Hello! My name is Scott J Haselwood and I am a designer and web worker living in Portland, OR. I love design, color, typography, and all aspects of image making and web communication. Please explore my portfolio, read my blog, and contact me if you like what you see.
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Retro Motel Sign Made With CSS3
I’ve been playing around a lot with pseudo-elements and all of the wonderful animation features available in CSS3. Codepen, the web app for code sharing, is where I have been doing most of my experimentation. One of my favorite creations is this retro looking motel sign that I built on a whim. As a minor tangent, I want to talk about why I enjoy front-end web development so much. I have an art background and have always loved to draw and create images. However, I also have a very analytical mind and enjoy solving puzzles. Web design requires me to […]
Info Graphics and Baseball
As a designer I have always been enamored with info graphics. Part of this comes from my love of data. That love of data, in turn, was most likely born from my love of baseball statistics. I have been a fan of the game of baseball since I was at least 9 years old. I lived and died with the success of my team, the Atlanta Braves. I think that at almost any point in the mid 90’s I could have told you the Braves’ batting order and each players batting average EXACTLY. I probably could have rattled off the […]
I’ve got a new project brewing and it has been a fun one. I decided I need to start making things. That’s really the key to creativity and getting attention. Just. Start. Making. Things. I draw. I write. I code. These are the things I do. So, I decided to build something no one needed or wanted (except me) and put it out there to see see if maybe someone did want it after all. Enter pdxBingo The idea is very simple and, perhaps, obvious. In fact, it has been done, just not as a web app. The idea is […]
App in progress: Exquisite Corpse
I want to build an app that lets people play a game called Exquisiste Corpse. This was a wonderful game created by the Dadas in the early 20th century. The essential concept is that each participant adds to a drawing or poem that they can only see on line or section of. In my case, I would like users to be able to see one previous line, contribute the next line, and then eventually be able to see the completed poem. This is all for the sake of fun and I was surprised to find that no one had created […]
Designing for Boomers
Over the last few months I have been chewing on issues of usability and age. Their is this cliched view that young people are “good at computers” and the older generation (we’ll say 60 and up) are just never going to figure them out. I don’t buy it. For one thing, I don’t believe there is a failure of the older generation to understand technology. A well designed UI should be able to accommodate the needs of all users. Even if there are generational biases toward new technologies, we designers should still be attempting to reach out to an older […]