SerbinCommunications

(805) 963-0439 | Toll-Free (800) 876-6425

www.serbin.com LA / NY / UK

Razorfish Health, New York

Razorfish Health Med Ad News Ad

Next Image Title

Artist Name

Razorfish Health in New York City hired Marc Phares of Epic Studios, Inc. to bring to life their new icon of the Razor Fish,

Epic Studios, Inc.

Marc Phares creates “cutting edge” illustration

Many ad agencies today have added digital to their capabilities, but Razorfish has been digital from the start. They recently brought Marc in to help create an image embodying their brand.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Antibody

© Epic Studios, Inc.

US Dollar in intensive Care

Humorous editorial style illustration depicting an ailing US Dollar getting ready for a rehab walk with his IV stand.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Cast Iron Stomach

Conceptual, edgy 3D illustration of a corroded cast iron boiler pipe in the shape of a human stomach. Rusted metal, a dingy basement, hanging hose and leaning bicycle all set the mood for a statement about the erosion of the esophagus and stomach that can take place from a poor diet.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Do It Yourself

A stylized 3D montage of home repair tools and materials representing a variety of do-it-yourself projects surrounding a 3D title, "DIY".

© Epic Studios, Inc.

NYT World Bank

Published in The New York Times Sunday Business Section as the cover article about the World Bank opening its data for public access.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Nicotrol Product Illustration

3D photo realistic illustration of a Nicotrol package, inhaler and ampule resting on a glossy blue and white reflective surface.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Curt Schilling Throws Rhode Island A Curve

The New York Times asked for a cover illustration for the Times Sunday Business section for an article about how the World Series winning pitcher Curt Schilling closed the doors on a video game company he started up in the state of Rhode Island, defaulting on his debt to the state. Lots of money and bricks flying out from a wall in the shape of the state of Rhode Island.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

40 Winks Point Of Purchase Display

One of several illustrations created for "40 Winks", a whimsical and humorous console game. This illustration was used for a point of purchase display stand.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

40 Winks Ad

One of several illustrations created for "40 Winks", a whimsical and humorous console game. Dark, moody, a little edgy but still fun, this illustration was used for a full page advertisement in a game magazine.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Ghetto Blaster

Illustration for The Village Voice for an article about a hip hop related shooting outside a New York City recording studio.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

MEMS

Three MEMS (Microelectromechanical) characters representing businesses that use them: Automoblies, Healthcare and Electronics.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Education Next Cover

We created a 3D illustration for the Harvard University Magazine, Education Next, for their article on the growing trend of virtual online education.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Cellscape

Stylized illustration of a SEM view of a cell moving along a generic tissue surface.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Alzheimers

Interpreting the amyloid plaques and nerve deterioration characteristic of this horrendous disease.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

SEM of a Cell

One of a series of cell modeling explorations using Z Brush.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Neuron Vesicles

For an investor presentation by the California biotech company, Neurocrine, we needed to depict vesicles traveling down the interior of a nerve cell, with Neurocrine's compound attaching to receptors on the vesicle's surface, trapping the dopamine inside. The drug was created to reverse the effects of psychoactive drugs in patients suffering from Tardive Dyskinesia.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Heart and Artery

Illustration showing plaque buildup in a coronary artery and subsequent narrowing of the arterial space due to heart disease.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Glass Woman and Alveoli

We needed a new promo illustration for a recent AMI sourcebook (www.medillusb.com) where we wanted to include smartphones and tablets in the image, since they are literally changing our world, so we created a glass woman, some 3D cross-sected alveoli, an iPad and an iPhone.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Stylized Torso with translucent organs.

A stylized human translucent torso with organs.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Steel Man

A huge ad campaign was developed to promote a powerful NSAID drug that was later removed from the market because of side effects. Epic Studios, Inc. created this illustration along with many others while exploring different marketing concepts for this drug long before the controversy.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Neuroscape

One of three neuron illustrations showing the variety of types of neurons in the body.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Lunesta 1

Epic studios, Inc. was hired by McCann New York to create a series of six moth illustrations to be composited with photography of patients for the sleep aid drug, Lunesta. The print ads ran in many major magazines like Time and US News and World Report.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Lunesta 2

Epic studios, Inc. was hired by McCann New York to create a series of six moth illustrations to be composited with photography of patients for the sleep aid drug, Lunesta. The print ads ran in many major magazines like Time and US News and World Report.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Lunesta 3

Epic studios, Inc. was hired by McCann New York to create a series of six moth illustrations to be composited with photography of patients for the sleep aid drug, Lunesta. The print ads ran in many major magazines like Time and US News and World Report.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Lunesta 4

Epic studios, Inc. was hired by McCann New York to create a series of six moth illustrations to be composited with photography of patients for the sleep aid drug, Lunesta. The print ads ran in many major magazines like Time and US News and World Report.

