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Brett Dorrans

Scottish Digital Designer

Métis in Space

  • Illustration
  • Branding

Album cover artwork and social media branding for the Métis in Space podcast, available on iTunes.

Métis in Space

Berry the Bot

  • Javascript
  • Web Toy

Chat bots have always interested me; artificial intelligence is something that's just pretty damn cool. Berry won't pass the Turing test, but she's got a dynamically generated JS/canvas face (using two.js), and will get angry if you don't chat to her. Or if your chat is crap.

Berry the Chatbot
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Gravity

  • Javascript
  • Web Toy

Vector math is useful for a whole bunch of things in game development. So, to brush up on it (it had been a while), I made a 2D simulation of gravity and colliding bodies in Javascript, then rendered it out to canvas using two.js.

Gravity
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sâkihitowin

  • Branding
  • Wordpress

Branding, Wordpress theme and typeface design for a Canadian e-learning platform. sâkihitowin learning provides teaching resources in the Plains Cree language.

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FDTiso

  • Java
  • Mobile Development

Isometric game engine built upon the Libgdx framework (PC/Android/iOS); features dynamic per-pixel lighting, GLSL pipeline, A* pathfinding, noise/map generators and flexible entity system. Available from GitHub.

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Business Card

  • Branding
  • Stationery

Business card design for a Canadian lawyer; the brief specified that it was to be used for "work and play" and therefore is more reflective of the client's personality than a standard business card.

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Business Card

Blood of the Young

  • Advertising

Posters advertising an open art exhibit staged by graduate designers at Edinburgh College of Art.

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The Skinny

  • Editorial Illustration

Editorial illustration for the Tech section of The Skinny magazine.

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The Skinny

Special Brew

  • Typography

Handwritten typeface with two weights (Thin and Chunky). Suitable for both headline and body text. Free download.

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Special Brew

Burden

  • Typography

Headline typeface. The characters are geometric to complement Lapidist branding. Free download.

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Burden

Gaming Rumours

  • Branding

Gaming Rumours aggregates gaming industry hearsay, brought to you by the nice guys behind The Sixth Axis. I was given overall creative direction to redevelop their social media branding.

Gaming Rumours

Book Covers

  • Illustration

Book cover illustration for Penguin; the novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland features an ambigram, which can be read regardless of vertical rotation.

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Back to the Future

  • Illustration

Everyone loves these films, right? Well, I love them enough to scratch out my own interpretation of a movie poster in their honour.

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Back to the Future

The Running Man

  • Illustration

It's not the best Arnie film (that honour goes to Total Recall, which I would argue is the best film ever made), but it's still fun enough to justify illustrating. Plus the end credits music is awesome! ...ly 80s.

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The Running Man
Hello, I'm Brett. I design things.

I am a graphic designer, illustrator and web designer from Glasgow. I studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. I specialise in interactive design for the web, print, typography, branding and illustration.

lapidist (n): One who cuts or polishes gems.

I work from my studio in Glasgow, with clients in the UK and North America. I was awarded the Robertson Trust Scholarship in 2007, then BA (Hons) Illustration in 2011.

I enjoy mucking about with HTML, Javascript, Illustrator, Photoshop and Java. I homebrew beer, watch cheesy action films, and obsess about details.

Say Hello.

07944 166 857 or hello@lapidist.net