MIXER Streaming Music App
Much like getting your news on social media, the problem these days with getting music on streaming apps like Spotify is the inherent bias in the type of music we end up listening to.
In my experience, applications that 'recommend' similar art to what I've been experiencing, be it music, film or TV shows always struck me as somewhat problematic. I ended up wondering about all the tracks or films I might be missing. What if I don't want to listen to a similar artist, but someone completely different, in a genre I may have never heard of? Where would I stumble onto them?
This is why I felt the MIXER app to be an interesting experiment: A streaming service that cobbles together tracks from a multitude of different music related 'topics', all set up by the user via sliders, not unlike those found on a studio mixing board. They can be specific or vague, which ultimately dictate the type of musical experience the user will end up with.
Design wise, I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, without the user having to navigate through a myriad of menus. Everything needed for listening is no more than a couple of taps away. The similarities to the original iPod are not coincidental. It was, in my opinion one of the most well designed and thought out products ever, where everything was accessible with a single thumb. This was my goal with MIXER.
Software used: Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop
Retro Motorcycle Alphabet Poster
Personal project: The A-Z's of some iconic motorcycles, illustrated in the most classic of mediums; 8-bit.
Sitting at work with a few minutes to kill? How about trying to name them all? Each letter corresponds with the first letter of the manufacturer. Click the image for larger size. (Cheat notes at bottom)
Illustrated digitally. Prints available for purchase.
Small But Mighty T-Shirts
T-shirt illustrations to promote all things small (but mighty) Designed and illustrated for Black Widow Custom Paint.
Illustrated digitally & screen printed on premium quality fabric on women's shirts.
The BMW was a personal project. The Ducati was a commission. Both illustrated digitally.
A digital illustration completed for Black Widow Custom Paint. It exists purely as a promotional piece, having been sold online as a limited run of prints.
The Daily Grind
A quick personal project completed in my spare time. Having skateboarded in my younger days, I always enjoyed the rebellious mentality of board and apparel manufacturers. However ironic their anti-consumerist marketing strategy may have been, their witty and colourful illustrations nevertheless appealed to me and I wanted to mimic that playfulness. Blending the 'power suit' with a kick flip seemed like an obvious choice.
Looper DVD & Blu-Ray
Video editing, motion graphics and layout/structure of sub-menus by yours truly. Extremely fun and fast paced project for a large scale home video release.
Blue is the Warmest Color DVD & Blu-ray
Menus designed and animated for the Blu-ray release of Blue is the Warmest Color.
Senna iTunes Extras
Menus I designed for a special edition iTunes Extras (remember those things?) release of the documentary Senna.
Inside Llewyn Davis Blu-ray
A future classic in my opinion (The film, not the menus...)
Main menu I edited and designed for the Ron Howard flick.
The Company You Keep DVD & Blu-ray
Menus I designed & animated for the Canadian release of The Company You Keep.
Rust and Bone iTunes Extras
A set of iTunes Extras menus for Rust and Bone.
A promotional video filmed and edited for Black Widow Airbrushing promoting a new project. Filmed using iPhone 5 + Filmic Pro. 0 Calories.