Graphic Design type folk interested in mobile app cred...

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Graphic Design type folk interested in mobile app cred...

Postby cgallaty » Mon May 16, 2011 1:54 pm

I'll throw this one out. I've been doing mobile application development for (oy) 10+ years or so. One of the main issues that I've run into is that I'm always doing work for someone else and I've not been left with much of a 'portfolio' to wave around as most of the apps are not ones the owners want, well, waved around.

I'm looking to start putting out a number of simple apps, on all platforms to get some easy cred on a given platform, mostly just so I can mention all the other stuff, but at least have *something* that someone can just go pull out of the App [Store|Marketplace|World] and see that I've done stuff. My main issue is that graphics wise, I can make anything look like a design I'm given, but I myself can't match my socks (which are all black by the way) much less come up with an icon for an app.

What I'm looking for is someone(s) in graphic design that is looking for cred in the mobile space for their portfolio. To be clear, I don't mean developer, some of the best folks that I've worked with can't code a 'Hello World' on *any* platform. Ideally someone that has a smartphone of some flavor so that you grok the basic 'look and feel' of at least one OS. You should know Photoshop/Gimp etc. and understand that you only get so many pixels to make your 'statement'. If the term "Zen of Palm" means anything to you or you've read "Emotional Design" by Donald A. Norman... all the better.

Any takers? I'm not looking to make a ton (or any for that matter) of cash on any of this. I am totally for signing folks up for a percentage. If you have the next "Killer App" idea we can chat. Ideally though you are in it for the cred... if you have a delusion that you are sitting on the next Angry Birds, I'm not going to argue with you. :D
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Postby whatshernameagain » Tue May 17, 2011 8:58 am

I might be interested in such a collaborative project. I am a graphic designer/web designer in Fargo, ND. (a friend of Paul Sobczak's). My day job is currently working on front end design and very minimal development for a retail fashion website. I too would like to have something to show in my portfolio that is not just banner graphics for a few websites and print projects... definitely looking to get some experience designing for mobile apps. Let me know if I can help or if you would like to see some of my design work. If you have any examples of what you are looking at putting together that would help me too.

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Re: Graphic Design type folk interested in mobile app cred..

Postby orion » Tue May 17, 2011 9:18 am

I would like to help for street cred and knowledge

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Postby creamyfish » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:33 pm

very interested.

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