Interactive, Motion & 3d

When I'm Not Sleeping is the personal portfolio of interactive designer, developer & Educator Bryce Howitson. With a background in the visual arts and a strong understanding of front end development tools, Bryce is capable of both designing and building everything from mini sites to complex web application interfaces.

Below you will find recent selected projects and my involvement in their successes. Historical works and Graduate Projects are available Here and my Flickr Stream provides a larger overview of my work. If you would like more information about me or any of these projects, please don't hesitate to contact me.

contract status

I am currently employed full time at Catalyst Studios in Minneapolis and teaching at the Miami Ad School. Therefore, I am rarely able to dedicate the time required to produce quality freelance work and will only consider contract work on a case by case basis.

  • Eljer Plumbing website

    Project Info

    Eljer plumbing needed a look and structure to match its recently renovated parent website americanstandard.com. The site combines the visual feel of the parent brand while organizing content and downloads for easy "do it yourself" access.

    My Role

    • Interface Design
    • HTML/CSS Development
    • Javascript Development

    Project Link

  • Adfed Minnesota Website

    Project Info

    Website for the Advertising Federation of Minnesota. The goal was to refresh existing content offerings in a way that appeals to the organization's creative clientele. My role in this project was design (typography, color and layout) only; development was provided by a third party.

    My Role

    • User Interface Design
    • Design

    Project Link

  • Allianz versadex microsite

    Project Info

    Marketing programs often provide unique challenges, as was the case with this microsite. Allianz wanted a web presence to introduce the VersaDex Annuity to the investment community. The site was intended to create similar emotions to actually receiving the box in the mail. Unfortunatly the boxes didn't exist to photograph.The solution was to create the "box" in 3D and provide the same content in a digital format.

    My Role

    • Design
    • 3D Viz / Rendering
    • Actionscript Development

    Project Link

    • N/A
  • CHRW trucks teaser animation

    Project Info

    This animation was created to introduce logistics dispatchers to the benefits of the CH Robinson Worldwide Trucks program. Since video wasn't available, the solution was to create descriptive imagery and then bring the story to life through motion.

    My Role

    • Design
    • Illustration
    • Animation

    Project Link

  • HLBTR client extranet

    Project Info

    Often as business offerings increase in complexity the process of interaction between clients and employees becomes even more difficult. This extranet was created to help track accounting projects over the course of a contract with HLBTR. The final design combines text and iconography to direct a user through finding important dates, uploading files, tracking project progress and client/business communications. My role in this project was user interface design only and the actual development was provided by a third party.

    My Role

    • User Interface Design
    • Information Architecture

    Project Link

    • N/A
  • MIMA summit microsite

    Project Info

    The Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association holds an annual summit as a mixer and strategy session for the community. This microsite is intended simply to provide summit information and drive registration. Flash was employed to create a more "elastic" presentation.

    My Role

    • Design
    • Actionscript Development

    Project Link

  • rsmart packaging & branding

    Project Info

    rSmart provides open source software solutions to large educational institutions. Over time they have requested packaging illustration, print collateral, trade show design and information design. Click through the images to see custom 3D renderings and illustration.

    My Role

    • Art Direction
    • 3D Illustration
    • Print Design

    Project Link

    • N/A
  • solos pizza cafe website

    Project Info

    Its not very often that I get to collaborate end to end on a new brand, but that was just the case on this project. Close interaction with the group responsible for branding, writing and interior, makes for a unique restaurant website that matches the feeling of visiting a Solos's location.

    My Role

    • Design
    • Actionscript Development

    Project Link

  • Vedalohd website

    Project Info

    VedaloHD presented a unique design challenge by bringing a new color enhancing lens technology to market. The question was how to make a web presence that brings color to the forefront of a viewer's understanding. The solution of floating content over a gradient color palette was relatively simple, the actual technical realization of that goal was not.

    My Role

    • Design
    • HTML/CSS Development
    • Actionscript Development

    Project Link