DESIGNER, ANIMATOR, MENTOR, DIRECTOR
 

PROFICIENCES

MOTION DESIGN

LOGO DESIGN

3D DESIGN

PAINTINGS

DIGITAL & PRINT DESIGN

INTERACTIVE DESIGN

 

MOTION DESIGN

3D & 2D ANIMATION, LIVE ACTION & MOTION GRAPHICS  | EXPLAINER, DEMO, OVERVIEW & PRODUCT VIDEOS

This is a video I created for my own freelance business.  Everyone needs a video, right?  Well, that's what I am pitching - adding motion to your corporate ocean.  Life gets mundane from time to time, let me spice it up!  I used Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, 3D Max, Soundbooth, V-RAY & Dreamscape. 

This is a video I created for a mass spectrometer startup company.  It explains how the operation and ionization process works using a very simplified and aesthetically pleasing approach to target more than just scientists.  It was crucial to make the models accurate using the actual engineering blueprints.  3D max, Photoshop, After Effects, SolidWorks and Soundbooth.

Another video I created for the mass spectrometer startup co.  The intention of this overview video is to target the younger generation of scientists with something more than the standard humdrum videos typically shown.  The majority of this project was done as motion graphics, with some older clips peppered in.  I also directed the professional voice over to add to the impact and cadence.

I created this for a robotics company.  This video is stritly conceptual, but it's obvious point is to show the efficiency of a delivery robot.  This video targeted both the older and younger audiences. I used 3D Max, After Effects, and a little Photoshop.

Houston Mechatronics approached me with an outstanding concept that could change how deep sea operations functioned today. It was a simple idea with massive potential, so I created a demo video showing how their combination of AUV & ROV would work so it could be easily pitched to investors. Houston Mechatronics raised over 20M from this idea.

This is a video I created for a biotech startup company.  It explains how the unique microgravity environment changes the drug discovery platform.  This was an extensive video project that required storyboards, full design, video culling, editing, original 3D with accurate models & functionality, VFX, sound design & timing.

A quick product overview video for Pollentec explaining their FanBuddy and how it can help both increase your fan's life along with cleaner air being circulated.   I used 3D Max, After Effects, and a little Photoshop.

I created this video for a group of scientists who were pitching thier guidance system to NASA.  This required a very clear and sound understanding of the technology to visually and accurately tell the story of what they do and can offer.  This was done in 3D Max, Photoshop, and some After Effects for VFX. 

We all have a box fan or potable heater, right? Well, we usually consider them disposable and just chunk em, but we can save some money if we get one of Pollentec's CleanHeat Filters. I was asked to concept, script and execute that into a short video explaining and highlighting its features - Enjoy!

I used 3D max, After effects, Photoshop and some SoundBooth.

Product video showcasing ATD's new AR app. 
 

I used 3D Studio Max for the environment, After Effects for everything else, and a touch of SoundBooth.

I suggested a revised version when the budget was available with a mobile friendly version, GUI and all.   

And here is the revised version!  The client wanted to use a phone with a custom GUI opposed the previous version where it was more focused on the website. Mobile is everything these days and even more so as we move forward, so i happily put this version together for them. Product video showcasing ATD's new AR app in conjunction with Crossville.

This video talks about the perks of using a miniature mass spectrometer for a conference we were attesting.  My team and I scripted, staged and shot this footage inside the lab.  I handled all of the post production: 3D, motion graphics, editing, color correction (which could only do so much), VFX and sound.  It was an early piece and under a very tight deadline, but a lot of fun to work on. 

I was tasked in creating a new marketing overview video for NationWide Scents.  I organized their value proposition, scripted, then edited this video to slam their target audience with a 4 split test video campaign.  It's distribution is purely focused on social media - I used large titles and strong colors to pull in and hold their attention, even in thumbnail view.  

Live action overview video mixed with motion graphics, stock clips, interviews and 3D for Astrogenetix.  Voiceover by Miles O'Brien.

3D medical clip for ZenSleep's anti-snoring device. It's a quick clip to be inserted into longer videos.  This clip shows a cross-section view of how the ZenGuard pulls the tongue forward, unblocking your airway, helping you to stop snoring. Created using 3D Max, Photoshop and After Effects.

Facebook ad for ZenSleep's anti-snoring device. It's a teaser to pull audience attention and guide traffic. I used a collection of stock footage and YouTube clips, along with some motion graphics to make this funny and eye catching teaser vid. I used After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop and SoundBooth.

This is one of many unboxing videos I made for The Dashcam Store.

