My submission to TFL poster competition titled ‘London Stories’. This was the day I needed help taking my son down a set of stairs at Bow Road tube station, in his pram. I was going to ask the husband of a family who passed by me, but it was the wife who did so. She handed their youngest baby to her husband, who was already handling their two older ones, and she didn’t hesitate, picking up the other side of the pram and walked down briskly with me. I will never forget what a special gesture that was. London can be a cold, unfeeling city, but here and there you still find a gem of kindness, when you least expect.
I prefer the term ‘parenthood’ than ‘motherhood’, as it’s less riddled with baggage and more inclusive, but bottom line is, I am now a mother. To celebrate, I created this series of personal work, which I hope to keep making over time.
Commissioned by Authors Project, these are illustrations from three videos for E-Health, the online health insurance company in the US. The top three images are initial development styleframes, to explore the right tone and character style for this video.
Executive Producer: Ross Thomas. Creative Director: Ryan Berkey. Animation by Jacob Campbell, Andrew Embury, and James Hazael.
Illustration and Character Design for an explainer video for Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research Presentation for Authors Projects.
Developing the look for a series of videos that serve as a backdrop to Honda's launch of their robotics techonology at Consumer Electronics Show Jan 2018 in Las Vegas. Comissioned by Spnifex Los Angeles, I also created the key background illustrations and character designs. The latter were then turned into 3D characters.
A personal illustration work featuring Australian native plants and bird, the kookaburra, as a season's greetings' card 2017/2018
Commissioned by Parks Australia. Animation by Dirty Puppet. This animated video successfully raise AUD 77,000 to fund Operation Green Parrot, in which nestlings of an endangered parrot species is relocated from Norfolk Island to Philip Island, in order to establish a new colony.
Illustrations for the Norwegian bank, comissioned directly from their internal app development team.
Art Direction frames for Mr Kaplin studio in East London, for an explainer video about logistics and transport in Asia.
Illustrations to go on the Murdoch University's online quiz page for new students, to determine their personality types. 'Free Your Think' is the university's slogan, and each type is portrayed through choice of objects and elements reflecting that specific personality. From top to bottom: Creative, Social, Concrete, Analytical, and Logical.
To celebrate International Women's Day, INA is proud to be launching SHE. SHE is a movement inspired and powered by a rising determination to rid the world of the injustices we see affecting girls and women around the world today.
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Animation Director: Cameron Gough
Styleframe Development: Lilian Darmono
Illustration: Lilian Darmono & Oscar Gomez
Lead Animator: Oscar Gomez
Animation & Compositing:
Oscar Gomez & Cameron Gough
Music: White Owl Sound
Violin: Jason Bunn
Commissioned by the roads authority in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Collaboration with Dirty Puppet. Illustration and animation to inform people of the fact that businesses in the local area are still open as usual despite the construction work going on.
Another collaboration with Dirty Puppet, this time for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Something I feel particularly proud of considering the Refugee Crisis we're experiencing in today's world.
An entry for Transport For London Poster competition themed 'Sounds of The City
A video for Parks Australia, commissioned to explain the latest bio-control method of using a micro wasp species to control the population of ants that prey on the red crabs, a native species whose annual migration is famous the world over, a source of pride for residents of Christmas Island.
Various images to advertise the Google Digital Garage services on various social media. Commissioned by House of Greenland.
Art Direction and illustration for Google's Digital Garage, which provides training video for businesses. on how to harness the power of the internet to make their enterprises grow. The task includes creating images that also needs to work on social media platforms.
For the animation component, there is a total of 26 videos which I Art Directed, worked on by a team of 3 other illustrators, 13 animators, 1 editor, 2 Creative Directors, 2 producers, and 1 assistant Director, encompassing different scenarios. Each video comprises of a live action component, intercut with animated segments.
Ariel Kotzer, Martin Fleurian
Cheyne McCorkindale, Daniel Kallberg, Sara Garcia Andersson
Art Director & Lead Illustrator
Banner ad to advertise the Google Digital Garage site. Commissioned by House of Greenland. Animation by Phillip Walker Davies.
