Wallace.dog is an adventurous best friend who stars in mini-animations every week at the website with his name. He hopes to start in his own game some day!
I met with the owner of Tioga Street Laundromat several times over the course of a few months to help develop a brand for his new business. Deliverables included a modern logo, signage, and a simple responsive website. Throughout our conversations, a little bit of marketing strategy also slipped into the mix.
Mini-projects; perpetually updated.
Presentation slides created for professional and academic events.
A selection of a full set of economics graphs commissioned by a professor at Penn State University. The graphs are being used both as in-class visual aids as well as figures for a to-be-released book.
2012 – Present
Flyers, menus, business cards, and a resumé. All graphics created by me. For the John Spott business card, I used the program Mercury to model a custom molecule of a client's lab for use in the design.
My audition animation video for Youtuber CGPGrey's call for an illustrator / animator. The application called for the creation of a video in Grey's style using audio provided by Grey himself.
From the application posting on cgpgrey.com:
"If you are interested in working with the CGPGrey channel a full job description can be found here. To be eligible your application must include:
A private dropbox link to a 4k60FPS version of the animated script above. Videos that are publicly posted on YouTube are disqualified.
The animation will contain zero stock images and zero screen grabs from the CGPGrey YouTube channel. All assets will be original.
A ZIP file of the original assets created to make the animation.
A declaration that you are of legal age to do freelance work.
No personal information about you other than the city where you live. If you have a portfolio of other work that you want to share, that can be included.
Applications will begin to be evaluated on Friday May 13th."
I used Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 to edit the video together (although looking back Keynote might've worked equally well). I've since received an email from Grey's personal assistant telling me that another candidate was chosen.
Alpha gameplay footage for an untitled runner game. This game was inspired by its accompanying music, which was composed by dbk2. I completed all other elements, including artwork, programming, and the demo reel. Platform drawing was spot on at one point, but that build got lost when I transitioned to Stencyl 3.0. A small part of this game’s code lives on in my completed game Floppy Bit.
Contribution: artwork and design concepts. This project was started by and belongs to Daniel Guzek. The project description, in his words:
Will You Be My Programmer was originally my master's thesis project, a custom game platform designed to teach middle school students computational thinking concepts. You can read about my progress with Will You Be my Programmer at my development blog.
2012 – 2013 (v1)
A collaborative game project with dbk2. Based on his self-made web animation of the same name, the game was meant to explore human interactions and relationships via the internet. I provided graphics, animation, game design, and some programming. The project is on-hold indefinitely.