Welcome to Joseph Van Geffen's Portfolio & Journal


Sephora : Beauty Roulette

Posted on January 23rd, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Development, Portfolio, Websites. Comments Off on Sephora : Beauty Roulette

An interactive roulette wheel for Sephora’s Holiday Promotion; the most successful projects are fun to play with when all the work is done!



Bunch o’ Illustrations

Posted on August 10th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Illustration, Portfolio. Comments Off on Bunch o’ Illustrations

A handful of concept art illustrations. The bulk of them are for game concepts explored by RenderDragon games.



Past Portfolio – Interactive Grid

Posted on April 3rd, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Portfolio. Comments Off on Past Portfolio – Interactive Grid

This was a fun interactive grid that allowed you to zoom and expose different pieces I had created. However, it was designed and programmed with Adobe Flash and is now unsafe/obsolete. Meh.



Cocktails Under the Canopy : a benefit for LEAF

Posted on March 20th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Business Cards, Portfolio, Print. Comments Off on Cocktails Under the Canopy : a benefit for LEAF

Cocktails Under the Canopy : a benefit for LEAF!



Scion Current Covers brought to you be The New Scion IQ

Posted on March 20th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Portfolio, Websites. Comments Off on Scion Current Covers brought to you be The New Scion IQ

I just finished designing and programming a site for Current TV: Scion Current Covers. This replaces last year’s Urban Mobility as a conversation area for technology, science, and industry – all brought to you by The New Scion iQ! The main focus currently are the TEDTalks.



Derfwood

Posted on March 19th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Mobile, Portfolio. Comments Off on Derfwood

Fight back the invasives and the Corrupticorn’s friends and win back your home!!

A new rogue-like game by Render Dragon and Endless Fluff.



Destination Himalaya

Posted on March 19th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Development, Interactive, Mobile, Portfolio. Comments Off on Destination Himalaya

I created the UI and all art assets for Destination Himalaya’s iOS application.



iWintergrasp for iPhone & iPad

Posted on March 19th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Development, Interactive, Mobile, Portfolio. Comments Off on iWintergrasp for iPhone & iPad

I created an World of Warcraft battleground tool for the iOS to help players know when to login. By setting their realm, a player was able to see a countdown to the next ‘Wintergrasp’ battle.



Tattoo designs

Posted on February 11th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Journal, Logos. Comments Off on Tattoo designs

Well, they say you should never get a tattoo of a person’s name. These wise empty canvas philosophers can go to hell! On the 3rd week anniversary of my daughter’s birth I got “Lila” tattoo’d on my forearm!

Obviously, I had to design it myself. It also had to match the only other tattoo I have on my other forearm.

The other tattoo is for a design shop I opened in the mid 90s. The amount of work from the word-of-mouth advertising I was getting was threatening to drown me. So I teamed up with John Hills, hired two designers, and got everyone to work. We set up agreements with multiple Advertising Agencies to do their web work. Outside that, we got a lot of interesting kiosk/touchscreen work. The tattoo is our design shop’s logo. The shop was called Element 23 since … Read More »



Weekend of unbiased rendering.

Posted on February 6th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Journal. Comments Off on Weekend of unbiased rendering.

I have done a lot of 3D work across a huge list of platforms and always enjoy those days where tweaking parameters and slaving renders out is your entire focus. This weekend I played with a bunch of new, mostly free, products!

I was initially trained on (And usually fall back on) Autodesk’s 3DSMax but I found this offer too good to ignore. Daz, in a push probably to get more people using it, released their flagship products for free! From there I had to export and try Blender’s renderer and new features.

I don’t know how long Daz will be offering their products for free, so I suggest grabbing them Now!.

The last time I ran DAZ it couldn’t compare to Poser (although their content did). Now, with Daz’s genesis models and morphs I believe it surpasses it. A large part … Read More »