© Epic Studios, Inc

Surreal Patient Tower

A patient being scanned on a huge surrealistic tower in a futuristic hospital environment.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Stent Maze

We created a long series of concept illustrations for EuroRSCG New York for a new stent being launched by Boston Scientific.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Stent 2

We created a long series of concept illustrations for EuroRSCG New York for a new stent being launched by Boston Scientific.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Stent 1

We created a long series of concept illustrations for EuroRSCG New York for a new stent being launched by Boston Scientific.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Stent Closeup

This is the end of the stent model we built for a long series of concept illustrations for EuroRSCG New York for a new stent being launched by Boston Scientific.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Blebbing

Illustrating the moment a cancer cell begins blebbing during the process of apoptosis where the cell disintegrates.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Lonsurf® Tablets "Coming Soon" Ad

Lonsurf® Tablets "Coming Soon" Illustration.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Lonsurf® Tablets "Arrived" Illustration.

Lonsurf® Tablets "Arrived" Illustration.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Pit Bull

Created originally for The Village Voice in New York City, and since reused a couple of times, once by a european reggae group and once by a pit bull rescue organization in Florida.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Roach

What a cockroach might look like when his lunch is rudely interrupted.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Spider Bot

Spider Bot making her way alongside Grand Central Station in New York, the same street Godzilla (the remake) was filmed on.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

The Source Bible

Illustration created for the Village Voice of a shot up Bible representing the hip hop and rap magazine, The Source.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Gold Double Helix

Giving DNA some bling!

© Epic Studios, Inc.

T-Cells Attack

This is a promo illustration based on how T-Cells detect cancer cells through a signaling process that triggers them to attack the cells and create the destruction, or apoptosis, of the cells.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Quillivant "Q"

Created for Quillivant as part of a comprehensive series of illustrations for their product launch. We eventually animated the "Q" as a website landing page GIF animation.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Office Floor

Created as part of an interactive web capabilities animation for Interstate Restoration.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Luck

Created for The New York Times Sunday Business Section for an article on how businesspeople make their own luck.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Pencil Mace

Turning a pencil into an imaginary weapon for a poster calling for a student design competition.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Pearl Eye

3D Conceptual Illustration of an oyster shell and pearl representing a human eye.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Bar Code DNA

Created for The Village Voice for an article about futuristic internet shopping.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Logo Outlet Plate

Branding a pharma product with a 3D image of controlled power.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Treasure Chest

The Made in New Jersey program showcases a vast array of products and the companies that are manufacturing them. Our illustration of a treasure chest overflowing with gold bars was created to convey the value of those New Jersey companies.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

NE 2002

Northeast is a huge automotive services show held every year in New Jersey.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Virtual Office Building

A man enters a futuristic virtual office building and as he passes by signs they push information and services based on his detected profile.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Ferrari Lungs

Photo illustration of a one-of-a-kind Ferrari's air scoops turned into a pair of lungs for Baxter Pharmaceuticals.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Chantix Final

Epic Studios, Inc. was brought in a few years ago by Euro RSCG New York to create concept illustrations for Chantix. One concept was chosen and we built this convention panel size illustration for the initial Chantix launch.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Chantix 2

Epic Studios, Inc. was brought in a few years ago by Euro RSCG New York to create numerous concept illustrations for Chantix.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Reign Over Pain

Illustration of a doc's hand, syringe and crown splash for DepoDur, a catheterless single-dose injectable epidural analgesic that manages pain more effectively than the competition.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Muscle Anatomy

PTC Therapeutics has a lead drug, ataluren, that shows great promise to help alleviate several genetic disorders such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. We were hired to develop a series of illustrations showing mechanisms of action for this drug.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Drug Blender

Created for the Village Voice for an article about the dangers of young people randomly mixing drugs.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Jar Jar

Village Voice illustration satirizing the online debate over Jar Jar Binks' sexual orientation.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Sound and Vision Awards

Illustration for an article on Sound and Vision Magazine's Annual Reviewer's Choice Awards. A trophy was created based on our design

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Pegasys Molecule

Illustration of a pegylated interferon molecule, used in a drug to treat hepatitis.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

PtCR

Logo Illustration, one of several concept illustrations for PtCR.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Rx Pad for Toprol XL

Illustration of an Rx Pad for a Toprol XL sales aid.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

ADHD

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Malice Logo

Malice was a console game for Playstation 2 and X Box and a large marketing campaign was built around its launch. Epic Studios, Inc. was brought in to create a wide array of illustrations for the game box packaging, posters, ads and a magazine cover.

