Project Archive

Yule Log Video – Propmaking
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Spectacle – Movie Posters
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Here are a few movie posters that I created for the Spectacle Theatre in Brooklyn, New York - it was fun to work in different media on these! (And,...

Diversant – Savings Tracker App
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DPEM – Giant Jenga Set
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I crafted a few giant Jenga sets for DPEM in San Francisco. They have been custom-painted in company colors, and made out of foamcore so that no-one is injured when...

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Prototyping Class
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Cengage Learning – 21 Voices Infographic
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TurboTax – iPad W-2 scan
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At Design Caffeine, I worked on a process for an iPad user to easily add information from their W-2 forms into their tax filing. I started by sketching out...

Cengage Learning – Study Booster
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Some quick sketch ideas of how a student could be shown their progress on a particular subject over time, using simple graphs and color.

Cengage Learning – Pathbrite / Mindtap Integration
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Cengage Learning – Instructor Asset Library
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I used Axure to create a clickable prototype which responded to out test subject's clicks so that they could actually try out the process of choosing new material to add...

Cengage Learning – Psychologist’s Apprentice
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The variety involved in this project was a blast - while designing a system that could display images, forms, video, and sound clips, I was also able to create...

Design Caffeine – Enstage
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Design Caffeine – Credit Union iPad app
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DPEM – Giant Mascara Ring-toss
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I whipped up some quick giant mascara brushes for an event's ring-toss game. The tubes are made out of pvc/sonotubes and the brushes were originally meant to clean hookahs!...

Design Caffeine – Saba Marketplace
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Design Caffeine – Genentech
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UI/UX Design – MyStuff app Storyboard and Wireframe
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I drew this storyboard and wireframe as part of a group project to help develop a design for an app which helps users keep track of all of their...

UI/UX Design – Foodfriend App
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I have been working on more UI/UX design projects, including "Foodfriend" - a meal sharing mobile app. I started with some research, talking with target user groups about their...

UI/UX Design – iPhone Daredevil
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I've been working on more UI/UX designs lately - including this one for an app that lets people test the limits of their iPhones - by gauging the maximum...

The Heart, She Holler – Branding Iron, Typewriter Puppet, etc.
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Artificial Glowing Embers Figuring out how to make artificially glowing coals and a branding iron was tricky, but I eventually learned that I could create fake embers that looked...

The Heart, She Holler – David Cross ate my hand
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Edible cold-cut hand I made lots of body parts of all sorts for the second season of The Heart, She Holler, but the biggest challenge was making an edible...

The Heart, She Holler – Tumor Time!
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Cigarette-smoking Tumor One of the most fun props I've ever made was a basketball-sized tumor that needed to smoke a cigarette while on camera - making the end of...

The Heart, She Holler – Blood-n-Guts
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Exploding Pies It seems like the second season at The Heart, She Holler involved lots of blood and guts. Gallons and gallons of blood and heaping armloads of guts....

Googleween – Spaceship fabric structure for DPEM
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DPEM in San Francisco hired me to design and build this 30' fabric structure for a Halloween party that went on last week at Google. The Flying saucer was...

Sesame Street – Signs for Guests
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Part of our job in the Graphics Department at Sesame Street was fashioning some dressing room door signs whenever a celebrity guest would stop by - Pete Ortiz and...

Art Supplies – Sesame Street Season 43
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One of the main concentrations of this past season at Sesame Street was Art, so I had quite a bit of art supplies to create! Grouchy Art Supplies...

Museum Camp – Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
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This July 10th-12th I took part in the "Museum Camp" event at the Santa Cruz MAH. This was an event where about a dozen teams of museum professionals teamed...

Meat Racks – 2013 SF Chefs Event
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I designed and built a set of three racks to hold various meats for the 2013 SF Chefs event - everything from deer to fish. I designed these with...

I got nominated for an Emmy!
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This year, I was nominated for an Emmy along with the rest of our Art Department team at Sesame Street (Bob Phillips, Pete Ortiz, Keith Olsen & Rickey Boyd)...

False-Bottomed Wheelchair – Inside Amy Schumer
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I modified a wheelchair for a skit on Amy Schumer's show. The actress needed to fit her legs into a box below the seat and have false skinny legs...

Playground concept sketches – Frolic Playspace
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Frolic in Brooklyn, NY. asked me to sketch out some quick ideas for a redesign that they were considering - here are a few of my super-fast ideas.

