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