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TWITCH CREATIVE VOLPIN PROPS TROPHY

PROP DESIGN ・ PRODUCT DESIGN ・ GAMING

April 2016 - June 2016
Direction: Harrison Krix
Project Clients: Twitch

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AND THE WINNER IS...

Volpin Props is a household name among certain communities. Gamers and cosplayers especially, because of his impeccable prop work for major studios such as Valve, Epic Games, Microsoft, Insominac Games, and many others. I was asked by Volpin Props to take on the role of a concept designer- imagining, sketching, and pitching ideas to clients based on their initial design parameters. This included color and texture studies, form studies, and to-scale diagrams for 3D modeling and sculpting. Harrison Krix was, of course, the hand that sculpted each and every peice to perfection.

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TWITCH CREATIVE

The centerpiece of their brand-new convention TwitchCon, Twitch began the Twitch Creative Cosplay Contest, announced in June of 2016. Boasting a $63,000 prize pool, they also required an impressive trophy to match, one that would promote the Twitch brand as an online video platform while also showcasing the creativity of craft and costume making. Providing some initial sketches to Volpin Props, I was then brought in to begin developing a cluster of possible directions to take the trophy that would combine costume with digital. I focused on the angular style of Twitch's logo, and the nature of pixilation to get the first wave of designs.
Twitch provided some rough sketches to work from, which led to the first and fourth designs I submitted back to the client. However, I wanted to really showcase more than just a needle or paintbrush and wanted to go as theatrical as possible with the trophy.

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Twitch agreed, and the angel became the focus of the design. From there, fleshing out of the base accompanied discussions about internally lighting the trophy as it "burst at the pixels", and I developed different wing styles and positions for review. Style C and position B proved to be the winners.

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With Twitch's brand color being a vibrant purple, the final design was created as both a silver-with-purple-light and purple-with-white-light for the final client decision. They went with the latter, and 3D modeling could begin!

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The final casting of trophy with full paint and LED internal wiring, ready to be awarded at TwitchCon! (Volpin Props hand-crafted the final trophy live on Twitch every Wednesday for over a month!)

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In addition to the trophy, Twitch also requested a series of medals to be awarded to their various subcategories such as Needlework, Armor, and Special Effects. These TwitchCon Medals were designed and created for winners in each category, based off of initial illustrations provided by Twitch. These initial blue-sky designs laid the groundwork for later designs.

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Second, hypersimplified passes at the medals as requested with the goal of quick laser-cutting in mind rather than casting.

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Final medals, ready for TwitchCon, primed in twitch colors!

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Agency Acquisition Application
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Super League Gaming League of Legends City Champs
SuperLeague Gaming League of Legends City Champs
League of Legends All-Star Fire/Ice Trophy
League of Legends All-Star Fire/Ice Trophy
The Big Strong Arms: A Band You Can Trust
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MTG World Championship Trophy
Magic the Gathering World Championship Trophy
Twitch Creative Trophy
Twitch Creative Trophy
Graphical Posters
Graphic posters
Publications
Books and Publications
Game Lab
Game Lab Digital UI
US EPA Digital Signage
US EPA Digital Signage
Cogwork Earth Series
Cogwork Earth Series
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Apparel
Apparel
Oculus Speaker System
Oculus Speaker System
Skullcandy
Skullcandy POP Display
Album Art
Music & Album Art
FPS UI
SciFi FPS UI
Hunt Library Virtual Browse
Hunt Library Virtual Browse
Krispy Kreme Transformative Cart
Krispy Kreme Transformative Cart
NOL: The Pursuit of Knowledge
NOL: The Pursuit of Knowledge
Sanctum Headphones
Branding and Logos
Sanctum Headphones

Sanctum Headphones
Sesame Dishware Storage Kit
Sesame Dishware Storage Kit
Monster Supersplash Speaker
Monster Supersplash Speaker
Lycos @ NCSU
Lycos @ NCSU
Monster Sound
Monster Sound
Electrolux P.C.R.
Electrolux P.C.R.
VUSE
VUSE Counter-Top Educator
Hax Campsite Tool
Hax Campsite Tool
Miscellaneous Projects
Miscellaneous Projects
D-Vision 6 Internship
D-Vision 6 Internship