09 Mar
   Filed Under: Design, Logo Design, Personal Work   

Sometimes, you get the strangest, yet most appealing ideas walking down the street instead of when you’re at your desk nibbling on a pencil. It just hits me, sometimes before I go to sleep, or when I’m waiting in a queue. More often than not, I forget the idea, but lately I’ve been putting them into my iPhone, in a list. And when I looked back at that list yesterday, I found one particularly interesting.

“Design a series of corporate brand identities based on Pokémon.”

Guys? Stay with me here. When I was about eleven years old, I played a Pokémon game on a gameboy emulator on my PC, and I still think the creatures that Ken Sugimori designed are very iconic, characteristic designs. The crazy idea of doing some logotype work for them enticed my curiosity enough to actually do some work on it in my spare time. Here we go: corporate brand design, the Pokémon edition.

If you like it, please digg it.

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20 Jan
   Filed Under: Announcement, Commercial Work, Logo Design   

Head over to Aza’s blog to read his great description of the process. After thorough consideration, we chose for these irresistible blue eyes. We’re calling this the semi-final, as our official deadline was the 19th, but some polishing is yet required. It also turned out that there was no vector resource for the ‘unbranded’ Mozilla globe, so that’ll require some redrawing :).

12 Jan
   Filed Under: Commercial Work, Logo Design   

Aza has compiled Mozilla’s selection of the Ubiquity logo concepts into a blog post. Head over to his blog to read his thoughts on the sketches and see which concepts made the cut. And oh, of course, your input is certainly appreciated! Leave them here on on Aza’s blog.

Please digg it if you have an account; we’d love as much input we can gather!

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!