Skills | Tools
Samsung Phone Advertisement
Animation | Programming | Photoshop | Illustrator | Flash
This was an assignment in second term at Durham. We had to build a Flash-based animated advertisement for Samsung mobile phones. Technically, I'm not sure whether it's truly animated; each state of the advertisement is a different frame in the timeline, and it uses ActionScript actions to go to specific frames when elements of the advertisement are clicked.
Snowboards and Hoodies
Drawing | Photoshop | Illustrator | Sublime Text 2
This was an assignment in second term at Durham. We had create a design for snowboards and hoodies. I prepared a selection of ideas, and, to my surprise, the teacher chose something I'd drawn in my sketchbook as a passing joke: what kind of sheep would we get steel wool from?
A Comparison of Screen Resolutions
Math | Photoshop | Illustrator | Acrobat
This was an assignment in third term at Durham, designed to illustrate fitting images to screens of different dimensions. The image linkes to a PDF; if the PDF is viewed in Acrobat, it can go to full-screen mode and page automatically.
ISBN | Four-colour Printing | Story planning | Photoshop | InDesign | Illustrator
The beginnings of a story set in a universe where the remains of Humanity are trapped on an island above the clouds. There is a Facebook page for the project.
The Adventures of Sugar-free Shawn
ISBN | Four-colour Printing | Client interviewing | Photoshop | InDesign | Illustrator
This was a comic that I drew and assembled for Shawn Shepheard.
This was my first exposure to completing a work and publishing it as a PDF and in in printed form, with an ISBN and everything.
Ikön Quick Start Guide
Spot-colour Printing | SME interviewing | Photoshop | InDesign | Illustrator | CAD system
In my old job at Psion Teklogix (now part of Motorola Solutions), one of the things I did was to build "quick-start guides" for various products. Quick-start guides were intended to be the first thing the customer read upon unpacking the product, so they were visual and direct sets of instructions for setting up the product.
These quick-start guides were fun to do. The first one required a lot of fiddling to get right, but eventually we got a system down, and I could just call up the printer and everyone knew what to do.
Workabout Pro Hardware Development Kit
Four-colour Printing | SME interviewing | FrameMaker | Photoshop | InDesign | Illustrator | CAD system
Another manual I did at Psion Teklogix was the Hardware Development Kit for the Workabout Pro mobile handheld computer.
This was one of my favourite manuals to do, because it involved documenting both hardware and software, taking photographs of how things were assembled, and doing drawings of the assembly.