Perforated Pedestals – Kikkerland – ICFF
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For this year's ICFF show, I made some new pedestals for Kikkerland so that they could be used with the long lighted counters that I had built the previous...

Mechanical Cupcake Dispenser for Jet Blue
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I was called in to make a mechanized cupcake dispenser over a weekend for Jet Blue, to be set up in their JFK terminal. This was a challenging project...

Valentine Card – 2013
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I made another Valentine in collaboration with Mirella Toncheva this year - it was so nice to have an excuse to bust out the pipe cleaners to make some...

Live Bonnaroo Intro – Weird Al
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I was asked to help out with sets/props for a live concert introduction with Weird Al. ...even though the team had just finished a very grueling shoot, there's no...

Padded Columns for L’Oréal
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I made these padded columns for a L'Oréal event so that they would fit around existing columns at the event site. Jessie Voris and I worked together on the...

Heilmaier Messedesign – 3D Modeling & Graphics
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I worked on some graphics for Kennemetal's parking signs, 3D modeling for a cow milking machine, and planning for the stripe graphics at the BayWa exhibit at this year's...

Exhibit City News
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Larry Kulchawik penned this nice article about some of the FIT internships, including mine at Heilmaier Messedesign. Click on the link below to check it out. Students get a...

Heilmaier Messedesign – Internship
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This summer I worked as an intern at the Exhibit Design firm Heilmaier Messedesign in Munich, Germany as the final step to complete my Exhibit Design degree at the...

Sesame Street – Cookie Connoisseur’s Club Menu
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I designed a menu for an episode of Sesame Street where Cookie Monster auditions to join the Cookie Connoisseur’s Club, led by David Hyde Pierce as “Commander Chiphead.” The...

Sesame Street – Fifty Shades of Oatmeal
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Sometimes I get to make fun spook book jacket designs for Sesame Street - in this case, a "50 Shades of Oatmeal" book for Bert to read!

Back at Sesame Street!
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After a break between seasons that was long enough for me to complete a masters degree (Museum and Exhibit Design at FIT,) Sesame Street is going back into production,...

Happy Valentine’s Day – 2012
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This year I worked with the lovely Mirella Toncheva to make a Valentine. She’s my Valentine! Some past Valentines are over here: http://willkrause.com/2010/02/14/happy-valentines-day/ http://willkrause.com/2010/01/12/yearly-valentines-2004-2009/

Hamish and Andy – Racing Trash Cans
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I modified two trash cans with seats and little wheels so that they could compete in a slow and sneaky race in Central Park. This prop was used in...

Ralph Lauren – Storyboards
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Sometimes I’m called on to create classy drawings for Polo-Ralph Lauren. Here are some panels from two different storyboarding projects – one for a commercial, and the other for...

Bread Clip Lamp
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This lamp was made for a “found object” lamp project. The base is made from some oak that I found on the street, and the stem is the plastic...

The Heart, She Holler – Blood-Spraying Beer Cans
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Well, this one was a challenge. I needed to make a pair of artificial hands shaped like beer cans. Also, the cans needed to be remotely filled with beer...

The Heart, She Holler – Fake Sword
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This foam sword pops out of a coffin and stabs someone! Since we couldn’t fit a whole sword in a coffin, and we couldn’t stab anyone for real, I...

Project Accessory
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I was called in as a Production Manager to help out with the workshop on a Project Runway spinoff called “Project Accessory.” The show needed someone to help organize and...

ABunch LLC – Twirly Milkshake Sign
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I made this giant rotating milkshake for a pie/milkshake merchant. The provided graphics were applied to gatorboard which I sandwiched around a signpost and then bulked-up with some polyurethane...

Silent Library – Rugburn Swing
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The second in a series of swingsets that made me feel bad! I created a swing out of heavy black rubber to hold a contestant so that their knees...

Silent Library – Flounder Swing
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This challenge almost made me puke. I made a welded steel mechanism that swung three flounders into the face of a contestant as they played on a swingset. The...

Silent Library – Motorized Cheek Pincher
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I cast these rubber hands and built them to pinch a contestant’s cheeks. A spring-powered clamp was modified to make the fingers pinch. Jason Singleton built the motors which...

Silent Library – Dual-Punch Elliptical Trainer
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This was a simple modification that only took a few hours to complete – an elliptical trainer that I welded arms onto, so that it could punch a contestant...

