Category: Sesame Street

Art Supplies – Sesame Street Season 43

Posted: 8 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking-Tags: Props, sesame street, sesame

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 Oscar the Grouch wanted to paint himself a big gloppy painting, so I made some fake paint squeeze bottles for Oscar and the other puppets – […]

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I got nominated for an Emmy!

Posted: 4 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking-Tags: sesame street

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)  for an “Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction / Set Decoration / Scenic Design” Emmy. I got to bring my dad along to the awards ceremony and […]

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Sesame Street – Cookie Connoisseur’s Club Menu

Posted: 28 September, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Sesame Street, Propmaking

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 menu features such treats as snickerdoodles and shortbread and crystallized ginger cookies.

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Back at Sesame Street!

Posted: 28 August, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking

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, and I’ll be returning to make props and graphics for the show from now until the season wraps up in the middle of December. I’m looking [...]

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Sesame Street – Hip-Hop Penguin CD cover

Posted: 20 September, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Sesame Street, Propmaking

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 play with, so it was a blast to go berserk with lens flares.

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Sesame Street – Elmo Crayon Drawings

Posted: 20 September, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Sesame Street, Propmaking

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

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Sesame Street – Robot Makeover

Posted: 13 May, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking

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 illustrate the word “activate.” I disassembled the robot and removed the speaker and some random ear-popping and eyebrow-raising functions, added some details, and painted it a [...]

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Sesame Street – Miscellaneous Graphics

Posted: 25 January, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Sesame Street, Propmaking

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 dressing room of a guest too.)

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Silent Library – Hair Crane

Posted: 3 December, 2009-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking

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 and fittings (with some clips added to the ends so that they would pull on a contestant’s hair.)

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Sesame Street – Arrows & Anchors

Posted: 1 December, 2009-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking

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.

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My work is on right wing television!

Posted: 10 November, 2009-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking

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 one of the best parts about my job.

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Sesame Street Florist Logo

Posted: 21 November, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking-Tags: Props, sesame street, sesame

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.

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Sesame Street – iPad Drawings

Posted: 13 October, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Sesame Street, Propmaking-Tags: sesame street, sesame, drawings

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 for the the first time on the show.

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Fake Pies for Sesame Street

Posted: 26 April, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street-Tags: Props, sesame street, willkrause

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 eight sliced apples, with a pair of eyeglasses hidden inside. I made the crusts out of sculpey, and the apples were standard fake styrofoam fruit… I […]

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Junk Mail for Big Bird

Posted: 25 April, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 3-Categories: Sesame Street-Tags: Props, sesame street, willkrause

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 in slacks” flyer was done in time.

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Greeking Garbage for Grouches

Posted: 9 March, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 2-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking-Tags: Props, sesame street, willkrause

“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. I used globs of hot glue to simulate goop on the cans… the best part of making things for the grouch is that it is okay […]

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Sesame Street – Dollar Bill

Posted: 20 September, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking-Tags: Props, sesame street, sesame

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 familiar as a banknote, but not so close to the design of the US dollar bill to get us into legal trouble. The original drawing of […]

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Sesame Street – Letters and Numbers for Sesame Street

Posted: 15 December, 2009-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking-Tags: Props, sesame street, willkrause

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 foam, but I did make some “7’s” that I scored so that they would break apart easily when Cookie Monster chomped on them.  

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