Design & Photo

Shanghai Beer Week (2013)

Shanghai Beer Week 2013’s website can be viewed live in its archived form at Archive.org here.  In 2013 I spent most of my time working on the functionality of the SHBW site. The logos were designed by another person, but the overall color scheme and development of the site was chosen by me.

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China Craft Brewers Association (2013)

After the success of Shanghai Beer Week, the breweries associated with the event decided to create a professional organization to represent their needs. I was tasked with creating a basic website to stake their digital claim.  Click to view the website.

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Seagull 4B Photos (2013)

In early 2013 I purchased an antique Shanghai-made camera. It’s a mid-1970’s copycat of most film Western Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) cameras. It’s was my first foray into medium format film (and film in general) since venturing into the digital format in my teens. The model I bought was cheap (~$50 USD), but the focus knob managed to break as soon as I bought it. As a result, I was forced to mostly take portraits for my photos. The following are from around Shanghai and a day trip to San Francisco will back in the US.

 

Update: I’ve gotten the camera fixed and was able to have a bit more freedom of how I use this camera.

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Shanghai Beer Week (2012)

In 2012 I was asked to help with the inaugural Shanghai Beer Week. Its purpose is to promote craft beer in Shanghai at China at-large. I was tasked with creating the website and its logo, manage event bookings and cultivate a social media following. The color scheme was based on Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012: Tangerine Tango. The teal color is its complement. Because of Shanghai’s rich Art Deco architecture during its heyday, I chose a typeface inspired by Art Deco style.

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Homebrew Shanghai (2011)

During my one year stint in South Korea, I had the opportunity to be part of a small but vibrant homebrewing community called Homebrew Korea. So, when I moved to China from Korea, I felt that the need to design and build a site for a similar community of homebrewers and craft beer aficionados in Shanghai and China as a whole. Homebrew Shanghai, while somewhat small, still was a great opportunity for a few of my friends to discuss new bars, places to get homebrewing equipment and discuss recipes. The site was closed in 2014, but at its height it was mentioned in an in article the Wall Street Journal.

 

Beer Labels

In order to fill the void of craft beer in Korea during my time as a teacher in 2010, a friend and I began homebrewing our own beer. So, in order to legitimize our homebrew, I decided to make a label. We entered our beer into the Homebrew Korea “Brew Your Best” Fest in Seoul. Our name is derived from a visual pun of Hombre (in Spanish) and the mustache creating a “W” to create an approximation to “Homebrew.”

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