Art Direction work and character designs for ZAC Creative of Perth, Australia. Our end client is RAC, Roadside Assistance Cover of Western Australia. The campaign wants to draw emphasis that their customers are front and centre in everything they do, wherever they are: from cosmopolitan cityscapes to rural farmlands and everything in between.
Another collaboration with director Simon Robson and the team at Sixty40 and Heckler, of Sydney, Australia. The video was to be installed at Ford's stage during a large automotive show in Beijing this year. I created a series of characters and artwork, depicting futuristic China.
An explainer video for Fiskars, a large company that makes homewares and gardening tools based in the UK. Studio: House of Greenland. Additional Illustration by Stephen Ong, Animation by Phil Davies.
An explainer video for UPS, the courier/delivery company. Studio: Witness & Co
Working with Prime Focus, a renowned VFX and Animation House in London, we created initial look development for this series based on the Toy Range owned by Mattel. The show runners wanted a softer, more crafted, Water Coloured look, which was what we were asked to develop.
The first three frames are pitch images that won us the project, and subsequent images are taken from the developmental stage. We were asked to concentrate on certain primary locations within the setting of the show, which is in one of the girls' grandmother's garden. The locations are: tea party and theatre stage, their tree house, and the rabbit hutch. We were also asked to mockup the look and feel of the girls in various treatment and finish.
I was asked by Fgreat Studio to create character designs and concept art for their kids TV pilot 'Sunny Funny Island', featuring a storytelling grandpa and his two grandkids, and a host of animals in a fantasy island setting, full of magic and adventure.
Concept frames for an animated promo for a high profile football/soccer tournament on broadcast television
Artwork for an alternate trailer for Krampus - each pairing shows happy/scary scenarios--ie. the 'Krampus' effect where the eponymous monster turns every happy occasion into a nightmarish vision of pure terror.
Working together with Picnic London to create these styleframes that highlight the arduous process of harvesting Madagascan Vanilla.
Studio: Picnic London
A piece about ending health insurance discrimination for people with mental illness.
Studio: Dirty Puppet
Animation & Compositing: Cameron Gough
A short and sweet animation for the local moving company 'Man With A Van'. Illustrations then were used extensively for the company's fleet of trucks.
Studio: Dirty Puppet
Cameron Gough & Oscar Gomez
Nick van Cuylenburg
Art Direction and illustration for Google's Digital Garage, which provides training video for businesses on how to harness the power of the internet to make their enterprises grow. Animation work by Romain Loubersanes, additional Illustration work by Adrien Kulig.
Studio: House of Greenland
Role: Art Director
Art Direction and illustration for Google Solar Impulse's social media campaign. The last four images show how the illustrations work within the actual context of the site.
Studio: R/GA London
Art Direction, Character Design, and Illustration for a Water Aid global strategy video, to be shown to heads of government and corporations, explaining Water Aid's strategy to improve the lives of impoverished communities around the world.
Studio: Dazzle Ship
Abel Reverter, Romain Loubersanes
Character and Environment illustration for a series of short animations screening at Google's session during Adweek Conference in London, March 2015.
Studio: Across The Pond
I have never thought I'd be working on a show featuring Rene Auberjonois as one of the voice talents! I worked as concept designer for the environment and props, and general art direction of the pilot. Super lucky to have worked with the talented team at Jellyfish Pictures.
From the description on Amazon's page: "Buddy Tech Detective is an exciting whodunit that follows super-sleuth Buddy, his incredibly organised best friend Trudy, the funny furry ferret Ferdo and you, the smarty-pants viewer! You help choose and use the technologies for Buddy and his team."