Five-Person Wedgie Machine
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This machine was built to give five contestants a wedgie… SIMULTANEOUSLY! I welded together the steel pipe and I-beam frame and hooked up two 12v electric winches to a...

Silent Library – Running Water
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Hitting a contestant in the face with a series of waterbottles was a fun challenge! I made a net out of some surplus green vinyl strapping, and a steel...

Silent Library – Groin-Punching Slot Machine
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Dr. Oz Show Graphics
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I filled in on The Dr. Oz Show for a few weeks when my friend Mike Pantuso needed someone to cover for him while he was busy with another...

Family Circus Art Show!
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One-day-project: Giant Car-Smashing Mallet Machines
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I worked on a pilot for a television show with a brutal schedule: one day to build everything, and one day to shoot the episode. Wow! I built four...

I fixed a Turkey!
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The Paul Taylor Dance Company contacted me to perform repairs on a prop stuffed turkey that was 44 years old! It was first used in a performance of “Orbs”...

We Built a Mighty Snow Cat!
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Katie Akana and Ryan Barger had a backyard filled with snow, so it was decided that we would all stop by on our day off, drink hot cider, and...

Whiskey Bar
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Over the weekend, I made this bar for MKG Productions. It uses a few old whiskey barrels and some 1×3 lumber stained to match. The barrels still had some...

Sesame Street – Hip-Hop Penguin CD cover
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I had fun designing this CD cover for a pair of Hip-Hop Penguins… there are a whole mess of Photoshop filters that I don’t ordinarily get a chance to...

Sesame Street – Elmo Crayon Drawings
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I’m like Elmo’s ghost writer, except with crayons. (actually, these were drawn with Stabilotones – they’re supercrayons!)

Logos for The Michael Showalter Showalter
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These logos were created for a spoof public television program named “The Michael Showalter Showalter,” on a network named “PBT”. I was given quite a bit of leeway – the...

Rocky Pedestals for DeBeers
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I made these pedestals for a display of new jewelry at DeBeers. The rocks are made from polystyrene foam, and coated with concrete (for the rough rocks) and foamcoat (for...

My new career as a male model for Ralph Lauren
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I went on a tour of the Ralph Lauren office when I was working with them on an illustration project, and we met an employee in the hallway. They...

Silent Library – Machine for simultaneous Punching AND Kicking!
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I’ve made things that punch people, and machines that kick people, but here’s a machine I made that kicks and punches people at the same time! Increases productivity by...

Silent Library – Hand Tenderizer
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I made these urethane rubber hammers to smash the hands of Silent Library contestants, and set up a pneumatic mechanism to make the hammers swing up and down.

Silent Library – Stinky Gelatin Octopus!
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I’ve never had to cast an animal before, but there’s a first time for everything. To keep the hot plaster from melting the octopus into a pile of reek,...

Silent Library – Executive Stress Machine
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This prop needed a revised mechanism to clobber Silent Library contestants in the head (I changed it to work with pneumatics instead of the original electric motors .) I...

Silent Library – Pasta Haircut
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This pasta wig was made to be eaten off the head of a senior citizen on Silent Library. I cooked the pasta lightly so that it would be flexible,...

Kikkerland – Giant Cloud, Giant Lightning
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I made a giant (12′ across!) cloud and lightning bolt for the Kikkerland booth at the ICFF this year. The components were made out of several sheets of blue...

Silent Library – Electric Chicken
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Submarine Sneaker Spheres!
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I assembled these hollow acrylic spheres so that they could hold three sneakers underwater, inside a giant swimming pool. The joints needed to be carefully glued and sealed so...

Sesame Street – Robot Makeover
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This red robot needed some modifications so that it would not look like a toy commercial for a specific brand when it made an appearance on Sesame Street to...

Interview – Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum
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This week, Fran and I were interviewed for the Frenzer Foreman Animation forum. I just listened to the episode, and I was surprised to learn that Fran and I...

Once I was a Godzilla, and I breathed fire on healthcare.
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For this video, I designed, constructed and puppeted the Godzilla-style creature. (there are some shots of the process of building the puppet over here) I also made a few...

J. Views “Come Back Down” Music Video
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Miles Kurosky – Dog in a Burning Building
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Here’s the Valentine that I’m sending out this year (on the left) along with the rejected Valentine (on the right.) Let’s get some half-price candy...

