Hello. Welcome to the portfolio of Mik Vance, web designer, flash designer and Brooklynite.

client list / american university / cellular south / city of galveston / buckcherry / young steff / U.S. military academy at west point / the ladders / register.com / HUGE Inc showreel / american red cross / ONE.org / johnson&johnson / sun arts collective / jimmys bronx cafe / legare lawrenz clothing / ingomedia / newcapitalist / finn jewelry / erin keating / faulty logic / dynell music / cruda vida / browngirl films / RSI / innocents lost / national dialogue / biotech designs / gravitica / kinetica design studio / scanbuy / tuesday interactive / EVN / flux.com / flyopenskies.com / west law / amandla / websitepros

Cellular South

Working with a designer and art director, I was tasked with developing a touchscreen application for Cellular South’s flagship store. The project underwent numerous revisions during development, but I enjoyed the challenge of performing new tricks with ActionScript 3.0. There is a video of this application in use, but I neglected to ask for a copy. visit site

Cellular South

The Rebecca Project for Human Rights

The Rebecca Project for Human Rights is an international advocacy group seeking justice for women and girls affected by gender inequality and violence. It was my pleasure to assist this passionate group with a clean, bold design to carry their message about the sexual trafficking of children. I used only Adobe Photoshop CS3. visit site

The Rebecca Project

American University Virtual Tour

I was challenged with designing a frontend Flash prototype for the American University Virtual Tour. Working with the designer and project manager, I was able to build a dynamic tour ready for a content-management system. Applications used were Photoshop CS3 and Flash CS3 using ActionScript 3.0 and TweenMax AS3. visit site

American University Virtual Tour

The Galveston County Relief Fund

In September of 2008, Hurricane Ike tore through Galveston, Texas. The Galveston Country Relief Fund was established to restore civilization to a devastated area. As an act of good will, I quickly designed this site to assist the City of Galveston collect donations. For this project I used Adobe Photoshop CS3.

The Galveston County Relief Fund

American University

One of the first projects I worked on as a freshly-hired designer with HUGE was a revamped and re-engineered website for the American University in Washington, D.C. I was fortunate to work under a brilliant art director and another fresh designer. We had some kick-ass UX/ID people and a team of awesome developers make this a reality. Adobe Photoshop CS3 was the only application used. visit site

American University

The Ladders

TheLadders is an online job search and recruitment service listing positions with salaries over $100,000 or more. My art director at the time charged me with creating several variations of a home page design. On this project I used Adobe Photoshop CS3. visit site

The Ladders

ONE

The ONE Campaign is an NPO co-founded by U2 vocalist, Bono, with the expressed goal of eliminating poverty worldwide. I worked closely with an incredible art director and two other designers. The applications used were Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Flash CS3. visit site

ONE

American Red Cross in Greater New York

Every day, the American Red Cross in Greater New York helps dozens of New York families affected by disasters. I was assigned to work with a fabulous new art director and another designer to create a fresh online presence. visit site

American Red Cross

The West Point Center for Oral History

The West Point Center for Oral History aspires to be the foremost oral history archive of the story of the American soldier. I got to work with an awesome designer on this project. It was my responsibility to create a Flash prototype for the media player as well edit video. Applications included Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Flash CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3. visit site

The West Point Center for Oral History

Register.com

Register.com is one of the most prominent domain name registrars founded way back in 1999. I did not have a hand in the fresh design for this venerable client, but I was tasked with using existing assets and design guidelines for several rounds of changes made after launch. visit site

Register.com

Young Steff

In competition with a fellow designer, I was tasked with designing a website for an up-and-coming Atlantic Records hip-hop artist. We had to follow very strict guidelines for page architecture. My creative director at the time complimented my work, but the client ultimately rejected my submission. Oh well. Only Adobe Photoshop CS3 was used. visit site

Young Steff World

Nucenta

You may now know this product as Nucynta; a potent painkiller offered by Johnson & Johnson. Working alongside a designer, I was charged with programming the animation for a Flash component in the header. An informative video component was intended to appear on the site for which I prepared the animation appropriately. Adobe Flash CS3 and Photoshop CS3 were used. visit site

Nucynta

Buckcherry

Buckcherry is a Grammy-nominated hard rock band from L.A. They needed a site design for an online social network platform. The band provided artwork, assets and direct feedback on the final design. I used both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop CS3 to make a design…which had to be rejiggered due to some tight architectural constraints. visit site

Buckcherry

Photoshop Tennis

One slow afternoon at the office, I challenged a fellow designer to a rousing game of Photoshop Tennis in which we iterated on a progressively crazier PSD. After several rounds, I finally gave up and this is the result. Why not take a high-resolution 1680×1020 copy for yourself? download hi-res

Photoshop Tennis

Cities in Dust

Who says you can’t be productive on a slow day at the office? It makes no sense, but art rarely does these days. Hey, why not take a 1680×1050 high-resolution copy with you? download hi-res

Cities in Dust