Creative 365: The Best of June

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

June was a month of design risks and challenges, and a massive revelation about government surveillance that shocked and amazed me and made me mad. The result? A mixed bag of political design work and exercises in design. I had an idea for a zine that I may develop.

Restore the Fourth

4th Amendment

You're Not Paranoid

Dissent Zine Cover

Into Battle

12th and Sansom

Esmeralda

Comic Book Website Concept

Regie Satanas

Creative 365: The Best of May

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

It was a month of experimentation and pushing new limits. We lost of Jeff Hanneman of Slayer, Philadelphia decided to install more cameras, and I decided to motivate myself to create some of the best work I’ve done to date.

I wound up attempting a redesign of Model Mayhem, experimenting with mixed-media, and a few typography exercises. All in all, it was a pretty solid month.

The Girl in the Slayer Vest

I'm OK With Cameras!

Pennsylvania Prime

My Name is Roxy, and I fucking hate you!

Almost Again

No Excuses

Change the World

Iron Knuckle

Hallelujah Motherfucker

Model Mayhem Profile Redesign

Tips for Upcoming Web Designers

OK, I’m far enough along to announce this: There is a new website in the works.

Its not a revision of my current site; its a brand-new, never did it before site. And it is going to rock!

I just want to add this for all the upcoming designers and coders. Here are some tips for always staying fresh:

  1. ALWAYS do something different for every site you do! Back in 2008 when I redid my personal website, I broke out of my habit of using HTML Tables for the entire layout of my site and switched to CSS. This time, I’m learning how to use Javascript and PHP.
  2. DON’T always follow the heard. It’s tempting and easy, but don’t. I’ve written about my hatred of Web 2.0 a lot. It isn’t about the technology, but how bland it is. Be daring and exciting, and more people will come to your site!
  3. Learn a lot about SEO! I was talking to a friend about naming conventions and if they meant anything to SEO. In terms of CSS coding, it doesn’t, but name your images and pages what they are. And read SEO 2.0! GREAT blog!
  4. Learn some new web technology! Its smart to stay ahead of the curve, or at the very least, start catching up with everyone else. HTML 5 is coming soon, and so is CSS3. Learn some and start building your sites around them.
  5. Take a Break! If you’re like me, you can’t stand not working on a web site project until its done. Make sure you get up, have fun, and enjoy life!

Well that’s all I have for now. Stay strong and Happy New Year!

New Project in the Works: Redesigning a Heavy Metal / Punk Radio Station!

Really excited about this one!

I relaunched my radio station, Mark Skull Pirate Radio, and in turn am working on a new design and layout for the website. The website has, to date, gone through 3 different versions, and this one promises to be the best.

So far, I can’t say much at all. Its fairly secretive at this point, but look for more info very soon!

Also, feel free to check out the station yourself!