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Since my move from the print design production desk to my new position as Graphic Designer for New Digital Products I’ve had the opportunity to work on a lot of cool projects in some new mediums. Apps, ebooks and web design are all things that I wanted to get my feet wet in while I was working specifically in print. With my move to the new department in April, I not only have gotten my feet wet, I’ve been thrown into the deep end of the mobile/web digital design process.
One of the first major products of my new endeavor is this: Choosing Thomas. It’s an e-book, built for Apple’s iBook app, that tells the story of the Lauxes, a family dealing with some heavy decisions to make surrounding the birth of their son, Thomas. The story originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News in 2009 as a two-part series and a follow-up story in 2010 by Lee Hancock, with photos by Sonya N. Hebert. Here’s the summary from the book’s iTunes page:
Midway through her pregnancy, Deidrea and T.K. Laux discovered their unborn son would be born with trisomy 13, a genetic disorder that would give him only a few hours of life outside the womb. They decided to continue their pregnancy, and experienced the joy of new life coupled with the the pain of loss.
To help other families facing similar grief and encourage wider support for perinatal and pediatric hospice services, the couple invited Dallas Morning News reporter Lee Hancock and photographer Sonya N. Hebert to chronicle their journey in this book, which includes powerful photos and videos.
This story has inspired hundreds of families who experienced the couple’s strength as they showed their love for their son and each other.
Needless to say, there’s some difficult subject matter here, but the story itself is awesome, made only that much better by Hebert’s photography and videography. If you want to see more, you can purchase the book here.
Over the past couple years with The Dallas Morning News, I’ve been exploring different techniques with some of my centerpiece illustrations. These two pieces are a good embodiment of the style that I’ve evolved through that process.
A set of five desktop and ipad wallpapers featuring Dallas Cowboys players and the 2011 schedule created for SportsDayDFW.com, the website for the sports section of The Dallas Morning News.
Centerpiece illustration for a Dallas Morning News SportsDay story looking at Highland Park-ex and current Los Angeles Dodger Clayton Kershaw and his chances of making his first all-star game.
Four pages (three gameday covers and one preview) for the Mavericks championship run through the 2011 NBA Finals.
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