Concept and Design

Your ideas, our designers

Concept and Design

It all begins here.

Gentle Giant Studios working with your great ideas can create the concept images you need to fully envision your project and bring it to life.

Whether you want to start in 2D to get stakeholders on board, submit for licensor concept approvals, or go directly to 3D for the concept stage, we’re experienced in working with our clients to achieve their goals.

Concept and Design

The Technology

Getting everyone on the same page conceptually is important. We can start with the age-old medium of pencil drawing by hand or go right into 3D for the concept and design phase, it’s all up to you. Both routes have benefits. A 2D approach allows for rapid iteration and exploration of a wide variety of silhouettes. Concepting in 3D sets the stage for 3D printing and ultimately helps you go physical more quickly.

Concept and Design

Our Specialties

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Figural Sculpture

We’re best known for figural sculptures destined to be toys and high-end collectibles; we can digtally create any character.

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Vehicles and Environments

We can hard-surface model mech and tech or modify your in-game models to be 3D printable.

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Pump Up the Volume

Our team is full-time, large and adept at handling projects consisting of multiple moving parts. Huge toy line? Get it done.

Concept and Design

What is your end-use?

We often begin with this important question. Our experience helps us tailor the work so it’s focused on your ultimate goal.

Concept and Design

What is the intended scale?

The imagined size of the final product often affects the scale of certain elements in order to maximize visual impact.

Concept and Design

Are there engineering goals?

Manufacturing materials all have unique characteristics, and we commonly adjust our work with these considerations in mind to achieve the right results.

Our Process for Concept & Design

Don’t let a lack of artwork stall your forward progress. We can help with this important step.

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“Gentle Giant did some wonderful maquettes for THE INCREDIBLES taken directly from our animators’ digital poses, and they retained all the individual attitudes that we worked so hard to realize in our characters. Being able to touch something that was formerly only digital information, to have our characters go out into the world exactly the way we intended them to, is immensely satisfying.”

Brad Bird

Director of THE INCREDIBLES and Ratatouille, PIXAR

Prototyping and Product Development

Prototyping and Product Development
Concept and Design

Concept and Design

3D Modeling

3D Modeling

3D Printing

3D Printing

Project Management

Project Management

Prototyping

Prototoyping

Paint and Mold Shop Services

Paint and Mold Shop Services

Let's Get to Work Now

We’re ready to begin your project. At whatever development stage you find yourself, our team is poised to help push your endeavor to the finish line. Contact us today.