I recently worked with a really cool Nashville-based client to create a completely new website design and responsively-coded templates for their startup Rabble.TV.
The website gives users the ability to create and/or listen to alternative audio streams to television broadcasts. So if you happen to be, for instance, a rabid sports fan who hates his/her team’s commentator (apparently there’s alot of that out there), you can simply mute your TV during the game and listen to your personally-selected announcer of choice.
It was a fun one!
We started out with several different ideas and design concepts, all based around the goals of trying to clarify what Rabble does and efficiently organizing the large amounts of lists that get automatically generated in response to user input.
And here’s an alternate visual direction we considered during the early stages of the design process:
Well it’s official…my small team and I will be taking on the virtual sets for the upcoming Tony Awards again this year.
Just 4 weeks from now the nominees will be announced & we’ll begin a fast-paced string of theater photo shoots, followed by a hectic schedule of digital manipulation & content layering, little sleep, frantic server programming sessions & performance rehearsals which call for last-minute changes…all culminating in an always-entertaining night of theater broadcast on the television box as it happens at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall.
Oh yeah, and a REALLY cool after party.
For the past couple of months we’ve worked with Stephanie Jones to totally revamp her previous site, which was outdated and built with Flash…and so completely inaccessible to mobile devices, as well as being difficult to update.
The new website is responsive, mobile-friendly and super easy for the client to update. It also allows users to sign up and pay online for workshops and classes, and for the client to schedule special events and promotions ahead of time.
I recently worked with Memphis-based creative/production company Beale Street Studios to completely update their logo system…and from there to create a modern, fresh & mobile-friendly portfolio websiteto show off their work.
The site is easy to update and built on WordPress, and the logo system below includes some few designs that weren’t selected for the final product.
In partnership with Brian Oakes Design and Robin Hood, this series of applications was created for the Robin Hood Foundation’s Gala charity extravaganza, held at NYC’s Javits Center.
The challenge was to develop remotely-controlled motion graphics that could display live event information on a series of 20-foot projection screens. As attendees donated their money and/or time, the results were displayed on demand through these custom apps.
The office/studio that I share with Sarah Rossi Photography in Midtown Memphis’ Cooper Young is getting some really nice press, thanks to the press release written by Bart Shannon at Beale Street Studios.
More motion graphics and video editing… we just wrapped this one up yesterday:
A small but fun-to-work-on video for Acacia TV, in collaboration again with my buddies at Baker+Hill.
I’m happy to announce the launch of the brand new, 2nd version of BlueMapDesign.com, a modernization and complete redesign since the first version we produced together 10 years ago. In the coming week or two we’ll be fleshing it out a bit more, but this simplified version was launched to coincide with CES 2015 and the unveiling of the BlueMap-designed TYPO2 keyboards for the iPhone 6 and iPad Air.
I’m currently working on a new logo for these guys. Can’t use them all for the final one so inevitably some of the ones you like fall to the wayside…
I’m honored to have created the video presentations for the 2014 inductees of the Memphis Music Hall Of Fame. Just like last year, it was a bit hectic…but in the end it was all worth it.
The post-Alex Chilton incarnation of Big Star, performing in front of graphics I created for the event:
The incredible Sam Moore of Stax Records’ Sam & Dave, who dampened every eye in the house when he coaxed the legendary Ann Peebles into singing along with her husband, Hi Records’ Don Bryant:
….and B.J. Friggin’ Thomas!
And an amazing performance by Stax Records’ William Bell and rapper Al Kapone:
A creative motion graphics concept for an upcoming documentary feature, along with some additional alternate graphic looks. This has been a fun one to work on!
Some alternate graphic looks, to establish look & feel for the film…
Carved into a school desk:
And finally…crumpled paper:
Music video I created for Chicken Ranch Records from DIY footage of the band. Decidedly low-fi, in keeping with the rawness of both musical style & source video.
A collection of recent work. Some of these show concept work that wasn’t used in the final project, some are ongoing, and some are just sleeping for the moment.
Represented below are an upcoming documentary feature, an indie movie short, a couple of websites (allencooper.com and fender.com) and screen graphics for ESPN.
The site is built to grow with the company, and in the coming few weeks we’ll be adding a full line of products complete with an online store.
The first batch of bags for Relevant Roasters is in. I’m really happy with the way they turned out and I’m hopeful that they’ll work really well for Memphis’s new craft coffee company.
As always, thanks to Sarah for the photos.