I wrote the scripts and directed the editing/filming/audio. Big thanks to my team for helping me to create a ton of content with very little time and budget!

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDashcamStore

Ah, this one takes me back - notice the 4:3 aspect ratio! This was my 2009 demo, which focuses primarily on short 3D animations used for casino games, a few odd freelance jobs showing movie snip-its and a bunch of test projects to learn some new skills with modeling, animation, titles and VFX.  Combination of 3D Max, Photoshop, After Effects, Particle Illusion, Flash, FCP and more that i can't even recall right now.

3D DESIGN

ANIMATION SCREENSHOTS | 3D MODELS, TEXTURES, LIGHTING AND COMPOSITING

ACBG logo intro
ACBG logo intro

American Construction Benefit Group. Myself and a team created an entire series of animated and live action shorts for their training courses.

Lobby elevator scene
Lobby elevator scene

complete 3D for a movie i made. It's NDA expires soon so i should be able to upload for your viewing pleasure soon

city scene
city scene

another screen shot from a video i made that takes place in this entire 3D world

subsea vessel dropping ROV into the
subsea vessel dropping ROV into the
modern office interior
modern office interior
pitch image using 3D and 2D elements
pitch image using 3D and 2D elements
ROV scanning underwater pipe
ROV scanning underwater pipe
warehouse for city scene
warehouse for city scene
ROV control room
ROV control room

DIGITAL & PRINT DESIGN

PROMOTIONS | MARKETING MATERIAL | ADS | TRADE SHOWS | MERCH | ICONS | ETC

Xbox Controller
Xbox Controller

Used a touch of illustrator and photoshop for most.

Swamp Thang!
Swamp Thang!

What's there to say?! A buddy of mine and I have started a little e-commerce design shop, RogueCtrl.com, and here is one of the designs I made. Used a touch of illustrator and photoshop for most.

Atari Joystick
Atari Joystick

The lettering down the joystick is Japanese for gamer. Used a touch of illustrator and photoshop for most.

Playstation Controller
Playstation Controller

hand-drawn PlayStation controller

Don't Mess with NES
Don't Mess with NES

Old school NES controller, all done in Illustrator.

My Subaru STi, painted
My Subaru STi, painted

This car is my baby and I wanted to try painting it. I used a touch of illustrator, and a ton of photoshop.

Jive Turkey
Jive Turkey

It was late thanksgiving night and wanted to create something. Photoshop for the turkey, illustrator for the geometry and back to photoshop for coloring and typography.

Dr. Stone
Dr. Stone

Illustrator for about 90% and Photoshop for the rest.

Hipster Old School Boxer
Hipster Old School Boxer

Old school boxer mixed with stark coloring and 2021 hair

Hipster Old School Boxer - canvas
Hipster Old School Boxer - canvas

Same old school boxer, but designed for a canvas instead of a shirt.

Zombie Silhouette
Zombie Silhouette

Japanese lettering down the side means zombie. Mostly illustrator with some photoshop to work the smaller details.

Abstract Boxer
Abstract Boxer

One of my random designs. I used a touch of illustrator, and a ton of photoshop.

Skating Titan
Skating Titan

Yup, a merch design (fan art) I did. I used a little illustrator and lot of photoshop.

Jeet Kune Do logo grunged out for merch
Jeet Kune Do logo grunged out for merch

Just grunged out the logo.

Dreamcast
Dreamcast

I used to love playing dreamcast with my buddies. This one was all Illustrator.

Fairy Dancer
Fairy Dancer

Not my normal style, but my wife has been challenging me a bit. So, I'm trying some new things - this was all done using Photoshop.

Fairy Stand
Fairy Stand
Samurai Design
Samurai Design

I used a touch of illustrator, and a ton of photoshop.

Samurai Design 2
Samurai Design 2

This one is a bit better.

Rin Okumra
Rin Okumra

I was designing while watching blue exorcist and this image/homage was born.

Demon Slayer Zenitsu
Demon Slayer Zenitsu

My son asked me to design a Zenitsu, and here he is. This was mostly photoshop.

Choose Your Console
Choose Your Console

Fun design with controllers and letters.

Dark & Fiery
Dark & Fiery

Messing around in photoshop and this guy was born.

Female Titan Attack
Female Titan Attack

She's pissed!

LOGOS & ICONOGRAPHY

(just a handful)

Native ATX
Native ATX

Logos for a friend of mine.

