Big Office on the Prairie

 

 

 

 

Alex Hogrefe
April 01, 2020

 

 

 

 

Porter Sq. Platform and Digital Display

 

 

 

 

By Alex Hogrefe
Feb. 23, 2020

 

 

 

Porter Sq. Distant View

By Alex Hogrefe
Jan. 26, 2020

 

Porter Square Axon

 

 

 

By Alex Hogrefe
Jan. 20, 2020

 

 

 

Winter Special #8

 

 

 

By Alex Hogrefe
December 15, 2019

 

 

 

Porter Sq. Section

By Alex Hogrefe
November 24, 2019

 

Introducing Portfolio Volume 05

 

 

 

 

By Alex Hogrefe
June 16, 2019

 

 

 

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Big Office on the Prairie

As much as I love working on the Porter Sq Station redesign, I needed to change things up a bit so I started designing my next personal render project. We have been working on a lot of really interesting projects lately at Design Distill, and it has been spurring some...

Porter Sq. Platform and Digital Display

I have been working hard to wrap up the illustrations for the Porter Square project with only a few more illustrations remaining. Life has been getting busier and busier outside of this website. My visualization office and family are demanding more of my time than...

Porter Sq. Distant View

I was riding the bus into work last week and as it approached Porter Square, the sun was casting some amazing light accross the area. This experience got me motivated to illustrate the new station design as seen from further down Massachussetts Avenue. I love working...

Porter Sq. Axon

I started off this image as a much more simplified version with very little texture and detail. Originally, it was going to be used for diagrammatic purposes with some text overlays. However, over time, it evolved into an image with more detail and texture, partly...

Winter Special #8

I was able to squeeze in another winter special illustration before the holidays roll around. For this year, I took things really dark and played up the red tones of the Porter Square Station design. The bus stop view is something that I have been planning in my head...

Porter Sq. Section

I have been developing several illustrations for the Porter Sq project the past couple of months and have finally finished one of the section diagrams. I decided to go a little old school with this one and keeping things monotone. With this style of illustration I am...

Portfolio Vol. 5

This section coming soon. Learn more about this book HERE

Portfolio Vol. 4

My latest portfolio released in 2016, Portfolio Volume 4 discusses new layout  and illustrations/diagrammatic styles. Over 35 posts break down each illustration and explores ideas of composing and refining portfolio presentation techniques.

Portfolio Vol. 3

Released in 2014, Portfolio Vol. 3 builds off of Portfolio Vol. 2 by introducing a new workflow that includes Indesign to better manage page and text organization. New image styles such as x-ray illustrations and exploded axons are introduced.

Portfolio Vol. 2

Developed in 2007, this was my second portfolio created after grad school. The layouts are relaxed with the text playing an important role on many of the pages. Except for the thesis spreads, each project uses no more than 2 spreads to describe the project requiring a denser use of text and images in the layout