Design Development
Digital Illustration

Andy Hook is a web designer, front-end developer and digital illustrator from East Sussex

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3D Modeling

Experiment to explore car paint shader use on smooth 3d surfaces. I also wanted to study modeling topology best practices.

A personal project that was the product of curiosity and admiration for texture and 3d artists. I have been a long time user of 3ds Max since before my university years, though since starting a web design career I've had little use for the tools.

With advancements in WebGL, popularity of frameworks such as Three.js and increasing computing power I wanted to revisit the world of 3d modeling, texturing and material creation.

This model uses a crude smoothing algorithm which wasn't specifically designed for real-time rendering, however, it did give me a chance to catch up with the tech to see where the tools are now and test how much knowledge I still had of the process.

About Me

My name is Andy Hook, I’m a digital illustrator, web designer & front-end developer currently based in East Sussex.

I am a dedicated, enthusiastic and highly-motivated web professional with over 5 years commercial design and development experience. Formally educated in fine art, illustration and graphic design. I have spent over 10 years working with the Adobe suite of creative applications. I have a passion for art and design, specifically how these disiplines can integrate with modern web technology.

I believe that good design is always in service of the user and it's my job to ensure that a project achieves both its business objectives and the needs of its users above all else.

This site was built using Metalsmith, styles written in SASS and modular Javascript developed with RequireJS. For those interested, the souce code is available on Github. If you have any questions let me know.

Responsive Web Design

Coupling aesthetic design sensibilities with user experience and front-end development allows me to build the best possible online experience from concept all the way to code delivery.

Digital Illustration

By using modern Wacom input tools combined with traditional illustration and artistic techniques I deliver compelling digital illustration for both web and print media.

Front-End Development

Utilizing the latest pre-processing technology, client side build tools and CSS architectural methodologies I produce clean, modular front-end code and mobile first web solutions.