Just a couple of exercises to get my composition muscles back in shape.
Author Archives: Joel Stransky
When Barnes & Noble needed a whole new reading experience for children’s books they approached my previous employer, Automata Studios. Our modest team leader created a brilliant framework for the B&N team and their publishers. I’m proud to say I contributed a great deal towards the UI for this award nominated application. Nook Kids Store … Continued
Owens Illinois commissioned Joshua Davis to direct an interactive experience promoting the use of recycled glass. Joshua collaborated with long time friend Branden Hall to develop a living voronoi diagram inspired by the molecular structure of glass. Each node represents a single piece of social data discussing the good part of glass. I was responsible … Continued
The various brush shapes used in this project were supplied by a list of artists including Joshua Davis. The brushes all started as vector images and Microsoft supplied us with an early beta of their Adobe Illustrator plugin designed to convert files into a list of commands capable of drawing the shapes in an HTML5 … Continued
This project was created as a donation to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Children were encouraged to create stop motion animations with Transformers™ toys and burn their own CDs at this touch screen kiosk. From the moment it was unveiled it was a huge hit.
Commercial high-rise disaster prevention and recovery experts MEI International took a bold step towards streamlined building management. The Massey App allows building and floor managers to communicate dangers and track inventory on any smart phone. I was responsible for a great deal of the UI functionality which utilized the jquery mobile framework. Get The App … Continued
This is the 2nd of 3 portfolio assignments that will finish off my game art degree. I created this from scratch based on a concept painting I found on deviant art courtesy of Zephyri.
I needed some hard surface modeling practice and got really excited about after seeing some killer stuff by some peers. So why not choose something I’m also a big fan of. Thanks to this stuff I’ve eliminated soda from my diet. This is a near finished work in progress so I’ll update this post with … Continued
I needed to add some modern design pieces to my portfolio and this great organization needed some help with their own promotion. It was a perfect match and a great way to give back to our hero’s. I started with two rounds of sketches and after getting their approval, I produced the final version in … Continued
The hardest part about being in demand is finding time to promote yourself. After many thrown together portfolios I finally have something that is prepared to grow with me. I’ve combined the content management power of wordpress with the modern elegance of twitter bootstrap and isotope.js masonry to present my entire skill stack. Layout is … Continued