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I am a UI/3D enthusiast. I actively develop my artistic, UI, and programming skills through college courses, self-studies, and freelance work. It is always an evolutionary process
I am always looking for opportunities to improve and become better with what I do.
Most designers claims that they can create new experiences with their web design abilities. With the millions of websites and designs that are out there, I realize there aren't many unique experiences on the web. The most important trait in design is that that you can communicate who you are, be predictable, and have a simplistic user experience to make people feel like they don't have to think.
Krita is an art/painting application that is targeted for artists and illustrators in the entertainment industry. I did most of the work in terms of design and development in 2014. I started this off on the KDE forums and IRC channel with wireframe designs. After a few iterations with content organization and placement, I moved on to high-fidelity mockups. Once that was in place I created a Wordpress theme and coded it all up. Great learning experience. It was the first time I did a lot with SSH and working with Linux/Ubuntu exclusively. I became a lot more comfortable with the command line after this project. www.krita.org (possibly dev.krita.org if not released yet )
A site designed for the St. Louis game jams in St. Louis. Game Jam events are where designers, artists, and developers get together and make a game in 24-48 hours. Designed and coded the skin. Built with WordPress, Bootstrap, a few little plug-ins.
It is hard to show what I do at my job. Most of the UI work I do is internal, so I really can't show it on this site. Here is one division of the company that I spend some time on. It is a learning management system where doctors and nurses receive training. The log in page is very customizable, letting healthcare's change the logo, hero image, and log in text. Other fields aren't shown on the design.
I spend my free time developing and designing games. Here is a screenshot of a character page that shows their lifetime statistics. Different attributes level up as you use them, so that is what the space is on the right.
An advertisement I did for the global game jam in 2014. I did the illustration in Photoshop and did most of the other design elements in InDesign. I always love coming up with these type of designs.
Relying on shapes and typography alone can lead to dull and overused design solutions. Illustrations and decorative elements can bring a lot of life to everything. It creates an emotional impact that strengthens and compliments good design practices. I am always taking drawing classes and developing my art skills traditionally to bolster this aspect of web design.
With WebGL,and browser rendering increasing in speeds, there is a market for creating 3d interactive elements to a web page. To develop these skills, I try to learn about 3D modeling, game programming, and other 3d concepts that can potentially make a web experience more engaging.
Ok, so 3d modeling isn't my strong point, but it is still fun! I'll get better. Just need more practice.
Comments? Suggestions? Feedback? All is welcome on the contact form. I usually check email multiple times a day, so I should be able to respond in less than 24 hours.
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