Concept and visual design artist Mark Selander studied industrial design in college, and took that experience to work for Will Vinton Studios (now known as Laika) creating models, sets and concept art, and then to Microsoft Games, where he worked as a concept artist for six years.
He now works as a freelance concept artist, designer and illustrator for the entertainment industry, gaming, toy design and illustration. His website, titled Machines and Humans has galleries of his work divided between environments, machines, characters, illustrations, sketches and graphics.
He also maintains a blog titled Rockets and Rabbits.
Recently, Selander launched a site called Commutapult (image above, top), a take off on the utopian transportation fantasies that have sparked the pages of Popular Science and Popular Mechanics for years.
In it he gives us genuine looking illustrations and infographics of a proposed urban commuting system for his hometown of Seattle, in which commuters are hurled in ballistically launched pods, their cups of “hyper caffinated Commutacinno™” rotating in gimbaled holders, until caught in great funnel and lowered into the transportation hub; allowing the highways to be replaced with idyllic green pedestrian pathways.