My (Fibonacci) Portfolio
The fibonacci graphic/animation is created by actionscript. All the interactivity and animation are a compilation of previous actionscript experiments of mine. The data gets pulled in through XML and I've tried to structure it so that the data sources, thumbnails, and full displays consistent with the previous version of my site so I could, within reason, update both sites at the same time.
A friend commissioned me to make their video production company website in Flash. The fun part here was re-creating an effect I first saw on a group94 site which has a rollover effect on certain words in standard blocks of text, the result being an exploded effect, pushing back surrounding words radiating from the source word being hovered over.
The Nojima Family
A little personal project I made for my family. I had a lot of fun creating the family tree and photo albums. My mother actually tracked our lineage back almost a thousand years, so creating this site was a fascinating journey into my own family history. All the content and interactivity was PHP driven with a MySQL back-end, so people could leave comments on the blog posts as well as the guestbook. Sadly, it's fallen into disuse.
Our Tree of Life
Based on the work of Yugo Nakamura, I created a graphical message board where people can come and drop their pearls of wisdom. This was also my first experiment in ambient music/sound: I overlayed three music loops which successively play and seamlessly blend as you go deeper into the site.
Paul Nojima v1
The online portfolio I made for myself as a student, which landed me a job before I even graduated. The layout is something inspired by the work of group94 and I managed to include a few animation and interactive elements that I had experimented with previously.
Perhaps one of the more flattering jobs I've done, an instructor at the Academy of Art University, Bob Rigel, hired me to create his online portfolio.
The i'm Initiative
I did a lot of work on this... This is a compilation of just the imaging I've done for it. This was a huge project that required themes, icons, banners, and social media integration. Lots and lots of imaging, basically.
A mini-site for Nortel. The challenge was text animations. Simple functionality, but this one was mainly about eye-candy.
As a class project, I was required to make a flash audio player, so I created a mini-site dedicated to my favorite band, Staind. My style is typically pretty minimalistic, so with such a simple layout and grid, all the transitions and animations are text-based. Another idea inspired by group94.
Typography At A Glance
I created this site for a class project. My concept, having experienced creating my own Typeface, was to show the "worktable," with all the tools of the trade scattered throughout the site.
I went a bit nuts with the actionscripting and loved every minute of it!
This project was nominated for an Award in the Interactive Category of the 2006 Spring Show at the Academy of Art University.
Interactive work includes sites I’ve done,
both professional and student work.