Tuesday, 27 October 2009

givin me the feedback to give to you!

Had my crit this eve on my final website...and, feedback was as kinda expected, the front page is really quite bold and then once i get into my website its jsut quite simple and black and white :S

I did expect that, i was trying to make the inner contents of my site quite smooth and maybe ive been relying on lightboxing too much that its shyed me away from experimenting further with my design, and has covered up the fact that my website is rather quite bare!

Not the best thing to hear as personally i thought it was alright but there is a huge difference between the front page and the rest of my site! There you have it i admit the rest of my website does need touching up!

MAybe if time wasnt such a huge issue with this project i could have done more, much more infact, with this website, and indeed would have liked to! but tbh im quite suprised i go it working at all!!!

As for my font selection, i stand by it because i liked the contrast between the squiggly old fashioned font i used for my logo, and would of liekd to have something similar for my headings etc.but bloody fireworks didnt have the font i wanted! so bit of a pickle there! But im happy with how the font turned out.

I think overall my fatal-flaw was that there was too much free space and the "M" on my page didnt really compare to my main site. Having a look at other peoples work i can see some other ideas that maybe i could have used and although the official project might be over im quote excited to keep working on ym website now in my own time andgetting it to a soloution that works better!

Still, i have enjoyed thsi project much more than the other two ive been working on as it was new and challenging (well okay animation is a bitch) and actually got my quite hooked on experimenting in my free time (not what animation has done so far as im lost with that!)

Signing out for now


Rationale (So far)

Really do wish I hadnt been ill all of last week with the flu and foolishly my own cooking giving me food poisoning...however, i think ive set the foundations to get my website up and working, still cant get it up on the World Wide Web however really should have got all my other portfolio work up and running, but as i have been short on time due to my own fault, I was trying to get my lightboxing u, which i failed at completly but will continue with this in my own time...

other than that im happy with how my page has turned out,. i wanted it neat and simple and have kept to that. I didnt want a site that wasnt 'me' and i think ive achieved that. 

maybe if we had of had more time i would of experimented more with the site however overall im chuffed!


Monday, 26 October 2009

hand in tomorrow worries!

been trying to get ym website up and running after a whole week of flu and food poisioning...but it wont seem to work :S anyone else having issues? tried watching video posted but for soem reason it jsut doesnt like me and wont work!
been in and out of the studio this past week and today making sure my webpage is ready to go, just dont understand lightboxing yet so its not 100% ready :( but will get the hang of it and make my website work! PROMISE!


Tuesday, 20 October 2009


Finally getting the hang of how to make pages flow into one another...basically using the index page to connect to the others...tedious but quite easy once you get everything into dreamweaver and then its just repeating yourself, over and over and over again...

...might not finish it by next week with all the other projects on the go, but already got it to flow through the pages and working...jsut need to put it onto the net...shame the video didnt work in the lesson but ill be able to watch it at home later..until then...



After much drama...ive learnt you cant just simply press the 'export' button in fireworks...remember to press export wizard and put all images into the subfolders (a simple tick of a box) otherwise it will all go haywire and your images will be Fu*ked like mine today!

ahhh relief!


Monday, 19 October 2009

Derek Kimball Website


Very interesting Layout for his website...worth taking a look


Anatomy of a Successful Graphic Design Company Website


Here you have it a 9 step checklist brought to you by Graphic Designer Brian Hoff!

Mr Fu*king Know it all!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


Need to start cutting out my pages on fireworks...finally realised that i cant use vectors as theres nothnig to use in fireworks so having to re-do all my fonts again, but came up with a better soloution and finally completed all my thubnails ready to be cut up and create my page!
just want to see it all working finally!!! should be finished by next weeek!


Dead Celebrities...


Get the webstie started...

Todays the day to see if my final website is good enough...fingers crossed!


Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Flow Cart for Website.

Finally, after several failed attempts to upload a flowchart from illustrator and photoshop, I made my flowchart by hand and here it is in all its glory!


Monday, 5 October 2009

Captain America

Singapore Skatepark Graffiti

Portfolio Wireframe (Mockup cont.)