© Vivendi Universal

Malice Cave

Malice was a console game for Playstation 2 and X Box and a large marketing campaign was built around its launch. Epic Studios, Inc. was brought in to create a wide array of illustrations for the game box packaging, posters, ads and a magazine cover.

© Vivendi Universal

Malice® XBox Game Box Cover

Malice Game Box Cover Illustration. Malice was a console game for Playstation 2 and X Box and a large marketing campaign was built around its launch. Epic Studios, Inc. was brought in to create a wide array of illustrations for the game box packaging, posters, ads and a magazine cover.

© Vivendi Universal

Glitch from Metal Arms

Playstation cover illustration for Sierra's Metal Arms game.

© Vivendi Universal

Prostvac® MOA

Slated for use as a print ad, convention panel and interactive animation, our recent illustration for Prostvac® was created in partnership with Solstice Healthcare Communications in Far Hills, NJ. Prostvac's MOA targets PSA in an upcoming treatment for prostate cancer.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Psoriasis Skin Block

A cutaway illustration combining the diseased skin and the normal skin, revealed behind the arrows.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Barbell Man

An illustration of proper technique for world class weight lifting exercises.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Hepatitis Crossroads

Branded illustration showing a patient at a point of decision-making about his hepatitis treatment.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Villi Cutaway

Cross section of a single villus in the colon revealing its vasculature.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Enjuvia Tablet

Tablet resting on the lining of the stomach just before beginning its time released drug dispersal.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

T-Cell

One of three beauty shots of a T-Cell created for Vogel Farina.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Toprol XL Medal

One of a series of illustrations for a Toprol XL print sales aid.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

DNA Burst

Xofigo illustration for an Area 23 interactive piece.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Facial Musculature

Tim Peters and Company needed a series of stylish anatomical illustrations depicting the aging effects on a patient's skin. We took a multilayered approach where we see the bone, muscle, fat and skin changes over time.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Risk Reward

Financial stock illustration licensed by Nothwestern Mutual Funds and others.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Pirating DVDs

Village Voice illustration about the rampant pirating of DVDs around the world.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Pickled NYC landmarks

An illustration created for The Village Voice after the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, and still very relevant today, where digital technology could help enable recreation of historical architectural structures after their destruction.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Jadenu® Animated Type

Earlier this year we partnered with Badum Creative Group to create this video for a Jadenu® sales meeting.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Bethkis Hummingbird Animation

Created for Sparxfly, LLC, utilizing a branding icon, the hummingbird, they developed for Bethkis.

© Epic Studios, Inc.

Epic Studios, Inc.

Biography

Marc Phares shifted from traditional media to Epic Studios, Inc., a nearly all-digital illustration and animation studio in 1996. Since then we have built a reputation of creating award winning work in a number of different markets, from editorial illustrations to major advertising campaigns in both consumer and biomedical fields. Some of our current and previous clients include: The New York Times • Segasoft • Marvel-Fleer • Vivendi Universal Games • ESPN Magazine • The Chicago Tribune • The Village Voice • Acclaim Games • Scientific American Magazine • Muscle and Fitness Magazine • The Source Magazine • Prevention Magazine • Mens Journal • Windows NT Magazine • Sound and Vision Magazine • FCB Health • Prime Magazine • Neon • Grey Healthcare • DDBNY • McCann HumanCare

Style/Techniques

Animation, Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Logo Design, Montage, Photoillustration, Realism, Special Effects, Stylized, Technical, 3-D Collage, 3-D Rendering, Type Design, Whimsical, Interactive, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, CGI, e-Learning

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Architecture, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Futuristic, Health, Industrial, Information Graphics, Leisure, Medical, Music, Mystery, Packaging, People, Political, Posters, Product, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Toys & Games, Transportation, Web Design, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Masculine, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Edgy, Financial, Grunge, Urban, Branding