Drone Shoot Compilation

I've worked on a number of drone projects for major retail and residential developments including K2 Apartments and The Shoppes at Roosevelt Collection. Here's a quick look at what we've filmed in Chicago.

eSports Deck

I created an eSports info deck aimed at prospective partners in an effort to enter the space for LST Marketing based in Indianapolis, IN. Below is a sample graph.

eSports Team Values

NBA XP

I taught myself how to use Photoshop at age 14. That led me on a journey through Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects and Blender. I combined this visual dexterity with my love of basketball, a combination that came about from an encouraging dad and childhood fascination of the artistic powerhouse known as Michael Jordan.

By reaching out via email, I managed to connect with an amazing group of basketball writers consisting of Beckley Mason, Zach Harper, Ethan Sherwood Strauss and James Herbert to help produce HoopSpeak Live (I believe this was ESPN's first videocast). Amidst celebrity guests and sports icons, I created hundreds of memes that reached millions of people, eventually leading me on a journey traveling to NBA games and running NBA on ESPN social media properties. At one point, the commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver, remarked in an email on my interpretation of how the NBA cycled its players. His comment? "Yuck." Content was featured by USA Today, Huffington Post, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, ABC, Bleacher Report and other outlets.

After my first year contributing to the league full-time, players and owners fought and a lock-out ensued. What felt like bad luck at the time forced me outside of my comfort zone and into other sports and industries (MLB, eSports, MLS, Indycar, Formula One, Radio and Not For Profit). As a result, I re-discovered that my true passion was always rooted in marketing and creating, an arena that extends far beyond the digital hardwood.

 

Miami ePrix 2015

Working heavily with their headquarters in London, I created the graphics package for the 2015 FIA Formula E Miami ePrix. Their brand guidelines are some of the toughest I've encountered and, based on the results, rightfully so.

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Yellow is the New Black

Imagery to promote the 2016 Yellow Tie Ball in Indianapolis, IN. Attendees were encouraged to wear converse with their formal wear with yellow shoelaces provided at the entrance. I provided art direction and production.

This is a screenshot as I no longer have the original image.

This is a screenshot as I no longer have the original image.

Carmelo Anthony Glazed Donut Meme

In 2013, Carmelo Anthony responded to a fan crudely bashing him for not having a championship ring. Melo's response:

"I didn't ask for your glazed donut face ass to root for me anyway!!!!"

Basketball Twitter called for a visual representation of this meme.

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Created in After Effects, this photo was retweeted thousands of times and featured on sports blogs including SI.com, Bleacher Report and SB Nation.

Whip Watches 50 Shades Darker in a Trench Coat

The release of 50 Shades Darker was a hot topic on Chicago's #1 morning show, Eric & Kathy. To prepare for the next day's on-air review, I followed newsman "Whip" — who donned a trench coat — to the theater. I then scurried to the exit before the movie could start (Whip stayed, obviously).

Custom Cinemagraphs

After seeing ads for cinemagraph apps that cost several hundred dollars a year, I set out to reverse engineer the process and create it manually in Photoshop.

This video/GIF hybrids allows the creator to freeze any part of a video, making for a mesmerizing alt-reality that adds another dimension to visual content.
(Note: These loop endlessly in HD on social platforms)