DESIGN

ILLUSTRATION and IMAGE PROJECTIONS
Back in the day, I cut my digital design teeth in public and on a large scale, working with masters of theatrical projection Wendall K. Harrington and Elaine J. McCarthy.

 
  interactive media player design (2013)
This project involved the design refinement of an interactive flash media player.

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Earth: A Visitor’s Guide (2014)  an abridged – yet extended – excerpt

This book, a far-reaching work of environmental journalism geared toward young adults, places an emphasis on explaining and illustrating the core impacts of climate change on California agriculture. The challenge from a layout and design perspective was an elusive one: to strike a dynamic balance between image and text that not only propels attention, but has a coherent structure as well. Laying out a satisfying, page-turning flow was our goal. The successful result was truly a team effort, accomplished in close collaboration with the writer and the photographer.

 
WEB GRAPHICS: BANNERS, BUTTONS AND NAVIGATION

This project of banner creation for Jon Bowermaster’s blog site involved grabbing images from video clips that I found to be strong enough to make a lasting impression while conveying the spirit of his Oceans 8 project. For me, giving a light-filled, natural appearance to the whole project was essential.

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UNIFIED DESIGN

A clean, consistent look and feel across the board – for navigation elements, fonts, spacing and incidental buttons – establishes an atmospheric quality that works as a kind of environment through which the visitor moves.

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FORM and FUNCTION

Photo editing, cropping and web optimization – the design and programming framework – the javascript drop down menu – every detail and every function… below is one of many slideshows I have created by following my own methods. Unlike the little breakdowns in a boilerplate template, there’s nothing random about this. It’s not entirely mechanical, either. Knowing how to build this myself really helps me get the most out of today’s off-the-shelf image galleries.

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