I’ve been playing around with sketching in Sharpie on paper and then scanning the sketches to color them digitally. Here are a few examples of what I’ve done. I always like combining design and illustration, so I can see myself expanding on this in the future.
Tour Guide is an interactive mobile app that takes participants on real life journeys using the GPS on their mobile devices. I created a few logos and icons to help navigate and familiarize the user.
While I can’t share much with you about Dad Tatts just yet, I couldn’t wait to show off the 80s hair band themed type treatment I’ve done! It’s a new start-up business venture that is sure to rock. Think of this as a teaser of what is yet to come.
Current project: design an interactive site for the 50th anniversary of Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters. Here is the first idea that we built, followed by my redesign that I did today.
Over the past few weeks, I have been designing and re-designing a powerpoint presentation for the Dean at MSU’s College of Arts and Letters. At 1pm yesterday, I was told it needed to be ready to go at 2:30 as the Dean and her team were leaving to go to Las Vegas. And I was told it needed to loop. And I had been designing in Illustrator to tighten things up.
I had my work cut out for me. I exported my AI file as a pdf. I made the pages into slides in Powerpoint. The file was too big and crashed every computer. So I exported the PPWT as a MOV. This only played each slide for one second- not long enough to read the slides. Into Final Cut we go. Export for Quicktime, I knew this would loop. Now the images were too low quality for a video. No luck, still.
So with a powerpoint, videos and illustrator file out the window, I went back to my PDF. Did you know PDFs can scroll constantly on your screen in Acrobat Pro? Neither did I. Now I do.
I learned a lot yesterday.
A handout that I’m working on for the revamped German Studies program at Michigan State University.