WORKFLOW

This is an overview of my skills and how I like to use them.

Illustration is my gateway between abstract thought and reality. Whether it be a sketch of a concept or a stand alone piece, the core of my ability and the foundation of all my work begins with a drawing.

My Process

  1. Simple thumbnail sketches of concept
  2. Exploratory refinement of selected sketches
  3. Completion of illustration or continuation into further development such as wireframes or keyframes

My Tools

  • Traditional drawing mediums (pencil, pen & ink, charcoal, etc.)
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw
  • Sketchbook Pro

Whether it be to communicate a message to bring clarity and understanding or to enable someone to successfully and easily use a product, the purpose of my designs are for the sake of those interacting with them. Form and function united as one.

My Process

  1. Establish the project’s goals and target audience
  2. Perform research and obtain data to substantiate proposed design theories
  3. Determine the overall layout or flow
  4. Determine the details of each segment or step
  5. Create layout or wireframe
  6. Test design integrity
  7. Refine project based on feedback
  8. Repeat testing and refinement as necessary
  9. Complete the project

My Tools

  • Adobe InDesign or Quark
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw
  • Axure RP Pro

Animation gives life and depth that can capture attention and provide a more pleasureable experience. If applied correctly, animation can enhance a user experience or tell a story worth remembering. Nothing satisfies me more than seeing my work in motion.

My Process

  1. Establish the project’s goals and target audience
  2. Create storyboards
  3. Create sketches or animatics
  4. Refine final composition
  5. Complete the project

My Tools

  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw

Programming is empowering for me as an artist. I stopped believing in the “Right Brain vs. Left Brain” idea and pursued an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the technologies I desired to design for. Doing so has enabled me to be more creative and provide real world solutions. I prefer to write my own code from scratch, though I have no problem utilizing libraries or frameworks.

My Process

  1. Understand the project’s goals and target audience
  2. Understand the content
  3. Create wireframes based on project requirements (ie. responsive vs. static design)
  4. Develop project structure and data handling
  5. Develop project styling
  6. Develop project interactions
  7. Test, refine, and optimize code
  8. Complete the project

Programming Stack

  • HTML 4 and 5
  • Javascript
  • CSS 3
  • JQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • GreenSock
  • Angular
  • PHP
  • C#
  • ActionScript 3