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Activision: Skylanders

Activision asked Y Studios to work with Toys for Bob to develop a new centerpiece for the Skylanders franchise: the Trap Team. A player can trap baddies and make them work for them, and the trapped character can talk to the player through the portal. A huge expansion in the gameplay experience.

We did hundreds of sketches, because this was so much fun.

Quoting the program Manager at Activision:

Hey ... a small personal thank you for being such an amazing team to work with. The outstanding quality of your work was matched only by superb and responsive support and a wonderfully welcome open communication style. The results you delivered were fantastic and how you delivered them…equally fantastic.
Here’s to you and thanks again.
Cheers,
Kern
I led the design, handled the client relationships, managed the project, got to do some fun sketches, worked through production issues, and directed the digital sculpting team.

Available
Freelance, Full-time, Moonlighting
Ryan Paul
Designer at LARGE Austin, TX