posted Aug.29.14 at 12:05 am

Bodie's off to join the Survey Corps!

Recycling is a designer's secret weapon. I worked at this place where we kept a shared library of assets that could be reused for our projects. Anytime an artists created a new icon or illustration, it got added to the library. We all worked in Flash so it made sharing across projects fairly easy. Our library go so large that a coworker and I eventually coded up an interface that would let us all browse the library visually to more easily find things we were looking for.

Of course, there were a few times when I would spend more time searching through the library than creating something myself. But at that point, I was already fed up with the work and ready to quit.


↓ Transcript


I want to see and understand the world outside. I don't want to die inside these walls without knowing what's out there!


Kane holds up his stylus.


And… we have a poster.


If I didn’t see it myself... How did you do it so fast?


Kane holds up three fingers.


The three Rs of design. Repeat. Reuse. Recycle.


Bodie stands up and salutes.


Used a poster I’m working on for the show. Now all we gotta do is get them printed.


This herculean task shall fall to me.


Bodie hangs his head.

KANE (Off panel)

Are—are you sure?


No. But it must be done.

Tagged: kane, bodie, ally

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