Welcome to Sketches, the blog for Hmm Design.

Oh Boy

Apr 26

This is a fun video I made of my sister-in-law’s baby shower. Photos coming soon…

Don’t Tell Me. It’s a…

Apr 26

My sister-in-law is pregnant and she recently asked my wife and I to help her throw a party. Instead of finding out the sex of the baby right away, she decided to have a gender reveal party.

What Will It Bee?

What Will It Bee?

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Hmm, How I Made My Portfolio Illustrations

Oct 8

Today I wanted to share with you how I created the illustrations for my portfolio site, Hmm Design. Let’s get to business.

If you’re like me, I’m sure you struggle forever trying to figure out what to do with your portfolio. I have a habit of starting my portfolio and never finishing it because I keep coming up with new ideas. Fortunately, this time I stuck to my concept and was able to finish it.

Because I love illustration, I started to sketch out some ideas of incorporating a cartoon visual of myself in my portfolio. The original sketches were created with some good old pencil and paper.

Original Sketches for My Portfolio, Hmm Design

Original Sketches for My Portfolio, Hmm Design

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Beeautiful Illustration

Sep 24

No, that’s not a typo in the headline. Just a fun play on words. I’m going to show you how I created a beeautiful illustration that became the basis for the Happy Hive logo. Happy Hive is a blog about organization and home decor run by my wife. Let’s get started.

The inspiration for the logo came naturally from the name. So the first thing I did was grab a pencil and start sketching a bee hive.

My Original Bee Hive Sketch

My Original Bee Hive Sketch

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Sketching’s Never Been More Fun

Aug 6

Welcome to Sketches, the blog for Hmm Design and Daniel Louie. As some of you may know, Hmm Design is my portfolio site where you can see my design and programming work. I created Sketches to be a little bit more of a free form forum for me to share the behind-the-scenes info about my projects. You’ll learn tips, you’ll see case studies and you’ll see a lot of experimenting. You’ll also get to hear me geek out. So sit back and enjoy and thanks for checking my site out.