I put the Genesis Project aside first and focus what entity should hold the project and future projects for that matter. I created RATLABS, this will be a web design organization that will be headed, of course, by me.
Why create RATLABS? I believe that your biological name is the greatest brand you will ever have, but my name is a bit mouthful so I created an acronym of it. I will not give it away it here, for mysterious effect purposes, but somewhere in the brand that has my name on it go figure. So why? I just need an entity to hold my projects so there is another layer of ambiguity.
I set aside the project for a few weeks, and I already charged just a week of work on my logs. From March when I started the Genesis Project I worked on research and some sample codes for preparation of the project. I put effort on the UI of the project but there are still a lot to do and some few tweeks I need to put on the canvass. There are a lot of going on basically with the project and I think this is a good venue to put it all in the new brand.
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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