Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Website Redesign

Presently, I'm in the process of redesigning my website. I've been unable to update my personal website since leaving college, and therefore losing my ability to access the Ringling servers. I decided to upload this page from my sketchbook to show the thought process I generally go through when thinking up a website.

The general plan that I have is to make the illustration body of my work my index page. The navigation bar will be on the right and have 6 icons that always appear. There will be 3 galleries (illustration, graphic design, and visual storytelling) and each gallery will have a series of thumbnails for each piece on the right (below the navigation bar.) Instead of clicking on an icon and opening up a lightbox viewer to see an image, the user will need to only roll their cursor over the icon and an image will appear automatically on the right of the screen, thereby reducing loading time.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Current Graphic Design Work

Photo Reference Night Poster
Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
24 x 36 inches

This is honestly a redesign for an old poster I made when organizing and announcing a Photo Reference Night at Ringling College of Art and Design during the second half of 2010 so that Seniors could get a chance to take reference for their thesis and other students were allowed to come, work, and contribute as well.

Persona Designs Inc. Brochure
Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
9 x 7.5 inches, 3 x 7.5 inches per panel

This was honestly a bit of an exercise in creating a basic presentation for a company's image. Persona Designs Inc. is a fake company I made up that creates company images as a business venture, as well as helping those companies plan their marketing strategies while also doing a bit of marketing on their own.

Big G's Sweets and Gourmet Newsletter
Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
8.5 x 11 inches per page

Anyone who attends or has attended Ringling College of Art and Design should recognize this place. This was honestly just something I did a long time ago when considering how to help market a certain local cafe's image. Sadly, the cost of printing would just be too much, and it would require more money to deliver such newsletters.

The Akita: A dog of loyalty Magazine Spread
Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
14 x 10 inches, 7 x 10 inches per page
This is a 2 page spread I made while observing the more basic layouts of a National Geographic magazine. I enjoyed doing a digital painting of Argyle, I ought to do more honestly.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Illustration Portfolio

All artwork is © Christopher Ross Batista 2012

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thesis currently

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Alien Encounter Storyboard

Here's a storyboard I made in Storyboarding class.

(Note, the human is using an inhaler whenever you read a *pfft* sound effect and the image in the telescope is a smoggy planet with UFOs hovering around it.)

I'll be making changes to this over the week after receiving class input.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Corrected Thesis Progress

After having a good friend give me a peer review, I went back and redid some of the panels in the pages as they indicated. Most of it resulted in me indicating where I needed more reference, adding more details, or fixing minor continuity errors.

Part 1

Part 2