Amber Ducker (Jellyfish Pictures)
Boris Hiestand (Jellyfish PIctures)
Lea Veratoro (Jellyfish Pictures)
Written & Developed for Television by :
Based on an original idea by:
Shannon George, Suzanne Lang
Gary Andrews (Jellyfish Pictures)
Jon Burton, Chris Dicker, Jocelyn Stevenson
Nigel PIckard, Jon Burton
Jellyfish Pictures Team:
Phil Dobree – Exec Producer
Gary Andrews – Director
Luke Dodd – VFX Supervisor
Mathew Cooling – Modeller
Nick White – Modeller
Chris Carne - Modeller
Richie Xu – Texture Artist
Kaan Kucuk – Texture Artist
Quentin Pianta – Texture Artist
Kimon Matara – Texture Artist
Simon Clarke – Rigger
Lea Veratoro – Rigger
Joan Prieto – Lighting TD
Jesse Baber – Lighting TD
James Grant – Matte Painter
Chris Seed – Animator
Henry Affonso – Animator
Rhys Williams – Animator
Scott Bono – Animator
Trystan James – Animator
Chris Bacon – Animator
Camille Turon – Animator
Helen Bucknall – Animator
Gilles Cortella - Animator
Charles Brelaud – Compositor
Aaron Tennant - Editor
Character Design and illustrations for London-based animation studio Fgreat.
Shilo New York comissioned me to create a series of paper cut-out characters of people and animals to populate their lovely unfolding universe for HBO Holiday Card.
Little Red Robot asked me to Art Direct this explainer piece for Genentech, as an internal communication tool to tell their employees about the new computer system they've created to help medical professionals maintain and access their patients database.
Studio: Little Red Robot
Role: Art Direction
Animation: Cookie Studio London
A series of videos for Pearson, the English Language training company.
Art Direction & Illustration:
Lilian Darmono, James Wignall, Jason Arber
Animation & Compositing:
Another collaboration with Mina Song and Liam O'Connor of Picnic London. I designed a set of children characters for the Oral B sponsorship idents. The kids are reluctant to brush their teeth to begin with, using excuses like 'just one more story', pleading, sulking, and so on.
Another collaboration with Picnic Studio, this time for Subway sandwich sponsorship idents to appear on Disney Channel.
Studio: Picnic London
Role: Matte Illustrator
Aleksander Saharovsky, Liam O'Connor
A collaboration with Mina Song and Liam O'Connor of Picnic London. 'Make Time To Play' features a handful of short animations to encourage children to be be more active, to explore more and discover their surroundings. Each child is given a distinctive name and personality to help the character animators.
The aim of this animation is to show Cancer Australia's new approach on helping Cancer patients, by putting her in the centre of her support network, consisting of her oncologist, researcher, and administrator, so she is always in control. I was tasked with designing the colour scheme of the backgrounds, as well as designing the multi-racial cast of characters.
Studio: Magnificent Itch
A collaboration with Cameron Gough of Dirty Puppet. 'Don't get left in the dark' is a 30 second TVC we made that helps introduce energy matchmaker 'Foxie.com.au'.
Studio: Dirty Puppet
Role: Character Designer
Animation: Cameron Gough
Working closely with Jose Gomez and Tamir Sapir at Shilo, we made this spot for Ford. My role was in early concept Art Direction, Character Design, and Illustration.
Title: Ford Facebook "S-Plan"
Production Company: Shilo
Creative Director: Shilo
Lilian Darmono, Ann Kruetzkamp
Justin Miller, Andre Vandenburg
Andy Kennedy, Nelson Diaz, Steig Reitlin
Advertising Agency: Team Detroit
Agency Producer: Andrew Puzzuoli
Agency Creative Director: Barry Cole
Agency Copywriter: Adam Burkett
Composer: White Noise Lab
Art Direction boards for a wine advertisement in Australia.
A Public Service Announcement video commissioned by Wyong Council.
The animation deals with the effects of pollution on the beautiful lakes estuary in Tuggerah. (New South Wales, Australia). It also seeks to educates the public, showing simple solutions that everyone can follow and adapt. Stylistically, our inspiration and reference was the animal prints by the late great Charley Harper.
