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Introducing Night Calls, another original JW.S playlist. I'm gonna show you where it's dark, but have no fear.
In this dump.. more black and white explorations, and more app content.
Been busy with lots of stuff, including trying to make weight.
I get a lot of feedback that I don't have much in the way of branding, and a little too serious and a bit too edgy. Let's change that.
In this dump.. trying to get some videos online. It's kind of a PIA to do all the exporting, n what not.. but we out here.
A new modern display font, with a stepped characteristics to the caps. Launching with regular weight (standard + italics), with light, bold and black weights in development.
A new, purpose-built playlist for some low-key vibes across a couple genres.
While continuing R + D for a new preset, it ended up creating an image I felt compelled to immediately make available as a print.
In what I hope to be the first of many, this is the debut of the Delta Data Dump.
This very site you are reading these very words on.. is also on awwwards for SOTD voting.
As you might have noticed, there's a new pre-loader in town. It's still WIP, don't worry.,
After being buried by this site for 5 months... I've peaked my head out from under my rock and currently booking new work.
Doing some additional explorations around a new tool to help create some tools that add some vintage feels.
Clearly everyone comin here didn't get the memo or something, so I did some clean up for the XL viewport.
Doing some R + D for color grading in Figma, since that's a great idea... (?)
The amount of metadata going into this site's content is getting kind of wild. If this is what the zuck is spending billions on.. not worth.
For better or worse, my new site is live in what is hopefully it's most beta form.
I finally launched my first product via kickstarter– a deck of premium playing cards, combining Midjourney's take on Japanese Ukiyo-e style art with modern design, to tell the story of hangyaku samurai.
Been chipping away at the type spec as I have time between other projects. I've made peace with the fact that its going to be slow going, but I'm happy to leverage MidJourney for some additional spice.
I still don't know what it all means for the creative work flow, but I've been exploring some of my favorite subject matters (a penchant for skulls and gold.. yea, I dunno either). Bringing into PS for some touch-up/compositing...
Like a lot of other people, I'm on the Mid Journey bandwagon. I think this is going to change a LOT about creative work-flows, licensing images, concept art... Yea, its cool but also pretty worrisome what it's able to do.
Its been a while in the making, but I finally got around to creating and publishing my first Behance series in a long while.
Hangin around to document some team rider content for DANC with friend and team rider Mike Siordia
Out capturing some more content with Dan for DANC. This time trying to capture the collaboration between him and a team rider and good friend.
I've been going down the rabbit-hole of technical line workings for DANC. Everything about the brand and the world it occupies is technical, so it seems like a miss to not bring that into the design language.
Still going on the font spec, and exploring some more expressive/abstract applications of it.
Dug up some of the different states for my upcoming photo site with Aristide Benoist. No launch date yet as its a low priority passion project between 2 very busy people... EOY is best guess.
While also working through some video grades, Ive got a bunch of photos to get through. Right now the photos + video have different grades, so I need to consolidate that a bit. I've also not tried mirroring photos and video grades...
Diving back into Davinci Resolve to grade some old footage of Dan shaping for DANC. Camera settings aren't ideal, but should be useable still.
I'm working through some designs to get photo + design co-habitating. This first pass is for easy behance case studies, but more developed versions down the road for my photo site (hopefully coming by end of year).
I've been making a push to increase performance on my site, AND trying to make Delta more robust... it didn't go well... all day. There's a million 403 errors on this page right now.. sooo.. sorry? Hoping to get it sorted out soon.
Work continues on the JW.Sans type spec... it will get done
Re-visting/re-grading some Iceland photos.
Further developing the branding for a business partnership with DANC Surfboards Inc. Lots more to come soon.
I'm trying some new things, and I broke other things with my site in the process... it's a little messy, but I'm working on getting it cleaned up ASAP.
For what it's worth, Ive been nominated 3x time for the Awwwards annual awards: Independent of the year, Site of the year, and Mobile SOTY. Im grateful, but 2021 is just the set-up– 2022 is hopefully gonna be another level up.
Early in the project with Ari, I took a look at some more editorial approaches– here's one of them.
After adding the store, there's been a cascading effect across all the primary pages. Lots of restructuring and chasing down problems, leading to something thats a bit of a monster right now. Hoping to have it sorted by the end of the week.
After a lot of work, the JW.S Store is now live. There's still some bugs, missing content and layout issues to sort out.. but its there and it works. More products soon to follow :)
A collection of images from a week spent roaming around NYC.
This was my first attempt at doing any sort of reel... and I'm not in a rush to do another one. Really fun putting everything together and seeing it all come to life, but what a struggle. Original content, and original soundtrack. Enjoy :)
It keeps growing in scope as Im animating old static comps for the first time... and I took on client work in the interim. I'm going to start pushing out clips from the reel soon, and post the final thing in a few weeks :)
I've been diving in and working on my first ever 'reel', and its coming along... albeit slowly. Original music, and trying to efficiently convey all the stuff I do. Client work this week, releasing next week :)
I've had some people ask about photo prints, and I wanted say that they will be back soon. I have to do some test-printing... or buy my own printer. With 'softer' contrast images, it's important to get the prints right. Stay tuned :)
I haven't had too much time to update this lately... I got sucked into cleaning up the site (again). Ahead of launch, there were some regrettable dev decisions made, and I'm finally cleaning them up. Some time off now too, and then back at
Taking a bit of time to acclimated to the more expressive side of After Effects– it's usually been more UI animation. This is fun.
Just released a new wallpaper pack for your phone, Sun(rise+set) 001. As you might expect, it's a collection of shots from sunrises/sunsets.
Hoooly shit, Ari and I won SOTM for June on Awwwards for the site he developed and I designed. Thank you everyone who voted/supported us, we aint doing this without you!
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From all the times ive been wandering around with my camera. Doing my best to capture and convey emotion over information.
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