I'm a student at Shenkar High College of Engineering and
Design, third year at the moment and loving every minute of it. I hope next year will be no different.
I've been designing throughout the past 5 years, ranging from logo design to corporate identity and from printed posters to deisgning websites. While majoring in Interactive Design I get many opportunities to work on different aspects of that field, such as User Experience, Animation, Typography and Code. With that said, I also enjoy designing (and then feeling with my bare hands) anything printed. I began loving it even more while working in the prepress department in a big printing house. Working 9 hours a day in a place where the smell of fresh prints is always present has to leave a mark.
In terms of software skills - I put a lot of effort learning everything I can and for the past 5 years I’ve been teaching others (and by that learning a lot myself).
I mostly use Adobe tools and some code tools:
-- Illustrator - main design tool. LOVE vectors :)
-- Photoshop - If pixel pushing is needed...
-- Indesign - I use most of the tools. Even the interactive.
-- Aftereffects - for not too complicated animations.
-- Premiere - basic editing.
-- Flash - for animation – Yes, for interaction - No...
-- Edge Animate - full control except for free JS coding.
-- HTML5 - can build a basic static site.
-- CSS3 - can do basic stuff.
-- Webflow - used to build this site...
For more details please download and check my CV using the button below.
A website for microbiology enthusiasts and researchers.
You navigate by zooming in and out and swiping Petri dishes, just like you would in the physical world while using a microscope.
Unlike the familiar scrolling-down motion in most websites, here the scroll wheel controls the zoom and by that creates the ability to navigate in a 3D universe. The more you scroll the more detailed the information gets.
A YouTube rebranding project I did as part of a "Digital Platform" class in Shenkar. We had to choose an artist we like and redesign YouTube using this artist’s visual and conceptual DNA.
For this project I chose Infected Mushroom, a very successful duo from Israel who create psychedelic trances, D&B and some Dubstep music.
In this new variation of YouTube the viewer can watch a video, and if he chooses to, can impose a variety of video distortions which can be controlled. The distortions are algorithms that try to mimic the hallucination effects of hallucinogenic mushrooms, and thus echo the musical vibe of Infecteds' psychedelic tunes.
A project I did as part of a coding (HTML & CSS mostly) class in Shenkar. We had to choose an artist we like and redesign / build from scratch a site that will emphasize his character. Prop4g4nd4, easily being one of my favorite artists, was chosen immediately.
His mastery with construction and deconstruction of portraits is mind-blowing and I tried to echo it in the overall dominant grid and gradients that merge one into the other.
A website I designed for Shenkar’s Students Union as part of their brand redesign. The site is built on an animated tile system, where every tile opens up a Modal window with the relevant content. This configuration allows all of the site's content to spawn out of the same home page, not only in terms of navigation, but more importantly, in the look & feel.
Creating properly all of the custom animations for the tiles was a real learning experience (I had to learn Adobe Edge Animate for that).
The site received a lot of positive feedback and you are welcome to check it out for yourself:
Part of a project I did for a "Digital Platform" class in Shenkar. We had to come up with an event from the past and design a digital invitation that will work consistently on a smartphone, a tablet and desktop. The event I chose is the Roswell Incident, and the invitation is spread between the UFO'logists around the world. At first, the user has to solve a puzzle that is based on a UFO language (it really exists - I didn't make it up!) and once solved, it guides the user through different pieces of valuable information (such as time, place and proof for the encounter).
Ex Libris is an app which helps people keep track of the books they lend and borrow. Done as a final project in a UX class in Shenkar. The app organizes, sorts and helps you build a digital library which acts as a representation of the physical one. It utilizes the fact that most books have a unique barcode and eases up the library building by scanning the books quickly. Even more, the app notifies the borrower in due time so that the user doesn't have to (from a survey I did - it came up as a core cause for forgetting).
This project is all about visual DNA and was created during a Typography class in Shenkar. We had to choose a graffiti that interested us and then distill a visual DNA out of it in a form of an abstract shape. After that, we had to create a logotype based on that visual we have developed for a night club of our choice. The third stage was to create 4 A2 format posters for that club, then one A0 poster and 16 A4 flyers. The club is named "Golem" and it's a jazz music oriented nightclub.
A book I designed during the course "Design of complicated printed content" in Shenkar.
The book deals with the inner relationships between the people living in the city and the city itself as a whole. My take on this, is that there is a fragile consonance that happens between the mass of completely different people. Somehow, almost magically, although every particle is vibrating in its own unique frequency, the big fabric of the city holds on beautifully. It's as if all these bits are being assembled by some order, but with no higher being to cause that. Gosh, I love the city :)
A set of 54 booklets for 52 weeks of the year + 1 yearly booklet + an introduction. This Project was done for a Typography class in Shenkar. The overall theme we got was "Time" regarding every possible aspect.
I have my issues with time... Things I do tend to take more time than I usually assume. So I thought why not make a diary for procrastinators like me, but not to make them more focused and correct like the usual diaries, on the contrary - a diary that invokes and amplifies procrastination to greater extant - celebrating its great pleasure.
Two posters I made for a Typography class. The main focus was on achieving harmony while balancing a lot of detailed information and an eye-catching title.
A series of photographs I took which deals with Fernando Pascua's phrase, saying that people cannot create beauty since all things beautiful are in the nature and nature has already been created. As a formalist, I couldn't agree less, and I thought of a radical way to make my point. I collected some plants, flowers and vegetables and sprayed them completely with a thick layer of black matte spray. Then I took these studio photos, paying a great deal of attention to the light/shade balance. The result is a series of a beautiful, brutally killed flora. I butchered their natural beauty - only to create something more beautiful. I find it poetic.