CREATIVE DIRECTION & GRAPHIC DESIGN
Including work for Stellamara, Autodesk, The Luke Hand, NitGrit and more.
Album Design for Stellamara
The Golden Thread is an album that's filled with lush melodies and rich mythological themes. Its title alludes to Theseus's heroic journey into the Minotaur's labyrinth. Therefore, the visual design of the album required an equally epic, mythological treatment.
Logo design & branding
3D modeling & rendering
The target audience for this album included Hollywood film executives, whose imaginations we wanted to light aflame, so they would be inspired to book Stellamara to score their films.
Discussion with the clients made it clear that best way to achieve the deisred look & feel of "The Golden Thread" would be to composite the lead singer into a world that looked like the entrance of the Minotaur's labyrinth. This required 3D modeling and rendering, which I did using ZBrush, Cinema 4D, and Photoshop.
Here is the full layout of the album, showing all 6 panels, which I designed in Adobe Illustrator.
In addition to the release of the album, we created animations to serve as preroll for band videos, as well as projections for life performances. This 3D fluid dynamics animation is an example of one of the concepts I designed these uses: