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Strange & Wonderful

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COMMERCIAL art direction and SPOT design for seattle-based creative production AND VFX studio.


Spot showcasing Ultimate Ears' Roll2 series of waterproof portable speakers featuring vibrant, music-inspired animated graphics and lively visual treatments. Now can someone point me to pool party?

 Let the good times roll


exploratory designs & style frames

From Retro-futuresque to hyperdimensional to manga style visualizations intended to highlight the four styles of the Roll's speaker designs.

Special shoutout to Austin Hochstatter, who absolutely killed it in taking this from a collection of styleframes to driving it as a standalone VFX & 3D piece. You can check out a great breakdown of the process here.



Studio: Strange & Wonderful
Executive Creative Director: Will Hyde
Producer: Celeste Hyde
Compositing & Animation: Morgan Fromme, Paul Barkshire, Jake Adler, Austin Hochstatter
Camera Op: Ryan Hills
Art Direction & Design: Dan Dejos


So yeah, upon the initial reviewing of the directional scripts, I had the impression was that Djarum was unveiling their new spicy Southeast Asian chewing gum label celebrating sriracha fiery feels and gasolina lifestyle. Well, it turns out that tobacco product marketing in Indonesia is just as indirectly confusing (and sometimes awkward) as any other legal drug stateside such as boner pills or pain suppressants. However, these pair of spots to lead their Black Series steez actually came out kinda fresh and certainly had a few folks poppin and lockin' in Jakarta & Bali. Super.


Black series - Limbo

In all honesty, this project was actually kinda lit up and pretty fun, as the initial process consisted of us ping-ponging impromptu dance and Tai-Chi skills to articulate the moves and laser interactions within the neon netherworld. It looked way more like us replicating a scene from Beavis & Butthead, but fortunately for us, the exceptionally talented dancers here in the spots along with the post production folks in the studios, made it come to life and look far more impressive. Thank you guys. Thank you.


black series - Interactive dance


process frames & Design



Agency: Arcade
Director: Will Hyde
Producers: Celeste Hyde & Olivia Green
Art Direction and Design: Dan Dejos
Production: Omni Films / Indigo Production Co.Ltd.
Director of Photography: Mate Toth
Executive Producer: Jamie Popham