Responsive promotional site for Dim Bulb's upcoming game Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, directed by Johnnemann Nordhagen of Gone Home. Used ScrollMagic to create a scrolling reveal at the top of the page. December 2015.
Responsive site based on Action Button Entertainment's game VIDEOBALL. Working under director Tim Rogers, I assembled this site in just a couple of weeks. I created the GIF for the title bar, and re-created many aspects of the game's UI in HAML/SCSS.
As of May 2015, I've replaced most of the graphics with SVG, and am adding additional dynamic content.
My friend Caleb Zane Huett and I do a podcast about Sonic the Hedgehog (mostly). I made this album art in Photoshop, and I record/edit the podcast in Reason. There's technically a web site, but it's just a Podcast Generator template, because hey: I make web sites all day for work. When I'm at home, I just want to podcast.
Responsive promotional site for middle grade author Caleb Zane Huett. We worked together to implement his vision of a site that he hoped would be a modern version of the "classically-bad website." The goal was to communicate his humor and warmth as succinctly as possible, while generating interest in his forthcoming book Top Elf. (I've read early drafts; it's funny!) I used modern web animation techniques to evoke the sort of brokenness associated with late-90s personal sites. If it looks broken, we did it on purpose! There are things that happen when you click, text you can reveal by highlighting, and various other silly things. We laughed a lot while making this!
Responsive personal site for video game producer Felix Kramer. Built on the excellent Kirby CMS, which I chose for its flat-file system and ease of client upkeep. Easily-maintained blog, portfolio, and other pages. Used Barba.js to progressively enhance page transitions, and anime.js to create subtle mood animations.
Responsive web application for OOTU, inc. I developed this application in vue.js to work with OOTU's database backend via JSON APIs. xray.games is a tool for finding video games you'll enjoy by defining and exploring unorthodox connections between them. The application shows information about games and their Traits, allows you to explore the database through multiple avenues, and add Trait-to-game relationships. Emphasis on smooth animation, response time, and user experience.
In less than a week, I made this site and accompanying flyer for the annual Athens Game Jam. The coordinator of the Jam, Stephen Borden, gave me a week to make it. I said I would do it, but only if he gave me a prompt. The prompt he gave me was "floating islands."
In the jam spirit, I tried out a bunch of new stuff. I'd never done anything with ASCII art or CSS Animation prior to this project. I was generously given access to the alpha version of Monodraw, an app for drawing ASCII art, which I put through its paces. Then I copied groups of characters into Photoshop, arranged and colored them, and then arranged those elements into a flyer and this site.
When you scroll the page, it doesn't move down, it moves things around. My favorite part of the site is that, if you leave the page up for a couple of minutes, the elements begin to glitch out, which is all accomplished with CSS Animation and Transformations.
Back-end content and distribution was provided skillfully by Mike Huffman at OOTU.
Responsive application test built in React. I coded this in a few days, with the goal of emulating Medium's highlighting & commenting system. Far from perfect, but I started out knowing nothing about React, and learned a lot along the way. Highlight some text and add comments in real-time. I'm not moderating the comments very often, so apologies if anyone posts something rude! December 2015.
Proposal of a logo for a local business that I made with Brent Blalock. I'm not supposed to discuss the product itself, since it hasn't been made yet. We did several variations with background colors and type treatments, but this is the basic idea.
I started with a reference photo of a woodpecker and a thumbnail sketch by Brent. Then I worked between Photoshop and Illustrator to create this silhouette, finding the iconic balance between abstraction and realism.
Avid Bookshop - "An Evening With Mark Z. Danielewski" Ticket
Illustrator & Photoshop.
On May 18, 2015, Avid Bookshop hosted author Mark Z. Danielewski at the incredible Stan Mullins Art Studio. We sold tickets to the event, and wanted something special. I replicated elements from The Familiar's cover and interior to create a ticket aesthetically consistent with the book. It also includes a few visual references to Danielewski's earlier books. The ticket was a big hit with attendees, many of whom said it would be a keepsake for their scrapbooks
This was a rapid experiment in approaching photorealism from an impressionist angle. I wanted to see how quickly I could work in a rough style, and still approach an interesting take on realism. This image took a little less than 10 hours.
Collaboration with director Tim Rogers and artist Brent Porter, we've developed this logo and branding for Action Button Entertainment in Oakland, CA. This logo was painstakingly calibrated in Illustrator for precision measurements and kerning.