Categories: Quotes.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

- Antoine de Saint-Exuper

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Ahhhh the “symbology” … first draft of a new logo concept

Categories: Concept, Design, and Style.

Been wanting to incorporate some imagery into the personal “logo” for a while but struggled to find something that struck the right chord with me.  A while back I was having a laugh with a friend about LinkedIn and for some fun I put my title down as “Archangel”.

Well the more I thought about it the more I kinda liked it and last night I finally finished the first draft of what will hopefully become my new bootloader.  Gotta love customising stuff for the hell of it ;-)

Initial concept using contrasting gradiant to make it pop.

I then tweaked it a bit more for a bit more of a 3D effect which I was after for the bootloader pic.  Pretty happy with the overall effect although will play a bit more when I get some free (excuse me while I laugh) time.

Slight 3D effect - this one should make for a sweet bootloader screen.

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How many shades of grey?

Categories: Concept, Design, and Style.

Given a brief to keep it basically black + white but make it interesting I came up with this depth of field shadow type effect.  Pretty happy with it overall and will be playing with these effects a bit more in other areas to see what they might produce :)

How many shades of grey?

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Why Leaders Eat Last – an amazing talk by Simon Sinek

Categories: Bizness Time, Carpie Diem, and Think Different.

In this video from the 99U 2013 Conference Simon Sinek explains some of the biology behind leadership.  Now that may not sound like a ground breaking topic but I couldn’t stop watching and I feel my understanding of what makes a leader and why has grown tremendously.  Enough said really … just watch it!

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Has it really been that long?

Categories: Concept, Design, and Style.

Wow – to say I’ve been busy is an understatement but I didn’t think it had been that long since I posted.  Well here’s hoping I can be a bit more regular – need to write more anyway ;-)

So read this awesome tutorial on Abuzeedo about a cool portrait effect and thought I’d have a crack.  Reasonably happy with the results as it happens!

Inspired by a tutorial on Abuzeedo - getting my skillzors up to snuff.

 

Check out the tutorial on Abuzeedo here

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I'm Joe - a geek by day (and often by night) with a penchant for break-beat and Ruby on Rails. I run a small boutique web-dev shop here in Sydney and this is my soapbox ... or something like that.

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