Happy Holidays from Branston Pickle

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Happy holidays!

Here is a little illustration I created for Branston Pickle’s Facebook page.

Sorry the blog has been a little quiet recently. You may or may not know that I had a little girl back in mid-November and, naturally, she’s been taking up the majority of my time. I’m still working when I can and even managed to make some homemade stockings for our new little family.

I did another illustration for Branston’s page prior to our new addition. This one was in more of a “Where’s Waldo” style.

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Normally about now I’d be thinking about my goals for next year, but things have been a touch chaotic around here! After Christmas, I will have more time to contemplate things. I will say that 2014 was a very good year and I have high hopes for 2015. Mailers went out shortly before Christmas, and I am ready to jump right back into work.

Have a wonderful holiday!

 

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Empowering Innovators: The Artist

The Artist from Intel on Vimeo.

A few weeks ago I had the wonderful experience of being interviewed for a video about how I use my Microsoft Surface Pro to power my creativity. The video was created in conjunction with Efran Films and Intel.

The whole thing was incredibly strange; I’m not typically comfortable being the center of attention and a living room full of lighting and staging is exactly that. Despite that, everyone was really friendly and great to work with and I think they put together a really great little feature. Thank you to everyone involved!

Acavano on CNBC

Earlier this year, I worked with the wonderful people at Acavano to create a whiteboard video that introduces their product. On November 14th, the company got a bit of press over at CNBC and I thought I would share the video with you directly.

Whiteboard Video Illustration for Ricoh USA

Ricoh USA Digital Imaging Services Whiteboard Illustration from Michelle Kondrich on Vimeo.

 

Late last year I was hired by Words at Work to illustrate a whiteboard video for Ricoh USA’s Digital Imaging Services. The more of this type of work I do, the more I enjoy it. I love the storyboard process, the video shoot, and seeing the final product come together. These videos lend themselves to somewhat dry subject matter and are great for Business to Business communications but they are also great for complex TED talks and can liven up process descriptions.

The folks at Words at Work flew me to Minneapolis for the shoot and they were just wonderful to work with and I would jump at the chance to do it again.

For those that are interested in this type of thing but might not have the time or the budget for a full video shoot, I am also able to make some very simple animation that mimics whiteboard videos. Get in touch if you’d like to work on one together.

I would also like to announce that I have a new print shop in addition to the shop where I sell my original paintings. I now have a limited selection of high quality giclee prints up at Inprnt.com. If there is anything you would like a print of that you don’t see in the shop (or that you would like a larger print of) let me know and I will get it up as quickly as I can.

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The Mighty Pencil Book Volume 2

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Yesterday I received my copy of Volume 2 of The Mighty Pencil Book. I’ve got a spread of my illustration in the book, along with 26 other incredibly talented illustrators. The book is beautifully designed and I’m so excited to be a part of it.

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So much great illustration in one place. Only a limited number of these books are available for sale and there may only be a handful left at this point, but head over to The Mighty Pencil store to grab yourself a copy before they’re gone!

Announcement: Click Representatives

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I have a wonderful announcement to make today, which is that I am now being represented by Connie Kline at Click Representatives, a new agency based in Denver. They agency is quite new and I am the first illustrator on the roster – you can see my page on their site here.

If you would like to commission work from me, feel free to get in touch with them.

Unused Advertising Illustration

A few weeks ago I worked on a last minute advertising illustration. They ended up going in a completely different direction, but I thought I would share the illustrations that weren’t used. Below are two versions of the piece. It was intended to be a diptych, as you can see, featuring the South African President Zuma and the skeleton is that of a lion cub.

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Sexy Sunscreen Illustrations for Gay Pride

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After creating some sexy sunscreen illustrations promoting the use of sunscreen for Dr. Tanya Kormeili, she decided that she’d like a set specifically for use during the LA Gay Pride Parade this weekend. Keeping these Kama Sutra inspired illustrations sexy but not too sexy, was challenging and fun.

And remember to wear your sunscreen this summer! As a pale red-head, I know what I’m talking about.

Keystonelandia Campaign by Cultivator Advertising & Design

A few months ago I did some small, doodle illustrations for Keystonelandia ads created by Cultivator Advertising & Design. The Art Director, Rich was a breeze to work with and the ads turned out great. They will appear locally (in Colorado) in Ski and Outside Magazines and also in Peaks Magazine in the mountains and in Dallas and Chicago.

 

Look for little skiers, snowboarders, rescue dogs and chair lifts and that is my handiwork.

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Horizon Organics Facebook Illustration

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Last month I was hired to create some illustrations for an infographic for Horizon Organics. This infographic is part of Horizon’s Toolbox for Moms on their Facebook Fan Page, which is now live. Head over and “Like” their page to see the Toolbox in action. My illustration is under “Videos & More.”

I worked on this with Room 214, a great social media agency in Boulder, CO that was really great to work with.