Dedicated and curious, expressive, yet functional.
This describes my work & attitude towards projects.
User experience is king in my design process.
As well as attention to detail (
fluff) & creating lasting impacts.
Perfectionism has its place, but so does pragmatism.
Conceptual Prototype | News Tracker & Portal
Starting off solely as an exploration into PHP, RSS feeds and my increasing interest in DotA (now Dota 2), this project has since evolved into a fully-functioning Dota 2 news portal, sourcing from multiple websites & services. (2011-14)
Initially the final deliverable for my Web Development II module at RMIBLR, over time I have added piece by piece to bring it to its' current state. It began as a mobile solution for gamers looking to see if they won a Dota 2 beta key, and as the Dota 2 scene picked up, more news and resources were added.
Additional features of the portal:
- Official Dota 2 blog content parsed & presented
- Dota 2 patch notes served fresh from source
- News links from GosuGamers
- joinDota's Twitch.tv livestream embedded
- YouTube videos of Dota 2 hero intros, guides & voices embedded
- Responsive to PCs & tablets (landscape)
It's Me, Aaron!
Curiosity is a powerful motivator.
In design it means exploration.
Whether it be of a client or an audience.
Understanding both is of utmost importance.
So, let me start the conversation!
- Speciality Areas
- Web Design & Front-End Development
- User Interface & User Experience Design
- Interaction Design, Motion Graphics
- Graphic Design
- Branding & Logo Design
- Wordpress & Social Media
- Video & Post Production
- Tech Skills
- Power User
- Sublime Text 3, Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, EventGhost
- Bootstrap, Foundation, CLIs (Grunt, Bower), GitHub
- InDesign, MaxMSP, Processing, Fireworks
- PHP, JSON, MySQL
- CLIs (Guard, Node.js, Git)
- What makes me tick
- Digital/Tech: Automation, Apps, Hacking
- Games: FPS, RTS, RPG, ARTS, Retro
- Movies: Comedy, Thriller, Horror, Classics
- Food: Desserts, Mediterranean, Asian, Italian
- Music: Punk Rock, Twee-Pop, Electronica, Indie
- Novels: Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-fi
Why, hello there!
I think it would be great if we connect, don't you?
Over the net or in person, let's design together!
If you'd like to, mail me via the form below.
Tweet @aaron_khare or visit me on LinkedIn.
Oh, and here's my resume.