A decade of vector art
Now, this is not what I would call a “success story“. At least not in the traditional sense. In many ways this is a cautionary tale marinated in stunning digital art. Some of the best I could find.
So, who am I?
Just some guy.
You could look through my portfolio if you wanted or glance at my resume, but that won’t really tell you who I am. At times, I question it myself. To really know what makes me tick, you’ve gotta know what circumstances got me here.
I’m an artist disguised as a designer.
It’s a secret.
This is a graphic design love letter. One filled with triumph and tragedy.
Once upon a time,
This time the objective is Marketing
Last July, Vectorvault was fortunate enough to be introduced to the Research and Development Team at Niagara College. They have been building some key infrastructure for us. And as we “Round Third” on this project’s completion, we find ourselves working with another talented Niagara College group. This time, specifically related to Marketing. Lighting apparently, can strike twice.
Vectorvault presented as a project
July seems like a long time ago as I braved some deadly weather to drive to Niagara on the Lake Today. I met with Professor Malcolm H. and David D – Great guys. Both of them made me feel very at ease, and had nothing but high praise for the second year Marketing class that I presented to Today.
I think that it went well. Most of it was just speaking about where Vectorvault came from and where it fit in the marketplace. I raced through allot of slides and tried my best to “boil it down” the best that I could.
Optimistic and Supportive
As I rolled my eyes across the faces in the room today, I could see “the wheels turning”. I hope that will translate into some creative approaches and curiosity. I am confident that wherever it ends up, Vectorvault will be advantaged by alternative perspectives and imaginative solutions.
I’m looking forward to watching it unfold. And I’m providing all the ingredients necessary for an ambitious team to really stand out. I’m excited for them and us.
Malcolm, David and the entire class, Thanks for listening today. Just remember, I’m listening as well. Let’s keep the lines of communication open along with our minds. Good luck.
* Expand this post for some vector inspiration:
Changi Airport, Singapore
In the course of refurbishment works ART+COM was commissioned to create a signature art installation for the Departure-Check-in hall of Terminal 1 at Singapore Airport. Kinetic Rain is composed of two parts, each consisting of 608 rain droplets made of lightweight aluminum covered with copper. Suspended from thin steel ropes above the two opposing escalators, each droplet is moved precisely and seemingly floating by a computer-controlled motor hidden in the halls ceiling. The drops follow a 15-minute, computationally designed choreography where the two parts move together in unison, sometimes mirroring, sometimes complementing, and sometimes responding to each other.
Even the best of them could use a few shortcuts every now and then. The team down at Hongkiat has assembled wallpapers in 1024×768, 1024×1024 (iPad), 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200 and 2560×1440 to help you save time. When it comes to design, isn’t that what it’s all about?
Designers can work hours into the night to produce their best work for clients, their portfolio or their pet projects. To make the process easier, most would use shortcut keys on their regular design and development tools particularly Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Flash, to expediate the process. You can be sure that they are not going to go back to the traditional (and slower) click-and-search methods.
That is why you can find tons of cheatsheets on the Web, designed to help designers and developers make better use of their time in producing their masterpieces, not looking through the rows and rows of commands for the right action.
Lobster Love is an exciting food event for those who just can’t seem to get enough of this delicious crustacean. It’s not for those who like lobster. It’s for those who love it.
July 19, 2012 is when the event kicks off at the Evergreen Brickworks. Tickets are moving fast, so snap it up.
Take a closer look at the other versions of this logo here.
Buckle up kids, Rufus Blacklock has designed this high-octane animated info graphic that outlines the history of F1 race car design. Over 60 years of auto engineering in under 60 seconds. Not a bad time – On any track.
Like cars? How about colouring books? – Double yes? Check this out:
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