Thursday, December 1, 2011

Man hands

The design and animation work has been a bit slow but I was able to find another freelance job that allows me to use my other talents such as picking up heavy objects and fixing things haha. I have been refurbishing an apartment in SOHO which is actually pretty fun but every time I leave work in manhattan I feel just like this picture.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Recently finished up on another stop motion project at Friendship Society with Mark Phillips. This is actually our third revision of the commercial so we decided to remake the characters. They are very similar to the original characters that Erika Bettencourt made just with more lightweight materials to help the animation process.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Electric bike

Working on a logo for a small business that is selling electric bike motors that can be attached to most bikes. The project has been pretty great so far, I was given a lot of creative freedom as to what the logo looks like and I was also able to test ride one of the electric bikes which was a lot of fun.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Webby Awards

Not the best quality images but I was able to help create some stop motion intro animations for the Webby awards. Here is a link where you can view the video

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Realistic Popeye using photoshop

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

And now something different

Drawing is still real fun for me. I usually have doodles going on which is good because I never get bored and something weird usually comes out of it.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pencils of Promise

Here is a brochure cover I came up with for a non profit organization that built schools in developing countries. They wanted a look that would appeal to a younger generation so young people excited about working for a positive cause. Even though Pencils of Promise ended up going with a different design, I was still very pleased with the way this one came out.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Music video

Real exciting stuff went on last weekend. A friend and I have been working on a music video for cunninlynguists, it sort of hit a dead end when the footage they shot of them selves was going to be pretty close to unusable. Lucky for us it turns out that they were going to be preforming only about four blocks away from the studio so we were able to get plenty of awesome footage. I don't want to give too much away but here are some stills of some of the footage we shot.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Toy Tokyo logo

Toy Tokyo is a shop in Manhattan that specializes in rare collectible toys, a lot of which are japanese based. This was made for a project my senior year of college and not officially for Toy Tokyo. My goal was to create a logotype that mimicked the a lot of the package design I found in the shop; a font that appeared to be Japanese at the bottom with what looks like the english translation on top. The character is meant to look like a japanese super hero from the 40's or 50's but with a more current rendering.


The client that I made these for is working on getting an online gym up and running. The idea is that you watch workout videos online and work out at home. These badge designs would be used as a reward to the customer to help keep them motivated and show progress.

holiday email

Here is some work I got to do for a company that offers businesses holiday themed email templates that they can use to send to respected customers. Even though it was sort of a quick project it was right up my ally because it offered a fun combination of illustration and graphic design.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Daves logo

Soon after I finished my logo my roommate said he also needed some business cards and was wondering if I could make him a logo too. He said he wanted it to look sort of like the dark crystal but he also wanted gears (this does make sense with the work he does) In the end I was pretty happy with the way his logo came out. Actually I like his better than mine now.... DANGIT!

New Logo!

I was making myself business cards a few weeks ago and then it hit me; I did not have a logo. Seems sort of silly that I have been doing graphic design for a while and I didn't think about making a logo for my self.

New Reel!

stop motion reel from Luke Rotzler on Vimeo.

Working freelance at Friendship Society has really paid off. I have learned a ton more about stop motion and heres a reel to show that im not fibbing

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

stop motion and music video

So I pretty much completely neglected this blog for a while but the good news is I have been busy so I have plenty of work to share with all. Here is a video I was happy to be a part of. It involves thousands of tiny beads and incredible patients from all who worked on it.