Using Chrome’s Build application, I built a virtual house out of Legos.
This is a house I built using Google's Build app
This is a simple house I build out of virtual LEGOs in Google’s Build app.
Here’s the link to my virtual Lego house in Australia.
It works like a simplified version of Google’s Sketchup app. If you have worked with Sketchup, or even if you haven’t, you should be able to figure it out pretty quickly. But once you do, be prepared to waste a lot of time working with virtual LEGOs.
I created a banner in Adobe Illustrator, a pretzel cart in Google SketchUp, and then laid out a presentation with Adobe InDesign to show to the client.
Pretzel Cart design 1
Pretzel Cart Design 2
Pretzel Tent design
have to teach taught a class next week in Flex, so I had to study up. For a project to do in class, I made a photo gallery based off the book I am using Learning Flex 4. I populated it with my photography. Take a look.
Logo I designed for Argent LLC
This is the 4th or so time I’ve designed a logo, and again, it wasn’t the job description. I was just making a web site. It’s pretty cool though.
The company does asset protection, which is to say, they make it so people that have a bunch of money keep their money.
Argent is the silver color used in family crests.
I used a shield to reference a coat of arms and to symbolize trustworthiness and protection. The color argent shows up in crests usually as white, so I employed a lot of white in the logo (the grey background is not part of the logo).
Wrote this little thing to get my Flash chops up.
So I had to teach a class today on Flash. No biggie, right? Wrong.
A lot has changed since the 90s. ActionScript 3.0 won’t let you put scripts on buttons anymore. Which makes a lot of sense, because I was always loosing where I put my scripts (part of the reason I abandoned Flash so long ago). So it’s a little cleaner, but now everything has to be a function. Meh.
Here’s a little project I did to learn/remember how to make buttons do their thing. You click on one thing, it goes to another frame and stops. Click another thing and there’s a little animation with sound. And click one other thing and it links to a web page.
I’m pretty proud of this logo. Logos are normally a huge pain in the ass, but this one just came to me like a flash.
The lines of the F converge in a triangle that begins on the left flank of the word “The.” The star of the ‘o’ in Fasionista looks like it is bulging out as it cuts into the ‘i’ and ‘n’ next to it.
The star is also reminiscent of a sherif’s badge, symbolizing that Fashionista 411 is the authority on fashion, or alternately, it reminds you of the Hollywood stars that are the pinnacle of fashion.
My struggle was with the 411 part of the logo. I was trying to go for something digital, but it didn’t work out with the logo, so I ended up using a cursive font that I modified.
I also designed the F-Bomb as I like to call it.It is an element that can be used as a bullet or as a short-hand for the full logo. The F and the star have lines that aren’t quite parallel which creates a subtle tension between the two elements.
The surrounding circle is optional, but when used creates a lens effect making it look a little more orb-like.
I designed the site for Fashionista 411 (a project of Desert Grove Media). It’s a wordpress site that I set up and modified.
I created a theme that yelled high fashion. My original idea was to use red, black and white with lots of whitespace, but as I started working on it, I shifted from the red spectrum into purples, pinks and blues.
I also designed the logo, set up hosting, got some alternative URLs, and wrote a few articles for the site.
I designed the site for Desert Grove Media. It’s a wordpress site that I set up and modified.
The idea was to have the feeling of an opulent desert caravan of the era of Lawrence of Arabia.
Oasis in the Desert by Antal Ligeti. This image gave me inspiration for the site.
I used desert tones and a hint of palm trees to communicate this feeling.
I’m slated to be doing a lot more for them soon. Check out what my bio on the site says!
This is a site I designed, but it has not gone live yet. It is for a charity Golf Tournament for the Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Union. It incorporates a WordPress blog. I created the masthead from combing images of grass and a golf ball on a T. I based the color sceme on a flyer they had for their tournament.