Jerrod Maruyama Transforms Oprah, Snooki, and Dwight Schrute into Toons

 - Jul 22, 2011
References: jmaruyama & blog.thaeger
If you've ever wondered what your favorite TV personalities would look like as lovable children's cartoons, Jerrod Maruyama may have your answer. Choosing from highly different shows, Maruyama has transformed people like Oprah Winfrey, Jersey Shore's Snooki, and even Dwight Schrute of The Office fame into super cute characters that you would probably expect to find on jovial Japanese lunch boxes.

Jerrod Maruyama is a New York-based illustrator whose work has caught the eye of many well-known companies including Disney. He doesn't limit his cute-ifications to just TV personalities either. Look through the gallery and see him transform movie characters, comic strip heroes, and even cereal mascots into more adorable versions of their already adorable selves.

Implications - Consumers enjoy images with simplified aesthetics as it evokes positive emotions from them. Corporations wishing to convey themselves as personable may consider the use of cute and simple graphics in promotional campaigns.