I first learned to illustrate and animate using Flash when I began working as a designer for an e-learning company in Ireland. I ended up becoming a lead illustrator there which meant I had a fair hand in driving the look of the end product. I still love to create some of my graphics in Flash/Adobe Animate. Below is a small sample of the kind of graphics and animations I've created. I always found Flash drawing easier/quicker than using Illustrator. Plus, you could animate these. Hit the images to view larger images.
These were produced during my time at Firecrest Clinical. They are one of the top e-learning companies around, producing training courses for the clinical trials of pharmaceutical industry giants. Clients included Astra-Zeneca, Sanofi-Avensis, Glaxo-Smith Klein and Bristol-Myers Squib.
VIVA ASPIRE / AMADEUS
During my time in Viva-Aspire, a Birmingham city based design and marketing company, I worked on a number of Flash projects. One of their biggest clients is the travel group Amadeus. They asked us to produce a short game for their own customers in the travel agency sectors. I MAINTAINED RESPONSIBILITY for developing ALL graphics and animation and overall look of the game while the action-script was handled by an external developer.
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ICONS/ GRAPHICS CREATION
In my role as Multimedia Designer, I take lead responsibility for all aspects of illustration and graphical asset creation, motion graphics, and video production within the Digital Learning team. In order to deliver effectively against every brief, I work closely with the lead Instructional Designer to develop creative concepts and animation storyboards to meet project and learning objectives. I can work across a number of styles to suit the content or match previously defined guidelines. I have also helped to develop marketing materials for other aspects of the business, including branded digital comms and presentations. Below is a small selection, showing a bit of ideation and finished icons.
BRAINSHIP : LEARNING SOFTWARE
Brainship was an application I was asked to work on for the iPad. Aimed toward children between ages 5-14 to help improve their math skills. After a few weeks work though, things fell through and the project never went ahead. I did quite a bit of work developing the project, including a logo, character work and how some of the screens would have looked. IN THE END, I was disappointed that the developer I was working with dropped off the face of the Earth, never to be heard from again. I would like the chance to work on similar projects in the future. Click for larger images.
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ON OCCASION, I get the opportunities to work on branding and identitY PROJECTS.
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