Role: Creative Director, Designer, Animator
While working at Curious Oranj, we created an award winning teaser site and full site for Dreamworks Animation's box office hit. The site features fully animated characters, actors' voice-overs and a sweet, COPPA compliant social networking feature for kids called the Air Penguin Passport where you play through 8 flash mini-games to earn stamps, which then unlock gifts and animated "pokes" to send to your online passport friends. If you collect all the stamps of a series, you then unlock a downloadable activity. You can even print your entire stamp collection. In addition, there's a postcard creator and really fun site intro. As Creative Director, I worked closely with the client and directed the design team to execute on all levels. I also did a fair amount of content writing and conceptual work on the games themselves. As always, I jumped in on the design and production whenever necesary. Barry Hamaguchi and Shonna Wright did a stellar job designing the site and games, while Andre Yi handled most of the flash development. Designer Nick Ignacio also joined the crew and helped out skinning a few of the games. Colin Main assisted on the Air Penguin Flight School game dev, and Jet Olano built the Passport 3D animation. Barry also did an awesome job creating the site trailer. Concepts were developed by myself along with Stuart Hall and our partner Matt Scott, from Manifest Games. This site won a Gold Davey Award, and we were proud to diplay the statue prominently, as well as deliver one to our client. You can view the active site here. :)
Shout outs: Barry Hamaguchi, Andre Yi, Shonna Wright, Nick Ignacio, Stuart Hall, Matt Scott, Colin Main, Jet Olano
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