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Colectiv is the working portfolio for Jon Vlasach– a multidisciplinary digital art director and designer currently residing in Solana Beach.

SKILLS:
✖ Art Direction
✖ UX Design
✖ Interactive Marketing
✖ Mobile Applications
✖ Compositing

BRANDS:
Apple / Accenture / Bethesda Softworks / Cisco / Namco / Nyko / LPGA / Monster Energy / Warner Brothers / RIM / Petco / THQ / Toyota / Quiksilver / Tesla / Qualcomm / Sony / Mitsubishi / WTA Tennis / HP /Vizio

TWITZ

I think I need to update my portfolio. Coming sometime after I do some stuff.
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NIXON PREVIEW

CLIENT: MYSELF
PROJECT: NIXON REDESIGN

JUST A LITTLE PREVIEW OF SOMETHING I’VE BEEN WORKING ON ON THE SIDE AS A PASSION PROJECT (ZERO AFFILIATION WITH THE PEOPLE AT NIXON). HOPING TO WRAP IT UP SOON AND POST IT UP PROPERLY.

WTA REDESIGN

CLIENT: WTA TENNIS
PROJECT: SITE REDESIGN

IN MY TIME AT DIGITARIA, I HAD THE CHANCE TO WORK ON A LOOK/FEEL FOR A WTA REDESIGN. SUPER FUN PROJECT THAT HAS BEEN BURIED BY THE POWERS THAT BE.

MURDER SHE WROTE

CLIENT: MYSELF
PROJECT: WALLPAPER SERIES

THIS IS THE FIRST SHOT OF A FEW CREATED USING GENERIC SHOTS OF THIS E92 M3. THERE’S A BLURRED AND A NON-BLURRED VERSION AS WELL AS AN ANIMATED GIF SHOWING JUST A FEW OF THE LAYERS GONE INTO MAKING THE IMAGE.  MORE SHOTS TO COME!

Doing nothing gets you nowhere... you said tomorrow yesterday.
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HELIX LABEL

CLIENT: HELIX BREWING CO
PROJECT: GROWLER LABEL DESIGN

STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS, BUT THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE A LABEL A TRY IN A STYLE I’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE. HENCE– THIS. THIS IS JUST A SMALL CORNER OF THE DESIGN, BUT HOPING TO POST THE REST OF IT UP SOON, AND REALLY ENJOYING THIS ONE.

THE BLACKSMITH

THIS HAS BEEN AN ON-AND-OFF AGAIN PROJECT OF MINE TO CREATE MY OWN WATCH FROM SCRATCH.  I’VE POSTED THE FULL RES IMAGE, AS WELL AS A NEAR FULL-RES PSD ON MY DRIBBBLE ACCOUNT.  CHECK IT OUT!

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CARD CONCEPT 2

INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON DAFT PUNK FOR THE CARD, I DEMOTED THE IMAGE TO A MOUSE PAD.  THE DESIGNER WHO WANT THE BUSINESS CARD IS HEADING TOWARD A WES ANDERSON STYLE SELF-BRANDING, SO I OBLIGED.  SEEING AS A TRADEMARK SHOT FOR THE DIRECTOR IS THE TOP DOWN SHOT, I WENT WITH THIS CONCEPT TO TRY AND TELL A STORY ABOUT THE DESIGNER.  HARD WORKER. DAFT PUNK FANBOY. DIGITALLY SAVVY. HAS FUN. READY FOR THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE .  BUILT FROM SRATCH IN PHOTOSHOP IN 4 HOURS (EXCEPT KEYBOARD, IPHONE AND IPAD). FUN LIGHTING EXPERIMENT.

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DAFT CARD

JUST A QUICK CREATION FOR AN INTERNAL PROJECT FOR WORK. THIS WAS THE INITIAL IDEA FOR THE FRONT OF A CO-WORKERS BUSINESS CARD, BUT I ENDED UP GOING A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. (SAID CO-WORKER LOVES DAFT PUNK. LOVES THEM) CREDIT FOR THE ORIGINAL HELEMT RENDER GOES TOO…? WISH I KNEW!

VIA PLUS SCREENS

CLIENT: VIZIO
PROJECT: VIZ PLUS PLATFORM

WISH I HAD THE FINAL COUNT ON COMPS FOR THIS PROJECT, BUT LAST I HEARD IT WAS NORTH OF 400? IT’S BEEN A WHILE, BUT I THINK THATS ACCURATE. INCLUDED IN THIS GALLERY ARE A RANDOM ASSORTMENT OF SCREENSHOTS FROM THE MOBILE, TABLET AND TV PLATFORMS THAT WERE INCLUDED IN THE VIA PLUS ANDROID SKIN.

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SLIDER FREEBIE

CLIENT: ANYONE
PROJECT: FREE SLIDER

GOT BORED AND MADE A SLIDER THAT I NEVER REALLY FOUND A PLACE. FOR. FEEL FREE TO USE IT WHEREVER, WHENEVER WITHOUT ANY PERMISSION REQUIRED.

