Schude maintains the surreal humor and energy of his personal work in his commissioned work. "I rarely get hired for commercial work that isn't informed by my personal work, and my goal is to keep it this way regardless of the obvious risks, considering the few places it's actually appropriate for." When music and design quarterly RE:UP asked Schude for a fashion editorial, he pitched the idea of using senior citizens as models. What the magazine got was a series of hilarious scenarios, played out in some cases by professional actors. For the Guinness Book of Records, Schude created a tableaux vivants–style shot of Elizabeth Bolinger, aka Kitty McScratch, "Most Prolific Dancing Game High Scorer," partying with friends on a specially built set.