set decoration & props
The Last Shift
Production Designers: Adri Siriwatt
Cast: Richard Jenkins, Shane Paul McGhie, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Birgundi Baker, Allison Tolman, Ed O'Neill
Premiered at Sundance Film Festival, 2020
Stanley (Richard Jenkins), an aging fast-food worker, plans to call it quits after 38 years on the graveyard shift at Oscar’s Chicken and Fish. His last weekend takes a turn while training his replacement, Jevon (Shane Paul McGhie), a talented but stalled young writer whose provocative politics keep landing him in trouble. The men are worlds apart. A high school dropout who has watched life pass by his drive-through window, Stanley proudly details the nuances of the job. Jevon, a columnist who’s too smart to be flipping patties, contends their labor is being exploited. But a flicker of trust sparks during the long overnight hours in a quiet kitchen.
Oscars chicken n' Fish
We knew a majority of the film would take place in the restaurant, so the logo had to work for all signage, costumes and posters. The creative direction I was given was to create something that would exist in middle America. It had to be a logo that would fit in a low income town. Something that couldn't be too flashy... something that does not attract attention.
We established a color palette based on the location, and I came up with this design.
Additional Oscars Signage Slideshow
Drive in Menu
Oscars Exterior Sign
Sandwich Build Guide in Kitchen
Prop Master: Peter Cordova
Michael Trainer is a lawyer at the center of a trial in which a for-profit Foster care agency puts a known sex offender into the same foster home as his young client Jamal, with catastrophic results. Michael, a successful litigator with a long career in protecting corporate clients, has been blinded from recognizing the real damage they can cause. He wants nothing to do with Jamal's case until a Judge forces him to accept it. Initially he sees Jamal, as a thuggish African American youth trying to get a piece of corporate profits. But when Jamal refuses to settle the case for any amount of money, Michael begins his representation in earnest. As their work together reveals the horrifying depth of the corrupt and abusive for-profit Foster care agency, Michael is transformed from reluctant defender to fierce warrior in the battle for justice.
I was hired by Propmaster Peter Cordova to create many
props for the film. The majority of the work was legal documents used for the case. We created mountains of it, in addition to logos, labels, hotel keys and various elements which made up the Foster Boy world.
My favorite prop however, was the notebook used by the main character. In it, I filled pages on pages of poems, sketches, and notes. I carefully filled it out with sketches inspired from Jamal's life, in addition to direct quotes taken out of the script. The notebook was used and read from directly in the climactic conclusion of the movie. I was very excited to be part of this movie, and I love it's message.
Complaint At Law
Mental Health Form
MR NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE 2
Produced by: Rob Corddry, Mark Costa, Jesse Falcon, Brian Huskey and Jason Mantzoukas
Production Designer: Justin Lieb
Cast: Brain Husky, Marc Evan Jackson, Mary Holland
PROPS & SET DECORATION
A spoof on Mr Rogers, Mr Neighbor's House is a dark, fun fantasy land with so much fun opportunity for graphics!
The game board below was an especially fun project. I took the basic game board, created by an LA based illustrator, and altered/expanded upon it. I then created the box, all game cards, and created game character pieces using photos of the cast. I was then tasked to print a life-size game piece of the character Miss Lady (see below), so I worked closely with the production designer Justin Lieb to make sure we got the correct size and quality.
pho "Antique Road Show"
We wanted to do a set which looked like Antique Road show, so I get inspired from the shows graphics and created a table wrap, step and repeat, and banners.
Produced By: Retrofit Films
Premiered at Cannes Film Festival, 2019
Cat album covers
GOLDEN REVENGE was a blast to work on. For this project, many of the props were used for physical gags. For that reason, I had to always consider how many prints were needed and what kind of paper should be used based on the gag.
The cat covers (pictured left), were particularly fun! In this scene, our character had a photography business dressing up cats and making album art. I was tasked to come up with a fun cat themed spin on some classic, iconic albums.
Additional PROPS & SET DECORATION
Tuna Can Label
Quick Bond Prop
Poppper Label Prop
Montecristo Shelter Sign
Klings Auto Sign
Irish Cream Label Prop
PROPS & SET DECORATION
Grand-Daddy Daycare was my first official union Graphic Artist job. I was so happy to be brought on by Scott H. Campbell! We had an all star cast on this one, so it was a pleasure to see some actors I knew growing up in-person (Danny Trejo!).
A lot of the props were legal documents, so I chose some of the more colorful designs for this site. The Dynamite Dan logo was actually originally designed by Barry Bostwick, so I worked with him personally to make his idea come to life in illustrator. Being a huge Rocky Horror fan, that was a thrill.
A lot of the props were legal documents.
TELEVISION series - pop
AND THEN THERE WAS EVE
TELEVISION PILOT - DISNEY
Band posters (click images for larger view)
1950S ERA - lobby cards (click images for larger view)