This is a collection of some things I've done on the side, either for fun, to learn, to grow or really all of the above. I always felt that it's mentally healthy to create things outside of the day-to-day work, just for the sake of curiosity and learning - I just wish I practiced what I preached more. ;)
Eat.Drink.SEA - a fun, little website my friend and I created to quickly give newcomers and veterans of Seattle on-the-go top 10 lists of places to visit for things like coffee and local flavor.
Flannel Elephant - an idea my friend and I had for a small side business of creating hand-crafted, well-designed websites. I created our brand out of love for the typical Pacific Northwest flannel combining with a friendly elephant. Unfortunately, we didn't pursue the business further but it was fun nonetheless to dream a bit.
Pokeball 3D Model - I've always wanted to learn how to model 3D objects. I decided to start with something fun and small that I knew from memory - a Pokeball! I used Cinema 4D to build the model as I found it was easier to ramp up on than other 3D CAD programs.
Multi-color Icon Font - icon fonts are becoming commonplace on the web with the pervasiveness of high density displays. However, they are limited to a single color due to browser standards. For a hackathon, I decided to experiment with creating a multi-color icon font using the raw SVG files for each icon. The technique was inspired by the folks on Stackicons. The code is available on GitHub.