Sundance Channel – Mondays Interstitial Animation
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Sesame Street – Miscellaneous Graphics
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One of the things I make at Sesame Street is graphics for some of the packages and labels that appear on the show. (And sometimes a sign for the...

Sesame Street – Video Title Cards
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These drawings were made to look as if they were drawn by Elmo. But they weren’t!

Yearly Valentines 2005-2009
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I make these every year. Don’t worry – I’ll remember to send one to you this year because I love you. (maybe I just don’t have your e-mail address.)

Sundance Channel – Mondays Interstitial – Props
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I’m making an interstitial for the Sundance Channel. All of the spots are themed to days of the week, and I was chosen for “Monday.” I’ll be using these...

True Stories of Life With Monsters
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I started drawing true stories for a new comic book. The first six will be published in the new Fakeheads Anthology (with greyscales!) You can learn more about the...

Silent Library – Flyswatter Bicycle
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I made this out of an old exercise bike, a right angle drive, PVC pipe, steel pipe, gears, chain, and four giant flyswatters. When the bike is pedalled, the...

Silent Library – Hair Crane
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I made a crane designed to look like an engine hoist using some square tubing, simple hardware and casters. The pink claw was made out of some PVC pipe...

Sesame Street – Arrows & Anchors
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Anchor and Arrow both begin with the letter “A!” I made these out of blue foam and acrylic paint for a guest on the show.

Silent Library – Skill Crane
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I worked on this skill crane’s new head-sized claw and pneumatic setup. It could be kinda scary. Jason Singleton and Courtland Premo did lots of work on this machine...

Silent Library – Indian Burn Machine
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This machine uses shortened bicycle inner tubes to grab a contestant’s arm in three places. The clear plastic tube is also in three pieces, and the center piece can...

My work is on right wing television!
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I made this book for Sesame Street, for when a grouch named “Spill O’Reilly” made a visit to the Bill O’Reilly show. Adding secret messages to back covers is...

Silent Library – Rubber Hammer
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This hammer needed to have a new head made out of silicone rubber, and then be painted to look like an ordinary hammer.

Silent Library – Wedgie Bike
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This tandem bicycle was modified so that the rider in back would be given a wedgie when the rider in front pedaled. I welded the bike to stands so...

Whitest Kids U’Know – Outer-Space Handcuffs
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I made these handcuffs from clear vinyl tubing, plastic beads, cable routing plastic and scraps of wire.

Whitest Kids U’Know – Sphinx Puppet
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Layers of foam were used to make this puppet and give it an appearance of wind-worn stone.

Giant Tennis Ball – U.S. Open Party
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I made this giant tennis ball for a party – it needed to hold 400 giant lollipops, so it had to be pretty big! I made it out of...

Silent Library – Kicking Machine
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This machine was welded together from steel so that it would be strong enough to kick the contestants in the rear, though I added some springs and flexible vinyl...

“Someday” Music Video – Props
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6pODq8_FxE

Whitest Kids U’Know – Eiffel Tower puppet
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Whitest Kids U’Know – Pyramid puppets
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I made a pair of gossipy pyramids. These were made out of latex-coated upholstery foam with felt details.

Whitest Kids U’Know – Landmines
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Whitest Kids U’Know – Killer Robot’s Chest
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This light-up chest was used by a killer robot, on the prowl for human organs. I made an identical door so that one could be attached to the actor’s...

Whitest Kids U’Know – Ninja Stars
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I made these ninja stars out of foam so that they wouldn’t hurt anyone. They’re weighted in the middle so that they could actually fly through the air.

Whitest Kids U’Know – Deep Fried Kitten
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For some reason, everyone wanted to pick up this kitten by the legs and hold it like it was a tommy gun! It was made from papier mache over...

Southies – Backgrounds
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Here’s some concept backgrounds for a Clambake Animation Studio pilot called “Southies.”

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I made a wonky refrigerator, various cartons of milk, and a big light-up letter “S” among other things for this Little Airplane pilot. I mean …pilot episode for Little...

A Happy Day – Volume 2
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It’s fun to make comics. …so I made another one. This time I had more than a morning to put the thing together!

Woodgrain Sofa
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I made this sofa in my spare time when I was teaching at Parsons and assisting students in the Furniture Design Shop. I made it the right size so...

