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3D smileys

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In 2006 I designed a series of 3D smiley characters for an advertising agency.

After publishing the smileys on http://sevensheaven.nl I saw them hundreds of times in forums, as avatars, in blog posts, etcetera.

In 2009 an exact copy of one of the smileys was used without authorization for a campaign by the Dutch Veronica TV channel. My agent approached them, and after some initial defense by the company’s lawyers they paid for a rightful license.

In 2011 an orange-colored variant of the smiley with its tongue sticking out was licensed to the Canadian amusement park Funhaven.

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Archie & Ollie at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum

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This year the Wiltshire Heritage Museum’s galleries have been re-fitted to tell the story of Prehistoric Wiltshire and the people who lived there. The renowned archaeology collection has been re-displayed to tell new stories and showcase the gold objects excavated from Bush Barrow near Stonehenge.

I was thrilled to have been asked to develop a child-friendly character in collaboration with the Museum’s youth panel. We ended up creating two characters, a worm and a mole named Archie & Ollie, who now appear in a family friendly trail including gallery activity sheets and interactive interpretation panels around the museum.

External Link: Archie & Ollie at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum