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.
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.
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.
I really liked how this information sheet turned out. It’s dense, but that’s often the case with a one sheet with as broad a scope as this, so I was mostly happy that I was able to inject the “fun” elements of a pinball machine they requested while keeping it classy.
Hello remaining members of /r/52WeeksOfDesign it has become obvious that no mods are posting new challenges, so I’m taking it upon myself to post weekly challenges every Sunday. So lets get back track!
This week’s challenge is to create a logo for a fictional company called “Chronicle Studios”. The client wants a strong/bold look to their design.
With the reveal of iOS7 and the following criticisms, your challenge this week is to redesign the icon of one default iOS7 app.
Choose any of the following shown apps:
This challenge was difficult because, like many, I was not a fan of the ios7 redesign. Since the task was to only redesign one app not the whole thing I still had to make it fit with the over all look of the operating system. One aspect that was especially grating was the gradient overlapping on the weather app icon and so I put together a few mock ups of what I think is a stronger icon.
I have had this picture and quote rolling around my head for a while now so I finally put it together. The photo is Anna Fisher, an american astronaut and the quote is from a yet unknown source I saw on the internet in reference to Space Shuttle Columbia Challenger disasters.
Being a graphic designer the resume is a constant source of trouble for me. I’m torn between creating a flashy resume that hints at my design aesthetic and one the HR rep will actually keep. I recently updated mine, changing the layout to better show my expanding work experience and making it more in line with a normal resume so it doesn’t get trashed on a gut reaction.