is such a fun thing to do.
have always worked with illustration and design, but with advent
of multimedia and CD-ROM I now work with sound, animation and interactivity
And it is the interactivity that really makes working with CD-ROM
fun. There is humour, a sense of surprise and adventure that can
be incorporated into CD-ROM that would be very difficult in any
other medium. The possibilities for storytelling, especially with
titles for children, are endless.
illustrated all the images on this CD-ROM, as well as doing the
programming and everything else. This was my first multimedia project,
which started out as an exercise to develop my multimedia skills,
but eventually became a viable commercial product. It has won awards
for both design and content.
in the Park
I'm not going to reveal a lot about this CD-ROM
at the moment. This is my current project which I have been working
on for the last 2 years - and it's not finished yet. Called "Art
in the Park" it is a sequel to the Bears CD-ROM, with the same
characters, but it is quite different. So here it is a sneak preview
and a few screen shots.
As well as designing CD-ROM's, I also design
websites. While I have done quite a few websites over the years
for small businesses and companies, most of my time has been spent
on my own projects. These are a two examples of sites which I think
achieve what they where designed to do.
Shockwave is a plug-in that allows browsers
to play applications (usually games) made in Macromedia Director.
I wouldn't compare shockwave games to content packed CD-ROM's, but
they are fun to play and definitely bring people to a site. This
game called "Shoot the suit" is 100k in size (which will
take about 30 seconds to download). To see and play some more of
my shockwave games, visit Ted & Floppy's funpage at www.bears.co.nz/games/games.htm