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Introducing Portfolio Volume 05

Introducing Portfolio Volume 05

After many months, I have finally finished Portfolio Volume 05. I can honestly say that I have put more time into this book than I have on anything else I have ever worked on. So many new illustrations were generated beyond what was shown on this blog and a lot of...

Portfolio Volume 05: Covers

Portfolio Volume 05: Covers

If it seems like I have been posting less and less lately, it is because all of my time has been going into my next portfolio. This book has been in the making for the past 3 years. However, I have taken the last several months to invest all of my free time into...

Choosing a View: Philly Bridge

Choosing a View: Philly Bridge

One of the images not initially generated for the Philly Bridge Project was the south side of the pedestrian bridge. Here, the bridge turns into a park-like setting with lots of trees, vegetation, and a grand stair connecting down to the street level. This was an...

Interiors: Abstract to Real

Interiors: Abstract to Real

If you haven't been to my site in a while, I have been taking the past several months to piece together my new Portfolio Volume 05. As I go from project to project, I look to fill in gaps of missing information in the storytelling of the design. In this case, I had...

Aerial Trees Break Down

Aerial Trees Break Down

One of the new images I generated for my upcoming Portfolio Volume 05 was an aerial view of the Research Lab Project. Because I have many new images to generate in a short amount of time for the portfolio, I have been trying to minimize time spent on each image. In...

Typography Part 2

Typography Part 2

If you read my first post, you understand that Alex and I chose to start his Portfolio design process by selecting fonts. Anytime I begin any kind of design project I always start with type. Others may tell you they start with a grid, color palette, forms, and shapes,...

Winter Special #7

Winter Special #7

For this year's Winter Special illustration, I decided to create a series of images partly because I couldn't decide on one view, but also to experiment with the effects of thick snow at different view angles. I was less interested in the architectural clarity of the...

Typography Part 1

Typography Part 1

For the first time on Visualizing Architecture, I am bringing in a new voice to help discuss some important graphic design related topics for the upcoming design of Portfolio Volume 05. Matt Uminski is a really good friend and encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes...

Mountain Lodge Spreads

Mountain Lodge Spreads

I have begun thinking about some of the spreads for the Mountain Lodge Project and what kind of tone I want to set. The images consists of simple and minimal diagrams paired with heavily textured and vegetated perspectives intentionally creating a contrast between the...

Mountain Lodge Dusk and Night

Mountain Lodge Dusk and Night

It's been way too long since my last post. It has been a busy month traveling and moving Design Distill to a new office. However, I was finally able to find some time this weekend to put together two new images for the Mountain Lodge Project. For these images, all I...

Mountain Lodge Diagrams and Elevations

Mountain Lodge Diagrams and Elevations

I have been working up some drafts for a few diagrams and elevations for the mountain lodge project. I am testing out some graphically minimal styles that contrast the highly textured and atmospheric perspective illustrations seen here and here. I don't normally...

Mountain Lodge Ground Study

Mountain Lodge Ground Study

This will be a quick post, but I wanted to show another image that I have been working on. This illustration was put together to study the ground around the base of the tower. I wanted to iterate on some ideas I had for the landscape/hardscape relationship as well as...

Mountain Lodge Light and Shadow

Mountain Lodge Light and Shadow

As I continue to develop my Mountain Lodge Project, there are a couple of areas that I am using visualization to study the design a little more closely. One of the key moments is a bridge that connects the tower to the mountain side. I had envisioned this space to be...

Mountain Lodge Intro

Mountain Lodge Intro

Below is a sneak peak of my next project that I will be illustrating over the next several months. As with all of my projects, I have tried to setup several scenarios that I am interested in visualizing. For this project, specifically, the overarching concept is of a...

Desert House Spreads

Desert House Spreads

The Desert House Project is nearing completion and I have begun looking at how I can piece together the different images into portfolio spreads. Setting up these spreads help me to clarify what images still need to be generated to fill in the narrative gaps. They also...