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Greetings one and all, today we’ll be taking a look at another bit of concepting/messing around from the start of 2015. This follows on from the settling snowfall effect (“Mimas”) I’ve covered previously. This project was started directly after Mimas, but never reached the same level of completion. Following the years theme of moons of Saturn, this project was called Iapetus.

Flying reindeer animation lapetus

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After the madness of Christmas 2014 (trust me, this industry is madness) we settle in to the quiet period… Lots of general concepting and out-of-the-box thinking, and other manager buzzwords. I generally get a bit of free time here to play with some things on my own – usually working on website designs.

One of the projects I toyed with this year was an element for a future design rather than the design its self. I tend to name everything according to some system when I’m sprouting concepts like this, and for this year I settled on moons of Saturn (essential trivia: in the past I’ve used Shakespearean characters and bars in Sydney), so this project is known to me as Mimas.

When I interviewed for my current job I had hacked together a prototype based on a brief sent to me, in the header was a simple snowfall effect, with the snow settling on the bottom of the frame. I decided to revisit that idea, but go upscale, and borrow some code from my work wrapping text in php with imagettftext etc.

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The Indie Lounge website

Posted: July 15th, 2012

In 2008/9 I visited a bar near where I lived called The Indie Lounge frequently. Friendly staff, live music and cheap drinks beckoned me in, but after a while I began work on an altogether more professional project with them – creating a website.

There was some interest in having an online presence which could be customized and styled, unlike the bars most prevalent means of communication at the time, Facebook. So I went and built a design I felt reflected the bar, grungy and dark. From there, things got a little strange…

 

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Building company site design

Posted: February 7th, 2012

While working for a small local building company in 2008 as a general office run around and telephone answer-er, I was experimenting with basic ideas for a website for the company. At the time their web presence was little more than a small magazine-style ad on a local business page, and that seemed unnecessary.

No fancy php here, just a basic design/layout prototype and a little Javascript for the larger image popups. I present screenshots both from my initial prototyping and a later revision with “real” content and layout.

 

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Incidentally, the company does now have it’s own website, which isn’t that dissimilar in appearance and scope. Four more images after the break.
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