20 Mar

Portfolio Project: Interactive CV

I previously created an infographic CV last year, but now I’m moving it a step forward by making an interactive one. I’m using InDesign for this, as it has a lot of interactivity built-in. Buttons, links, rollovers and navigation are all quite simple to do, and there is a lot of help online to start even if you have never used InDesign before. I found this tutorial helpful when trying to create buttons.

There are, however, some known bugs that create issues with buttons. Make sure that you have the latest Adobe Reader installed or it will drive you mad.

Ashley Nye interactive CV design

I’m keeping to the same colour palette as my other websites and portfolio material. It will include a ‘featured’ section, some more information about my work and skills, and ways to contact me.

This is designed with a landscape orientation because it will primarily be viewed on a PC or laptop. Equally, it will still work as a printout.

Download my interactive CV below.

Ashley Nye Interactive CV

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19 Mar

Portfolio Project: Flat Design

I quickly put together the following mood board to reflect the feel of my chosen ‘fish & chips’ restaurant (part of the group showcase portfolio project).

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I then created the following designs in Adobe Illustrator, using the wireframes as a basis for the layout. They are all very flat, vector images. All three ‘restaurants’ will be designed in the same style, each with their unique colour palettes and atmospheres.

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D&DFish and Chips Design-01

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18 Mar

Portfolio Project: Group Showcase

As part of the portfolio project, we’re creating a group showcase on the wonderful Edge Animate.

The application will include a restaurant theme, showing each of our three ‘dining experiences’. I created the following logo to encompass the group theme – a mix of food and coding/design.

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The initial wireframes can be seen below.

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18 May

Adobe Kuler app – essential!

I am going to start by saying this app is absolutely fantastic.

Also as a website, which most designers will be familiar with, this free app is an essential for experimenting with and choosing colour schemes. It selects colours from a photo you can either take or upload, and allows you to save these themes and share them (after signing in with your Adobe ID).

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I really find this a useful tool when designing, or simply to play around with for fun! It is interesting to see the colours translating directly from a photograph. I also like how you can search for photographs from Google or Flickr inside the app.

Have a go… only on iOS currently. Unfortunately Android users will have to wait. Or try something like the SwatchMatic app, and let me know how you find it.

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