Student animations from 1990

Back in the day, the Amiga 2000 was used to create broadcast graphics at TVNZ. As a graduate design student in 1990, I created an odd collection of animations, some of which were broadcast! Two of my special favorites are below.

 

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Simon Owen

Is director of Envisage Design NZ, freelance website and graphic designer .est 1994. Go go Yes!

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Keeper of the Inn

My new design studio also comes complete with a stand-alone luxurious guesthouse. The Tintagel Guesthouse is set within park-like grounds only 5 minutes walk from Nelson CBD. Yesterday I launched the Tintagel website. I designed this site in WordPress and it took me just a day to produce. Comes complete with image gallery and auto response…

GelaSkins pimp my tech

GelaSkins NZ store now open at www.Pimped.co.nz DOWNLOAD THE GELASKINS NZ 2010/2011 PRICELIST Like a lot of people these days, I love gadgets. I also love design and originality. This is where GelaSkins manifest themselves as my new-found love affair. GelaSkins are removable vinyl skins for protecting and customizing portable devices. They feature stunning photo-quality graphics…

Inspiration from Asian pop art

I am a huge fan of urban Asian pop culture, and if there is one thing I miss about living in the city this is it. The illustrative style, cuitsy-pie graphics and bold design technique never fail to inspire me. Of course the wide variety of merchandise available is a bonus! My current fave is tokidoki…

Bizarre websites

I’m digging new stuff at the moment. Not lingering in the same spot for too long if you know what I mean, it’s all part of getting the creative juices flowing. Below you’ll find a collection of amusing websites that, by combining unconventional (and sometimes bizarre) ideas and clever JavaScript and Flash effects, will entice…

Creating a music video in 2 hours

Last week saw me bunkered down in a back room of the Hyatt in Auckland frantically designing a video clip for the NBR Best Dressed at the 2010 CAANZ Media Awards. This clip was put together ‘on the night’ with the help of talented fashion photography Kirsty Harkness at Tiger Tiger. I had 3 Apple…

Envisage launches new website

The new-look Envisage website went live yesterday (15/04/2010). Envisage Design is the name in which I trade my graphic design services under. The new site was built entirely by me using an easy online design technique. Looking under the hood, the code is clean as a whistle and extremely search engine friendly. Most importantly, the…

Sneek-peek at the new-look Envisage

Exciting things are brewing in the studio here in Nelson. My design studio (Envisage) has a self-rebranding project underway. This has been a major task and one that is long overdue. This is a major project and encompasses everything about the Envisage service offering; what it is exactly, and how it is percieved. It’s been a…

New toys in the studio

Xmas has arrived super early here in the Envisage Design studio. Specifically in the shape of a sparky brand new 27-inch iMac. I’m crunching some pretty big data these days, and often multi-tasking between a number applications. My 5 year old intel iMac has been feeling the strain, and if there is one thing I…

Corporate publishing

One of my creative specialties is designing books and magazines for professional service industries. Working with publishers, editors and marketing departments my creative designs often have a clean, up market, classy look. I say that you should most definitely judge a book by its cover!
Pictured left: 2010 edition law and legislation book titles for CCH New Zealand.