I was asked by a jingle house to score a commercial for Audi. They were looking for an instrumental song that was reminiscent of mid to late 1960s-early 1970s soul/R&B music to go with their preexisting footage. I wrote it in half an hour, booked a last-minute session at a recording studio, and played all of the instruments myself. They ultimately ended up going with something else, but I’m still quite proud of it.
These 5 cup concepts are for the spec campaign “Dunkin’ Day.”
Status and Tweets
Mars rover spots what appears to be giant donut on landscape. http://flickr.com/qwe
Future astronauts may replace Tang with donuts for food. http://dunkindonuts.com #dunkindonuts
Martians must have worshipped giant ancient donut on Mars #dunkindonuts http://flickr.com/dunkin
If laid flat how many donuts would it take to reach the height of Empire State Bldg? http://windunkin.com
Mr Dunkin trucks soon to compete with Mr. Softee. http://flickr.com/1234
If laid side by side how many donuts would it take to circle the world? http://windunkin.com/1
New Dunkin Donuts opens in Springfield. Homer says “Doh nuts” #Simpsons http://flickr.com/homer
1. Dunkin’ Donut and munchkin “friend” each other on Facebook. (Photo of donut and munchkin. #breakfast
2. Donut says “Munchkin completes me.” #love
3. Donut says “Munchkin fills that hole in my heart” #valentine #love
Dunkin’ Donuts Packaging
We know what you’re thinking; “Donuts for breakfast?!!!!”Well, this is what we’re thinking; “Cereal for breakfast?!!!!”Here’s why:Look on the side of any kid’s cereal box and you’ll see a picture of that cereal surrounded by a glass of O.J., a slice of toast, and a plate of eggs with a caption claiming how that cereal is a part of that nutritious breakfast. Well, of course it is! You could also take an old shoe and set it in place of the cereal and claim that shoe is a part of that nutritious breakfast as well, because, you see, it’s not the cereal they’re actually referring to. Now let’s replace that cereal with a Dunkin’ Donut surrounded by a glass of O.J., a slice of toast, and a plate of eggs, and voila!Suddenly that donut becomes a part of that nutritious breakfast.All we’re saying is, if you wouldn’t think twice about cereal in the morning, don’t think twice about dunking a donut. IT’S GONNA BE A DUNKIN’ DAY!
Recycled Record Guitar PicksNow you can cut a record with one that’s already been cut.These recycled record guitar picks will allow you to play that guitar with the music already at your fingertips. So when the vinyl hits the strings, you’ll never have trouble finding that groove. Classic Camera Pencil SharpenerSure. Modern cell phones may take a less dull photograph, but a vintage camera can now give you a sharper pencil.Not since the classic ‘hand-grenade cigarette-lighter’ has something so impractical been given a new use. And best of all, it doesn’t require a downloadable app!So go ahead and give it a try. We know you’ll see the point. Star Wars Lightsaber Pen They say that the pen is mightier than the sword. We say, why should you have to choose between the two?With these authentically styled lightsaber pens, you can give your penmanship the ‘force’ it needs. And don’t worry if it’s good or dark, you’ll always be on the ‘write’ side.Just make sure you hold it from the correct end.
Advertorial for Dunkin’ Donuts
HIGH DOUGH-SCIETY by Ian Patrick GentlesIf bagels are the jewish doughnut, then doughnuts are the American crepe.., except thicker.., and with a hole in the middle.Only in America- the capital of capitalism- the country that invented the Hoola-Hoop, the Super-Ball, the Slinky, and Silly Putty, could a food be invented to coincide with what America obviously stands for: Fun!..AND adversity. After all, what food is more versatile than doughnuts?They come in glazed, iced, sprinkled, cream-filled, plain, spiced, red, white, blue, purple, or appled. They can be eaten anywhere, anytime of day, on the go or at home, with tea, coffee, milk, or dessert. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE DOUGHNUT(Based on actual non-facts)Believe it or not, doughnuts were invented by a man named Donny Dojangles, a pretzel vendor on the streets of New York’s Lower East Side in the mid-1890’s.People came from every part of the city just to wait in line for one of Donny’s pretzels. Then one day, after an un-specified business dispute, Donny’s partner, Nathan Nut, spitefully sold Donny’s sacred pretzel recipe to a competing vendor.Now the cat was out of the bag. No one had to wait in line for one of Donny’s pretzels anymore because now they were everywhere. Donny was forced to sell his pretzel cart and find work at a local bakery. Then one day in 1901, while baking a special-order cake for Boss Tweed’s 50th birthday bash, Donny had a stroke of genius: Why not combine cake and pretzels? He figured he could just twist long strips of cake into the shape of prertzels, completely changing people’s ides of what pretzels were supposed to taste like. But unfortunately, cake batter didn’t provide the consistancy necessary to achieve the shape of a pretzel. After several failed attempts, Donny simplified the shape into a single loop: A ring-shaped pretzel. Voila! The Doughtzel was born…Then Donny, not having the capital to re-open a business on a baker’s salary, reconciled with his former partner, Nathan Nut, who suggested they combine their two names to rename the Doughtzel the Doughnut.So the next time you’re watching t.v., reading the paper, talking on the phone, surfing the internet, or just plain relaxing, why not honor the hard work that went into making such a fun snack? Go ahead.. DUNK A DONUT!
This is an illustrated concept for the spec campaign “Dunkin’ Day.”
This is a poster or print piece for the spec campaign “Dunkin’ Day.”
This is a rough spec print piece or concept for the campaign “Dunkin’ Day.”
This is a demo of a jingle for LinkedIn. Images are for demonstration purposes only.
Burger King Jingle
This is a jingle I wrote and recorded for a Burger King product Soft Serve Ice Cream. This is a demo. Images are for demonstration purposes only.
This is an early album cover for my band Working Class Hussys. It’s a pencil drawing I completed along with the concept.
This is a scratch track of the jingle without full instrumentation if it were fully produced. I wrote the lyrics, music and sing on this demo.
This is a CD cover I developed for my band, Working Class Hussys. I came up with this concept showing no disrespect to Rosie the Riveter, but a twist on the idea showing that everyone’s working hard for the money—along with some humor.
Dunkin’ Day Jingle
This is a demo of a jingle for Dunkin’ Donuts. It’s part of the campaign I created called “Dunkin’ Day.” Images are for demonstration purposes only.