Botched Roll Episode 1

After a great deal of work I’ve completed my Interactive Multimedia final project, which was to create a flash wrapper for my Botched Roll comic strip that upgrades it to an animated series.

You can view the results of my work here!

Also, I took the time to properly wrap it up and plant it on the website.

Portfolio Show

This post was written 14 May 2011 at 1:25PM, but not posted until a later time, as I didn’t wan’t this post included in what was to be graded.

On the cusp of graduating, myself and my classmates had to submit 10 pieces to a Portfolio show that was open to the public. It was a great deal of stress, but decidedly something that was worth doing, if only for exposure as designers and developing a relationship with potential employeers.

In addition to my print projects (Tsavo skateboard design,Tsavo t-shirt design, Tsavo Blooklet, and resume/business card I submitted a number of web projects (this Blog website, the Kitsufox Productions website, and the Order of the Eternal Flame Website) and a pair of flash projects (Origami Crane how-to and Top Secret Madd Lib). My table felt bare compared to the rest of the class, but I’m the only designer in it who is dominatly a digital designer.

This dominance ended up getting me potential work, however. I spoke to a man named Paul who runs a company called PJs Woods that makes custom and specialty handmade wooden dishware and cutlery. He’s considering a website rebuild. So far I’ve sent him an email with some quotes, but I haven’t heard back (yet, but it’s still early on). We’ll see what comes up with that.

Updates for 7 May 2011

Since website updates are important, the following has been done today:

  • Major update to the portfolio website code. The div structure was cleaned up to be more efficient and more friendly to the possibility of future updates. This way I’m prepared for that inevitable day that will come, when I decide that I don’t have enough other work to do and need a new layout on this site.
  • Attempts at integration of a category specific automatic posting to the website front page were made, but failed to yield fruit. I’ll get category specific use of Simplepie worked out soon enough.
  • Art updates to the main website. Mainly just to the logo and tweaks to up loadtime and remove background images that were completely excessive. Cleanup is a good thing, and spring’s a great time for cleaning.


As of today I have finished the print portion of my portfolio in the physical world. There are, admittedly, still a number of bits and pieces that do need to be added to the portfolio website, but that will happen over this weekend (baring any complications). It’s a great relief to have all of the printing and mounting and preparing for the physical pieces done. It frees me up to spend the weekend on the digital part of my portfolio.


Now… It’s off to take the rest of this evening as personal time. I might even give True Blood a go. I’ve always wanted to watch it. If I do, check with my personal blog at for details of my thoughts on it.