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December 16, 2014 - Comments Off on Vinyl Toy: Kilox

Vinyl Toy: Kilox

Creating characters has always been a passion of mine. In the last few years, vinyl toys have caught my eye, and with the advancement of technology for 3d home printing it's easier than ever for someone like me to bring one to life. While I haven't taken the physical plunge yet, I definitely have my first character design - modeled in Sculptris, colored in Photoshop.

Here's an early look at the Kilox range, with this character called Hyper. More to come in the future.

 

Kilox rough first layout

Kilox rough first layout

 

Kilox base color

Kilox base color

 

Kilox character called Hyper

 

December 16, 2014 - Comments Off on Leaving App.io

Leaving App.io

This December marks a special time for me. After nearly 3 years with App.io I will be leaving at the end of this year.

I am extremely thankful to have Elliott Poppel lead the charge as App.io's CEO - his business skills and motivating attitude are incredible, and I know the company is in very capable hands. Throughout my time with the company I have learned a lot about who I am, my strengths and weaknesses, and have met many amazing people. I am truly humbled to have had this experience, including stepping in as the CEO for 9 months.

Thank you to all who were there over the years, who motivated, encouraged and supported me. Thank you to the incredible team of people I have been fortunate to work with (Oliver, Scott, William, Ed, Steve, Elliott - you are awesome!) - their strength and solidarity has kept me going in the hardest times. Thank you to our investors and mentors whom have helped in so many ways.

As for where I go next, I plan to stay in the USA and step into a design role full time. I have something in the works, and will announce it once it is finalized.