Did a quick poster/flyer for Tim Bohen’s speaking engagement at the University at Buffalo. He’ll be speaking about Buffalo’s First Ward and his book, Against the Grain, The History of Buffalo’s First Ward.
Managing and backing up your content is something we should all try and do. I was guilty of not backing up my content and thankfully I never had a problem with losing data. I knew it was time though to have something in place incase I had a hard drive fail or something else happen. I also wanted a way in which I could access all my content on all my devices easily. I currently use a MacBook Pro (home), iMac (work), iPhone and an iPad.
Here is what I use for managing and backing up my content:
Dropbox does have a free plan that gives you 2gigs for free of charge. I tried that for a couple months and loved how easy it was to use on all my devices. So I purchased the 100gigs for $99 a year. In my opinion it’s so worth the money. I can access all my photos, graphic work and any other data I have. Dropbox also has a great iOS app that will automatically backup your photos from your device. Which was key for me. Being able to access all my content from my 4 devices was the main reason I went with this system. I know there are other cloud systems out there. But this one worked best for me.
I was pretty excited when Apple introduced iTunes Match. It allows me store all my music in the cloud for only $25 a year. The matching functionality was also nice. Uploading all my music to a Google Music account would have been a pain. I can access all my music from all my devices so easily. I have about 60gigs worth of music so the $25 seemed like a good deal to me for the size.
I use iCloud to store all my contacts, calendars, and backup my apps. I didn’t see the point in buying a larger account for photos since I use Dropbox. I also hooked up my wife’s iPhone to backup her photos to my Dropbox account. So now I have easy access to all her photos.
Did a quick 32″ x 40″ poster design for the new 48 Good Films project here in the UB Libraries.
I recently finished the design for Tim Bohen’s book, Against the Grain – The History of Buffalo’s First Ward. Tim has been writing this book for over 5 years now and working with him on this project was awesome. He was very open to ideas and the process was seamless. It’s easily one of my favorite projects I have worked on. The book turned out great and Tim has gotten a great response from the community.
The book is available for purchase on his website, which I also designed.
Working on getting this design coded and up. I am putting the design into WordPress and will link up with smugmug.com for the payment handling.
My mother-in-law has decided to rent her cottage while she is not using it, so she asked me to do a website for her. Since I was pressed for time, I decided to use a template from Themeforest. I just wanted a simple one page site so it would be easy to update. I also wanted to have an availability calendar that she could update easily. I found a simple PHP calendar script with a nice backend. It was easy to customize and works great.
While I would have preferred to have designed the site without a template, my time is somewhat limited right now with other freelance projects. I still think the site came out nice.
I think I am still in awe that my daughter has turned 2. My wife and I decided to make a cake we saw on Pinterest. While I think it came out nice, we will be buying a cake for her next birthday. haha.
I did this design for my fathers Buffalo Outdoors Meetup Group. They ordered t-shirts, women’s tank tops and hoodies for their members. It’s a simple design with a worn look that has a font that looks like it was stitched on. I think it worked for what the group is about. I sent my design to https://ragetees.co.uk to be printed and I think they turned out great, I took one home for myself. From the feedback I got from my dad, his whole group loved them. I will even be working on a design for one of them, which I hope to share with you guys soon too.
Gustave Doré (1832-1883) was a French artist from the 19th-century. I have been working on digitizing some of his illustrations from our Rare & Special Books Collection at the University at Buffalo Libraries. We have about 55 pre-1923 books that feature Gustave Doré’s illustrations.
So far I have done two books, Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven (1884) and Tom Hood’s Fairy Realm (1865). While they are currently only a digital collection, I plan on having them available for purchase in our library store soon. I also plan on adding Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1876), and Milton’s Paradise Lost (1885), among others.