I have built my first website and it is a responsive one – hooray! Before I provide the link I should make it clear that this was a joint assignment for two of my modules in college – both the design and coding aspects of the course. The brief from each module had different requirements but they wanted both to be addressed within one website design. This is essentially a sample of what the website could achieve but it is not a complete build – there are dead links and buttons that lead nowhere so don’t expect everything to operate fully. It does however give a pretty could idea of how everything works and how a user could navigate the site. Take a look at the site on github and let me know what you think:
This is a website for a fictional clothing website and though it broke my heart putting it together it was ultimately a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. I love getting that live feedback once you tweak some code and things start coming together – it is instant satisfaction! I feel I have definitely found my calling.
You will also notice that the Apparel X logo design ties back into my earlier posts on logo design and branding. Looking forward to doing more on this next semester.
I love style tiles, its so much fun pulling colours and images together while trying to create a cohesive whole. I’ve just finished this one for a website project I have to complete, hopefully putting the website together will be just as enjoyable!
I’ve been spending my afternoon trying to come up with stylish fonts to help establish a tone for logo of a fictional clothing brand, Apparel X. After testing out half the fonts on my PC and scribbling furiously in my sketchbook, I believe I have at last come up with a logo with a strong presence and simple appearance. The final logo will appear in a style tile which is the beginnings of a website design I will be working on over the next two week for my Design Practice & Authoring Principle assignment. For now, check out the variety of text and image I experimented with today….
This design assignment required us to pick a name for an fake pop-up restaurant, create a style tile (above) for online branding the choice of two logos for the company. I ran with ‘The Spice Bowl’ – a vegan Indian eatery specialising in vibrant, fresh, simple meals with mass appeal.
The first logo denotes a series of stacked bowls to emphasise group dining: casually stacked, they are ready to serve and share. The colour palette picks up on the bright Indian colours shown in the Style Tile while the uncomplicated font reflects a relaxed and easy style of eatery.
The second logo is has a fresh and easy sans-serif font to reflect the modern take on an Indian menu. Again the colour palette reflects the bright hues of India. This logo plays on the use of spices with the colourful spread of spices across a surface. The mortar and pestle icon underlines the idea of grinding spices and freshly produced flavors.
This was way too much fun. We had to put together a movie poster for a fictional film and establish a text and image hierarchy within the composition. Really enjoyed this exercise
Week 2 and our team of 4 have completed our first game in gamesalad. It’s super basic and has buckets of problems but WE GOT A GAME TO WORK. More or less anyway. This game isn’t going on a device but the next one will be. Have a look at the game video below. Note all the graphic revisions we squeezed in within the week – that was fun!
Week one and we’ve jumped head first into gamesalad to try and produce a group game in 2 weeks. Have we biten off more than we can chew? If so, then everyone else is in the same boat. As the graphics/imagery designer on the team, I produced the style tile above to try and tie all of our ideas together. Perhaps this could work after all…