A project I'm really proud of. We had to position the german beverage: "Bionade" on to the dutch market. The project revolved around User Experience Design. How to create an experience around a brand.
Even though a school project, we contacted the dutch distributor and payed them a visit. Our end-product was handed to them after the project.
I created two seperate videos, one containing the research and findings, and the other the experience presentation.
Of course the design process of the logo for Orbition could not be left out from my portfolio.
Before I reached the final design, a lot of different sketches were made and discussed with my partners.
At this stage, we were still very much deciding on our main colors, and how to avoid looking too much like a science fiction organization.
Now these were some designs I really liked. My partners however weren't too enthusiastic about it because the first three letters weren't that easy to read. Back to the drawing board.
This last one was something I could work with. The i, t and i symbolized two people at a conference table communicating. We really liked to be open to our customers and ensure to communicate with them as much as possible. Starting from here we (my partners and I) decided on the blue color for it's calm effect. Now I had to figure out how to put this orbit in place.
After placing the orbit, and toying around with the colors a bit more, we decided to keep with the blue on a light background. However it would look nicer if the middle of the iTi was also the middle of the orbit for synchronization of the logo. This is how it turned out:
The orbit has been extended with a little ball floating through the orbit, indicating the project which we want to guide in a good orbit. This is the end result:
The idea behind the logo and the name:
Orbit: to guide our projects in good orbit
ition: end of the word Ambition
bit: bits and bytes
icon: two people talking across a conference table
Currently the site is still being worked on. These are some designs that are disregarded and free for sharing thus far:
These are some video introductions I did. The second one is the one I'll be using for the video's I'll be creating for my upcoming portfolio items.
This one was from a while ago. I used the nickname Roofpigeon quite a lot back then and that's also one of the reasons I replaced this by the next:
Back when I created this I was breakdancing with Cock van Nielen a lot, he had his own dance-school. I made some designs for him and this is the end-product:
Dominique is one of my partners in Orbition, and he asked me to make a design for his Portfolio. The requirements were to have everything in one page and to be modern.
As one of our projects at the University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, we had to make something to stimulate the youth in Rotterdam to get out and move more.
We decided on an application for kids to give them a more easy way to get into the breakdance community and keep in touch with their friends.
This was one of the first projects in which we had to work according to a SCRUM-method. It was quite a new way of working for us.
We were given the assignment to create a game to stop rude behavior in the city. We developed a boardgame where the players would have to do different assignments depending on the square they're on. The thought behind this would be to raise awareness to rude behavior and better oneself.
My name is Dave Koekebacker and I'm a Media Designer. I design for both mobile and web platforms. Next to mobile and webdesign I can also create logo's and corporate designs.
Apart from graphical design, I am also studying to become a better Interaction and User Experience Designer. These two aspects combined with Visual Designs can be a powerful combination.
Next to my studies I founded Orbition with two partners. Next to that I work as a sales advisor for the Phone House Netherlands. When I have spare time I like to breakdance and practise photography.
Resume: click here
I've been studying how to design for several different media, such as websites, mobile applications, print work such as business cards, flyers, posters etc. Please refer to my work to find some of my designs.
During my studies in nearly every project I've done, I had to do research before starting doing anything. Dan Saffer's methods in research helped me out a lot. I would like to refer you to my work and in specific the Bionade project. This project revolved completely about research and Interaction.
I've done some projects including Video Editing and Animation. I hold the basic knowledge over Adobe Premiere, and Adobe After Effects. Refer to my work to see my videos.
Ever since I was little, photography interested me. When I started studying Multimedia Design, they offered me the option to borrow Mirror Reflex camera's and a photo studio to use. I followed several electives to increase my techniques.
Since I started Orbition with my partners, we've been concepting for different companies as to what we could mean for them. This is part of our method to find new customers, and its a fun creative way to get in touch with new potential customers.