To showcase its amazing image library and inspire creatives, Shutterstock challenges its designers to create poster designs for various events/occasions. These initiatives are picked up by numerous media sites such as Buzzfeed, Mashable, Digital Trends, Ooyuz, etc. Below are a few of my contributions
For Shutterstock 2016 Oscar Pop, I picked the movie "The Big Short." The movie takes a comedic approach to a dark subject, and I wanted to portray the same witty, chaotic vibe in my poster. Keith Haring was my inspiration because his high-contrast, brightly colored political work, which touches on grim subjects like rape, death, and war, hinges on the same contrast as the film. The poster is based on the film’s alligator-in-an-abandoned-pool scene; the alligator represents the main characters in the movie, who took advantage of the 2008 housing bubble and left the world in desperation when it burst.
In conjunction with ADC and Monotype‘s Typography and Lettering Month, Shutterstock Designers designed for "Man of Words: A Shakespeare Alphabet" to honor the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. My poster designs are for "Rose-cheeked," "Shooting Star," and "Watch Dog."