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Local Wisdom brought home two awards from this year’s annual competition held by The Art directors Club of NJ. This non-profit organization is comprised of professionals whose creative services bring excellence and knowledge to the design world. Since 1961, the goal of the ADCNJ has been to discover new ideas and techniques while providing an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work.
We are proud to say that this year Local Wisdom won honorable mentions within the categories of Self Promotion and User Interface Design for localwisdom.com. Internal projects work a bit differently, we are able to communicate openly and often to adjust architecture, design, and copywriting based on progress. This is how the concept of the “slices” of content came to be.
This is the second year in a row that Local Wisdom has been awarded distinction in the ADCNJ competition, last year for our mobile app Weatherwise, and we will continue to submit new projects in the future. Entering these competitions is important because it gives us the chance to show off our talents while being vetted against industry experts. We feel that winning these awards helps our company grow with confidence and notoriety.
We have great respect for what the Art Directors Club does for the design industry in New Jersey as well as what they do for the next generation of talent in educational institutions. To find out more information about the ADCNJ visit http://www.adcnj.org/.
To read about the awards Local Wisdom took home from last year’s competition visit Two Gold, Two Silver, One Bronze…Five Awards Line the Shelves at Local Wisdom!
We would like to thank Pinaki Kathiari (Architecture), RJay Haluko (designer), Tracy Severino (copyrighter) and Melissa Penta (developer) for their creative genius and hard work to make localwisdom.com a success.
The Android Developer Relations team reviews Weatherwise. The Relations team gave great feedback for the Weatherwise app and also gave great compliments on the app. Take a look at the video!
Shoutout to RJay, Patrick and Chris for speaking to the Android team.
Weatherwise™ is a creative way to visualize the weather using a series of imaginative themes and weather states.
Visit our website http://www.weatherwiseapp.com to download it.
We are equally proud to announce that Weatherwise™ is a finalist for five awards from the Art Directors Club of New Jersey (ACDNJ) including best illustration, best mobile application and best website. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 20th.
The standard, free theme Zen Tree, is based on a tranquil Bonsai tree that reacts to changes in weather. Features include a swaying lantern indicating wind or snowy branches displaying winter conditions.
No longer in use and left to rust, the Lost Robot sits and waits for his master. Depending upon the time of day and weather condition, he illuminates the forest floor with vibrant colors. Learn the speed of the wind as the Lost Robot billows smoke from his back.
These fun loving creatures enjoy the art of staring. Tilt your phone away from you and watch as the Woobles keep looking directly at YOU. Enjoy getting your forecast from the whole Wooble family, complete with 10 different Woobles ready to unearth themselves during certain times of day and weather conditions.
See a woman clad with pearls when it’s icy. Watch a sleepy man peer into the bathroom mirror to indicate a foggy day. The Personas theme gives you ten unique, animated personas as the weather and time of day changes.
If you are a designer looking for a way to showcase your work, send us your creative themes for Weatherwise™ by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was a total team effort. I want to extend special thanks to the following people (in no particular order):
• Tim Jaeger (Tech Lead)
• RJay Haluko (Creative Director/Designer/Illustrator)
• Chris Smith (Programmer)
• Patrick Pierson (Programmer)
• Ryan Bailey (Programmer)
• Michael Alfaro (Infrastructure)
• Tracy Severino (Public Relations/Content Writing)
• Melissa Penta (Web Developer)
• Pinaki Kathiari (Marketing)
• Derrick Larane (Moral Support/Social Sharing)
• Eric Williamson (SEO)
You’ll quickly learn that if you use background images in powerpoint, when you go to print to PDF, the background image gets a white border around it. It took me a while to figure out how to get the PPTX to properly display the background, so I thought I’d share it.
Step 1: Your preview will look like this:
Step 2: Go into the PDF printer properties and set the “Adobe PDF Page Size” to “Slide 7.5 x 10″ as shown here:
Step 3: Your preview will now look correct as such:
As we gear up for the 4th season of Mad Men on AMC let’s revisit the previous 3 seasons through an illustrated flicker album by the truly artistic and comedic Dyna Moe. Check out her website no body’s sweetheart (you’re our sweetheart, love) and check out her Flicker Mad Men Illustrated photo-stream.
Plethora is a great source of personally curated design and art work spanning a series of disciplines. Although the best inspiration comes from the real world, this iPhone app is a great free place to see aggregated work for: web & interactive, graphic design, branding, art, illustration, photography, product and industrial design, interior design, and architecture.
We usually have to rapidly prototype website UI all the time. We’re asked all the time, what’s the best program to wireframe within. Yes, we use OmniGraffle, Adobe InDesign, as well as Microsoft Visio to properly document UI screens and flows, but that’s usually not where we start.
Working with programs are usually slow and cumbersome; not only that, but they force us to think within their own limited set of constructs.
We start with a pencil, eraser, and paper. It not only helps us to produce screens quickly, it helps us to push ourselves to create multiple variations of screens to fully explore different interaction models.
“But Pinaki, I can’t draw?!?!”, you say. After I give you a mocking laugh, I’ll tell you that anyone can draw. Go ahead, pick up a pencil and paper. Draw a line. Now, draw a rectangle. Next, draw a circle. How about a star? If the objects on your paper can be identified by someone else, then you can sketch UI and wireframes.
Geekchix.org‘s Ivana Jurcic posted a lovely collection of printable paper-based wireframe templates and sketch books. Perfect for printing and prototyping.
Thank you Ivana, for the great post and photo for our homepage.
I just caught the trailer for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet a video game by Michel Gagné’ and his shadow puppet illustration style. The game follows a UFO type ship as it battles through an insane system of arenas with various objectives.
The game looks mouth watering with all sorts of visual rides. Its only for PC (possibly for mac), but take a look!
Its by the very talented David McCandless visual & data journalist from London.
Great place for data junkies and data geeks like me.
If you like the the Twitter one, you’ll love everything else on the blog.