FIND THE PSD HERE

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PRESENSE 1.0

WELL, OUR APP IS STILL IN LIMBO CHILLIN WITH THE REVIEWERS AT APPLE WHO REQUESTED ‘MORE TIME’. GOOD THING WE BANGED OUT THE APP IN A MONTH AND A HALF ONLY FOR IT TO SIT IN REVIEW FOR SO LONG. OH WELL, IT’S ALL GRAVY AT THIS POINT.. BUT THIS IS JUST A QUICK LITTLE SAMPLE OF SOME OF THE UI DESIGN I HAD DONE FOR IT. WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD FEELING ABOUT THIS APP AND WHAT IT HAS TO OFFER… GET READY FOR PRESENSE™!

QUALCOMM DONE ADAPTIVE

CLIENT: QUALCOMM
PROJECT: LANDING PAGE REDESIGN

THIS WAS A RAD OPPORTUNITY TO REWORK QUALCOMM’S LANDING PAGES TO BE EQUIPPED WITH AN ADAPTIVE FRAMEWORK FOR DESKTOP, TABLET AND MOBILE TARGETS. THIS FIRST PHASE WAS ABOUT CREATING A DESIGN SYSTEM THAT COULD ADAPT TO ANY BACKGROUND COLOR WITH A HIGH AMOUNT OF TRANSPARENCY AND A FAUX GLASSY APPEARANCE. THIS TOOK A LOT OF TWEAKING, SO WHEN THEIR MARKETING TEAM UPLOADED CONTENT TO THE HERO SLIDES, THEY WOULDN’T HAVE TO GO CHANGING PANEL BACKGROUNDS/OPACITIES/ ETC.

MANIFESTING DECAY

JUST A FUN SIDE PROJECT I’VE BEEN WORKING ON ON-AND-OFF FOR THE LAST 2 MONTHS. JUST GOT A SCRAP PHOTO FROM MY FRIEND AND AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER TYLER PARKER, AND KINDA WENT NUTS. THIS THING WENT THROUGH SO MANY PHASES, DIRECTION CHANGES, LEFT TURNS, BARREL ROLLS… YOU NAME IT, AND IT WENT THERE.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH-RES HERE!

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NEW APP SUBMITTED

I KNOW I’VE BEEN SUPER MIA AND HAVEN’T UPDATED ANYTHING LATELY, BUT I’VE BEEN SLAVING AWAY WITH MY BROTHER ON OUR NEW APP THAT WAS JUST SUBMITTED TO APPLE FOR APPROVAL IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING. I CAN’T RELEASE TOO MANY DETAILS YET, BUT WE’RE PRETTY CERTAIN WE’RE ONTO SOMETHING BIG WITH THIS ONE. MORE DESIGNS COMING SOON TOO!

VIZIO VIA PLUS

CLIENT: VIZIO
PROJECT: VIA PLUS PLATFORM

THIS WAS BY FAR THE MOST IMMERSIVE AND EXTENSIVE PROJECT I’VE BEEN A PART OF. MY INVOLVEMENT SPANNED OVER A YEAR FROM IDEATION, TO EXECUTION, TO VISUAL QA AND EVERYTHING INBETWEEN. THIS ALLOWED ALL INVOLVED TO GET A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF THE INTERFACE AND HOW IT TRANSLATED ACROSS DEVICES. THE EXTENT AND PRECISION NEEDED FOR ALL OF THE PRODUCTION WAS TRUELY EYE OPENING. RED-LINES: GOOOOOD TIMES.

MITSU MOODBOARDS

CLIENT: MITSUBISHI
PROJECT: PITCH MOODBOARDS

I WAS TASKED WITH CREATING THREE DIFFERENT MOODBOARDS AS POTENTIAL DIRECTIONS TO DRIVE INTERACTIVE DESIGNS FURTHER DOWN THE LINE. THE IDEA WAS A BOARD PROMOTING PRECISION, ONE ABOUT THE THRILL OF DRIVING MITSU CARS, AND ONE HIGHLIGHTING THE HAPPINESS THAT THE CARS BRING THE BUYERS. ALL OF THESE COMPS WERE CREATED ESSENTIALLY OUT OF THIN AIR AND RELYING ENTIRELY ON COMPOSITING SCENES. PRECISION IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE– COULDN’T BE HAPPIER WITH HOW THE ENGINE TURNED OUT. JUST MIGHT NEED TO ADD SOME COMBUSTION TO ROUND THINGS OUT…

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. -Mark Twain

BRINK IN PIXEL AWARDS

THE DESIGN I (AND A FEW OTHERS) EXECUTED FOR THE BRINK COMMUNITY SITE IS UP FOR A PIXEL AWARD.  THERE’S STILL TIME TO VOTE, SO CLICK THE LINK AND GIVE IT A VOTE HERE

BRINK COMMUNITY

CLIENT: BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
PROJECT: BRINK COMMUNITY PAGE

THIS WAS A UNIQUE ENGAGEMENT WITH BETHESDA THAT INVOLVED DESIGNING THE COMMUNITY SECTION OF THEIR SITE FOR THEIR RELEASE “BRINK”. THE SITE UTILIZED THE INTEGRATION OF AGORA TO PULL REAL-TIME STATS TO THE SITE. A LOT OF THIS PROJECT CONSISTED OF DATA VISUALIZE, AND UNIQUE WAYS TO BRING THOSE STATS TO LIFE THROUGH DIFFERENT INTERACTION TYPES.

COMPLETED: 06/2010