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GoldieBlox: Book Series

Brought to you by Random House and written by Stacy McAnulty, this fun Goldie Blox middle grade novel series is sure to inspire the next generation of little-makers!

As lead character designer for Goldie Blox I was brought
in to lead the look and feel of the series. This became one of my favorite projects I've ever worked on. 

 

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     Best Pet Ever Cover Only.      Interiors by Alan Batson 

    Best Pet Ever Cover Only. 
    Interiors by Alan Batson 

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    Haunted Hacks Cover Only.      Interiors by Alan Batson

   Haunted Hacks Cover Only. 
    Interiors by Alan Batson


Goldie blox ruins the school!

The first installment of Goldie Blox's book series happened in the middle of a major design style change at Goldieblox HQ. 
At the time, I had the task of exploring different illustration styles for Goldie Blox and the gang, therefore one of the primary challenges we faced was determining the style of the book series. This is the reason why the first sketches of the book looked radically different from the final look of the series. The first few passes of the cover were under the art direction of Jenna Boyd, the rest happened under the creative direction of Jennifer Raharjanoto.    

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Check out the book!

When Jennifer Rahadjanoto joined the GoldieBlox team she pushed the style even further in order for it to look more within the reams of animation. In order to do this, new cover ideas were explored until we landed at a sketch that was more aligned with the feeling of the book and Debbie Sterling's vision for the series. 

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Interior artwork

The interiors for Goldie Blox Ruins the School were, perhaps, my favorite part of the whole process as I learned a lot.
The brief called for the interiors to look fresh, dynamic and contemporary. These were quite challenging as I had to step out of my comfort zone but the result speaks volumes!


goldieblox and The best friend fail

To Through the years I collaborated with Random House on the covers of all the Goldie Blox titles one way or another but never on interiors as my schedule was
usually unforgiving.

On a rare occasion, however, not only did I work on the cover of Best friend Fail, I also illustrated the interiors.
This was certainly a nice experience as I got to illustrate some of my favorite characters of all time once again: 
Goldie Blox and her friends! 

                                     Early cover sketches

                                    Early cover sketches

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Interior artwork


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