Alex Feliciano

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Flat vs Skeuomorphism, and good design.

Hola, So I have been advising clients away from skeuomorphism in thier designs. You may ask, “Why would you do that, skeuomorphism is dope.” and your right it is cool, but when we go to production the tangental aspect is quickly overshadowed by business needs and dynamic integration quickly blows up budgets. It looks great in the comp, but many times ends up getting scrapped in production.

I love design for design sake, (it’s called art) and in time skeuomorphism design will settle into a nice place so will “flat”. “Flat” for now, will be the new rounded corner. It will be used in places it’s not needed and everything will look like a 50’s ad campaign. This “flat” idea will spin itself out as a new style emerges and replaces “flat”. Maybe a representative monochromatic style (super flat), or using only CSS3 (code flat), or pure line work (anti flat). The great thing is good design will persist..

Skeuomorphism, Flat, flat design, Calander design Css3, html5,

I would love to talk about the Save button next….

Installed WordPress on my nexus 7, Hurray!

So today I lost my iPhone (was in wife’s car) and I was kinda lost with out it. But a realized that this thing was more than a reader and I am taking the time to use it to it’s full potential, or at least installing a backup set of apps. I even sketched an angry robot for this post.

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Lost iphone, grrr

More meetings, more doodles

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Jason was giving me the gas face from acoss the table.

Cuttlefish, progress bar and screwing

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Quick doodle while waiting for files to upload.

New paintings

Alex feliciano has been working on some new paintings. They are a series of fun exercises, acrylic on cardboard.20111220-104107.jpg

In the hospital

Baby Rocket is coming, maybe. In the hospital now. This is a dry run we may be going home soon.

“Doctor” wants to monitor the baby, mom is having lots of contractions and blood pressure is high. We may spend the night.

Little Pistol is with his Aunt and very excited to have sleepover. Special thanks to Aunt and Tata!

comboBox style it custom

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/articles/skinning_flash_cs3_03.html

combo box as3 componet flash customize
The combo box one with code and one with movieclips.

So I was looking around for a simple way to style, Programatically, a combo box… I spent a good part of an hour trying and searching then trying something new till I hit upon the solution above.

Customize Combo Box, ComboBox, Component.

// flash as start here……………..good luck…………………………

package {
import flash.display.Sprite;
public class CBUpSkin2 extends Sprite {
private var _rectangle:Sprite;
public function CBUpSkin2() {
_rectangle = new Sprite();
_rectangle.graphics.beginFill(0xCC0000,1);
_rectangle.graphics.drawRect(0, 0, 100, 20);
_rectangle.graphics.endFill();
addChild(_rectangle);
}
}
}

Coast to coast… Again!

ShowCloserJohn, Michi and Alex are working. The “Tenchu” painting is in john’s hands now, Michi has “The chicken lamp” and I am working on “skull 5”.

I would like you to understand how this process works. You may find it hard at first, but the short answer is we paint over and on each others work. This is something requiring a great deal of trust. Our process is as much a collaboration as it is a critic on the work itself  a commentary that carries with it a wet brush. So the painting passes from artist to artist each editing, celebrating, embellishing, and reinventing what was there before. The painting becomes something else.

In April 2008 Art Murmur, Los Angeles was pleased to present “COAST TO COAST BUTTER TOAST”. A show featuring new collaborative work by John Tindel, Michi and Alex Feliciano. The visual mash-up was a lively celebration bursting with texture and quick witted humor. And we are doing it again, With all new work, this time in Atlanta!! at Art Department Galleries.

The ONE is out!

one-gallery2_lgIt is here The ONE by Apogee Electronics.

“With ONE, you can record a single channel of audio using the specially tuned enclosure microphone, an instrument input for guitar, bass, or keyboard, or a world-class microphone preamp input. Listening with ONE is an entirely new experience as well. Hear your recordings and your iTunes library with incredible dimension and clarity through ONE’s studio-quality stereo output.”

It was an honor and privilege to work along side the marketing team that came up with this little honey. I know first hand how hard they work to bring products like this to the market. I wish them the best.

New Job!

Sparks Grove

After moving to Atlanta from LA I was worried that I would have trouble finding a good job. After a few interviews I really started to worry about the job market. Then I interviewed with the team at Sparks Grove, wow sweet. I will be posting goodies and samples soon.

I have also been given the green light from a previous project and I will be add the drawings to my portfolio.

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