I've been a big Pokémon fan since I was ten, so this was a bit of dream project for me! We won a job with the The Pokémon Company to take Pokémon to the youngest audience yet, five year olds and under. They wanted a new softer, cuter restyle for the characters and- no pressure!- we were told this was the first time an artist outside Japan has been allowed to develop a new style for the property.

The app is a suite of small simple games accessible by exploring a colorful clubhouse. I concepted and illustrated all the environments, most of the game content, developed the characters from sketch to animated rig, and did about half the character animations in the app.

With fifty two interactive Pokémon plus our host, this was a LOT of art and animation to manage and all time I wasn't making art was spent keeping track of everything visual and directing the other artists and animators!

(Developed as part of the Curious Media team)


 
 
    
Concept art!    
All Pokémon in the game are on the left, and on the right a few that ended up on the cutting room floor.