A fun WBT that leveraged a detective theme. We used a custom-built player, and the developer and I worked hard to make the shifts between the animations and interactions as seamless as possible.
A colleague and I produced this sample training course for an RFP to demo our company's e-learning capabilities. Designing these characters was fun, and I even got to be the voice the goofy-looking chef.
I came up with this concept a few years ago for a client who said she wanted something creative and irreverent. She seemed mortified when I presented the idea, so it was not to be. Eventually, the concept found a home with another open-minded client. The WBT is written as a regular compliance course (no comedy in the content), but the compliance officer is...a cat. He does not talk or offer any advice, rather just gives a knowing look to his befuddled colleagues.
Check out my demo that horrified the original client here.
Screenshots from an app that explains (as well as troubleshoots) the process of recording non-professional placeholder ("scratch") audio.
Internal commercial for IT leader training.
This scrollable learning deliverable is an alternative to the usual WBT. There are several scrolling and clickable interactions/widgets, as well as video.
I came up with the idea for this type of deliverable during that shaky time period where corporations wanted their sales reps to only use iPads, but then freaked out when they realized their options to disseminate training were limited. I knew PDFs wouldn't pose any testing or distribution issues, and a graphic-intensive deliverable would look great on a tablet. Plus, it was a good excuse to draw stuff. I've helped produce a bunch of these graphic novels since then.
A one-page handout for business recruiting at universities. I created the illustrations as well as the layout.
I created this lion character (who has a different name, depending on the global region in which he is featured) for child formula packaging. It really took off, and you can find his likeness leveraged in a million different advertising scenarios. But it all started with my original concepts.
When I'm forced to use stock photography, I try to do something creative with it. I've done a ton of whitepaper covers for PDG, but this layout is one of my favorites.
Here's a self-explanatory poster I designed for IKEA. The bar pattern was inspired by a motif that Reid Miles used on his Blue Note album covers (e.g., "Hub-Tones", "Shoutin'"). Recently, it was shamelessly ripped off for "LaLa Land" collateral.
This project literally started out as the "sketch on a napkin" cliché...a fully-animated course that simulates a day in the life of a Record Center Specialist. A coach character guides the user through the standard procedure, and encounters common issues that the user must correctly address.
I developed the character design, and my team and I created all of the artwork and animation. We worked closely with developer, too, as this was a custom-built interface.
Oh man! A rejected character design for various IKEA collateral. He was supposed to be a versatile character that could be put in a number of specific situations. I think they didn't like him because he was too pitiful. They ended up having me do something completely different, but I still like this guy.
T-shirt illustration, now available from SnorgTees.
Big Pharma and compliance training. Like peanut butter and chocolate. This is just the cover...a cover that says, "Your mandatory adventure awaits!"
T-shirt design, as produced by RIPTApparel.com. Sorry, folks...the t-shirt is no longer available. Again!
A bear character I designed for OLLY Shoes. I guess his name is Olly? I don't know...I never got to name him. His poses depended on what he was selling online at the time.
The gigantic backdrop graphic I designed for PDG's booth at the LTEN Conference.