After doodling about on hotgloo.com I noticed that you could upload images to give a more detailed approach as to how the page will look, so i uploaded an image to my portfolio page to try show a better example of how my portfolio page will look. 

Taaa daa!!!

Website Wireframes

Thursday, 1 October 2009

New Idea

Needing Some Assistance!!!

Can anyone suggest an idea to make my intro page for my webpage work???
Any suggestions are a plus!

Really like the logo (bottom), and might use that instead of my name (top) But need to try incorporate the subheadings  more...so please any ideas guys?


Successful Portfolio Page (research)

I saw this page whilst doing some research and found the layout crisp and clean which i think makes a successful website. Its easy on the eye with the choice of colours and looks pretty simple to use at the same time...what do you think?


Wednesday, 30 September 2009

After yesterdays fiasco...

Missed the 9:30 lesson as the timetables are all just fucked up...but snook into the 1:30 class and was pretty smooth sailing...shame theres more work to be done!


Wolverine: 'He Just Kept Getting Angry'

Project: 'THEM'

Another Project that I did at La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore.
This time more photographical...it follows the story of a character called 'The Joker' that tracks down the 'Ballerina' and tries to kill her, but what unfolds is a different type of murder with a suprising twist.


Collage Project (La Salle College of the Arts)

These were all part of an A2 sized collage done during my foundation year at La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore.

Singapore Graffiti

Photograph taken by moi on my last visit to the 'Lion City' of Singapore. At the regional skate-park, where artists are free to express themselves, as they should be!


Monday, 28 September 2009

Skull Skateboards

Colour chart of posters designed for the Skate-Brand 'Skull Skateboards'.
Project last year ('09)
Using Collage, Illustrator & Photoshop
Collection for 'Project Self' on my foundation year course in Singapore '08.


Dailymail.co.uk (News update)


Juice Magazine (Cover-spread '08)


Gambit from the Marvel Comic Book 'X-Men'
Part of a series of illustrations for a project last year. 


Spiderman from the famous 'Spiderman' Comics by Stan Lee.
Part of a series of illustrations for a project last year. 

Website Layout (Provisional Ideas)

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Cuppa Tea?

T-shirt concept design for a flow chart illustrating how to make a perfect 'Cuppa-Tea'


Friday, 25 September 2009

"WARP" - Bloody Beetroots feat. Steve Aoki





An illustration done on foundation year for 'Project: Self' entitled 'Screamboy'. Was one of three in a series that you will have to wait a little longer to fully see...


Thursday, 24 September 2009

The Punisher


Second lesson finished, finally done for the day...learnt about the web and internet, fascinating business...Always good though to throw in a bit of Randy Marsh to get you interested.
Looking forward to getting started on the actual website, the module is really taking shape and looking better in the long-run of things concerning moi...

Need to come up with 3 designs tonight for my front page...time to do some research for it!


Umbro '09 (Unused)

About Previous Post

"Samuel McWilliams' Book of The Obvious was a self-project that I did over 2 years ago now. It was when I was looking around my room at different objects and tried to scribble down some sort of illustration for each...Batman, Fish, Monsters and Flowers...How much more obvious can they get?


"Samuel McWilliams' Book of The Obvious"

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Anatomy Project

Been doing god awful research today for my Anatomy project, but found this little fella which eased the pain of it all. Think im gonna try do something along these lines for the upcoming project. But at the same time might try something completly different and nothing like it...so i havent got any further with the project, excellent! Anyways thought it was a good little picture to add to the blog!


Tuesday, 22 September 2009

First Blog w/ Tom & Mike

Got the last of 3 projects, feel rough as shit and hate having to write about myself...Been given a wee little task of creating a flow chart about a Cuppa-Tea, should be alright!
Looking forward to creating my own personal Website, try and make it worth keepin. What else to write? No idea what it would look like but got to gather some images for the lesson come Thursday, revisiting first year work should be fun! (sarcasum)

Anyways, had enough fun writing this to whoever the fucks gonna read it,
But glad to be at your service writing to you,
This is well Random.