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Rhubarb Productions: Orlando web and print sesign company

Located in Orlando Florida and established in 1999, Rhubarb Productions has been providing cutting edge graphic design and web design to businesses.

Portable Warfare: Gaming miniature storage bags

Located in Orlando, Portable Warfare provides storage solutions for your tabletop gaming miniatures.

War Cast Studios: Miniature Bases

Located in Orlando, War Cast Studios provides plastic cast miniatures bases and accessories.

Scrying Eye Games: Maps

Scrying Eye Games is a publisher of table top gaming maps.

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- to plan and fashion the form and structure of an object or work of art.

Tabletop Gaming Maps

One thing that I have always been fascinated with since I was a kid was designing gaming maps. Old antique maps were particularly facinating, because they had a sense of adventure and spirit of exploration. New maps are computer generated or imaged by satellites which makes them pure function, as they should be. Old maps were designed by an artist/cartographer that brought those far away lands to life through careful attention to scale and topography, all the while adding a personal style and creativity to them.

Game Map Designer

Playing RPGs (role playing games) as a kid, Dungeons & Dragons was always about the cool dungeons and world maps. I would borrow grid paper from my father's architecture firm and design maps of my own. Castles, dungeons, cities, worlds; all were exciting to create for an adventure party and becoming a game map designer was a very interesting prospect to me.

Creating these maps led me to understand that my brain was geared to design things, especially in the 2D world. I eventually went on to graduate with a BA in Graphic Design, work for numerous great companies doing what I loved, and then opened up my own company where I get to design everyday.

Design Philosophy

All things manmade, whether physical objects or two dimensional images, had a designer involved at some point. My mind has always been drawn to merging form and function. It uses both sides of the brain. On one hand you have to use logic to work out and solve issues defined by certain constraints or criteria. On the other hand, you need to be creative in the way you present the design to the world to evoke emtotion or prokove response.

History

2013 - Present

Marketing Director - Peachstate Hobby Distribution
Graphics, marketing, web admin, and more.

2010 - Present

Owner - Portable Warfare
Manufacturing of storage soltions for table top gaming miniatures

2009 - Present

Owner - War Cast Studios
Manufacturing of miniature bases and other accessories for table top gaming

2003 - 2010

Owner/Vice President - Rhubarb Games
Manufactured table top gaming terrain from 2003 - 2005
Opened up a game store in 2005 selling all types of table top based games
Webmaster for the Rhubarb Games web site and forums
In charge of PR and Marketing

1999 - 2015

Owner/President - Rhubarb Productions
Graphic Design
Logo and corporate identity design
Web site design
Light programming and markup
Account Manager
Accounting

1997 - 1999

Animator/Graphic Artist - BrightHaus (a visual entertainment company)
Provided 3D animation and modeling for video
Character Animation
Created graphic elements for TV commercials
Multimedia desgin for corporation presentations and advertisements
Touchscreen kiosk design development

1996 - 1997

Graphic Artist - ISG Productions/DigiQuest Multimedia
CDROM interface design for educational and reference titles
2D & 3D illustration and animation
Web site design
Sound design for CDROMs

1996 - 1998

Freelance Graphic Artist
Graphic design
Web design
2D animation
Digital Illustration

1995

Graphic Artist - Miami Museum of Science: Education Dept.
Web site design
Graphic Design
Development of web-based teacher resources for science learning

1992 - 1994

Exhibit Technician - Miami Museum of Science: Exhibits Dept.
Designed, built, assembled, and maintained science exhibits
Designed in-house floor plans and brochures for the museum

1989 - 1991

Editor & Data Entry - Game Systems Inc. (a play-by-mail company)
Entered in gaming data from mail-in game turns
Play Tester for new games
Editor and layout designer for in-house monthly publication