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Good Plan Productions

A site I did for my friend Dylan and his father, who’ve started an awesome film production company.

Bawte Public Site

The public-facing site explaining a side project I’ve been working on: Bawte (if you haven’t heard of it yet, be sure to check it out). Interesting parallax scrolling, cool dynamic menu, and a good-old flexible slider. We managed to crank … Continue reading

Southwest Diner STL

A website designed for a Southwestern-style diner in St. Louis

Chalk Mural

A mural I did for Climb Iowa.

Marion Nehmer Pottery

A portfolio site I created for a friend of mine. It utilizes the random size mosaic element that I created a tutorial for earlier.

SNHU Stories

This is a custom web promotion that allows SNHU students to upload their stories. I worked primarily on the map and archive sections, with a primary focus on the globe. The globe is pretty cool, it’s based on an idea … Continue reading

Flame (Looming Series #1)

This is the first piece in a series exploring the idea that some looming threat of unavoidable natural disaster is inherent in most areas of the country. It will continue with “Flood”, “Funnel”, “Fault”, and “Fury”.

Path of Least Resistance

I’ve always been fascinated by contours and I’ve often wondered what the wind would look like if we could visualize it somehow.

Boulder Harvest 2010

A strangely creepy rendition of American Gothic with climbers. This acted as the poster and the painting (in a much more limited palette) served as the shirt.

Catchfire Media

I did a lot of development (mostly jQuery and some php) for my employer’s site. Great design by Ryan Formanek and the smooth jQuery compliments it well. Be sure to check out my blog posts on the site as well!

Follow EDU

A custom twitter aggregate (much like wefollow.com) made by Catchfire Media specifically for users in higher ed industries. I was in charge of all the functionality including twitter oauth, jQuery, SQL, and custom php. Really fun project to work on, … Continue reading

Beta Race

This is a site I’ve been tinkering with for a while now. Basically it’s a climbing RPG/progress tracker (if you’re a climber please sign up and try it)

J Eastburn Photography

A fun site done for my mother, who is a great landscape photographer. I figured she’d let me go a bit crazy so I tried some parallax on this one.

Intaglio 1

One of two Intaglio pieces dealing with the human tendency to appropriate elements from nature and repurpose them to fit our needs in order to insulate ourselves from the very same natural environment. I took these elements and reinserted them … Continue reading

Intaglio 2

One of two Intaglio pieces dealing with the human tendency to appropriate elements from nature and repurpose them to fit our needs in order to insulate ourselves from the very same natural environment. I took these elements and reinserted them … Continue reading

ABS Regionals 2011

Man, this one took a while to get looking right (it’s hard to predict what something will look like when you’re only drawing one half of it). Anyway, I thought it was a cool design.

Tree

A tattoo design for a friend, this is an ink drawing of a bristle cone pine tree, the oldest living organism on the planet.

Flock to the Rock 2011

A shirt design for our local sport climbing competition. I didn’t realize it until someone pointed out the similarities, but I guess I was channeling my childhood love of James and the Giant Peach on this one.

Play in the Shade

A shirt design for a Climb Iowa summer camp, I still really like this one.

SYSK 1

This was a shirt design done for a t-shirt contest put on by Stuff You Should Know, the best podcast in the known universe. The two wonderful hosts discuss topics ranging from Twinkies to the Delta Force twice a week.

Peep

A shirt design parodying one of my favorite artists, Magritte, and his famous “This is not a pipe” painting…might be a good easter present.

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Welcome to Paper Ball Designs, the personal portfolio of Thomas Murphy. If you’re a developer, be sure to check out my blog posts for solutions to some interesting problems I run across.