Cliq iOS app concept

Cliq social-location smartphone app

Peter Chan
The Ohio State University
Spring 2011

The objective of this project was to create a social networking smartphone app that encouraged online friends to meet-up together in real world space, rather than the flimsy online acquaintanceship that passes for normal nowadays. This was done by incorporating facial recognition, an achievement system, and social-location features that would give people a reason to engage each other face to face.

A supporting video for the project was created, but rather than treat it as a simple, walkthrough video, I opted for a flashier (though less substantial) commercial video. Fast, punchy graphics are choreographed to an indie music track in a way that I felt best captured the essence of the app and its brand and would appeal best to the targeted youth market. Plus it was fun to make and, since it was my last school project, I figured it could be my last chance to do a silly, off-the-wall topic. Some of the major illustrations were based on sketches purchased off of shutterstock by an illustrator named lineartestpilot. His work is hilariously awesome.

logo_cliq
logo for senior thesis project




Senior Thesis display board
Senior Thesis display board



Cliq Social-Location App Video

Digital Piracy Animation

Brian Stone
The Ohio State University
Spring 2010

Supplementary video to go along with infographic panels looking at digital piracy and its effects on the US music industry. This video ended up getting an Award of Merit from the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts CreativeBest 2010. I think that makes me a winner. My professor warned me against using any jolly rogers or pirate ships in the video because he felt that was too cliche. I know it was good advice, but I couldn’t help ignoring it and making this into a cliche cake.






Digital Piracy Animation