Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Above are examples of some icon work done for the Sims 2 PC Game (Bon Voyage! and Freetime, respectively).

You definitely need to be in a different mindset than usual, especially working within such a small box. Though not as quick and much more labor intensive, I compare it to quick gesture drawings--You have to be aware of the extraneous details which can clutter things quickly and CLARITY, CLARITY, CLARITY.

...Problem solving, left and right.

Big thanks to Frances Ngai who taught (and is STILL teaching) me a lot about UI. For the Sims 2 "Freetime" pack, we figured that, in all, we created about 200+ icons (not counting the ones that got cut)! She's truly a force to be reckoned with...


Nikki Lukas said...

awesome work Mr. Clarity! haha i like the fighting one with the legs and arms sticking out of a cloud of smoke, the graduating brain is pretty cool, and i've always wanted to paint a sandwich! haha

Dela Longfish said...

Man you're an icon assassin! Don't take this the wrong way, but you ever think about doing graphic design you seem to have a natural attention to it.

Great to see some new posts. I dig the stickers on the luggage.