Ah … that time I developed a website for free and lost $600+ to a low moral individual. More on that story here. The design work I did I’m still proud of, so I keep it here as a reminder of what kind of morals I choose to have.
Today the Buddemeyer Hangnail Pro Guitars website launched using it’s new URL and website design. The website has been developed using the ResponsiveEve HTML template as its framework. A few other responsive enhancements were made to the website (such as embedding the YouTube videos in a way that ensures they resize with the framework) in an effort to make the website accessible to all users on almost all devices. … Buddemeyer Hangnail Pro Guitars website launches
While designing for Mater, I created the logo for the Student Placement Online Tool (SPOT). The logo needed to have an element that indicated the business was online (the hyperlink referenced underling of the word Online) while also referencing the acronym SPOT (the stylised letter O in the word SPOT).
Both of my PCs run with docks (like you’d see on most Macs). One PC is running the Ubuntu operating system (OS) while the other runs the Windows OS. The Windows machine is using the customisable RocketDock to create its dock. Customisable is good. This allows me to create my own dock themes from time to time. You can see my attempts at RocketDock theming on my deviantART page.
While designing for Mater I created the signage branding for Mater Health Centres. The signage requirements required a design that could be applied in full colour or single colour while also providing options for stacked and horizontal alignments.
While designing for Mater I created the Redlands Clinic logo. The logo needed to represent the medical aspect of the business while still appearing community oriented. The use of the colour red ties in with both of those requirements as does the logo’s font pairing.
I used to run a website dedicated to random articles that were about anything and everything. That website was maybedaily.info. Written daily … maybe. The concept was to be a news source where the news was all daily activities that had an element of humour about them. It was almost news without being news. Therefore the logo needed to represent a news source logo without being totally serious.
Prior to dedicating my Scarebear website to my guitar fascination, I started a small website called 47 Guitars. The aim was to post weekly guitar related articles for 47 weeks straight. I later decided to incorporate that concept into the main Scarebear website instead. The logo for 47 Guitars was intended to represent the guitar subject matter which was achieved by using the plectrum shape.
This is the logo I created for the first version of my online digital graphic design portfolio. Originally all of my websites had their own brand and name—it was not very connected or obvious. The logo represents the use of ink (through the obvious ink splatter) as does the font style (by using a newspaper styled serif font). The logo is all black and white as is often my design preference.
I decided to create a brand for my main website that reflected my rough around the edges approach to all-things guitar. I’m not an expert and I’m not perfect. The logo needed to reflect that. My handle Scarebear—which has been a nickname of mine for over 20 years—also implies something that is primal. To date this logo has been applied—in varying formats—to my website, plectrums and business cards.
I worked with Giuseppe Sorbello in designing and printing his book on vocal training for the performing arts after I had designed and developed his website. Giuseppe had written this book over many years and hand drawn the images that ended up inside the book. Giuseppe had an idea for the front cover which included somehow incorporating music into the title itself.
It was a delight to work on this project and see it go on to become available through university bookstores.