Marketing illustration and animation
Following a successful pitching process Samsung elected me as a brand ambassador for their international Samsung SSD Driver programme. For six months I was tasked with spreading awareness of Samsung's flagship SSD products across their various social networking channels.
The purpose of the programme was to demonstrate through creative means how the SSD products benefitted each of the seven members professionally, as well as present ourselves as likeable, approachable characters to the rest of the Samsung demographic. As the only illustrator in the programme I opted to incorporate a level of animation into my introductory video, the first brief issued by the technology brand.
A second brief asked me to explore why solid state drives are superior to common hard drives and how working with an SSD in a professional environment overcame daily hindrances.
For this brief I produced a poster depicting a laptop harnessing the full power of a Samsung SSD rocketing away from a pile of seized up and frozen laptops powered only by standard HDs, crippled by a memory shortage error which was very commonplace in my machine until I'd made the upgrade. The purpose of this illustration therefore was to convey how the Samsung hardware could overcome such a real-world problem for a creative user.
A popular choice among the start-up businesses I provide services for is my In+Out website package. The package offers quick and simple website solutions for clients looking to break ground on the Internet at a very competitive price, without the complexity of too many bells and whistles.
Premier Bridging Loans wanted their debut website built using my In+Out website package, so after a brief discussion about the process, we got to work. First, the client supplied me with all the text they needed on the site to appropriately describe their business and services. From there I was able to drop the text into my template as well as some choice imagery to increase the aesthetics of the content. Finally, the programmable elements of the design were coloured and adjusted to support the client's branding, and in a matter of weeks, the website was built and hosted.
A third brief for the programme required me to develop a marketing message based on one of the many benefits and features available to an SSD user, showcased effectively in my chosen media.
What struck me as a key advantage of an SSD over a standard HD as far as laptops are concerned was their lack of moving internal components. Without motion, (or specifically, revolution), the risk of the drive breaking or corrupting is significantly reduced, ensuring greater long-term protection for the data housed on it. With that in mind, I created a classic propaganda style poster bearing the double-meaning slogan Without Revolution There Is Revolution.
The final brief in the programme began with an invite from Samsung to attend CES hosted in Las Vegas. For three days I was tasked with creating a short video blog using Samsung devices to capture footage, focusing on Samsung's footprint and technology at the show, and in particular, how their SSD products were being showcased.