Aegir HallmundurAegir Hallmundur

UX, UI design and front-end dev

@aegirthor

Designer of mobile and web products, based in Brighton and working with clients locally and worldwide. To me, design is about solving problems and getting things made, and I am skilled with IA, wireframing and prototyping, graphic and typographic design, illustration, 3D sketching and HTML & CSS development. I'm pretty good with CMSs like Expression Engine and write code occasionally in Objective C, JS and PHP.

lastminute.com Hotels via Future Platforms

App designs for Windows Phone 7, Symbian and WebOS

lastminute.com Hotels app on Windows Phone 7

I designed a trio of apps for lastminute.com for WebOS, Symbian (Qt) and Windows Phone 7. I designed the full user experience, from the IA, user journeys, error mitigation, wireframes, graphic and typographic design, asset production to design reviews and ensuring approval by Microsoft and lastminute.com. The app has five-star ratings on Ovi Store and Microsoft Marketplace, with reviews praising the design.

Oxford University Press direct client

Typographic and graphic design for multi-lingual iOS dictionary apps

Oxford University Press ELT dictionary app on iOS

The English Language Teaching division of Oxford University Press produce a range of dictionary and teaching apps for iOS and Android. I designed and developed a new typographic and graphic design standard for all their dictionary apps. Multi-language dictionaries are extraordinarily dense and detailed, and have to be clear, precise and easy to read. I developed design comps and sketches as well as working 'in-browser' with representative samples of OUP's data to produce a working design guide their development team could use. The development work was done using data in XML and producing CSS with SASS. The scope of the project is very large, so the design is being implemented in stages.

Hearst Publishing / Oprah Magazine direct client

Illustration for main feature in May 2012 Oprah Magazine

Illustration isolated

I was commissioned to produce a stamp illustration for the May 2012 Special Feature in Oprah Magazine. The editorial and existing art direction suggested the colours and theme of the piece, which was to be printed and photographed for the magazine as if it was on a letter. As the print quality was fairly high I could include plenty of fine guilloch√©s and details.

Monotype / Fonts.com direct client

Copy, design and development of various fonts.com newsletters

Type sample from May issue

As a subscriber to fonts.com newsletters I had some ideas to improve their design and copy, and in late 2011 I started working with their team on a process of iterative development of the mailouts. As schedules are tight and there are technical restrictions with testing and quality, changes are gradual but have been well-received so far, with an increase in readership, conversions and clickthroughs to the website.

Cond√© Nast / Wired Magazine / GQ direct client

Illustration for Future of Money issue, and editorials in other issues

Future of Money illustration for Wired Magazine

Wired Magazine commissioned me to produce a double-page spread illustration for their Future of Money issue. The illustration is of a futuristic banknote, suggesting integrated services provided by PayPal, iTunes and so on. Based on the editorial I came up with several suggestions for how futuristic 'paper' money might function, with go-located currency displays and direct-linking to bank accounts and personal ID. The illustration was included in Wired Magazine and GQ in the Americas, Europe, South Africa and East Asia. I recreated the lettering in Italian for inclusion in Wired Italy.

Ampersand direct client

Logo for Ampersand Conference

Ampersand logomark

Clearleft commissioned me to design the logo for their conference on web typography, Ampersand. The name of the conference is a pretty strong steer on the design, so I produced pages of sketches working around the idea of an ampersand, using historical and modern forms of the symbol. The end result was to design a symbol that could be paired comfortably with Bliss Pro initially, but work with other typefaces for future development of the conference identity.

Mecca Bingo / Rank Interactive via Future Platforms

Translation of existing Flash game into HTML & CSS for mobile use.

Cashline app on iOS

Cashline is a successful low-stakes gambling game on Mecca Bingo's website, and Rank wanted to bring the game to mobile with an HTML/CSS/JS version. The front-end UI code had to work on iPhone, common Android-based phones and iPad. I designed the HTML to be pared-down and free of resolution-specific assets, using LESS to develop the CSS and relevant media queries.

Facebook apps via Nixon McInnes

Designs for various promotional Facebook canvas apps.

Cowboys and Aliens promotional

A series of projects with NixonMcInnes to design Facebook canvas apps for their clients. The apps cover a variety of promotional activities from campaigning and activisim (World Wildlife Fund and the RSPCA) to competitions and special offers (O2, Sony and Bodyshop).