Sketchnotes – Lecture Summary

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UX ‘n sketching it up

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Here’s a hint at the type of work I’ve been involved with lately, which is favoring my UX skill-set this time. And uncharacteristically allowed for the use of illustrations. This wonderful pairing has truly sped-up the development of personas, information architectures, work flows, rough UI prototypes and now refined wireframes.With over 110 illustrations informing our next steps I have to say this new approach has been a real blast.

Instagram Post: Home Repair

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Instagram Post: Wolverine vs. TWD

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Instagram Post: Concepting a House-like Mailbox

 

Our new home still has the previous owner’s name on the mailbox. Only because they painted it on though. So here’s a few of the sketch kick’n around the house outlining a plan to fix that. First the “wrong shape” sketch followed by the more realistic-shaped sketch.

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Zines!

Recently I was introduced to zines at the “Grand Rapids Zinefest.” And, honestly, walking into the event I had no idea what to expect. Yet by the time I left I was dying to make a zine. In fact, I was ready to mass produce and offer ’em up for $0.25 a piece. Unfortunately, various projects blocked those efforts and I’m still waiting to take a proper swing at it.

So until time permits I’m offering the following piece. Which amounts to ,well, an inside joke. One between a certain amazing artist :) and myself. Anyhow, the piece below was drawn directly onto a single, folded, letter-size piece of paper and illustrated with a brush pen. Plus alil’ Copic action. Otherwise that’s it. Enjoy.

The tiny, epic cover.
Learning the instruments

Okay, lets go. Vroom. Vrooming. Vroom. Screeeeech. Om'n.

Wanna make your own? Well here’s folding instructions for a tiny 8-pager like the one above.

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So feel free to download the instructions shown above (“8-Page Zine Folding Instructions” / 1MB .jpg) or go digital with the templates below.

» InDesign CC “8-page mini zine template (480KB – compressed .ind)
» Illustrator CC “8-page mini zine template(473KB – compressed .ai)
» DWG “8-page mini zine template” (22KB – compressed .dwg)
» PDF “8-page mini zine template” 
(55KB .pdf)

Happy zining!

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