Inspired by a project I ran with a friend back in my school years, this ongoing series is just for fun. You can download these PSAs as wallpapers for various device sizes directly from this page, if you're so inclined. Enjoy!
Every designer embarks upon the mission of developing a personal visual identity. Mine has evolved a few times since its inception some years back- it's become simpler. I'll have some fun continuously updating this as time goes on.
This project is a fictional experiment in UI design. During the daytime I make real products for a global audience, and sometimes late at night I conjure up fictional apps I wish existed. Why not, right?
This one's just a simple, ongoing homage to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks. More to come....
This set is an exercise in icon design. Each one was meant to represent a different category of news story.
Shout-out to Justas, founder of Icon Utopia, for featuring my Dribbble shot of these icons in one of his weekly Best Icons of the Week roundups. Check it out here.
I love illustrating pieces for larger projects, and constantly pushing myself to learn new styles. This is a collection of one-off illustrations not quite large enough for their own project features, but still fun to make and share.
Trove is a simple packaging study - it's a concerted effort to embrace simplicity. I built the boxes seen here as a storage solution for safekeeping mementos, souvenirs, or other precious items. Inside, the boxes are lined with soft suede and retrofitted with super strong neodymium magnets that hold each lid securely in place.
The minimal exterior packaging describes product features while avoiding the use of additional materials. Simple and durable.
These smaller icon sets might not be large enough to merit their own project feature, but they're still fun to make and share. As usual, more to come... I'll add more small sets here as I make them.
This is an ongoing illustration series I'm working on to celebrate some of my favorite things, like classic iPods and their earphones, lightsabers, and more.
The Re:Solutions conference is an annual Orlando event held by the local chapter of AIGA. It takes place late each winter, with the goal of inspiring the central Florida creative community to work harder and smarter throughout the coming year. I had the pleasure of working with some incredible people during my time as an AIGA Orlando board member, and I had fun creating this branding for the event.
This project is a new, ongoing collection of one-off motion graphics concepts. They're not quite big enough for their own feature, but still fun to create and share!
Back during my school years, I worked with some incredible friends to manage this student-led organization. To this day, the group is doing some really fantastic things for young designers throughout Central Florida.
This is an ongoing branding project for my wife, Courtney Kaye Kirby. She's a singer, dancer, actor and choreographer here in sunny Orlando, FL. This project's just getting started... updates will be posted here.
In November of 2015, I married my wife Courtney - the single most incredible human I've ever known. These are some of the print materials I created for the event.
Working with my team at the UCF College of Graduate Studies, I created this event program for the 2014 USETDA conference here in Orlando. A conference by the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association might not seem too flashy, but the people who shared their research during the event were doing some incredible work! Inspired by their awesome pursuits, we had a blast designing for them.
In 2014, I was working for the University of Central Florida's College of Graduate Studies as a graphic designer. The college was a few months away from it's biggest event of the year - the annual Graduate Research Forum. While brainstorming ways to garner student's attention and peak interest for the event, I suggested capitalizing on a then-new trend in social media: autoplaying video.
Facebook had just incorporated autoplaying video into its iOS app. Rather than sticking with still graphics, I took the icons that had been designed for the event and brought them to life in a way that university-sanctioned graphics usually weren't. The result was an eye-catching step in the right direction for the College's social media presence, as well as a significant rise in online interactions as people scrolled through their news feeds to find something new and fresh from CGS.
The first of several planned iMessage sticker packs... check it out here: http://bit.ly/2veDesg
These were super fun to make... more details coming soon!