slam City came with a lot of fun creative challenges due to the toy designs.  Having characters with really stubby legs seemed daunting at first, until we really started to push the cartoony nature of the props, sets and vehicles.  The end result was some pretty unique and fun shorts that I'm really proud of.