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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 »



Scion: Urban Mobility 2011

Posted on August 22nd, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Portfolio, Websites. Comments Off on Scion: Urban Mobility 2011

Current recently came to me to design a site for Scion’s Urban Mobility. Every year they create a community-based site to help inform, educate, and brainstorm urban transportation. This year the focus was on concepts and designs which address the world’s growing problems of urban sprawl and energy consumption. The site aims to provide information on projects helping communities with energy efficient transportation, fuel alternatives and innovative infrastructure.

However, Urban Mobility is more than just revolutionary ways of moving people; it is also a social cause that brings neighborhoods and communities together, reminding us that we are each a part of the global village.

Check out the live site here.



Google Doodle for ‘Security Test Engineering’ Team

Posted on August 10th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Brainstorming, Design, Logos, Portfolio. Comments Off on Google Doodle for ‘Security Test Engineering’ Team

I was honored to be asked to make a Google Doodle for their internal Security Test Engineering Team. Concepts ranged wildly since the target demographic was ‘hacker’ really. Fun right?

I went with a clean G with a laptop on it with the ‘Resident Hacker’ logo (think DefCon). The first ‘o’ is a magnifying glass looking for RSA encryption holes while the second ‘o’ is a lock being picked. A jumbled pile of ethernet cables make up the second ‘g’. I went with a firewall brick concept for the ‘l’ but felt it needed a fire to create a better visual pun. So the ‘e’ is on fire hopefully representing viruses and error and ‘omg why did you download that’.

It was fun and thanks again for the opportunity!

CREATIVE TOOLS
SketchUp
Adobe Creative Suite (PSD/AI)



4th and Forever Website

Posted on May 16th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Portfolio, Websites. Comments Off on 4th and Forever Website

I just finished a website for the new TV show 4th and Forever. I designed and programmed the site for Current TV (www.current.com) from start to finish. The Current team was a joy to work with. By leveraging the on-air assets available to the brand we were able to create quite a beautiful site. Since the players are real people (not characters) social media was heavily incorporated.

 

You can see the live site here : https://www.current.com/shows/4th-and-forever

 

 

 

 



Apple iPhone – Smudge Spoof

Posted on November 15th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Links, Video. Comments Off on Apple iPhone – Smudge Spoof

Wow, looking through old archived projects I found this little gem.

I created this as a very quick (2 or 3 hours) test of motion tracking in an early version of Adobe After Effects. What was just a learning exercise became something of a meme for a few days. I remember mainly being embarrassed (its a very rough version, lotsa jitter). I even got emails from engadget and other tech news sites asking for permission to re-post and cover this serious topic. Of course I reminded them I didn’t own the original commercial (but sure!).

Funny stuff, especially the comments. The amount of people looking for genitalia in smudges is disturbing :/ Regardless, look how old that phone looks now!

2007 BOYEEE!