Redbud Bungalows comp 2
Redbud Bungalows comp 2

Another logo comp for Condos in Westlake, Austin TX. Very wealthy, young family, with lots of hills and trees

HiRise Media logo comps
HiRise Media logo comps
Redbud Bungalows comp 3
Redbud Bungalows comp 3

Logo for Condos in Westlake, Austin TX. Very wealthy, young family, with lots of hills and trees

The Chateau
The Chateau

Logo for apartment complex revamp. Directed designer to create french bistro style logo

Synctivity logo comps
Synctivity logo comps
K.A.C.A.
K.A.C.A.

Kick Ass Cancer's Ass

Robert Law Group comps
Robert Law Group comps
Blue Collar Scholars - logo comps
Blue Collar Scholars - logo comps
Astral Images logos
Astral Images logos
PlumbMasters logo comps
PlumbMasters logo comps
L-BOMB logo comps
L-BOMB logo comps
L-BOMB Studio Logo comps
L-BOMB Studio Logo comps
Blue Collar Scholars - logo comps
Blue Collar Scholars - logo comps
Real Estate Cash Flow Infographic
Real Estate Cash Flow Infographic
e-commerce icons
e-commerce icons
brainstorm
brainstorm
Basic-dashcams-icon-large
Basic-dashcams-icon-large
jams
jams
Professional-dashcams-icon-large
Professional-dashcams-icon-large
paint-style
paint-style
Front-Inside-dashcams-icon-large
Front-Inside-dashcams-icon-large
craft
craft
Rotatable-dashcams-icon-large
Rotatable-dashcams-icon-large
voiceover
voiceover

ONE OF MY HOBBIES

PAINTINGS |  ILLUSTRATIONS (SCULPTURES COMING SOON)

Morpheus
Morpheus

Morpheus on white matte board and sharpie. Pardon the glare, it's framed

my friend's kid, noah
my friend's kid, noah
XL double panel water spirit
XL double panel water spirit
abstract self portrait
abstract self portrait
crazy batman
crazy batman
robot
robot

this one was just fun. i had just finished painting my 2 kids and i wanted to do something simple

BOZO the clown
BOZO the clown

i know it's freaky, but i love it!!! painted this in college

what'cha looking at?
what'cha looking at?

this is an old satellite dish i found and decided to try and paint on it. Oil pencils did the trick

tree of life chakras
tree of life chakras

tree of life depiction.

samurai girl
samurai girl

I saw this image somewhere and i just had to paint it. i was big into sharpie on whiteboard at the time

space rocket
space rocket

this is just a general scifi type environment, but i like the colors and composition a lot

AHHHhh
AHHHhh

i actually won 1st place for this drawing in a state wide competition - the judges said the strokes matched the mood of the image. i see some big flaws, but hey, who am i to argue!?

guy
guy

this is just some dude chillin - i like the colors and has his half-cocked smike

CRAZY
CRAZY

i love this one! Pop art with some serious emotion.

abstract
abstract

This was a fun one. I painted it on a 36x48 gallery canvas (As most of mine are) and i used metallic spray paint to fill in the honey combs - it changes colors with the light since it's reflective. its a cool one that a picture cant really emphasize. You can also see my profile to the left of the image as a little easter egg

Still working on a section to show branded user journey

 
 
 
 
 
 

WHY ME, YOU ASK?

I bring two professional decades of multidisciplinary creative and marketing experience. Having worked with several pipelines in numerous industries, and at different stages of the creative lifecycle gives me a thorough and unique collection of skill-sets. I’ve gleaned master-level proficiency with print, digital, motion and socially targeted campaign strategies, leadership, branded trade-show/event presences, client & stakeholder relations, and the intricoes of each. I won't bore you, but it's a long ass list. As a team or alone, I am able to work from inception to delivery and any step in-between.  

 

Building, mentoring and evolving a best-in-class creative team is part of my value add. Having charisma, social intelligence, intuition and empathy make me an excellent communicator and mentor, with an emphasis on cross-functional teamwork and client relations. While I am a very strong advocate for my fellow creatives; I expect accountability, attention to detail and the ability to check your ego and learn from constructive criticism. Iterative design can be frustrating, but the final design is always better.

Translating complex ideas/briefs into cohesive, targeted, thorough and aesthetically stunning deliverables is another powerful skill I can offer. My proficiency with technology, campaign strategy, along with my decades of design experience highlight my ability to think both logically and creatively.

If you have any questions about me or a project you're working on, please don't hesitate to reach out. Contact form below.

 

CONTACT

JOSH ELBAUM

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