I’m passionate about the web and design. After attending my first conference last year, I was hooked and couldn’t wait to do it again. I thought it would be even better if the conference could be held in my hometown so local designers and developers could take advantage of the experience to learn from industry leading speakers. Speakers include Jeffrey Zeldman, Aarron Walter, Ethan Marcotte, Jeremy Keith, and Josh Clark
www.fourandthee.com was recently featured as Line25’s Sites of the Year! Chris Spooner the creator of the blog describes his post as follows:
Every week of 2011 I’ve showcased the best website designs I’ve come across during my every day browsing of the web. This special end of year post features the best of the best, pulling together the awesomest designs from all 2011 Sites of the Week posts into one showcase of super cool designs. View the Post
As designers, we’re hired to develop and design a variety of things, and our focus is on content strategy, UI, UX, etc. Our clients are trusting us to deliver a great product in return for their investment. However, far too often, I’m hearing horror stories and seeing final products that should have never been released. I’ve come across some of these designers, and, in great confidence, they say, “the client doesn’t know the difference.” or “It works, doesn’t it?!”. If you haven’t already, please ask yourself, is this your standard?
You should care about the product you deliver, and I mean actually care. You should be proud of the work you do. You should value the money a client pays you, and stop feeling entitled to the money until you have delivered. If you can’t deliver a high quality product, then don’t do it. This will stop you from being defensive about the work you do, and you will feel good about the project when you go to put in on your portfolio page.
If you care about what you deliver, you’ll feel happier with your work. Most importantly though, you will be creating value for your clients, which is what they’ve hired you to do.
I recently released a new iOS app called Nightlight Lullabies. It’s an interactive way to read lullabies for kids. Play loop-able music, and play with the characters by dragging them around the stage.
I’m thrilled with the result and I will be promoting the app in the new year.
Check out the app micro site: http://nightlightlullabies.com/
Download the app: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/nightlight-lullabies/id481703621
I love my Apple TV so I wanted to test myself to see if I could recreate an Apple TV with as little layers as possible. It took 4, and that includes the Logo and Noise. Of course the outer circles and reflection add to the count, all in all 8 layers. Not bad. Also, I’m making this a free resource. You can download the PSD here: http://cl.ly/B0X6
“Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” — Confucius”
After some hard work and careful thinking I have launched the rebranding of IV & III. I have created a new website, a brand with a full colour palette, and evolved the logo from a serif to a sans-serif font (Gotham).