CLIENT: Clinkle App ART DIRECTION: Rob Ryan
Clinkle are an app that acts as a mobile wallet. I was brought on board to visualize the cash part of that wallet. The bill illustrations would be essential to the look of the wallet, and also texture-mapped and animated when a user completes a transaction.
After working through several styles, we settled on a goal of creating bills that were realistic, but had more visual gravitas than regular currency. Nothing cutesy. As with all projects, there were constraints to work within. The illustrations would be displayed on phone screens only, which cuts out the need for the most detailed linework. I simplified a lot of the elements, and brought focus to the two most important areas - the number, and the historical figure in the middle. All bills are 100% vector.