Category Archives: Freelance

Website – Accurate Cut Construction

By necessity more than anything I’ve been wetting my beak in the web design world lately. I recently got to a place in this build  that I feel comfortable sharing it. It was a bit of a struggle, and entirely more code work than I was hoping for, but I’m pretty happy with how it’s shaping up.

ACC

 

The site is for a local Southern California General Contractor. We went with a portfolio/photo style site as a way for him to stand out in the community of contractors. Since most need site merely as a lead capture and online business card, I pitched that he show off his projects and potentially start a blog highlighting his earnest, kind and straight talking personality. http://www.accuratecutconstruction.com/ I would love to hear thoughts, comments or suggestions.

Thanks, Blake

*EDT* Wooo! 150 posts!

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Freelance – FUMA Football Mania

Final Gold Jpeg

https://www.facebook.com/pages/FUMA-Football-Mania/537151559653599

Tonight I was scanning through my design folder and I remembered this freelance job I did 9 long months ago. I looked them up and it appears the succeeded in launching their app and page. It’s always nice to see that my ideas are still being used and that they are pursuing their goals.

This was my first project using oDesk, which is a lovely platform, but suffers from a glut of potential supply, causing me to loose interest instead of fight the horde. I really did enjoy working for these guys though.

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Smog City Logo Contest

Smog City Brewing recently had a contest for their first ever anniversary ale.  I love smog city.    They exemplify eating and drinking local and also have a really cool logo. Smog City beers are brewed on a professional 15bbl system at the Tustin Brewing Co. They are currently technically a brand of Tustin Brewing Co, but recently acquired our own space in Torrance and will be expanding into it over the next 6 months.  Anyway, Alex Smisko told me about it Sunday night and I found out they were making a decision Monday.  Since the prompt was fairly specific (Greys Anatomy style saber tooth squirrel skull with a candle) I decided to give it ago anyway.  Here is how far I got in the few hours between finding out an emailing it to them at 10:30 pm.

There is more I would like to do on it so if anyone reading is from smog city hit me up.

Designing is a 2 way street, which is why contests suck.

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Cyclops Rock

I just finished a banner for my friend Rob Duffy’s Bandcamp page so it seemed like the perfect thing for my Wednesday post.

I took the Super Mario background and touched it up, the corgi’s, cyclops character and sign are all pixel work by me. Bandcamp seems like the next wave of band blog and I like they simplicity of it.  Back to Rob, his band is called Cyclops Rock is part of the 8bit nerd sampling genre that has emerged in the last few years.  His most famous work to date is the Jackson 5 Nyan Cat mashup you may have seen floating around the internet.  This was definitely something different for me and I can’t say how much pixel art I’ll be doing in the future but overall I had fun with it.

Do the unemployed celebrate humpday?

Blake

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