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Client: Invoke-Tress Dance
Project:Local belly-dance performer and teacher Ishra wanted a website to publicise her dance company and school. She wanted a site that reflected the sensuality of belly-dance as well as its middle eastern origins, while still being hip and contemporary.
Description: I designed a new logo for the dance company, using flowing organic letterforms. It features the crescent moon (a symbol of feminine power, also associated with middle eastern art) which is transformed in various ways. A middle eastern sunset skyline sets the nocturnal scene. The site design incorporates a photo of Ishra dancing, which I processed in photoshop to emphasize the texture and colors of her costume. Although I don't usually use black as a background, I used it here in combination with wine-dark red colors and glittering gold to crate a warm sensual nocturnal atmosphere.
Site: Ready Jennifer [Archived]
Client: Ready Jennifer
Project: Alt-pop musician Cleve Jones needed to redesign his
site for upcoming CD-launch. He had an idea of using a phonograph as a
navigation device. He already had a logo designed, so I had to design
the site so as to integrate with it.
Description: Based on Cleve's idea, I developed an interactive phonograph using Flash, which plays records much as a real one does. The acoustic feel and meditative lyrics inspired a subdued, soulful design. I used the font of the existing logo in the navigation and used the 'bass-clef' symbol for embellishment. I picked up on the red in the logo by using red as the link colour, enhancing the warm feel of the site.
Site: Shane Philips [Archived]
Project: Soul singer Shane Philips approached me to do a site for his music. He wanted a retro feel, reminiscent of the era of the old-masters of soul. He wanted to visually convey the passion and warm emotions of soul music.
Description: I designed a new logo, with retro neon-like feel. Using restrained earth tones, warm colours contrasting with the dark background, and photos of Shane performing, a soulful atmosphere was created. This is further enhanced by slowly fading images into each other, and shifting the colours of these images, as if under coloured spotlight. The site will also feature samples from the artist's new album, 'Superfly'.
Client: Forward Music
Site: Forward Music [Archive]
Project: Site to showcase the artists released under the Forward Music label, and the work of DJ Ollie (see also Forward Audio Engineering)
Description: Using the exisiting hand logo, the interface is simple yet dynamic: signs approach as if the viewer is proceeding into an abstract minimalist landscape. Click on the sign, and the section opens vertically. The pixel-fonts give a techno feel in line with the electronic music produced by the label. There's an interactive crate of records, lots of music, and much more to come...
Client: Forward Audio Engineering
Site: Forward Audio Engineering [Archived]
Project: Audio engineer Ollie Barkovic wanted a brochure website for his studio and consulting business. He needed to convey a professional image which would also appeal to his clientele of musicians. He also required some designs for print such as business cards and brochures.
Description: I designed a new logo, with a high-tech, yet smooth, flowing look. The Flash site is based on the visual theme of the sine wave, used to symbolize sound waves. I carefully selected colours to brighten the site, and each section has its own icon. There is background music produced by the client, as an audio example of his work. The client supplied me with pictures of his studio and equipment, which I made into collages which appear in the background of each section. I also produced a couple of ads, a business card, and a brochure for the client.
Client: Gavin Stevens
Site: Gavin Stephens [Archived]
Project: Site designed and built for comedian Gavin Stephens.
Description: Site is a TV set with remote control used to access content.
Client: Kore Clothing
Site: Kore Clothing [Archived]
Project: Site designed and built for Kore Clothing.
Description: Site features an interactive clothing shopping cart (the catalog section).
Client:Great Canadian Town Band Festival
Site: Great Canadian Town Band Festival [Archived]
Project: Site designed and built for annual Town Band Festival.
Description: Site features animated transitions and music.
Client: Cow Palace
Site: Cow Palace [Archived]
Project: Not the real Cow Palace in San Francisco, but a rural art gallery.
Description: I used the gallery itself as an interactive navigation for the site. It has a cartoonish, Simpsons-like style.
Client: Juju Web Design 2001 portfolio
Project: I designed this as my portfolio in 2001, and chose the theme of '2001 - A Space Odyssey' or at least the monoliths from that movie.
Description: The monolith motif allowed me to demonstrate some 3d Flash magic, by having the monoliths flip sideways and forward to present content. It interfaces with a database of examples of my design work. I put some spacey sound effects in for fun.