From my last post, I started (again) my designing activities. I joined a few contests and I did not get the rhythm yet. What is the purpose of the designing activities anyway? This is to get a rhythm and try on some new tools. I am shifting to Illustrator from Fireworks. Fireworks seem to be dead but there are still users out there. It’s just a personal choice that I learn something new and Illustrator has been the “industry” standard.
Right now I have 7 logos designed in 3 weeks well for me this is a good number since I started. Besides I need to rest from my regular job, things got hectic in the office, due to deployment upgrades and ad hoc work.
I started with Sonic Acacia, It is a concept design for a rock band, an emo one for the concept. Why an emo rock band? Well I was listening with a popular Philippine band that has a lot of emo and love songs. I thought of creating a concept band logo, then the concept site.
The concept site is inspired based on the content of Blink 182 site. It has gig scheds and pages that has music video in it. I will walk you through it some other time, maybe on the web development blog I will put up. The url is already there sometime in December but I need to pile some article first so we can get some momentum on posting.
At last finally got some guts to design again in web. Well I am taking my time since I just got on board on my new team so I am not planning anything stupid yet. This is just testing my self if I still have it. I got a lot of things to do and a lot of things to learn and I need to organize this, have to do it right, this time. I am no longer a guerilla or a one hit wonder developer, this is what I am (or is it not?).
Somehow I got out of the design dormancy, hope I could get this going for a couple of months and maybe I could get additional projects on the side.
I am currently doing some design for my test case, which is a band website. I picked up in a random (or maybe spotify let me) topic so I decided to create a website for a band, perhaps, why not?
I am getting the hang of it. I just need to do this, I need to finish this. I need to be consistent for the first time, for the longest time.
For the glimpse of the work so far. I started in the logo.
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My desktop is broken. My long-term partner in crime, finally lay to rest. Though it is not technically mine (my wife bought it from her freelance work), she is well loved and used. I think the time has really come for her to say goodbye. She earned a lot of respect and in monetary aspects as well.
My computer is a quad core MSI machine. Well she is really an old model but hey, it was a good run. A lot of mock ups was produced and a thousand lines of codes are already been delivered. A lot of pictures was processed, filtered and altered.Designs that became inspiration, blog posts to be monitored and replied. Words had pressed, links that been clicked and videos that been streamed.The desktop that has been a witness to every logs and cached that have been stored.
So, where am I blogging anyway? To our new unit, an ASUS laptop. i5 core and a whole lot better than the died soldier. We need a better unit anyway. I will just keep this post simple and short for a moment of silence on my desktop.