Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Rescuers 40th Anniversary

Over the summer, The Rescuers celebrated its 40th anniversary and the Mickey's of Glendale shop celebrated by releasing a limited edition pin I had the pleasure of designing. I just recently found some pictures of it floating around the internet and wanted to share.

Characters and Art © Disney.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Lilo & Stitch 15th Anniversary

It sometimes takes me a while to learn when pins I've designed are released to the public, but it brightens my day a little more every time I do. This time, I found out that the Mickey's of Glendale on the Walt Disney Imagineering campus released a pin I worked on for Lilo and Stitch's 15th Anniversary. This film holds a special place in my heart as one of the few films made entirely at the Disney studio in Florida. My dad worked in the same building as the team and I had the rare opportunity to glimpse this gorgeous film throughout its production. I still remember the first time dad tried to explain Stitch's character to me.

Art and characters © Disney.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Disney Soda Fountain

It's been a while, but I found out that a few more of my pin designs for the Disney Studio Store on Hollywood Blvd have been released. Genie in his touristy shirt was a pretty specific request and probably the most fun to come up with.

Art © Disney. Art © Disney/PIXAR.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Hard Rock Cafe New York City

I'm usually more on the character based art side, but every once in a while, I get the opportunity to stretch my architecture muscles. This was a pin released a little while back of the front of the Hard Rock Cafe on Broadway in New York City. I like how it came out!

© Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Hercules 20th Anniversary

Last month, the still ungodly funny movie, Hercules, turned 20. This movie is one of my favorites out of the Disney studio and it's not just because I share a name with the heroine. To celebrate, Mickeys of Glendale at Walt Disney Imagineering employed us to make a pin for the occasion and I had the pleasure of designing it.

© Disney.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Father's Day 2017 with Inside Out

Another month, another holiday that saw a release of one of my first pin designs. This pin with Riley and her dad was designed right alongside the Finding Dory pin and I saw it released last month for the holiday. This was a cute one to do, especially since I don't see these two very often!

© Disney/PIXAR.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo Uyeno Eki

Another one of my pins for Hard Rock Cafe showed up in the wild! This one was a unique project. Pandas are a common motif in pins for Japan, but this one is unique for the other animal in the design. Apparently, a nearby zoo has a shoebill stork that is well loved by everyone that visits it. I'm hoping that I did that permanent grump face some justice.

© Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Hard Rock Cafe Munich

Most of my clientele are various art departments at Disney. Occasionally, I get work from another big pin seller, Hard Rock Cafe. I saw that one of my designs surfaced at a Cafe all the way in Germany. They asked for a girl wearing one of their famed rock and roll memorabilia. Here's a concept I put together that eventually became the pin.

© Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc.

Friday, June 2, 2017

That's A Lot of Hair

I came across another one of my pins released recently. This time, I did some work for the Mickey's of Glendale shop at Walt Disney Imagineering. I was tasked with drawing characters inside these really cute shield locket hinge pin things they gave me. Below is my first sketch of probably my favorite out of the bunch, Merida.
Character and Art © Disney/PIXAR.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mother's Day 2017 With Finding Dory

In honor of this past Mother's Day, The Disney Parks released a limited edition pin that I designed for them. I think it was only available at the parks and such, but it was so cool to finally see this piece in person! Below are some peeks at how this project got from start to finish.

Characters and Art © Disney/PIXAR 2017.