Status Quo Guild

This was a web site I designed and built using all on my own for a group of friends I was playing World of Warcraft with. My friends wanted to run a guild, or group of players themselves for the first time and I offered to put together a website for them and was included as an officer in the guild. Unfortunately, my friends were not able to commit as much time as they anticipated to running the group and we all left and the guild after a very short time together. This little project happen several years ago and I no longer had the Art file to recreate it for my portfolio, but I was able to find one Archive of the home page on the internet archive that I’ve linked to below.

I took advantage of my experience with Word Press to make a custom theme that I was able to implement in a matter of a week from start of Photoshop file to final functioning group gaming web site. I did everything on this site. I then went around and found some Word Press plugins to make the site fit the purpose of a World of Warcraft raiding guild including, functioning forums, a roster of the players in our group (linked to World of Warcraft Armory live), updateable requirement needs, front page news posts, a gallery of guild achievements. I had to go into the code of a few of the plugins to adjust the art assets so it fit the sites or games visual style.

WARRNING this is a link to the internet Archive of the home page of site only. As I do not have the art files or web files available anymore.

Status Quo Guild web site

Book Folding Finished Books

  • Book Folding Finished Books

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create new patterns that people had asked her about but there were no patterns available that matched what they wanted. I’ve picked up a couple of programs that are used to create these patterns and these are the final results of some of the patterns I’ve created.

These books are in no particular order. I don’t offer any of the patterns here anywhere yet. If there is any interest in buying a pattern or book I might look into it but honestly, I Fucking hate making my art, my business. I’ll likely never sell anything.

Mother of Dragons Game of Thrones Book Folding Mother of Dragons Buddy Christ Buddy Christ
old SAN DIEGO Chargers Logo old San Diego Chargers Logo
Sunflowers and Name Sunflowers and Name
Happy Birthday version 2 Happy Birthday version 2
Shinigami from Death Note Book Shinigami from Death Note Book
Graduation cap 2017 Graduation cap 2017
Leer Spanish book fair Book Leer Spanish book fair Book
Mom and Tulips Mom and Tulips
Sisters and a Daisy Sisters and a Daisy
Army Logo book Army Logo book

Army Logo book

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create new patterns that people had asked her about but there were no patterns available that matched what they wanted. I’ve picked up a couple of programs that are used to create these patterns and these are the final results of some of the patterns I’ve created.

I don’t remember the details of why someone wanted this pattern made but they asked for an Army logo and that’s what I made. As an Artist, I wanted to make this one a little more interesting than just a straight logo. But if anyone knows how people in the military breaking from the mold and being unique spontaneous I do from working for a veterans organization in the past. So a boring logo it is.

army logo book

Sisters and a Daisy

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create new patterns that people had asked her about but there were no patterns available that matched what they wanted. I’ve picked up a couple of programs that are used to create these patterns and these are the final results of some of the patterns I’ve created.

This was a simple pattern just a Daisy and the word “Sisters” above it. This was one of the earlier patterns I made and this one coming out so good kind of gave me some confidence to experiment a little more with patterns that followed. Over all, it was very simple and easy to design this pattern.

sisters daisy

Mom and Tulips

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create new patterns that people had asked her about but there were no patterns available that matched what they wanted. I’ve picked up a couple of programs that are used to create these patterns and these are the final results of some of the patterns I’ve created.

This book was a late mothers day gift for a friend of my moms. I probably could have made a lot more of these but I only learned how to work with the program shortly before mothers day. This pattern was also inspired by another pattern that my mom had seen online and I liked the idea of not doing some of the outside folds for the pattern to give it a unique shape. Though the program did not support this I simply made a note to my mother as she created it to ignore the top and bottom folds until the measurement changed about two-thirds of the way through the book.

Mom and Tulips

Leer Spanish book fair Book

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create new patterns that people had asked her about but there were no patterns available that matched what they wanted. I’ve picked up a couple of programs that are used to create these patterns and these are the final results of some of the patterns I’ve created.

This was made for a Spanish language book fair. Leer is Spanish for “Read” and this book is supposed to be on display at a book fair. This was another only folds pattern. The only folds patterns tend to be easier to make since there is only 2 measurements per page and no cutting. I knew as I was working on this pattern that the E’s in the middle of the word would lose some detail with one each part of the letter being broken down into 3 part at most. To adjust for that loss of detail I stretched the word out a bit in the middle to make the E’s take up more pages and gain detail back. I think that approach worked out very well with this word and pattern.

Leer book fair Book

Graduation cap 2017

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create new patterns that people had asked her about but there were no patterns available that matched what they wanted. I’ve picked up a couple of programs that are used to create these patterns and these are the final results of some of the patterns I’ve created.

This pattern was a bit of an experiment. The person who wanted this pattern saw a similar one on another site and wanted one that was similar in style only folds no cuts. This was my first attempt to make a pattern that only used folds. I knew that due to only using folds it would be limited by how many pages the book had. Luckily this was a large book so I took a few liberties with details. It turned out fairly simple but everything that needed to be seen can be.

Graduation cap 2017

Shinigami from Death Note Book

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create new patterns that people had asked her about but there were no patterns available that matched what they wanted. I’ve picked up a couple of programs that are used to create these patterns and these are the final results of some of the patterns I’ve created.

This was a project that was intended for as a gift for one of my mom’s friends. This one book actually inspired a lot more arts and crafts projects that I had no part in creating but this book was the center piece. The original idea was to make the book folding pattern into one of the Death Note comic books but the books were too small and had too few pages to show off the pattern. In the end, my mom used the comic book to make some other cool stuff but I only made the pattern for the book folding.

Shinigami from Death Note Book

Happy Birthday version 2

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create new patterns that people had asked her about but there were no patterns available that matched what they wanted. I’ve picked up a couple of programs that are used to create these patterns and these are the final results of some of the patterns I’ve created.

This was another experiment in an only folds pattern but I used the program to split the book in half. After this that program stopped working so it was kind of a waste but now if someone wants just a plain old Happy Birthday book I have one around.

Happy Birthday version 2

Sunflowers and Name

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create new patterns that people had asked her about but there were no patterns available that matched what they wanted. I’ve picked up a couple of programs that are used to create these patterns and these are the final results of some of the patterns I’ve created.

This pattern is the reason that my mom wanted me to help out to personalize these books with each pattern. But my experience as a Print maker I don’t like this type of pattern since it can not ever be used again. I really prefer making patterns that can be used over and over again since the measurements are accurate to within a millimeter it’s essentially a template for a Print. Which gives me plenty of ideas for future patterns.

Sunflowers and Name