Monday
Nov012010

Sega.com B2B - Website

Role: Art Director
Contribution: All visual design, UX and flash development work

Design Challenge: Design a website for Sega’s new business to business unit that would be simple and clean, but still showcase the polished marketing websites the Sega.com web team had become known for.

 

Sega.com B2B - Homepage

The design was an exercise in minimalism, as I had done many an over-the-top game marketing flash site before. I still chose to use Flash for this site, but only because I felt I could use movement as a didactic tool to help users learn to use the site better. Unfortunately still imagery here does not do this concept justice.

 

Sega.com B2B - SNAP Section
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The site was broken down into three main zones, main nav, sub nav main image area and main content/text area. The IA for the site was fairly straight forward and was able to accomplish everything the site needed to do with these four zones.

Sega.com B2B - Sega Mobile Section
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The one drawback that this website created, was that at the time, Flash skills were not common place among junior designers, so when the site was ready to be put into maintenance mode, it was hard to find a designer who was junior enough, but also competent enough in Flash to make minor updates. Of course these seems silly today with the pool of talent knowing Flash.

Sega.com B2B - Sega.com Section
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Wednesday
Aug252010

Drawing - Henry VI, Part 1, Act IV

Role: Artist
Contribution: Pencil drawing on bristol art board.

Design Challenge: No real challenge here, this was just personal work.

Since this is a portfolio of all my previous work, I have decided to add some of my drawing work as well. This particular piece was done during my first year in college while I was studying life drawing. This was not actually a class assignment, just a personal piece I wanted to do based on the book I was reading at the time, William Shakespeare's, Henry VI. This is the point where Young Talbot is killed in front of Old Talbot.

Full View

Come, come and lay him in his father's arms:
My spirit can no longer bear these harms.
Soldiers, adieu! I have what I would have,
Now my old arms are young John Talbot's grave.

- William Shakespeare

Detail View

Note - This is not a good presentation of this work, since I had to take a photograph of it, since it was already framed. This work was done long before scanners were household objects.

 

Wednesday
Jul212010

Drawing - Max Garret Open Fencing Tournament Poster 1996

Role: Artist
Contribution: Inks on art board.

Design Challenge: No real challenge here, this was just personal work.

Little known fact, while I was at Penn State University I was training for the Olympics in Sabre Fencing. While on the team we would go on to win 3 NCAA Championships and during my three years there, I would do a number of fencing t-shirts, posters, flyers, etc. These were some of the first, "Real Client" work that I did.

This piece would be used on a poster and a t-shirt, but I would redesign it the following year. One thing that I chose to do on this version was to make it appeal to female fencers, since the team was growing at the time and our female fencing in the US in general was doing much better internationally than men's fencing.

Original was done with inks, including a technique that used inks like water colors to do the wide strokes. The final piece was then scanned in, then text added in Illustrator.

 

Thursday
Jul082010

Drawing - Max Garret Open Fencing Tournament Poster 1995

Role: Artist
Contribution: Charcoal drawing on rough art board.

Design Challenge: No real challenge here, this was just personal work.

Little known fact, while I was at Penn State University I was training for the Olympics in Sabre Fencing. While on the team we would go on to win 3 NCAA Championships and during my three years there, I would do a number of fencing t-shirts, posters, flyers, etc. These were some of the first, "Real Client" work that I did.

This piece would be used on a poster and a t-shirt, but I would redesign it the following year.

Original was done with charcoals, scanned in then text added in Illustrator.

 

Wednesday
Jun232010

Drawing - Life Drawing, Skull

Role: Artist
Contribution: Pencil on sketch pad.

Design Challenge: No real challenge here, this was just personal work.

Basic life drawing work while studying at Penn State University. This was done from life as a class assignment while in the school's Anthropology Museum. The assignment was to draw anything we wanted to that was on display. Like most class assignments, this was timed, (10 mins), hence why it is unfinished.

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