Boards for a bottled spring water advertising campaign, commissioned by Flaunt / Axis Animation. The water comes from the rainclouds in the sky, collected in the valley and processed in a small cottage, bottled, and delivered to consumers everywhere.
Character design for Hornet inc for an animated piece to show wholesome produce from British farmers.
This campaign launches the new range of Downy fabric softener with Parisian fragrances by Hector Esquinca, a renowned perfumer from The Philippines. inspired by his recent trip to Paris. Three distinct fragrances derived from fresh-baked pastries, open air market at Notre Dame, and the gardens of Grasse. These watercolour illustrations were created by hand, and edited digitally.
Animation: Zac Creative
Bold, colourful and minimalistic, this spot seeks to show Reivernet as the modern, thinking man's chosen internet service provider, that takes you out of the caveman's age.
Studio: The Magnificent Itch
Role: Art Director, illustrator
Sharp, simple aesthetic with the Real Estate.com.au’s corporate colours, the Art Direction of this piece tries to explain the features and mechanisms of posting an ad on their site, as clearly as possible. The characters are friendly and humorous, yet simple enough to facilitate easy animation in the tight-turnaround project.
Combining hand-drawn pastel aesthetic with the convenience of digital illustration, these boards show kids-book inspired imagery, of Christmas festivity. Groups of elves descend to help Mum and Dad with the feast, the presents, and the decoration of the tree.
Studio: The Magnificent Itch
The new campaign seeks to showcase the moisturising, sensuous property of the new Venus Razor in a new way. Softness is represented by petals, and moisture by droplets of water, choreographed in a dance of swirls around our live action model. There are also title cards to bookend segments where Venus’chosen celebrity, talks to the audience about women’s issues.
Studio: Shilo NYC (Director: Tamir Sapir)
This piece was made for 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit. It shows how you can help save the environment by using these eco-friendly bricks. Besides creating styleframes to help the Ad Studio team build these environments in 3D, I was also commissioned to create two posters for the agency. This is a very special project for me, because for once I get to do something towards helping save the planet!
Studio: Ad Studo Brazil (Director: Fernando Reginato)
The message is to connect with someone over eHarmony this summer. Just have fun, and perhaps it will turn into something more…
Studio: Loaded Pictures (Director: Caleb Van Winkle)
Collaborating with Simon Robson from Engine, this project required me to design and illustrate an array of Australian native plants and animals to populate the stylised environment that he has in mind. Simon, myself and Max (Head of 3D at Engine) had numerous conversations about how these animals would move, what they would be made of, and so on. Our goal was to create a host of creatures that are endearing without being overly cute as well as handcrafted without feeling stiff or unnatural.
Art Director/Character Design/Illustrator:
Lead 3D Artist:
3D Character Animation and Modelling:
Calvin Gardiner ACS
Another collaboration with Zac Creative, this one is about Curtin University’s new 5-year medical degree. The programme is hoped to bring an end to medical staff shortage in Western Australia.
Studio: Zac Creative
Director: Nick Kempt
Producer: Troy Zafer
The story behind this campaign commissioned by Anima Boutique of Finland, is all about mankind discovering his true nature as a meat lover! Upon encountering Heinz tomato sauce, the prehistoric man feels a hunger awakening in him that he’s never felt before.
Studio: Anima Boutique
In my longest-running campaign to date, Panda Panther asked me to make a few pitch frames for their AT&T gig. After the pitch, the job has taken a different turn, and my involvement mostly were in environment and props design. As you can see, the final approach is quite different from the pitch direction. The creatures may be different in the final spots, but the zany, freewheeling, ‘cuteness’ is kept intact!
Note: All Creatures and 3D work are done by Panda Panther
Studio: Panda Panther
In another instalment of advertising for Western Australia’s largest insurance provider ‘HBF’, we created these spots to advertise their Dental plan. It features a tooth fairy, dressed to look like a dental nurse. At the bottom you can also see a family unit, designed for another spot in the series.
