I had the pleasure to help developing the final look of Pennywise the Clown at StudioADI, who also made the prosthetics for the film. Creating a reinterpretation of Stephen King's iconic creation was a group effort of many talented artists.


A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

IT - Official Trailer

New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andrés Muschietti, is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.

Sketch V01

Early Pennywise concept sketch. There was already much design and exploration work done before I came on board. I gave the design dark eyes and creepy teeths. Director Andy Muschietti was quite specific about how he imagined Pennywise. He was looking for an iconic shape and was keen on a large baby-like head.

Sketch V02

Another early concept sketch with burned skin.


At this point actor Bill Skarsgård got cast as Pennywise. I used his likeness in this rendered concept. Besides the large baby-like head, director Andy Muschietti wanted Pennywise to have small "rabbit teeth", a wall-eyed look and large ears. I implemented this into the concept.

Fire Burn

It was planned from the beginning to use prosthetic make-up. Therefore, while I was working on the wounds, I had to make sure to not take away anything too deep that would affect the shape of the actor's real face.

Acid Burn

A more extreme version of acid burn. (Those scenes were omitted from the film.)

Christmas Card

My annual Christmas Card from 2017.