Fall 2014 issue of Centerpieces magazine available

Download the Fall 2014 issue of Centerpieces magazine or stop by the Carrollwood Cultural Center to pick up a copy.

Check out the great article on Gilda and the Mudslingers!
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2010 Orlando Code Camp T-shirt design

Incorporating all the scheduled speakers and topics was an interesting challenge which highlights the talent presenting at this excellent regional event.

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Space theme game background and tokens

A background for a game menu, with flower tokens, created for Blue Rose Games’ Popper 2, available on Xbox Marketplace and Windows Phone.

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Candy game design background and tokens

A background for a game menu, with candy tokens, created for Blue Rose Games’ Popper 2, available on Xbox Marketplace and Windows Phone.

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BuildABet interface redesign – Tracking Races

Contract work:
Redesign the ticketing system for buildabet, an online racing and betting site.

I got this project, and went to the races … on the design, that is.

Requirements:

  • Create a visually appealing new design for the interface information
  • Mandatory information must be included

Selected design decisions:

  • Their previous design was a series of text columns. I suggested turning that text into a visual dashboard, with the sample below.
  • Their top concern was sorting by MTP (minutes to post), so I suggested placing the races on a horizontal timeline. This would allow for multiple racetracks to be shown simultaneously and allowed the use of icons and colors to indicate race type, if bets had been placed on the race, etc. It also creates a generous zones for clicking on the race to pull up more information, which would be important for migrating from web to touch devices.

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BuildaBet Redesign – Interface

Contract work:

Redesign the ticketing system for buildabet, an online racing and betting site.

 

I got this project, and went to the races … on the design, that is.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Create a visually appealing new design for the interface information
  • Mandatory information must be included

 

Selected design decisions:

 

  • The amount of required information would overload the viewer, so I chose an accordion style interface to let viewers chose which part they’d like to see. (e.g. A return visitor might not want the track information, but new visitors like to have the introduction.) The application should remember which was open from the last session as a preference.
  • Allows for expansion of media. If desired, this design can expand the options with links to video for past races, track conditions for future races, etc. I encouraged this upgrade. Their current demographic indicated this is not a prime concern, but their target demographic would expect this functionality and multimedia.

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Garden game design background and tokens

A background for a game menu, with flower tokens, created for Blue Rose Games’ Popper 2, available on Xbox Marketplace and Windows Phone.

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Garden site mockup

I was contacted by a client to create a photoshop site design for a garden center’s website.

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My favorite part of this design was the custom header, which switched to let the user know where they were on the site. It adds a bit of character, and creates a dynamic space next to the call to action with the telephone number.

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BuildABet ticket system suggestions

Contract work:
Redesign the ticketing system for buildabet, an online racing and betting site.

I got this project, and went to the races … on the design, that is.

Requirements:

  • Create a visually appealing new design for the tickets
  • Mandatory information must be included on each ticket

Selected design decisions:

  • Placing the status of the ticket in large white text over a color allows the viewer to quickly see the most relevant information. As important, it allows the ticket status to dynamically populate with code from their proprietary database.
  • Isolated tickets (rather than one big list of data) make each bet ‘feel’ physical and allows for drag and drop interaction.
  • Allows for expansion of media. If desired, this design can expand the options with links to video for past races, track conditions for future races, etc. I encouraged this upgrade, as it would encourage and increase clients clicking on tickets.

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Sea Themed Game illustratons

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Background image for Sea Themed game

Game images created for Blue Rose Games title Popper 2, which is now available on the Xbox marketplace and Windows Phone.

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Sea theme for game, tokens