Studio: ZAC Creative
3D animation and modelling:
HBF is the largest health insurance provider in Western Australia. Myself and Mungo (SELF) were approached by ZAC Creative to collaborate on a series of retail ads, whose primary function is to deliver dry, factual information on dollars, cents, and benefits in the most engaging way possible, leading up to the standard ‘call to action’. Our strategy was to use a character to take the viewers through the visual journey, from one benefit to the next. For the first spot in this series, HBF Essentials, we introduced ‘Harry’. He is charming, curious, yet laidback, and loveable. Keep scrolling for some full credit list and behind-the-scenes work, including some ideas for a paper-diorama HBF world, that never got made…
Lilian Darmono & Mungo Horey
Design, Illustration, Layout
Head of Flash Animation
Flash Character Animation
Character Setup and Rigging
Compositor, After Effects Animator
Agency // Meerkats
Mike Edmonds // Creative Director
Dan Bradley // Creative
Kurt Beadouin // Copywriter
Sam Rees // Producer
‘Dancer 2' is the newest addition in Poptarts’ very delightful series of spots done by Panda Panther, featuring miniature sets combined with CG character animation. I was commissioned to help with the set designs, which had to be signed off by the clients before it could be built in ‘real life’ by the miniature building team. Panda Panther also wanted to try the idea of using a cuckoo clock as the endtag, and if approved, my design would then be built and shot at their studio — which would have been so exciting—but unfortunately the agency wanted a different approach…
Studio: Panda Panther
Kombucha is a fermented tea drink, known for its health benefits. This campaign seeks to promote it to the young working professionals of Germany/Europe, as a fashionable drink to have in social situation. A healthy alternative to soft drinks and alcohol.The art direction in these boards combine the aesthetic of traditional Asian ink paintings/drawings (also evocative of the tea itself), with a more contemporary illustration style depicting the young and fashionable who choose to drink Kombucha.
The concept behind this pitch is that every scenario that makes up a healthy lifestyle (eating right, exercising, and taking Alli pills) unfolds on a revolving ‘stage’. One after another they come into the centre of your focus, telling the story of how to live better with the help of Alli.
Jennifer Sofio Hall
Anna Sui’s newest line of foundation is made from all natural, fresh ingredients: Berries and Apricots. It comes in a gorgeous black plastic case, in the shape of a rose. The freshness of the ingredients is the key message, and the fairy-tale-like setting provides the appropriate backdrop.
Kopparberg Exotic is the latest in the series of animated TVCs by Animaboutique for the range of these fruit-flavoured cider. Creative director Eliza Japinen and I worked together on the bird design and the poster. I was also asked to think of how the bird’s physical characteristics would translate into motion, which reflects its personality. As a team we decided to draw inspiration from Bollywood dancing. Check out also the ‘funny’ origin story of this spot, on Anima Boutique’s vimeo page.
The brief for this campaign was to reassure customers that life can still be good in this economic downturn. So we made everything for this spot ‘home-made’, ‘warm’, and ‘tactile..featuring a miniature world, that’s both surreal and playful.
These boards illustrate the concept of how a dull landscape could be transformed into a land of visual delights, by the power of your imagination, triggered by the wonderful flavours of something you eat. Whimsical objects appear in the streets, which includes even a circus tent and a troupe of colourful toys marching across the street After the pitch was won, we continued to work under Mate’s direction, towards providing assets for the actual commercial.
Renault, the car manufacturer produces a TV series, covering various people and their Renault cars. In the illustration, the ‘people’ has to be diverse enough yet ambiguous enough so as not to allude to specific race and age. The more important aspects are the different traits of car owners: practical owner, sporty and adventurous owners, collectors, and so on.
A promo for Chris Atkins’ new documentary, directed by Simon Robson, which investigates our fascination with the celebrity culture, propagated by mass media. I worked with Simon on creating the world, which were then animated frame-by-frame, pixel by pixel.
Studio: Mighty Nice
Director: Simon Robson
Vincent Des Granges