18 December 2014

Last school project ever

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“Starting strong is good, but finish strong is epic” – Robin Sharma. This quote had been lingering on my mind ever since this fall semester began. I had my last class yesterday. What did I feel? Happy. Sad. Anxious. Excited. I had a mixed feeling. Okay! So, yesterday, my team and I submitted a website called “The Fog of San Francisco”. When we first assigned with this project, I thought why not to have a project dedicated to this sweet foggy city that has inspired me constantly for the past three and half year.


The Fog of San Francisco is a parallax website that featured four iconic neighborhood in San Francisco. You will be able to see those San Francisco’s icons covered by fog. You can also find some interesting facts about them and find out how to get there, what you should do there, and more informations.


Behind a great project, of course there is an awesome team. For this project, I teamed up with Sundai Sun, Adam Wojewidka, and Ben Levy. Sundai was in charge to manage our github account and figure out how the skrollr works. Adam was in charge doing the modal window and tying the lose ends. Ben did the sf-icon typeface. I was in-charge doing the illustrations.

It was a great time working with my team and I was so proud that we finally made it. Thank you, team! Thank you for being an awesome teacher, Hamilton Cline! Thank you Academy of Art – Web and New Media Department!


Note: Chrome is great, but apparently “The Fog of San Francisco” currently hates Chrome. So, please open “The Fog of San Francisco” in Safari. Thank you!


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10 October 2014

Designers’ Love Letter


Collecting a bunch of greeting cards – from Valentine’s card, happy birthday cards, congratulation cards, etc was never enough. I always wanted to create my own greeting card. Two semester ago, I finally had a chance to design my own lettering.


Without a lot of thinking, I believed that it was the time to use this opportunity to finally have a greeting card, love letter, or something similar and design it myself. My concept is making a love letter using a quote/words that only us, designers can understand.


I drew a bunch of sketches to see which designs worked best and after that scan it so I could start doing the vectoring on my computer. It took about 1 week for me to finalize this design. I ordered the recipe box from William Sonoma. It wasn’t disappointing at all. It is a great container to put and display those cards that I made. I can’t wait to use this as my thank you note. Yeay!

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