Official cover art created for OVO/Warner Music Group artist ILoveMakonnen and Drake's Platinum, Grammy-nominated single "Tuesday."
While on co-op at Ignition, we developed a campaign concept for Nike's new LeBron 12 iD shoes to highlight everyday local heroes in the Cleveland/Akron area. The visuals, posts, website, and video we created spotlighted local "heroes," and give them a custom Nike LeBron 12 iD colorway inspired by their life, work, and personality. The visuals showcase the variety of amazing options provided by Nike iD to create a one of a kind shoe for everyone, all while showing appreciation to the wonderful people doing great things in LeBron's hometown in the midst of his return, and prompting viewers to create a colorway for their own hero and share it using #iDYOURHERO.
Official tour poster created for Atlantic Records recording artist, Lil Uzi Vert's Lil Uzi Vert vs The World tour. Alongside the team, I contributed by designing the tour logo, poster layout, illustration edits/color editing, and merch designs/comps.
Creative Direction: Ericka Del Rosario, Brittany Byrd
Art Direction: Mason Rothschild, Mark Gierl
Design: Mark Gierl
Illustration: Leighton McDonald
Official cover art created for ILoveMakonnen and Lil Yachty's joint single "Loaded Up" featuring Skippa da Flippa. The cover features 3 boats loaded with cash for each of the song's 3 artists, and utilizes a freight shipping sticker to execute the title treatment, featuring easter eggs for fans including Makonnen's 5D and Yachty's Atlanta coordinates in the barcode.
Art Direction: Mark Gierl
Design: Yasly, Mark Gierl
Content created at Ignition for Fox's Gotham, featured on social and the Gotham Chronicle.
Content created while working at Ignition for Netflix and Marvel's Jessica Jones.
Official cover artwork for Atlantic Records recording artist, Kehlani's single, CRZY.
Motion visuals created for backdrop stage screens for ILoveMakonnen on the When It's Dark Out European Tour with G-Eazy. Concert photography by Mark Surridge.
Official cover artwork for Atlantic Records recording artist, Kehlani's single, Distraction.
Official cover art and alternate cover options created for PARTYNEXTDOOR's single "Come and See Me" ft. Drake.
Art Direction: Adrian Martinez, Samm McAlear
Design: Samm McAlear, Elijah Justice, Mark Gierl
Social content created while at Ignition for season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix.
Season 3 Announcement Video
Design: Mark Gierl
Animation: Chris Burkhalter
Design I completed with Warner Brothers Records for recording artist ILoveMakonnen's official website.
Art Direction & Design: Mark Gierl
Development: Warner Bros Records
Official cover art for Warner Bros Records recording artist, ILoveMakonnen's song "Sound Like Who?" The song takes aim at musicians trying to sound like Makonnen, so for the cover art I designed the track title to look like soundwaves or a waveform.
Various type experiments and graphic explorations I have done for projects and passion pieces.
Single cover art for Warner Bros Records artist, ILoveMakonnen's single "Solo" from his Drink More Water 6 project. The song premiered 03.15.16 as Zane Lowe's World Record on Beats 1 Radio on Apple Music.
Official promotional teaser poster for ILoveMakonnen and Lil B the Based God's 2016 joint tour.
Official cover art created for Warner Bros Records recording artist, ILoveMakonnen's, "Red Trap Dragon" project. The artwork subtly features a handful of hidden "easter eggs" for loyal ILoveMakonnen fans to find and enjoy.
Art Direction: Mark Gierl
Design: Mark Gierl, Travis Brothers
Custom review videos created while at Ignition for the true story thriller, The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston. The pieces included cutting footage, music selection and custom audio editing, typographical treatments for reviews, a custom endcard, and more.
Official 2016 Coachella merch designs for Electronic composer/singer, Lido.
Design: Garrett Hilliker, Mark Gierl
Cover artwork and various promotional material created for Warner Bros Records recording artist, ILoveMakonnen's "Drink More Water 6" project.
Website created for 2K's Mafia III video game at Ignition Creative. I helped to execute the page designs and graphics throught the site alongside our team.
CD: Brad Burris
AD: Matt Dinoff
Designer: Mark Gierl
Dev: Monica Christopher, Julian Harker
Producer: Jessica Amen
Custom logo and debut single cover artwork created for folk-pop artist Camino.
Official single cover art for ILoveMakonnen's "I Don't Sell Molly No More" remix featuring Wiz Khalifa.
Logo, animation, poster, and various branding for OVO/Warner Music Group artist ILoveMakonnen's debut US & European tour, the Loudest of the Loud Tour. The artwork features a psychedelic, festival-style custom logo above the top of Makonnen's signature Martha doll head.
Various visual explorations that I have created over time, both as part of commissioned projects and personal pieces. ILoveMakonnen and Lil Yachty image is a collaborative effort from myself and Yasly.
Cover art and logo created for OVO/Warner Brothers Records recording artist ILoveMakonnen's second EP, I LOVE MAKONNEN 2. The cover features two of his signature mannequin heads for the second edition of the EP series.
Read about the story behind the cover on Complex / Mountain Dew's Green Label.
Official and alternate cover art created for OVO/Warner Music Group artist ILoveMakonnen's most recent installation in his Drink More Water mixtape series.
While on co-op at Ignition, I worked on a project for Top Rank in which I created gifs by hand drawing frame by frame anime-style effects featuring Pacquiao and Algieri in a trash talking gif generator site for their upcoming fight.
While on co-op at Trailer Park, I was able to work on the team tasked with creating a unique website experience across multiple platforms for Showtime's new Victorian Psycho-Sexual Horror/Thriller, Penny Dreadful. Along with group brainstorming and ideating, I designed the Tarot card experience within the site, created various content pieces for the main site, created/edited pieces for the interactive map, and prepared assets of various requirements and methods for production. The website is fully responsive across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.
Social and web content created at Ignition for Terminator Genisys.
Custom logo wordmark and branding for OVO/Warner Music Group artist ILoveMakonnen.
Various official cover art for OVO/Warner Music Group artist ILoveMakonnen.
While on co-op at LPK, I worked on various projects for Gillette's men's personal care division. Among them was a spiral wave illustration I created for their Brisa Tropical scent deodorant packaging.