Graphic Design and Illustration.

Archive for ‘September, 2011’

My summer Vacation

Fall is upon us. Finally got around to looking at our pictures of our trip the the American West. These are a sampling of my pics, with the one obvious exception that belongs to my wife. Hopefully, these, along with some more from my wife, should make a lovely photobook that I hope to have completed latter this week. Then off for printing!

ePub Hell

Despite the current rise in popularity in books distributed electronically, there seems to be an almost complete lack of tools to create publications for these eBook readers. InDesign has some tools available, but it still seems that you’ll want to “break in” to the ePub (or Mobi file for that matter it seems) and edit away HTML and CSS. Fun.
It occurs to me, that a carefully constructed web page has a better chance of being converted to either of these formats than an InDesign file. I may need to dust off my old PDF to HTML conversion notes and see what I can dream up…

Dangerous things are afoot…

Had a very interesting meeting meeting today regarding the state-of-the-art in web design when it comes to the Anglican Church in Winnipeg. Will have to wait and see how it all turns out.

I’m leaving it there for now to appease my sense of melodrama.

99Designs and their ilk

I imagine this is probably a fairly controversial subject. I’d imagine the GDC (Graphic Designers of Canada) probably have pretty harsh criticisms regarding “design by contest” and other crowdsourcing strategies for design and communication, but I think it may very well be the future. At least for a lot of the smaller design work (ie non-corporate) out there in the world. So hopefully by the end of the month, or maybe sometime mid-October depending on how busy I get, I’m going to take the plunge and give it a try. If nothing else, I’ll be able to fill out my portfolio a bit with some wider ranging work. Having an expansive portfolio is a problem when you work for a one-trick-pony like I do.

Good thing I’ve never been a GDC member! 😛


Hello World!

My first post.

I’m starting this blog mainly to set up an easy to update portfolio and possibly generate a bit of freelance work for myself. It also seemed like a fun project to take on. See what all this blogging stuff is all about and see how this whole WordPress thing works.

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