Hey! Here’s another demo presentation I did for a job interview. This time, I was free to pick any topic I liked… so I chose horses (gasp). Specifically, I created a short powerpoint presentation, and an accompanying PDF handout with additional content. You can check out the full document here. (And oh — I did get the job).
Author Archives: Andy Iakobson
demo: photo basics course
A few weeks ago I got the chance to present a demo of my work for a job interview. The assignment was to create powerpoint mock-up of an eLearning course about using a digital camera. I thought it was a pretty fun little project! You can see a PDF of the final result here.
For the main image of the camera, I used official product photos. But for the camera shown in the step-by-step instructions, I actually used an Illustrator drawing — mainly so that I could limit the complexity of the interface and focus only on the necessary features.
Funny thing, though; the first thing I ever did in Illustrator was a camera! It was for an assignment in college. Couldn’t help but remember that experience as I put this demo together!
Just a quick post to let folks know that a preview version of my new e-learning and design portfolio is now available! You can find it under the ‘Portfolio’ tab in the overhead menu, or by clicking here.
illustration: BISON portfolio cover
Well, it’s time for another portfolio! I’m looking for a new job opportunity, and I’m honestly very excited about it. I learned so much at my old job, and I’m looking forward to experiencing something new and even more challenging.
A new portfolio needs a new cover, so — here’s mine. This time I’m going with my favourite animal — BISON! And a whole herd of them, just to make things more complicated.
Here they are! I just love bison so much.
illustration: i cLOVE you stickers
illustration: ALL the cowboy things
Ok! I know I’ve posted these a few times already, but here is a full set of illustrations that I did for a western-themed personal project a while back. I know some of them (i.e.: curly-horned sheep) don’t exactly scream wild wild west, but… well, it was Chinese New Year at the time and it seemed like a good idea.
illustration: pan am 2015 team buttons
This July/August, I got the chance to volunteer with the 2015 Pan American and Para Pan Am games. It was a great experience, and I had the COOLEST job; I was on the medal ceremonies crew! It was our job to coordinate the medal ceremonies, raise flags, escort athletes and dignitaries to the podium, and bring out the medals and gifts!
For the Pan Am games, I worked the equestrian events (which I requested, of course), and during Para Pan Am I was stationed at the venue for wheelchair tennis (which was amazing).
I worked with some great people, and I wanted to give them a small but unique token by which to remember the experience. I decided on pinback buttons — one for each of my teams.
I whipped both of these (obviously comedic) designs up pretty quickly since I didn’t have a lot of time to spare… but I’m quite happy with them, and I think my teams enjoyed them as well!
illustration: jurassic park chapters
I’ve been creating some illustrations for a friend’s Jurassic Park audiobook-podcast; here are ones from the first couple of chapters! Really liking this project; it’s like a mini illustration-challenge to represent each chapter, that we get to work on collaboratively.
traditional commission: bubble tea animals
A few months ago I was offered something kind of rare, for me — a commission for traditional pen-and-paper illustrations. I mean, I do a lot of animal drawings for a personal project, but I was really honoured and excited that someone liked them enough to request a commission. What’s more, these are going to be hung up in a bubble tea cafe & comic book store in the States!
I was allowed to use black and white, and do pretty much anything I wanted to match the bubble tea & comics theme. The style is a tiny bit different from what I normally do (usually, I colour with colour pencils) but I’m pretty dang happy with the results.