BORN TO CREATE
“The idea of trying able to explain why you do what you do is absurd.” – Milton Glaser
Hi, I’m Sean Blake – a Freelancer based out of Florida’s Space Coast, where I was born and raised. I’m an Artist and Full Stack Multimedia Designer with a passion for all things creative.
I specialize in motion graphics, video production, and web development, offering unique and powerful design services to businesses of all sizes, ultimately improving their bottom-line by crafting creative solutions to their business problems.
I attended Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida for their Digital Arts & Design Bachelor of Science degree program which provides a comprehensive look at the entire design process – from concept to creation and from presentation to implementation, as well as the Media Design Master of Fine Arts degree program which provides an in-depth look at design and the role it plays in bridging the gap between the creative studio and the boardroom.
Strong businesses depend on creating brands, products, services, and experiences that have the power to formulate long-term, emotional connections with consumers. Check out my portfolio and shoot me a quick message to see how I can best help you to do that.
SOME RECENT PROJECTS
“You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt… or in front of a piece of graphic design.” – Stefan Sagmeister
EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN
“When the outcome drives the process we will only ever go where we’ve already been. If process drives the outcome we may not know where we’re going, but we will know we want to be there.” – Bruce Mau
The first step is to gain an understanding of the problem you are trying to solve. This involves finding out more about your needs and desires through observing, engaging and empathizing to understand your experiences and motivations, as well as immersing myself in your position so I can gain a deeper personal understanding of the issues involved. Empathy is crucial to a human-centered design process and allows me to set aside my own assumptions about the world in order to gain insight into you and your needs.
The next step is to put together the information that was initially collected. This is where I will analyze my observations and synthesize them in order to define the core problems that you have identified up to this point. This helps me gather ideas to establish features, functions, and any other elements that will allow me to solve the problems.
During the third step of the process, we are ready to start generating ideas. I’ve grown to understand your users and their needs, and I’ve analyzed and synthesized my observations to come up with a problem statement. Now I can begin to identify new solutions and look for alternative ways of viewing the problem.
Now I can produce an initial scaled down version of the design to explore the solutions generated in the previous stage. This is an experimental phase, and the aim is to identify the best possible solution for each of the problems identified during the first three stages. The solutions are implemented within the prototypes, and, one by one, they are investigated and either accepted or improved and re-examined.
Lastly, I can test the completed design using the best solutions identified during the prototyping phase. This is the final step of the 5 stage-model, but in an iterative process, the results generated during the testing phase are often used to redefine one or more problems. Even during this phase, alterations and refinements are made in order to rule out problem solutions and derive as deep an understanding of the design and its users as possible.
HIGH CALIBER PROFESSIONAL
“Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.” – Paul Rand
A UNIQUE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION.
As an Artist and Full Stack Multimedia Designer, I am always able to switch between various elements of development and move from task to task according to the requirements of the project on hand. This can help save on time and money as the complexities and problems can be solved by a single professional by avoiding the often slower team-based communication and interpersonal scheduling conflicts. This is an ideal option for smaller businesses and individuals as well as for larger corporations. In addition to these benefits, being an artist also helps add that extra next level of creative flair. I’ve always said, “Good art is well designed; good design is artfully done.”