Hi, I’m Brian Dys — a photographer from the inside looking out · a composer entangled in electronic music · a UX designer · a spouse, a parent, & everything in between.
International Red Design Studio has partnered with MMDA to provide you with the latest information on current and upcoming Metro Manila roadway constructions.
We’re talking about interconnected infrastructures that will be worth the hurly burly traffic jam the constructions will cause.
So to all passengers out there – whether you’re a commuter or a backseat driver – sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride (to the drivers as well).
Say goodbye to yesterday
Hit the gas there ain’t no brakes on this lost highway
~ Lost Highway by Bon Jovi
By the way, Bon Jovi’s Lost Highway is up there with the logos because the album’s accompanying me tonight as I work on the project.
I’ll keep you posted once the website has launched.
I heard it the first time when my friend from Malate, Ida, gave me a mix CD with 14 tracks. This particular song captivated me in a gloomy manner – just as Diana Krall’s Midnight Sun did. But the problem was that I didn’t know the title since she didn’t bother listing the track info.
Years have passed – and I am talking CD burning here, not MP3s in flashdrives – Android phones came into being and SoundHound found its place into my phone. I tried to scratch this long time itch and was I lucky to find the singer and composer.
Violet Don’t Be Blue is a song by Herbie Mann and sang by Cissy Houston (Whitney’s mom).
Don’t let this song bring you down now:
What’s That She’s Singing?
I’ve reached the depths of Google search results for “Violet Don’t Be Blue lyrics” – page 6 to be exact – and still failed to find the lyrics of this song. I even used different search engines like Bing and Yahoo! to no avail.
So I transcribed the song lyrics myself (I’m unsure of several lines, though).
A summer sun kissed a flower
And warmed an hour in May
On her young face
His smile dried the dew
Oh, but the time was coming near
When spring would light another year
Hear the cold wind blowing
Violet don’t be blue
A wishing star closed his eyes
When Violet dreamed of love
When her hopes like her petals
All were new
But now her tears had turned to snow
Her heart’s a place icicles grow
Hear the night wind blowin’, singin’
Violet don’t be blue
The reason I wrote a thing or two about this song is because I’m experimenting on animated icons – wherein as the song goes, the icons animate the lyrics.
I’ll be posting samples soon.
1st Topic: Dealing with Clients
Speaker: Rina Malonzo
- Listen to client needs – identify the real problem
- Charge with eyes open – learn the product life cycle and the work involved
- Set expections – be realistic, under promise and over deliver
- Build trust – tell the truth, don’t disappear, failure isn’t an option
- Tell clients if they are “wrong” – listen to why they don’t like a design, design for the customer, have an intelligent conversation – don’t simply say “OK”
- Get a downpayment before starting a project
- Get repeat business
Showcasing Your Portfolio
- Show your future – showcase the projects you want to attract
- Show your best works in the first 5 items
- Show at most 20 samples
2nd Topic: PhoneGap
Speaker: Chard Gonzales
PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create mobile apps using standardized web APIs for the platforms you care about.
3rd Topic: RCSS
Speaker: JP De Guzman
RCSS (‘Recess’ / Narcissistic name – ‘Rain CSS’) is a PHP-based CSS Processor. Popularized by known CSS pre-processors such as LESS and SCSS, RCSS aims to bring the joy and fun back in writing CSS with nifty features straight out-of-the-box. Aside from the core feature built under its hood, it can be extended via plugins that anyone can easily write and share.