I have been working on the icon design for the app I’ve been developing on my free time. It’s definitely a labor of love. I will talk about it more when I am closer to releasing it. It is an app that scratches one of my own itches, but I think there will be a lot of people who will find it useful too. The copy on this is just placeholder. This is maybe 60% done. I have a lot more details that I want to put into it before I will call it complete. I really want this to be pixel perfect.
I have been working on a new design for a web app I have been building. I am very excited about this project. I silently launched it a couple weeks ago, but I’m not going to announce it publicly until my new design is complete. Stay tuned.
I decided to create some higher resolution wallpapers of my Code Panda drawing since the old ones were a bit small for newer devices like the iPhone’s retina display, the iPad and the recent Android phones. I created one for each of those mentioned. I’m leaving the old ones available for download too.
I have been drawing a lot on my new Wacom Intuos4. Last night I drew my usual panda character coding on his MacBook Pro. You can view the final painting on my Flickr. I also created iPhone and Android wallpapers out of it for myself since I have a G1 and a iPod Touch. I had people ask for them for their phones so I decide I will have them here to download.
Download for Android
Download for iPhone
I am considering doing more wallpapers if there is an interest. Let me know in the comments.
Update (Oct 14, 2011): I added higher resolution versions in a new post.
Today was the last day of Flashbelt 2009. This was my first time attending. I must admit that I did not really know what to expect. I’m really glad I went. There were several presentations that were just fascinating and inspiring. Some of the presenters that I think were the best were Grant Skinner, Mario Klingemann, Seb Lee-Delisle and Ali Momeni. There was plenty of good information. There were many things that made me want to research new ideas. There were also times when I was just blown away by the crazy things that they presented. I would definitely suggest going if you can. It was a little pricy, but definitely a lot less than most workshops. It is definitely a great place to meet other designers and developers. It’s a perfect place to network.
I love Crumpler. That’s not really a secret. I have a Six Million Dollar Home for my camera and a Parts and Parcel for my MacBook Pro. They make excellent bags which are beautifully designed and superbly functional. Recently, Crumpler launched a complete redesign of their site. It’s a full Flash site that is centered around the Crumpler store. The store is visually represented as an old vending machine. There are a bunch of things to play around with and discover. It’s a complete opposite of their last design which was very silly.