I teamed up with a Nicki Minaj twitter account over the summer of 2018, who had tweeted for a graphic designer to create an illustration for the launch of Nicki's new album "Queen”. I sketched up a quick idea and I got the go-ahead. Nicki is featured staring straight ahead. She is covered in jewelry and wearing an exquisite head-piece, up in the sky with a tree log and an incredible sunset, similar to the album cover.
I also created a motion graphic video, featuring my illustration coming to life. It’s a short 30-second advertisement for the album. I wanted to have as much of the album’s visual aesthetic in my animation. So I created a custom word mark, using aspects of the font used for the word “Queen”, to feature the words at the end letting the viewer know the album is “out now”.