10 Jan
   Filed Under: Commercial Work, Design, Logo Design   

Here’s my first round of rough sketched-out concepts for Mozilla Ubiquity. I will post larger-resolution images of them on Flickr if requested. In the mean time, we’d very much appreciate your input on the sketches. More sketches will follow.

Important to take in mind here is that these are conceptual directions, and by no means representative drafts of a final logo. These sketches help determine the creative direction of the artwork.

Update: 7 sketches added! Check ‘em out at the bottom of the post.

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09 Jan
   Filed Under: Commercial Work, Design, Logo Design   

You might know Mozilla, creators of the popular Firefox browser, Thunderbird email client, and a lot more. While I’ll be visiting them this month in Mountain View, California, for something I will announce later, I was tasked by Aza Raskin to help the design of Ubiquity’s logo. Ubiquity is a Mozilla Labs experiment into connecting the Web with language in an attempt to find new user interfaces that could make it possible for everyone to do common Web tasks more quickly and easily. A very noble goal!

In true Open-source style, I will be opening up the design process and posting updates on the progress of the logo design as I go along. The deadline is tight! While I have already started sketching concepts, the logo needs to be completed by January 19th. You’ll be able to follow the design as it progresses right here, so enjoy this unique look behind the scenes. Track updates here, and follow my Twitter account for more small updates. Enjoy the show!

07 Jan
   Filed Under: Apple, Design, Icon Design, Interface Design, News   

Of course, I watched the Macworld SF keynote yesterday, and apart from noticing the iWork.com icon, I also saw all sorts of nice UI changes and icons. I skimmed through Apple’s new online guided tours and walkthroughs and I’ve compiled a (far from exhaustive) roundup of all the fancy new UI stuff in the iWork and iLife ’09.

I’ve divided this post into areas of interest, and not by application, as I have no access to iLife ’09 yet, and I think that the changes and additions to the interface design serve themselves much better to being divided into logical groups that go beyond just the product itself.

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06 Jan
   Filed Under: Design, Goodies, Icon Design, Personal Work   

Now here’s some speed icon drawing! :)

I did this simple icon drawing of Apple’s just-announced iWork.com service, which was previewed in the keynote on a slide. I based this icon off that.

Grab it here:

Again, please do not use for anything other than personal computer customization. iWork.com’s logo and name are trademarks of Apple Inc.