This is an image I rendered in order to place on my PSN profile. I wish I could make it my avatar for PSN as well as Bungie.net, but alas the fates have not willed it. I feel the image is incomplete, but I’ll need to execute the draft and give it some time to watch and learn to decide how best to proceed.
Though I am mired in my current work, I find that it can be a good thing to take small breaks from the grind to reignite my passion for artistic work by tackling smaller more focused projects. I enjoy doing overlay and eSports work for many reasons, but one of the them is that it utilizes a generally very simple concepts that can be deeply explored through creative problem solving and intelligent design. This allows me to push aside a lot of the extra considerations that can weigh down exploration of design while I’m working on such a complicated project as my Indie game Mecromage.
An image to promote the crew of @BaseTradeTV
December of last year I had an encounter with a Starcraft 2 community stream on Twtich.tv that I really enjoyed. Their obvious passion and dedication purely to the community of gamers was inspiring. I felt this could be a nice avenue that would allow me to stretch a little and focus on quick creative execution of some small projects. I contacted BaseTradeTV and offered some graphics support for the channel, they accepted.
I was commissioned to do a budget web splash page. The purpose -to have a stream front that fans can navigate to and see multiple streams simultaneously in action, from a given team or group. The challenge – to create a design in three hours. While I accomplished the initial three hours concept goal, I did spend another three refining some of the ideas.
Creating Team Eve’s logo was a rewarding experience, and a test of the process of achieving a shared vision with a client. Below I discuss the process I used to communicate online, across the globe, to deliver not only a logo for an up and coming eSports team, but some working assets for their web and streaming needs.
A friend of mine from the WCR community has been hard at work on creating a series of hilarious videos where he takes games that allow you to make morality decisions and plays out the meanest of the options. He commentates over the gaming for added entertainment.