May 9, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Very tiring day.
May 9, 2013 § Leave a Comment
The UNSW Foundation is located around 10 minutes walk from the Addison Hotel, just across the UNSW main campus area. The interior of the building is a modern one with great interior design and layout.
- Juliet asked me about the facilities that Uniprep has. I told her that for this design class they plan to have it in UIC Design lab. She recommended using Mac for the sake of making life simpler, and request that we have the latest Adobe CS6 installed.
- Diane asked what kind of system that Uniprep use for academic activity. She told me that they have moved from Blackboard to Moodle – an open source one – and recommended Uniprep to use that system. This relate with the ability to have a controlled environment for students to create a blog to record their progress with the study.
August 30, 2012 § Leave a Comment
As someone who spent most of my time in front of computer doing thing digitally fast, I always look forward for an activity that can slow me down – a time honouring activity.
So, when a colleague invite me to this short class that offer Papercrafting training, I took the plunge in joining the class. And boy do I have fun there.
I created a character called “Oweru”, inspired by these owls that regularly appear on my son’s fav channel, BabyFirst TV. It has that wise yet roguish at the same time.
August 15, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I used to be active in a local choir group, doing lots of singing for the local church or wedding events. Singing It’s good stress reliever and it actually can help anyone to be more perceptive of others. Since I got married, I took a (long) leave from the choir, but I really want to help the group in a way other than singing. With my design skills, I believe I can help them in the area of promotion, and designing simple yet catchy tees could be one of it.
My concept is to highlight the each unique “sound” of Sopran, Alto, Tenor, and Bass typographically – using only the lead character (S-A-T-B). Planning to do simple design with minimal colour, with a bubble (applied randomly) to give contrast the overall characters feel. The bubble might be filled with mostly anything, from the choir group or any choir related quotes.
I start the design using pencil sketches, then vectorise the ideas in Adobe Illustrator, including the mock up. For the typefaces, I’m using free fonts provided by Fontfabric, the superb Intro & Static. For the tees mock-up, I’m using the kits created by Design by Humans. Below are my mock-up for the tees design, and planning to print this soon after the holiday.
August 9, 2012 § 1 Comment
I found that the materials on the following sites are very informative and actually easy to digest for those who wants to learn Web Design stuff, especially if your main trade is in the printing side of design. I’m a print graphic designer myself who’s currently in a position where learning Web Design is part of my survival – so no option other than learn all of this nift coding skills if I want to make a living.
I’ve chosen these following sites based on these criteria: easy to navigate, easy-to-learn content materials, engaging activities, and measurable results. Last but not least – just like a good game – high replayability.
So here they are, from the fundamental to a bit more advanced one:
- W3School. A must visit site to learn web design stuff from HTML, CSS, to PHP. Free of cost, great material, easy to follow tutorial, and the content is always up to date with current technology since it is maintained by W3C, the organisation that is responsible for the web standard today.
- Tizag.Similar to W3School (free of cost) yet a bit less conservative in presenting the material – it’s kinda casual. A good site for beginner to learn many things website, and I think some of the activities here is a bit better than W3C, like the CSS sections. Interestingly, although less crowded than W3S, I found that the later site is easier to navigate than this.
I hope those links could help you print graphic designer to build great sites – from layout to coding!
July 30, 2012 § Leave a Comment
This was an old project that I did to assist good friend Annz . The client (church activist, husband & wife) wanted to create a promotional kits for a musical recital that was held in Usmar Ismail Hall. The recital was a form of give thanks and praise by the client and family, as the husband was just cured from a long battle with cancer. It was also an event to raise donation for Children Yellow Ribbon Foundation – a children focused cancer organization, part of Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB)
Eventually, in around 4 weeks, we made the event logo and its printed applications (proposal book, invitations, event guide book, series of poster, ticket, id card, banners), and designed cover for a CD that contain personally curated songs.
Thanks to Annz for the great pics of the final artworks!