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Personas – Nov 22, 2007

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Viva Firefox – Feb 17, 2007

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Don’t hurt the Web – Nov 16, 2006

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The rebirth of the Firefox mascot

February 29, 2012

Ah, Firefox. We all love the lil critter. He hugs the globe tightly to protect the web and keep it safe. He cares about all of us and we should return that love. But how do you show the lil … Continue reading

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Nightly and Aurora: Space Quest Goodies

April 21, 2011

Yes, that’s right.  The two new logos on the block had a fashion shoot in space and they’ve brought back pictures!  Gird your desktop with sleek new wallpaper or slather your browser with a fresh persona! The options are endless!* … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Logos: Nightly and Aurora

April 14, 2011

Aurora had but newly chased the night, And purpled o’er the sky with blushing light. – John Dryden, Palamon and Arcite Folks, those book words are from an actual book. I looked them up. I have to say, they’re pretty … Continue reading

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Poor Little Sauron

November 16, 2010

I’ve been playing Lord of the Rings Online now since 2008 and I have to say, I’m fairly addicted. It seems to have formed a perfect storm where excellent game design merged with my childhood fascination of all things Tolkien. … Continue reading

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Illustrating a Hologram in Vector

April 27, 2010

During a Mozilla Labs week a while back, I was tasked with creating a logo for a yet to be realized project that centered around a person’s contacts.  That initial experiment has matured into a full Labs project and is … Continue reading

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Raindrop Logo in CSS

March 25, 2010

Playing around with -moz-radial-gradient this past while, and seeing the amazing job done on the CSS Opera logo by David Desandro, I thought I’d have a go at recreating one of the logos I illustrated within the past year using … Continue reading

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Mozilla Labs Website Refresh

January 27, 2010

No, I’m not going to talk to you about a tablet. I’m going to talk to you about a website!  The Mozilla Labs website, now with a fresh new coat of paint! *throws up arms in rejoicing fashion*  Today, we’ve … Continue reading

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Logomania, Yet Again!

December 4, 2009

It has been a little while since I have discussed any designs I’ve been working on at Mozilla, so I thought I’d share some of the logos that I’ve created over the past little while.  Both logos showcased here are … Continue reading

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How to Lose Money Fast on your Xbox 360

October 18, 2009

I’ve come to discover a very interesting feature with the Xbox 360’s dashboard. When programming your Xbox 360 Universal Remote, be sure to first have your TV tuned to the video signal from the 360 and for the love of … Continue reading

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Space, Vectors, and wee Mozillians

September 15, 2009

My life at Mozilla can be summed up in one statement – another day, another insanely fun design request.  The latest example I have for your viewing pleasure is the result of a request for branding the new Add-ons Developer … Continue reading

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Mozilla Creative Collective is Live!

August 19, 2009

Yes, that’s right, the Mozilla Creative Collective is up and running and we want you to join!  Why you say?  Well, did you know that there are achievement badges and design challenges?  Did you know you can create your own … Continue reading

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Animated Personas? Sure!

August 7, 2009

When it comes to creating Personas for Firefox, most people don’t realize a wee little fun fact about the creation process.  If you create a few different frames at the proper dimensions for both the header and the footer, you … Continue reading

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Photography: Summer Nights

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Yet Another Blog Theme

July 31, 2009

It’s that time again, when I decide a couple of weeks is far too long to have the same old theme for my blog.  I have to say, I think I may have an addiction of sorts with CSS and … Continue reading

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A Web Browser Renaissance

June 30, 2009

With the launch of Firefox 3.5 today, I’m excited to post an all new wallpaper to commemorate the event! Within the web today, a browsing transformation is underway.  We’re seeing constant advancement from the static browsing Middle Ages of old … Continue reading

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Open Video: I Want My OGG

June 1, 2009

Last Friday I decided to have a go at teaching myself After Effects.  I’ve been wanting to test the waters of motion graphics for a while and decided to take the plunge.  A few hours later I had the startings … Continue reading

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CSS3 & Flexible UI: Avoid Recutting UI Graphics for Mobile

April 21, 2009

Working on the Fennec UI has been an amazing experience. Designing UI elements for a mobile browser has taught me a great deal when it comes to creating interactive graphical elements that are to be used in a very small … Continue reading

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Firefox New Tab: Now With More Pixels!

April 13, 2009

As mentioned in the Mozilla Labs post Firefox New Tab: Visual Update, we have been playing around with a new look n’ feel for the New Tab feature. The main inspiration for this visual look comes from the netError styling … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Fennec Default Theme

April 6, 2009

With the release of Fennec Alpha, (Fennec is now in Beta) we showcased an initial default theme created to make mobile browsing easy on the fingers as well as the eyes.  Now that a bit of time has passed, we’ve … Continue reading

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February 24, 2009

My first month as Visual Designer with Mozilla Labs has been nothing short of funmazing.  I’ve basically been working solely on the elements of design that I love the most – logos and interfaces.  I’ve posted previously on the UI … Continue reading

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A work in progress…

February 20, 2009

I thought I’d share this lil guy to get some initial community feedback on him as I am currently illustrating him for a Mozilla Add-ons project. He’s part fox, part machine, he’s… Mulder Fox?  No, he’s just our ol’ friend … Continue reading

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Showing More Skin: Personas Revisited, Part 2

February 9, 2009

As a quick update detailing where I am in the “play nice with Personas” revisions to the default Firefox 3 theme on OSX, I thought I’d share the preview below highlighting some of the changes to the toolbar buttons. *note: … Continue reading

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Showing More Skin: Personas Revisited

February 4, 2009

One of my first tasks as the new Visual Designer for Mozilla Labs is to research how to revise Firefox’s default chrome in OSX so that your Personas really shine through. Currently in OSX, there are two main chrome issues … Continue reading

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Xbox 360 NXE: Developer Kit theme!

November 20, 2008

So I was able to make it into the Beta release of the new 360 dashboard from Major Nelson’s blog and have been enjoying it for a while now. Nothing but good things to say about the upgrade.

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Skinning Fennec – Awesomebar

September 7, 2008

Next we have the awesomebar and its awesomeness in weeee mobile form.

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Skinning Fennec – Preferenes side pane

September 5, 2008

Yet another screen for your viewing pleasure!  This time we visit the preferences pane and all the goodies you can toggle within.

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Skinning Fennec – Initial Screens

September 5, 2008

We’ve been plugging away at the default theme for Fennec and I’d like to share where we are thus far in the design.  The following screens are the work in progress and any comments/concerns are always welcome!

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Browsing on the go, Mozilla style.

September 2, 2008

Hello all!  Welcome to the beginnings of what will be a series of posts detailing the work I am currently involved in designing the default theme for Mozilla’s answer to mobile browsing, currently codenamed Fennec. To start things off, I … Continue reading

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