Monday, December 21, 2009

Flash holiday e-card

I should have something more entertaining to say about this, other than it was hard;) I still have a lot to learn about Flash. But fate helped by making Flash quit at about 12:30 this morning so I had to re-create a lot of this. So, I not only learned how to do things faster in Flash by repetition, I also re-learned to save every 5 mintues! Anyway, hope you like it...any suggestions are welcome! It does need some work, but I'm going to have to learn more about Flash before I can tweak lots of the things I want to... Oh! And the music is "Skating" by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, from A Charlie Brown Christmas, which I hope you knew already.

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Reindeer, etc.







Here are a couple of sketches I used to make the reindeer for my holiday e-card assignment. I sketched them on paper, then scanned them in so I could create them in Illustrator, then move them into Flash.



Monday, November 23, 2009

Illustrator for final assignement


Here's the illustrator I picked for my final assignment - the holiday e-card. His name is Peter Campofiore. I really like his simple backgrounds and whimsical characters. Here's his portfolio.


Baby steps

Okay, my first attempt at kinetic typography in Flash. It's a work in progress, as usual! This is a first draft, so there's work to be done. Let me know what you think needs help...


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Interface part 3

Here's the third design, based on a print ad. It's mostly dark - black, gray and red seemed to be good colors for a venue that features a lot of angry punk music. Looking back, the photo I put at the top might have gone better with the one based on the painting.....


Interface design part 2

Here's my second design, inspired by a painting by Wassily Kandinsky. The colors are similar to the Psycho poster. I wanted more abstract shapes in the design, but I decided that while that might have looked kind of cool, it ultimately detracted from a cleaner, more usable design, so I toned them down. Maybe some shapes in the background with a degree of transparency?









Web interface design

So here's my first crack at web design for this class. Using something every day should prepare you to know something about how to design it, right? Not exactly. It wasn't as easy as it looked! I have lots to learn. In the end, my three different designs were pretty similar. I think I did manage to get everything we were supposed to on each site, though. Including the theater's beautiful* logo. (*Does not actually mean beautiful).
So, here's my first one, which I think is my favorite. It's inspired by a poster of the movie Psycho.





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