Friday, July 25, 2008

What I Did On My (so called) Summer Vacation

Stand back people. don't get to close to the monitor. I wouldn't want you to hurt yourself after I reveal the excitement which is my old life, that of button maker extraordinaire!

Oh sure, some people might have called me a GUI designer... but watch how fast someone's eyes glaze over when your at a party and they ask what you do for a living..

"I'm a GUI designer."
"What's that?"
"Well, I design the interfaces for my company's internal system applications and.."
"Excuse me, I have to go over here now..."

So instead, I told people I made buttons. Which was true, short and usually ended with the other person saying, "Oh." Even though I knew they had no clue.

Well, with school out for summer, I'm digging into my old bag of tricks to supplement my income. In other words, I'm making buttons. So please, let me share while you swim in the extreme excitement...

Ok, there you go. That's a button. I made it. I call it the Add button. BASF is using it in one of their internal applications...

Hey, wait! Where are you going? Come back here you silly goose. There's more!

This next one is called, cancel. I worked hard to pick out an icon that represented cancel.

Wow, Delete! One of my personal favorites!! Don't take this one lying down. It's no easy feat getting a red X to work on a green background.

Oh, and creating this little baby was a real treat as I got to incorporate the excel icon!

Then I got whacked in the arm with a puck while playing hockey.

And that is how I spent my summer vacation.

1 comment:

C.R. Evers said...

Those are, by far, the most wonderful buttons that I've ever seen.

hows the bruise?