Koala Magic is an illustrator, character designer, and concept artist. Working in the advertising, animation, and video games industries. Over the last decade he has created characters and mascots for international brands including; Coke, Nike, Panasonic, Hewlett Packard, Activision, Foxtel, Lays chips, and the memorable Cinnamon toast characters for the US market. He has also directed and animated several short videos, including concert Graphics for the 2012 Gotye world tour.
Koala Magic started out in the video games industry a long time ago. His first project was an 8-bit Planet of the Apes platformer for Gameboy Color! Over the years he has worked on numerous shipped titles for Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy DS, Xbox, Playstation 2, and PC. After a hiatus of a couple of years, Koala Magic has recently started developing games again, working on several titles for the exciting iOS platform and other mobile gaming devices.
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All of the above.
What's the most important object in your studio?
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
I’d much prefer to resurrect a dinosaur.
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Unfortunately I don’t have a technique for that, could you recommend one?
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
“Do you make up these questions, Mr.Holden? Or do they write ‘em down for you?”
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Favourite client so far?
Ogilvy New York.
Favourite imaginary client?
How does your mother describe your profession?
I’m not sure.
Coffee or tea?
What's your earliest drawing memory?
I remember making a book in primary school, about a sausage with super human abilities…
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
All images contain invisible and trackable digital watermarks.
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