I had just finished doing a film with very human proportioned characters and a more serious theme. So Ryan and I were looking to do something cute and lighthearted, but also with an overall message. With jobs in the industry coming up in the near future, we didn't want to bite off more than we could chew. The result was a story about how if you're not careful, your ambitions for the future can slip away from you. I was in charge of creating character designs and Ryan was in charge of designing the backgrounds. Here's one of the first sketches I put together that helped shape what our film looks like today.