When I was 19, I traveled to Paris for my second college internship (the first was as a photographers assistant in Cleveland. Not as glamorous as Paris, but I still learned a lot.)
For three months, I worked in the art department learning how to design websites while attempting to improve my French.
Over Memorial Day weekend I spent time going through some old files, and discovered these design mock-ups I had made.
It’s amazing that these were done 10 years ago. Check out the browser!
Most of the time, the designers were given a website to create from scratch. They’d fill me in on the specs, give me logos and other assets, then set me loose to create my own interpretation.
Over the holiday weekend, I finally gave myself a chance to dig through a bunch of old materials from college and grad school. I discovered all kinds of art projects I had totally forgotten about!
Here’s a video piece I created in grad school. It’s one of the very first that pretty much taught me the basics of Final Cut Pro and After Effects.
I’m quite amused watching it all these years later (especially by the part with the flashing eyes!).
I recall having a lot of fun shooting and cutting up the assets for this, but I’m not sure why I decided on such a weird aspect-ratio.
I was clearly quite the rebel all the way back in 2002.