Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A little present...


Merry Christmas everybody!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Creating a character


I've been busy over the last month with character designs and animations. Here's a character I came up with. His name is Dab, and he is bored. I guess I would be to if there was nothing but wilderness for miles. I gave him a little flash walk cycle, although it's more of a shuffle. I wanted it to seem as if he were kicking up dirt.


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Monday, November 10, 2008

The Jericho

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I've been working on a kinetic typography piece for a while now and here's the result. This was taken from the more recent iron man movie. This was my first attempt at anything in flash and I think this was a good starting point for me.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

TASI Re-Update


So after about a month TASI [transportation active safety institute] finally chose two finalist for their new logo and mine was one of them. The colors I originally had were to bland and didn't show up very well through different media so I chose to stick to one color and emphisize the protection waves a little bit more. Here's the original...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Final Designs

I got the idea fro thinking about soundwaves and how bass travels further than higher pitched sound waves. The tempo of the song is relatively upbeat so I thought red would be a good color to work from.

I pretty much kept this the same from when I was working on it and just adjust the colors slightly. this one is probably the most professional looking out of the four.

Again, no noticeable changes here.

The Speed Racer layout took a lot of thinking. I tried my hardest to not only bring out the Speed Racer theme, but to also make this a seemingly usable site. If anyone can remember far back enough, Speed Racer would always end with that seizure-causing red and yellow checkered background, so I new that copying that particular point would end up being a total bust. I ententially left room on the sides for mouse rollover windows to pop up, such as the side article text or the name of the navigation button. This one...was a fun challenge.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Prototype 3

This is the design I came up with from my photograph. I took the idea of overlapping shapes and the dominant green color and crossed it with a sort of window pane theme. This design's not too far off from the original, but there's enough subtle changes to not realize.

Prototype 2

Here's my second design based off of the ad I found. Each picture frame represents an advertiesment. And each ad progressively further from center screen would be more transparent.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Prototype 1


This is the start of the "Speed Racer" design. Still workin' out the small stuff but so far I'm liking it. All of this is vector [except the image of course]. The Three empty circles to the right of the main image are for advertisements or special articles. The blank icon to the right would be for illustrations...I just haven't taken the time to create the icon yet. That's all for now.

Monday, September 29, 2008

New Inspirations


speed racer is great.

This a print ad for a film festival.
This is a photograph that I took and photoshoped.

I got a couple of inspirations to redesign the "Veer" website. I'm not actually doing this for any gain or payment from veer, just for for fun...and class. The following pictures will be a basis for three of the designs, and the forth would come from listening to a jazz song called "Rush". Take a look at the pics.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Illustration Friday: Island?


...yeah. Not happy at all with how this one turned out...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Illustration Friday: Clutter



My idea was simple...college. My execution was even more simple. For this illustration, I did the one thing I absolutely hate: painting. I'm am NOT a painter and nor do I wish to become one, but since my idea required me to do so, I swallowed my pride and made a pretty decent attempt. I knew from the start that I wanted to keep my sketch lines, though there was a tremendous amount of clean-up that was needed in order to create solid outlines. Overall, I really do like it, even though I had to paint it, and it amounted to a good learning experience as well.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Final Logo for TASI




This was my final choice for the TASI project. I think it was a wise decision since TASI is all about active safety, seat belts wouldn't really work seeing as how they're passive safety.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Company Logo





Currently working on a logo for a transportation safety research institute here in Indiana by the name TASI (Transportation Active Safety Institute). So far all I have are some roughs. I'll update once I have some decent comps ready.

*Update*
Just finished some comprehensives. Take a look.

Monday, August 25, 2008



This was my first cell phone...my baby so to speak. I decided it would be fun to do an illustration of it for class. It's a technical piece and I think that it came out alright.