Robot Factory
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This comic appeared in a compilation about robots going haywire. (I think it was called "Haywire.")

PBS – Hooper Interstitials
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Hooper is a 3D-animated guinea pig (or maybe he’s a groundhog?) that plays around in an actual practical set. I built props for two seasons of these interstitials, including...

Cube Fabulous – Candyland
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Black Sabbath – Animation Project
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Christy Karacas organized a few albums worth of animation to go with Black Sabbath’s first three releases. For mine, I rotoscoped an old Muppet commercial for LaChoy noodles with...

A Happy Day – Volume 1
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These are panels from the first comic book that I ever made! I was visiting some friends in San Francisco, and the APE was happening, so I stopped by...

The Feral Kids
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In 2006, I put a pitch together about some kids who wandered off into the woods and went feral.

Robot Dance Party
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Blue’s Room – Miscellaneous Props
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Magic wands, clay pots, and other odds and ends from Blue’s Room.

Blue’s Room – Paintbrush
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My first professional propmaking assignment was the design and construction of a six-foot-tall artist’s paintbrush. It was constructed around a broomstick for strength, with a covering of polystyrene foam...

Pioneer Commercial
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Bent Plywood Chair
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Ergonomic research into the cross-sectional shapes of the seat and back helped this chair to be pretty comfortable! The seat and back are made out of bent plywood, and...

RTA Nightstand
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This nightstand is assembled with RTA fasteners so that it can be disassembled for shipping. It has a door facing the bed which flips downward into a small table,...

Footstool
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This footstool was made with some rolled expanded metal lashed to a square-stock steel frame (which gave the seat some springiness.)

Fermilab Visitor Center
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For my thesis project at FIT, I designed a visitor center for the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory. When I started this project, Fermilab had recently decommissioned their Tevatron experiment...

BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Demonstration Walls
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BayWa requested a display that would demonstrate some of the money-saving qualities of their building materials. I worked in Illustrator to design multiple graphic layout concepts, and then Vectorworks...

BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Tractor Unveiling
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A new model of tractor was scheduled to be introduced by BayWa at this year's ZLF trade show, and I worked on some initial concepts for the placeholder to...

BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Gift Shop
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At Heilmaier Messedesign, I used Vectorworks to plan out shelving for the gift shop at BayWa's exhibit at the ZLF agricultural trade show. I also used Photoshop to add...

BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Rotating Columns
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I worked with Max Pollner on the design, modeling, and graphics of two columns of rectangular forms that visitors could rotate to create different combinations. The first two images...

Cereal Boxes for Hooper’s Store
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I made two new cereal boxes to place on the shelves of Hooper's Store. When I was pasting new labels onto the old cereal boxes, I discovered that the...

Magazines for Hooper’s Store – Sesame Street
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The magazines for Hooper's Store were getting kinda ratty, so I made a few new issues to add to the shelves and spruce the place up in preparation for...

Exhibitor 2012!
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I'm in Las Vegas for the next few days to visit Exhibitor 2012 - a trade show for the museum and exhibit design industry. My website is a blog...

Halloween Monster – 2011
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I needed to make a last-minute Halloween costume, so I glued together this mask from an old cardboard box, feathers leftover from a stork puppet I made a while...

Hamish and Andy – Giant Baby Carriage
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I made this giant baby carriage so that a grownup could fit inside. It uses heavyweight plywood, BMX wheels, and welded steel to support a big person. Katie Akana...

Rainbow Lamp – Brooklyn Childrens’ Museum
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I designed this lamp for a weather-themed lighting scheme for a FIT project set in the Brooklyn Childrens' Museum. The idea of the lighting scheme is that lighting would...

Earthbound Farm – Trade Show Exhibit
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Earthbound farm is a giant grower of organic foods, so for this FIT exhibit design project, I created a display with a giant display that is part farm tractor,...

Rubin Museum of Art
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I was part of a group of FIT students to redesign the lobby and second floor gallery at the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art. One of the big challenges...

Kikkerland Trade Show Counters
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I fabricated these two counters for Kikkerland's 2012 trade shows. They both have lightbox faces made out of acrylic covered with adhesive vinyl. The client wanted the acrylic to...

Brooklyn Cyclones Signage Project
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I designed some signage for the Brooklyn Cyclones' stadium on Coney Island. It was fun to do some research into the color schemes of New York baseball and Coney...

