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Function now open for business

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Big things are happening over here, but most notably my partner Frank and I have joined forces to create We have some extremely exciting projects brewing for the rest of 2011 – watch that space for updates! I will be pausing activity on this site and focusing all energies on Function.

Visible & invisible site updates

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Over the holidays, I had the pleasure(?) of attending a LAN party where 1) I was the only girl and 2) I was the only macbook. Since they never got around to playing the Steam games that I own, I ended up working until 6am, re-writing the markup and css of my site. Version 1.0 dates back to June 2009, and, though it was pixel-perfect true to the design, and worked pretty ok, it was a little messy under the hood – something I could easily see after working more intimately with css over the last 1.5 years. Let me know what you think of the improvements:

  • tidier markup and managed to edit the css from 700(?!) lines to 350 lines (site looks exactly the same, and functions better)
  • stopped absolutely positioning things since I’ve figured out floats in the last year o_O
  • replaced the highslide js popups with jquery sliding carousels
  • added some recent projects to all sections
  • replaced some of the text to be less lolcat, more professional
  • added an Illustration section with vector drawings and icon sets from recent projects

TWG launches

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

I’m totally proud of the team at The Working Group, launching PostageApp out of beta. This full project will eventually work its way into my portfolio (logo, illustrations, ui, ux, creative direction) but for now, just go poke around the site and register for an account for yourself.

Holy shit, blast from the past!

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

I recently stumbled upon my old Flash portfolio website circa 2002… I wish I still had the vector files! I remember labouring over those pill vectors into the dead of night.

my old fully functional website from 2002

Vivian is treated more like an experiment, than a human being.

Aside from being a tranny term (a hilarious fact I just recently found out), my website name “fully functional” was originally meant to be an ironic statement about myself. Back in 2002, there were many, many things medically and emotionally wrong with me. The name isn’t relevant in the same way anymore; now, it applies in a more sincere way, with the ultimate goal to being a fully functional ui/ux/interaction designer and developer.

Clearly the design of this Flash site overwhelms the dinky work… it’s kind of awesome to see where this all started.