|holiday 2007 -||
Back to previous themes for 2007, I wanted to merge my infographic interests with the functionality of calendars. Borrowing from designs submitted to eliazar's calendar design contest, I designed a 12-month calendar designed to fit on a standard business card, presented a printable version as well as a desktop wallpaper version.
|holiday 2006 -||
This year is all about Web 2.0 and the wisdom of crowds – rather then creating a card based on my own research, I decided to allow people to determine for themselves what is most relevant, and to share that with the community at large. I bit off a bit more than I could chew technology wise, but fortunately Kyung Ahn and Scott Susslin came to the rescue and helped me with the PHP and MySQL.
|holiday 2005 -||
Looking to move further away from the quantitative side of the holidays, my fifth holiday card includes only illustrations of holiday themes. A series of three desktop patterns available in a variety of different sizes provided me a bit more opportunity for creative exploration than some of my previous exercises.
|holiday 2004 -||
I suspect that I was inspired by my recent project work in the food and beverage sector, but I determined for 2005 to take a slightly different approach to the holidays. This is the first year I did not include any sort of date messaging in my holiday card. Instead I designed a basic calculator application for estimating the fat and calories in holiday meals. The calculator is based in PHP, and takes into account most of the traditional holiday season foods.
|holiday 2003 -||
For 2003 I started to look at other numbers that come into play around the holidays. Although the dates of holidays are still included, I chose to focus on the facts and figures. Consulting the U.S. Census Bureau, sites concerning retail statistics, and a few other sources, I put together a list of interesting facts that surround the holidays. I utilized CSS and type styling as a primary design element and part of the illustration.
|holiday 2002 -||
The second of my holiday cards extended the calendar theme by orienting the months in a circle around the display area of the site. I also extended the holidays that I include to cover the more obscure, such as National Pie Day. Descriptions were provided for each listed holiday, adding more interest and longevity to the site.
|holiday 2001 -||
The first of the seasonal holiday cards I create annually to share with friends, family, co-workers, and business associates. It also begins a tradition that I followed for a few years of focusing my designs around the numbers and dates are related to the holidays. I experimented with displaying the days of the month in a different configuration than the standard 7-day week by centering on the weekends, and relating them to the seasonal holidays. This is also the last time I utilized a traditional 3-D application a part of the design process.