Thursday, December 11, 2014

Forgotten Kingdom's: Dream of Ruin

Forgotten Kingdom’s: Dream of Ruin is a hidden object puzzle game for PC and MAC developed developed by Vast Studios and distributed through Big Fish Games in which I was a concept designer.  It was a wonderful project to work on where I was responsible for sketching out all of the characters, backgrounds and prop designs that were subsequently used was the guide for the matte painters to follow.  You can take a look at some of the design work below or visit our Professional Work page HERE!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Modernity District


This district is a glass and steel monument of watchful control and order for all looking to cultivate their lives among the world's greatest artists in the world's greatest economy.


"Blade Runner" is an iconic movie that the science fiction genre still pulls inspiration from.  With that in mind I put together a "Blade Runner" inspired city that I wanted to have the feeling of being futuristic, ominous and dark.  The cityscape was a design combination of two of the most densely populated cities in the world, New York and Tokyo.  This reference point lead my painting and design process through my initial idea of a city a little too dark and sparse; to something too industrialized and factory-like to, finally, a large dense metropolis illuminated by street lights and office windows.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Little Darling

"From me to you Little one, know that I will always watch over you, I will always protect you and I will always love you.  Carry my example onto your children and you will make me proud."

To me dragons have always been majestic, wise and loving creatures.  With the idea that they are very family oriented I decided to come up with an image of a mother caring for her baby while walking through a forest.  I really wanted to focus on the warmth of the lighting to parallel the warmth of a mother's love for her child.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pixels (2015)

Summer is filled with film production work turning the city of Toronto into a fantasy land of movie magic.  Lamin Illustration & Design was contacted by the dream making powers that be to do illustration work for the upcoming Chris Columbus feature film, Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Ashley Benson, Josh Gad and Kevin James.  We were extremely excited to contribute to the project and once the film is released in 2015 we'll be posting some of our illustration work for you to see!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014



The rise and fall of the waters parallel the rise of life and its subsequent decent into death.  It's a river that can be rapids or eerily calm amidst the endless hordes of lost souls who wait on its shores for the ferryman to guide them across it's murky depths . . . so long as they have their fare.


In Greek mythology, Charon or Kharon is the name of the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the river Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead.  
When coming up with this illustration I decided that instead of the ferryman maneuvering a boat, what if he was the boat.  Why not have the boat as an extension of his lower half and the lantern an extension of his lower jaw.  I also thought that maybe I should make the boat bigger so that more than one person can traverse the waters at one time.  But then I realized that this is a voyage on the way to Hades, and what could be more torturous than standing and waiting in line for an eternity!

Monday, May 19, 2014


If there’s a cord powerful enough to shake the gates of heaven & hell, believe me, I’m gonna’ find it. 

XOXO, Julie


The idea for “Eleven” came from my love of bands like Veruca Salt, the Lunachicks and L7.  When forming my love for illustration their music was the soundtrack and source of inspiration for the worlds that I would escape into and I’ll always be eternally grateful.  And of course the title “Eleven” is an homage to the greatest mock band and the greatest rock mockumentary, “This is Spinal Tap”.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Quarter Past

There was a time when I thought I couldn’t do the things that I’m paid to do now.  To look down the barrel of a rifle and decide life or death was once a difficult decision that’s become all too easy.  A decision that shouldn’t be left up to any man, especially a man like me.

The look and feel of the character Is inspired by Sean Connery's character, "Jim Malone", in the 1987 movie "The Untouchables" and "Allan Quartermain" in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".
The overall image is an exploration of the idea of a gentleman assassin who uses a steam powered sniper rifle to take out his targets.  But in his down time he enjoys his pipe and a good scotch as he contemplates his position in life while he ensures that his tool of trade is always in working order.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


We at Lamin Illustration & Design are pleased to announce that we are working with Gelaskins!  Now you'll be able to express your individual style and customize your digital devices with interchangeable, protective art prints that go anywhere for your iPhone, iPad, Samsung Phone, Laptop, iPod and Kindle.

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CG Wallpapers

I'm very pleased to announce that my images "Ursa Major" and "Discarded" have been added to the prestigious roster of artists found on the pages of CG Wallpapers.  I was contacted by them and asked if I would like to submit my artwork to their great website and I jumped at the chance.  You can download the wallpapers using the link below!

CG Wallpapers Link

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