Monday, December 13, 2010

A quick preview


Here's a quick preview shot for my upcoming short 'Time out'.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Brand new look

Just a quick remodeling of my blog page to match my branding scheme. The Afro is back and better than ever!

Monday, November 29, 2010

First Animation Test

Here's a quick shot from my upcoming short "Time Out". Critiques welcome!
video

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Business Cards

Finally made some business cards for myself. Time to start adopting the new look.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Getting up to speed....again

Been a while since my last post so I thought I'd share some of the projects i've been working on
These are the main characters for an animated short I'm working on. Really close to animating. Due date is in December.....I have time.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What makes a good web design?

Not sure.......yet, but what i do know is what makes a not-so-good design. I think that any person with any hint of artistic ability can label certain components of a site to be "bad". Huge text, random colors, "boring", mismatching items, the list could go on forever. But what it all boils down to is one thing: Items that do not have any purpose in the design.

Like I said, anyone with a hint of artistic ability (like me) can match colors and create blocks of text and ultimately create a nice layout, but does the layout have a "why" to it? What's the importance of aligning text a certain way, why is item 1 this color, but item 2 that color? Why is this content divided the way it is? I've been interning now for a little over a month now and I realize how much of an amateur I really am......a horribly, designed-challenged amateur.

But recently, an unexpected source helped put it into perspective. It was actually a sales man who was having a talk with my boss. As my boss was talking the salesman would ask well why did you do that? Who is it for? Who's gonna use it? Who's your target? And I think these points describe exactly what a web designer should be thinking, along with how do I make this eye apealling and effective. And once you answer all of those questions, everything in the design has a purpose and it's not just....there.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New job!

Well, I finally landed an internship! I'm currently working for Squish Designs, a website development company located here in Indy. The company itself is run by two people, George Roots, a Purdue graduate, and Nicki Laycoax, to which I still don't know where she came from....but that's okay!

I wasn't in the office for too long today, but I was immediately thrown into the fire, acquiring an entire dry-erase board's worth of task to complete. Challenging.....yes, but work would never be fun if there weren't any challenges.

This internship is just what I needed to get a taste of the design world...I'll do my best to keep it.