The Bravo Dance Center web site was in need of a makeover. It suffered from poor navigation, lack of information and a theme to tie it all together. I redesigned the site and coded it in simple HTML so that it could be edited by anyone on staff. The blue background ties in with text and graphical touches to make a cohesive unit.
June 2009 - Keith Allison Online Portfolio
Recently, I was contacted by Tommy Ganz, owner of AlmaNow.com, the American Landscape Maintenance Association to see if I could create a flash banner based on one I did for another site awhile back. Although the two banners have some similarities, I had to go back to the drawing board and start from scratch. Not that I couldn’t repurpose the assets, every customer deserves to have something original. I would be doing a disservice to both clients if I just copied and pasted from one banner to another. Tommy wanted a truck pulling a trailer down a road, with his logo on the side of the trailer. I created a brand new trailer and digitized his truck image so that everything was vector. Vector files yield smaller file sizes than their bitmap counterparts. After digitizing his logo and adding it to the trailer, I designed a new backdrop and added some pine trees to make the image look like a country setting. I animated all of the layers using Adobe Flash CS3 and the finished product looks exactly as envisioned!
For the past few years, I’ve been doing the t-shirt design / printing of the recital and nationals shirts for Bravo Dance Center. This year, for the nationals, I decided to do something a little more trendy and funky. Going on the Ed Hardy / Affliction type of designs, I used several vector pieces and a lot of vector halftones to bring this piece together. The final design is three colors on a black t-shirt. Once the shirts are finished, I’ll update with some photos of them being worn.
I got my start in T-shirt printing many years ago when I worked at a rather large local shop. I was in the art / screen prep department and occasionally got out into the print area. I then moved on to screen printing banners and such and after many years, moved out of printing altogether. With the dance shirts, I’ve slowly regained my love for screenprinting. It’s an artform unto it’s own. It can be very challenging but very rewarding at the same time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to print some of my own designs in the near future!
I was commissioned to create a demo reel for Nichole Le, an L.A. based choreographer. Working closely with Nichole, video clips were brought into editing from multiple sources and set to a custom audio mix by Nichole. The intro features a parallax image that was created in 3DS Max. The main image and the background were separated and animated in varying amounts.