I'm a freelance writer, designer, and game developer. My name is Will Hindmarch, and this is a notebook I keep on the web.
"Functionally, dialog-heavy extended gameplay monsters like Mass Effect bear the same relationship to visual storytelling games like Journey that a rhesus monkey does to a six-gilled shark: They’re related, if you go back far enough, and they share a few design basics, but their practical needs are very different."
— Richard Dansky, speaking truth about Video Game Stories
Above are two of my concept paintings for the “Perfect Mom” game!
I loved this film and was delighted to see Kevin Dart’s art in it. (I’ve been inspired by Dart’s work for years and have used his illustrations as writing prompts in the past.) This a terrific look at the design of these elements.
A few years ago, I designed and ordered a slew of business cards that looked rather like the coffee-ring-on-paper design you see here. Now that I’m almost out of cards, I ordered a new slew from Moo. This batch is at slightly different dimensions, with a new texture and a few different varieties of photos. Most sport the paper design but a few feature photos taken by me or my wife on our travels—call them rare collectible editions, I guess.
(These are just the card backs, of course.)