M7 Networks is another one of those wonderful companies that squeezes me for all the creative juices I've got. It's a good feeling. Sure, sometimes we had to follow conservative corporate style guidelines (Sprint, for example), but most of the time we let the imagination and ingenuity run loose. M7 has assigned such diverse projects as the GameSphere website, a set of AT&T mMode Flash Ads, some posters and trade show booth signage, several Flash videos, and lots of stuff for Sprint's Game Lobby. Where should I start? How about in the beginning? I answered an advertisement they placed seeking a web developer, and pitched the idea of a contractor instead of a full-time employee. They bit.
Most of what we did for Sprint was enhancing functionality by adding new features, and dressing up the interface. I created a new design that dramatically improved on the old one, and added graphics and animation. Beyond that I worked with M7's developers to code dynamic templates for different sections of the site. Mostly clean layout design, HTML, AJAX and PHP.
|Active||2004 - 2006|
|Location||La Jolla, CA|
|Work||Sprint Games Website|
Trade Show Booths
AT&T Wireless Banners
Flash Videos & Demos
Mobile Application Design
M7 wanted their own sample mobile game site to pitch to other companies, so we set about developing a cool website with a snazzy interface and bitchin’ animation. We tossed around ideas for a name until I suggested GameSphere. It stuck.
M7 primarily develops mobile web applications and helps port games to different handsets and networks. One of their projects was the AT&T Wireless' mMode Gameroom for the wireless web. To promote their application I designed some sleek Flash ads and a feature video. AT&T's wireless division has since been bought by Cingular.
Some described application features like Wake-Up SMS, and others described general M7 Networks products and services. As always, original artwork and design with emphasis on Flash animation and ActionScript programming.
We did a series of posters for their trade show booths at the CTIA and BREW conventions. You can see a few of them in the right column. The last one down is about 2 feet by 3 feet, but the one right above it is about 8 feet wide, and the one at the top is about 6 feet high.
The diagram above was about 12 feet by 8 feet and wrapped onto a portable trade show exhibit booth.
This last one is a 3’ x 5’ sign printed in photo-quality RGB colors on laser-exposed photographic paper and mounted against a foamcore board. The smooth effect was just beautiful. The poster is supposed to resemble a cell phone interface.