This portfolio site was designed and built for multi-media designer and animator Eric Smallwood. The site showcases complex transitions with subtle accents and contrasts. It is overall an elegant visual solution for such a diverse portfolio.
This wedding invitation site was inspired the beautiful view of the night sky at our home.
The Baltimore Art + Justice Project brings together individuals and organizations working at the intersection of art and social justice in Baltimore City. I saw this project as an opportunity to develop unique visualization add-ons for Buddypress, a social networking plugin for WordPress, that would unify Google Maps (V3), data layers using Fusion Tables, and MySQL into one tidy package. The website enables artists, designers, organizations and others to securely register and login to the online community in order to further engage by continuing dialogs through forums, documenting justice related artistic endeavors, and creating connections between collaborators.
This project involved the entire redesign of USDemocrazy.net, a blog where teenagers are encouraged to engage in the discussion of American politics. The goal was to make the content more attractive to younger readers by utilizing political cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher’s wonderfully playful aesthetic, while also emphasizing it’s seriousness by focusing on a branding scheme that was both cohesive and professional. The redesign also involved restructuring the back-end of the site to make writing and posting on the blog more intuitive for the USDemocrazy team.
Mapping Baybrook is a collaborative and interdisciplinary web-based exploration of place that blends digital mapping technologies with research into the history and culture of an industrial community in South Baltimore referred to as “Baybrook” (the adjacent neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Curtis Bay).
The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor Program at UMBC needed a site where students could apply for the major without contacting professors willy-nilly. The program head requested a simple, AJAX-formated, responsive website that showcases the colors and the styles of the periods the minor focuses on. Now their students are able to get the information they need about the program, as well as apply, all in one place.
John Sturgeon is an artist-poet, practicing in digital video/film, installation and performance, with interests in tele-performative and streaming media collaborations as well as interactive forms. As the sole designer and developer for his professional portfolio/blog, I was able to produce a site for John that is easy to manage without any knowledge of HTML or CSS.
This site uses WordPress as the typical blogging platform. The child theme was heavily modified, and I also incorporated embed capabilities for 360Cities.
This motion graphics animation was inspired by an off-beat haiku. The character and backgrounds were constructed as vector images in Adobe Illustrator and Flash, and then animated with texture overlays, text, and effects in Adobe After Effects. The animation also includes a custom frame-by-frame run cycle. The music, “War to End it All,” was created as free-ware by netty-swobb on Newgrounds.
The majority of the scenery for this motion graphics piece was constructed using 3d models that were vectorized and textured with overlays, and is accompanied by hand-drawn figure sketches. The story portrays how the time spent in dreams can often seem like much longer than it actually is in waking life. The piece was animated in Adobe AfterEffects and is accompanied by an original piano composition.
The Camelot Cafe is a place with tolerable food, a less than tolerable atmosphere, and one simple motto – all customers are kings! However, the staff doesn’t react well when one customer takes this to heart.
This motion graphics animation was a lip syncing exercise inspired by a segment of audio from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Every piece of each character was made from clay, photographed, and edited in Adobe Photoshop. Then the entire piece was animated with effects in Adobe AfterEffects.
With a strong personal background in drawing and painting, I find myself always coming back to the fundamental idea of building something with my hands. There’s something so rewarding about creating something physical, whether it is a painting or a sculpture, that motivates me to incorporate these techniques and aesthetics in many of my digital designs.
I am a young and creative multitasker based in Baltimore, MD. I am passionate about addressing complex design problems using the latest in web and print technologies. My varied arts background gives me unique insight and confidence in building large scale, multimedia, and interactive user experiences and data visualizations.