What's Cheese Up To These Days?

Open Source Developers Conference 2014

Involvement: September 2014 - October 2014

Status: Completed

URL: http://2014.osdc.com.au/

In September 2014, I was approached by conference lead organiser Arjen Lentz to design a shirt fitting with the 2014 conference's theme of openness, inclusiveness and connectivity. After working through several design concepts, we settled on a "shape mosaic" concept featuring a range of stylised representations of devices, appliances, utilities and people forming the shape of the OSDC koala logo.

Steam Database

Involvement: January 2013 - January 2014

Status: Completed

URL: https://steamdb.info

In January 2013, I was invited to work on the first of several iterations of the SteamDB logo, liaising with xPaw and Marlamin to create something that matched their vision and requirements.

  • Multiple logo designs

Stycil Tux

Status: Released

URL: http://twolofbees.com/artwork.php?iid=870

Originally, I created the "Stycil Tux" design for a project I was working on, but it didn't end up getting used. This was a little disappointing for me, and I spent a little while trying to find other things that I could retro fit it into. In the end, I decided that since I didn't have any specific use for it, but I still wanted to see it find some purpose somewhere, that licencing it for public use would be the best option.

Since then, the design has appeared on wine glasses, on t-shirts, and has been adopted as a logo by The Big List of Steam games on Linux. A derivative has also been used as a logo by the linux_gaming subreddit.

flibitijibibo Logo

Involvement: May 2012 - Present

URL: http://flibitijibibo.com

In 2012, I designed a custom logo and business card design for software developer/game porter/audio guy flibitijibibo. We had previously collaborated on a number of projects, and have more stuff on the go, but that's covered elsewhere.

  • "Cross-platform Audio ninja" logo design
  • Business card design

BlueHackers.org

Involvement: August 2011 - Present

Status: Unreleased, hiatus

In August 2011, BlueHackers.org founder Arjen Lentz contacted me to see if I'd be interested in creating some t-shirt designs that could be used to raise awareness of depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. Whilst this project was put on hold in favour of another collaboration with Arjen, several designs have been finalised and will hopefully be used at some stage.

The Big List of 3rd Party DRM on Steam

Involvement: December 2011 - April 2013

URL: http://steamdrm.flibitijibibo.com

In December 2011, maintainer of The Big List of 3rd Party DRM on Steam maintainer asked if I'd like to design a new logo. Over the next few months, we discussed the idea of replacing the then-current wordpress site with something that would allow content to be managed in plain text, eventually resulting in the development of Para CMS.

In April 2013, the website was retired and its content migrated to PCGamingWiki.

  • Developed logo and revised website design
  • Developed custom content management system

Unannounced Board Game

Status: In development, ongoing

In August 2011, I was invited to collaborate on a board game. I decided to make use of Blender to create a cute, busy representation of modern daily life to use as the background for the board. I also assisted with development of game design concepts and testing.

  • Game design
  • Graphic design for cards and board

Wooden Snail

Involvement: May 2012

Status: Unreleased

In May 2012, I created a logo/mascot for a project called Wooden Snail by fellow SteamLUG collaborator meklu. Drawing upon the Trojan Horse tale as inspiration, I used Blender to create a cute scene depicting a wooden snail being pushed by a lone soldier.

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