When a script is all you have, but need the fastest way to convey visual descriptions, then Pencil AD Thumbnails are the way to go. I'll often do my own even when we're headed for bigger and better things.
Often, when the large tones of a composition are worked out early on, an image can have its greatest impact. The areas of contrast are the simplest, and the visual statement reads well in smaller sizes or from a distance..
Nothing but vector art quite has that clean, simple polished look. Perfect for many stylized applications, highly portable & scalable with resolution independence, it's also a perfect choice for art on the web.
Years in the trenches of top-flight NYC studios, working on some of Madison Avenue's most memorable campaigns is where it all began. Extensive experience in storyboarding & animatic editing means your concept reads clearly & your idea resonates with your audience.
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Clarity in storytelling is always "job one". I understand lensing, dynamic perspective & tonal composition blocking, along with solid expressive figure drawing, a fresh, and not overworked finish, and you've got clear visuals that tell your story with maximum appeal. :D
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Nobody can deliver a better result with the time you've got. The ability to kick things into overdrive, even when running on fumes... rock-solid production techniques, and expert time managment skills means you can rest assured, I'll put out the fire & deliver on time , every time.
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John is, hands down, one of the best storyboard illustrators I've ever worked with. He is not only super talented, but more importantly, he is incredibly easy to work with.... He understands what is needed quickly and with minimal direction. He is incredibly fast, dependable and delivers a high quality product under tight deadlines. He has a beautiful style and clients always comment on how great his storyboards look. I always try and request John for my jobs, although he is often booked on other projects already because his services are in such high demand, I consider myself lucky when I am able to work with him. He is a true artist and a consummate professional.
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John is our GO TO storyboard artist. When we need something done right the first time in no time at all, only one name comes up. His boards are clean, professional, and great looking.... The amount of asks I have submitted to John with zero time is almost criminal and yet I receive the same, pleasant response every time. Artists like John are truly few and far between.
I had the pleasure of working with John for many years during my tenure as the senior art producer at McKinney Advertising. He worked with us doing storyboards and comp illustrations for our top clients.... He was a favorite among the creatives and they’d sometimes fight over who “got him” if we had multiple teams working on a pitch. John is supremely gifted, he’s fast and he is excellent at interpreting what the creatives want to convey. And bonus, he’s a genuinely nice guy! John’s “Get Your Sketch” website makes it easy to review and download archive the work. If he isn’t already, John should be your go-to guy!
John is an extremely talented illustrator who has been a rock for my creative team--our go-to guy. He creates beautiful storyboard frames that nail our requests, and yet go further to capture insights and bring the scripts to life.... John works fast, juggling multiple requests at once, but the work never suffers. He also has a nice wry sense of humor and keeps his cool, even when we backtrack and ask for seemingly absurd edits. I recommend him wholeheartedly!
Kathleen Parr - Copy, Branding, Strategy, Insights