This site is home to Evan Eckard — an artist, visual designer and web developer currently located in northern California. With over 15 years experience in the graphic design and web industry, he currently works as Creative Director for Adchemy.com.
My latest theme; “Royal” is now available for download. It’s another bare-bones style theme along the same lines as “Humidor” and “Gotham Nights.” Feel free to hack it anyway you see fit; all that I request is that you keep the logo (or link) at the bottom of the site. To switch from logo to [...]
I just had a quick question for all of you. I’m hard at work on another WordPress template/theme and I’m pondering the user of a couple 3rd party plugins with it. Specifically “Related Posts” and possibly something else. What is your quick take on this? Should I leave my themes bare-bones so that it will [...]
I just got done wrapping up another theme called “Gotham Nights.” This theme/template is a bit more basic in layout compared to Humidor, but has a nice little tabbed section to organize site content. It uses some jquery effects, and is easy to modify and edit as you see fit (just make sure to keep [...]
One of the main reasons why I wanted to re-design this site, was to make the previous design available as a wordpress theme. That’s right, the design that was seen in Smashing Magazine’s “50 Beautiful CSS-Based Web-Designs in 2006″ is now available as a theme for you to use. Feel free to edit it, add [...]
I know it’s considered old school nowadays, but I’ve been thinking of getting some targeted business cards printed up. Why? Well here’s the scenario… I run into random people quite often in need of design help. Sometimes it’s a someone from a new startup needing some work, or a band or some mom-and-pop shop that [...]
But, it was time to update the look and feel. Since the last version of this site; I have learned all sorts of new ways to develop and design. It’s pretty eye-opening, when I look at the previous design compared to this one. There is so much that is different; that I hadn’t learned. This [...]
I just put up a couple more patterns over at DinPattern. “Victorian Sunshine Border” and “Lotus Vases.” I’m trying to get into the habit of creating at least a couple new patterns for you all every week. Does anyone have any requests? I’d also like to give a warm thank you to James Malley for [...]
I’ve finally gotten around to adding another pattern over at DinPattern. And this time around, I’ve included the .psd file, tile-able .gif and the raw .eps designed to color. Feel free to download and use for whatever. It’s on page one of the patterns section.
Mister Monster is alive and kicking. Head on over to boowop.com to check it all out. Tell Jsin that Evan sent ya!
Well holy cow. Itâ€™s been quite a week. Iâ€™ve been up to my eyeballs in work, and have learned a ton of new stuff along the way. Iâ€™ve managed to move almost all of my sites over to Media Temple. It took a week, but I managed through it. For the past 6 years or [...]