DISASTER!
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I designed this exhibit as a pop-up marketplace to be located on the site of the demolished Thunderbolt rollercoaster on Coney Island. It takes the shape of a giant...

Sesame Street Florist Logo
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The florist's storefront on Sesame Street needed some dressin' up, so I made this sticker for their window, along with some stickers for non-existent credit cards.

The Heart, She Holler – Magical Walnut
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I made this magically-opening walnut for the Adult Swim mini-series "The Heart, She Holler." It works in a way that is similar to the old springy toy animals made...

Funnel Cake Exhibit!
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Hello everyone! I've been studying since this summer at F.I.T. in New York in the Exhibition design graduate program. Our first project was to design an exhibit centered around...

Sesame Street – iPad Drawings
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I drew these pictures for Sesame Street - Prince Charming and a Princess involved in their day-to-day activities. It appeared in an episode where an apple ipad was used...

Silent Library – Nipple Robot
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Someday many years from now, my grandkids will ask me "Grandpa, were you ever a television robot star?" And I will be able to honestly tell them "Yes children,...

Silent Library – Toe Snap
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I built this machine to sequentially shoot a contestant in the toes with rubber bands. The mechanism works with screws which are placed around the barrel of a crank-operated...

Silent Library – Pedal Pop
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I built this five-passenger bike by cutting apart and welding together the parts from three tandem bikes, and adding a bit of black gas piping where I needed straight...

Puppet Stage for Miss Piggy!
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I built this puppet stage for Opening Ceremony's event at Fashion's Night Out. It was built over a long weekend out of plywood, MDF, yards of black and red...

Silent Library – Rear Squeeze
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I welded together a pair of steel hands to squeeze contestants' behinds. The hands were pulled shut by bicycle brake cables which were tightened by spinning a crank. I...

Silent Library – Spanking Chair
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This one was fun to make! I traced my hand, scaled it up 200% and then made a foam hand with acrylic nails from the pattern. The arm is...

Silent Library – Creature in a Jar
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This one was a challenge! I made this creature out of all sorts of materials: lobster claws, doll parts, shells from the beach, latex gloves, ping-pong balls, dust masks,...

Fake Pies for Sesame Street
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I made these two pies for a cooking segment on Sesame Street. One pie needed to be made out of eight complete baked apples, and the other out of...

Junk Mail for Big Bird
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I needed to make a few junk mail flyers that were going to arrive in Big Bird's mailbox. I stayed late one day to make sure that the "birds...

Candy Television
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At first I tried making this breakaway glass TV screen out of expensive plastic casting materials, but to keep things within our budget I switched to a sugar-glass recipe....

Greeking Garbage for Grouches
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"Greeking" is when logos are obscured, or fake product names are made for labels that will appear on television. These are some cans I made for Oscar the Grouch....

Stork Puppet
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I made this stork puppet for the recent season of Whitest Kids U'Know. It needed to be used as both a sock puppet when the head peeked through a...

Sesame Street – Dollar Bill
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I designed this dollar bill for a Sesame Street episode about finance. It needed to be easy for children to find the numeral "1" in the design, and look...

Posters for The Michael Showalter Showalter
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I made these posters to appear in Michael Showalter's pilot for a new television series. They needed to appear to be designed at different times, and by different people...

Silent Library – Indian Burn Machine
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Designing and building this machine was one of my biggest challenges on Silent Library. Figuring out a way for the hands to rotate around a point where I could...

Silent Library – Egg Gatling Gun
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My task on this project was creating an automatic mechanism that would fire a dozen eggs at contestants on Silent Library. I experimented with a tennis-ball-style launcher first, but...

Silent Library – Wrecking Ball Crane
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This seven-foot-tall crane was made to strike game show contestants in the groin with a sand-filled plastic wrecking ball. The frame is made from steel, with plywood panels, heater...

Silent Library – Phony Ostrich Eggs
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This was a fun challenge! The writers for Silent Library wanted to hit the contestants with ostrich eggs... but since ostrich eggs are expensive and are so hard that...

Silent Library – Wheel of Rulers
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I cast my hand a whole bunch of times on the third season of Silent Library - in this case, six times to make a machine to slap contestants...

FakeHeads Anthology is all printed up and ready to go!
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The FakeHeads Anthology has been published, and it includes a few comics I drew. ...more true stories. If you would like to read a copy and can't wait until...

