I’ve enjoyed this summer holiday enormously, and have been working on lots of things throughout, however in essence, I haven’t really done much at all!
Firstly I have been working on my Windows Phone App/EPQ project, which I will reveal to you is called 140. Yup – “140″! Basically it will be the fastest way to tweet from Windows Phone devices, in a completely distraction free environment with lovely visuals. I’ve set up the UI, some content-aware visuals, landscape mode, and proper backgrounding so far. The problem, however, is actually getting Twitter integration to work…
On the design front I tried a random experiment three months ago, uploading a 30min quick logo template idea to GraphicRiver. I went back on the site three and a half weeks ago and – lo and behold – my random logo had sold. This was pretty neat and unexpected, and so for the past few weeks I’ve been on the site more, having uploaded 5 items now I think it’s going quite well, and the community is definitely awesome! Now my timewasting sorta does something useful!
I made a particularly awesome thing earlier this month… and yes… it’s another business card template : P This is also up on GraphicRiver, and is doing pretty well! Anyway, I’ve decided presentation templates are the most tactical category at the moment. Doing this also forced me to make a decent logo for Melonade Studios, and I think I’ve finally settled with a very simple wavy “m” in a circle, used on my GraphicRiver page.
Additionally, I’ve been doing a lot of photography, with my new Nikon 1 camera (in beautiful WHITE!!!). The image quality is just fantastic and it’s such a handy size to bring around, as well as being able to film HD slow-mo movies…
I plan to post here more about 140′s development as I progress further with it, and if I ever finish it! Particularly stunning photos I take will also go up here, but for new item releases from MelonadeStudios, follow @melonadestudios on Twitter (an account I have been saving for a long while!)
So yeah – not that much of a productive summer!