Hi, I'm Grant

Designer & Do-Gooder For Hire

About Me

I graduated from The Art Institute of Tampa in 2010, where I earned a bachelors of fine arts degree in Interactive Media Design. Since then I've worked with companies from across the United States as a freelance designer and in the Tampa Bay area as an in-house design consultant.

I'm currently interested in new opportunies in design and media production in the Tampa Bay area.

Portfolio

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Amazon Blaze

Concept Design / Viral Marketing


The Amazon Blaze smart phone concept was an elaborate April Fools day article on the widely popular Android smart phone blog Android Police. After submitting an excellent design to the blog's t-shirt design contest, I was commissioned to design of a controversial smart phone with believable features.

At the time, pocket sized solar cells and fast colorized e-paper displays were bleeding edge technology, so coming up with the idea for this concept was fairly easy. The challenge was in crafting the believability of the concept, which took real product development thinking and marketing to evolve Amazon's own design language.

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Geek Droid

Logo Design / Branding


Geek Droid is a project I created in alignment with my desire to produce content on the Android platform.

It's a right of passage for Android developers to adopt the Android mascot in some way, so I decided to create the Geek Droid mascot as a completely custom variation in the form of a light bulb with a friendly grin that symbolizes creativity while also being familiar and fun.

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RS&H 2011 Holiday Video

Motion Graphics / Concept Development


Holiday card videos delivered via e-mail became an RS&H tradition shortly after I joined RS&H in 2010.

I was fortunate enough to help produce the previous year's holiday card video, and was given concept and execution leadership in the following year. I used this opportunity to craft a message that showcased RS&H's global reach and a people focused approach to marketing that influenced marketing efforts of the company moving forward.

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RS&H 2012 Website

Web Design / HTML/CSS/PHP / Joomla


While at RS&H, I lead a redesign of the companie's corporate website and early rebranding initiatives. The project involved taking a company wide survey of employee's brand perceptions and wants, as well as opinions from select clients and partners, compiling data into a comprehensive design plan covering the companies brevity of industry and practice. After designs were approved I lead development of the project on Joomla CMS.

The design and ideas established in the project later influenced a complete brand refreshing where my team worked with industry consultants to create a new corporate brand package.

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RS&H 2014 Website

Web Design / HTML/CSS/PHP / Joomla


While at RS&H, I worked with industry consultants to create a new corporate brand package and homepage layout that embodied a new design language for RS&H's brand identity.

After the design was finalized, I was tasked with leading development of the project and designing a new banner system.

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RS&H Brand Education Video

Video Production / Story Telling


While at RS&H, I lead the task of educating the architects, engineers and consultants of RS&H about the importance of branding. When RS&H retired their historic logo in phase one of their brand rollout plan, it was met with confusion from staff, so for the next phase in RS&H's rebranding process an effective educational initiative was started and I was tasked with developing the informative video presentation you see here.

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Sleepwalker Series

Web Design / Image Manipulation / Video Compositing / HTML/CSS/PHP / Wordpress


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True Geek Radio

Production / Design / Brand Management


True Geek Radio was a live podcast running from 2012-2015 that ganered a fair amount of popularity in the local florida geek culture scene.

While being a lead contributor at True Geek Radio I learned many industry production skills in video, audio and presentation. I also contributed my design talents to the brand and web pressence, including a complete site design/development in its last year.

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True Geek Radio - The Update

Video Editing / Motion Graphics


The Update was produced as a two minute video round-up of weekly geek news, outlining the topics True Geek Radio covered in their show that evening.

Writing, editing and occasional narration for The Update was a good excersise in content writing and improving my production skill set.

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Tech News Today - Rumor Mill

Motion Graphics / Concept Development


I designed and animated this bump in two iterations, a long version and a short bump. The concept for a lone mill, receiving packages from various news sources and churning out rumours was a collaboration between myself, producer Jason Howell and show host Tom Merritt.

I'm a big fan of Tom Merritt's run on Tech News Today, a daily tech news show on the TWiT Network, so when I met him in person at an event in Atlanta, I was thrilled to offer my creative services.

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Tech News Today - Techlection 2012

Motion Graphics / Concept Development


I designed and animated this piece. Techlection 2012 was a concept I was given free reign to plan and execute on a tight deadline.

I'm a big fan of Tom Merritt's run on Tech News Today, a daily tech news show on the TWiT Network, so when I met him in person at an event in Atlanta, I was thrilled to offer my creative services.

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Wicked Armor - Website Redesign

Web Design / Product Photography / Image Manipulation / Video Direction & Editing / HTML/CSS/PHP / Wordpress / WooCommerce


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Looking to hire a talented Jack? I recently moved to Brandon, FL and would love to hear from the Tampa Bay area!