Godzilla-like puppet Must Destroy Healthcare!
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I made this puppet for a health-care advocacy group. In a short video, the puppet will wreck hospitals, clinics, and maybe even get to eat some ambulances and doctors....

Silent Library – Tennis Ball Bike
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This bicycle was rebuilt from a machine that was used the previous season. I only ended up using a few pieces from the original machine since it functioned in...

Silent Library – Catapult Hat
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I had fun making a system of wooden gears to operate this mini-catapult. The mechanism tightens slingshot rubber bands, and a pull-cord releases the catapult arm.

Sesame Street – Letters and Numbers for Sesame Street
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I'm working in the Art Department of Sesame Street, and I made plenty of letters and numbers for the 41st season. Most were made out of foamcore or blue...

Silent Library – Noogie Machine
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I cast my hands in silicone rubber with a wooden dowel inside each knuckle. The hands were attached to two drills, and I made a crane mechanism that would...

Silent Library – Foosball Team
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I made the steel frame and mechanism for these kicking foosball characters, along with most of the foam casting. The mechanism was a challenge since it needed to be...

Silent Library – Dizzy Machine
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This machine was made out of a giant turntable with a truck hub inside, and some bike parts. All of the smooth bearings make it pretty easy to turn...

Silent Library – Wedgie Machine
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I built this machine starting with a crane that I'd built for a different challenge. A pulley was added in the place of the crane's arm at the top...

Whitest Kids U’Know – Great Wall of China puppet
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I went to Chinatown and picked up some pyjamas from a bargain rack to get some fabric for this puppet. The head is made from foam and cardboard (with...

Whitest Kids U’Know – World Trade Center puppets
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With googly eyes.

ASIFA-East – Award Certificate
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ASIFA-East had been using the same design for their award certificate for almost 40 years, so I volunteered to produce some new certificates for their 40th anniversary. The red...

Mystery Closet
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This is a true story about what I found in a walled-off closet inside my bedroom when I lived at 57 Kent Avenue. I started drawing the panels on...

Superjail – Cold Blooded
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I had some fun with the newspaper headlines on this one.

Superjail – Time Police
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I did some character design for a change - the cave painting versions of the Superjail staff.

Superjail – Mr. Grumpy-Pants
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Chinatown was so much fun to draw!!

Skateboard
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I made this skateboard for a show that was put on by Andrea Breitman. I enjoyed dusting off my old gouache paints for this project.

Superjail – Terrorarium
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The jungle plants and giant bugs were plenty of fun to draw.

Superjail – Don’t be a Negaton
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Refrencing Peter Max and Miyazaki in one episode? Hooray!

Superjail – Ladies Night
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Spaceships! Also, the buildings in the far background that look a little like hamster habitats are fun to make up.

Superjail – Dream Machine
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My favorite part about drawing backgrounds for this episode was hiding a drawing of my car with a portly bikini girl on the hood in the middle of the...

Superjail – Combaticus
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The carvings on the temple walls of the Combaticus episode are some of the most fun drawings from my time working on Superjail.

Superjail – Superbar
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I drew backgrounds for the pilot and first season of Superjail. I especially liked hiding junk on the walls of the bar for "Superbar."

The Upstate Four – Cartoon Network
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The Upstate Four is a pilot that I created for Cartoon Network with my brother Fran Krause.  We were involved in all aspects of the project from writing, design...

Superjail – Pilot Episode
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My favorite part of working on the pilot for Superjail was when Christy took my suggestion that the dead monkey should have broken glass stuck in it after bouncing...

Blue’s Room – Miniature Props
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For the show's introduction, we needed some dollhouse-sized props for a tiny set. These props are all about 2 or 3 inches in size. It was fun to use...

Blue’s Room – Critters
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I learned to love polystyrene foam on this project. Sure, static electricity leads to annoying dust everywhere, but it is incredibly easy to sculpt to a smooth, kinda durable...

Blue’s Room – Drawings
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When I was working on Blue's Room, some days I'd be doing nothing but coloring pictures for twelve hours a day. The set was dressed with new drawings for...

2005 OIAF Signal Film
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Utica Cartoon
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Utica Cartoon was my first professional animation project, and possibly my last chance to produce a traditionally-animated cartoon for television. Fran and I left New York City (where we...

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