For this project, I had to create a website for a fictitious company or event. I named mine Carpe Dilla, a restaurant that specializes in gourmet quesadillas; it is a play on words of the phrase "carpe diem," or "seize the day." You can see a live version of the site here.
- HTML & CSS
This is the style tile I made to help flesh out my ideas for how I wanted the site to look.
Carpe Dilla v1, using a 960px grid.
Carpe Dilla v1, using a 960px grid (grid hidden).
Carpe Dilla v2, using a 1000px grid.
Carpe Dilla v2, using a 1000px grid (grid hidden).
3D Demo Reel
This is my current 3D animation demo reel on Vimeo. Most of these are personal projects to practice and develop my skills, ranging from fluid simulations to create fire effects, to original character concepts.
This was the original concept for this project.
An alternate form of the original; this one is a more stealthy version.
Here is an archer version of the Cyber Spartan
And now a more mechanical version of the original concept. You can see a short I made using this character on Vimeo.
FireSwing Splash Screen
FireSwing Studios was a start up that I worked at for a couple summers. This was intended to be a splash screen for the app that we were working on. Although this splash screen was never implemented, it is still one of my favorite things that I have made.
This is the first version of the splash screen. I was still experimenting with the fluid dynamics to get the right look for the flame.
At this point, I had fine-tuned the fluid effects to get the desired look for the flames.
We wanted to try a lighter colored background.
It was requested to have a glass-breaking effect, just to see how it would look.
This is a screenshot of the final render. You can see the full animation in my demo reel on Vimeo.
Movie Poster Mockup
I had a class design project to create a movie poster for a fictitious film. I was only limited by the titles and images I could use; I could use these however I saw fit; there were other constraints, like needing to use a certain format for the bottom copy and movie rating graphics.
This was my first pass at this poster.
Playing with alignment, spacing and overall size of the elements.
This was the final product, complete with blood-spatter graphic.
Personal Identity & Branding
These are design ideas for a personal identity and brand for myself. It includes business cards, letterhead and an address label for envelopes. It was originally an assignment for a class, and all designs had to use good typography techniques.
These were some of the initial ideas I had for my personal branding.
After some refining, I came up with some ideas for business cards.
This is one of the final designs I settled on for letterhead, business cards and stationary.
And another final design.
DPS Folio Design
The purpose of this project was to create an interactive PDF for viewing on an iPad. The design could be anything of my choice, as long as it incorporated a certain amount of interactivity and had all essential information.
- InDesign DPS Folio Tools
This is a screenshot of the interactive PDF I made in InDesign using the DPS Folio tools.