I first designed a website for Waterline Church early to mid-2011. At that time there was a rush to get something up that was functional and fit within their branding standards. It's been well over a year now and time was made available to focus on giving the site a needed facelift and improved functionality to meet the growing needs of the church. I had the opportunity and 3 months to work out a layout with a landing page that put every option right in front of you as an image. This is the result.
As Christ neared His death, He prayed fervently that God would let the cup pass but still wanted to follow God’s Will rather than His own. As Christ was hanging on the cross and knew why He was there, He still cried out to God saying “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” These two moments I believe are the most humanistic moments in Christ’s life. Christ prayed for Himself but still followed God’s Will. Christ knew why He had to die for us but still asked “Why?” quoting Psalms 22:1. Christ was perfect and still struggled with His feelings of despair and abandonment. In a way, the son of man struggled with the Son of God. As a graphic designer, it is my purpose to impress thoughts and feelings onto the viewer. With these two images, it is my wish to convey the emotions of Christ onto the viewer in an impactful way.
Project for Motion Graphics 1. I've known the song for years and always had a visual in mind if I ever had the chance to animate. Even though it is project 3, this was my first time animating a 60 second clip. When I can get my hands on a either Apple's Motion or Adobe After Effects, I will be visiting this song again with refinement and the complete track. "Plenty of Paper" by Eisley.
For Advanced Computer Graphics, each student was assigned to find a not so well known brand and go through the process of re-branding using the Designing Brand Identity by Alina Wheeler. Most students chose a brand and worked on it for themselves. I myself went to Twitter and mentioned that I was looking for a not so well known company to re-brand. Bonny from the internet show NoodleScar directed me to The Bui Brothers. The brothers agreed to work with me for my class project and gave me good experience in interviewing and breaking down their wants and ideas into one "Big Idea." The project received an 'A' and is one that I am most proud of from my time spent working towards a Graphic Design major. I am very grateful for the time Lan and Vu Bui took out of their busy schedule to work with me as a mock client. http://www.thebuibrothers.com
My first re-branding project while attending university. While the current branding is energetic, I felt that the imagery was out dated and looked like it belonged in the late 80's or early 90's. It was my attempt to modernize the energy drink brand but to also still convey "energy."
XS Energy is a product of Amway Global.