Hi, my name is Anthony Kondyra.
I’m a graphic designer with
a passion for typography &
clean well-organized design.
I started designing from a young age with basic pencil and paper drawings, sketching and painting. Most of my design skills and knowledge are self taught. I specialize in front-end design, HTML/CSS, web typography and traditional print media. I attempt to make the websites I design and build as simple and intuitive to use as possible while still having a unique aesthetic appeal. All of my websites are hand coded. I have become adept in building custom themes for the Wordpress content management system. Please feel free to have a look at the work in my portfolio.
- • Hand Coding: XHTML, HTML5, CSS,
- • Adobe: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat
- • MS Office
- • Microsoft (All OSs)
- • Apple Mac OS X
- • Graphic Design
- • Typography
- • Print Design
- • Web Design
- • Color Theory
Patient Advocacy Training
The main goal of this project was to redesign the patient advocacy training website, so that information was presented to the user in a more organized and visually pleasing manor. My involvement in this project was in the design phase. I was responsible for the initial comp, homepage design, color scheme and font selection. Because of the seriousness of the subject, I made the decision to not have images displayed on the website. Instead, I choose to utilize interesting and well defined typography. The original homepage did not present any relevant information to the user. The resolution was to present the user with the problem and solution to safe patient care and a RSS feed that will update with relevant patient safety information.
Sport Management Program
The Sport Management Program is a new and up incoming major at Farmingdale State College. This new department wanted a website that presented potential and current students with relevant information. My role in this website was to develop a custom Wordpress theme that gave the Sport Management department the ability to easily update their website. Because this website is part of the greater Farmingdale State College website, it had to have a header and footer that looked and functioned exactly like the parent website. The features on the Sport Management website are a news blog, media plugin for video and audio podcasts, and a tab system for the Courses and FAQ pages.
Toys of Hope
The Toys of Hope charity was looking for a website that captured their branding. I developed a custom Wordpress theme for Toys of Hope that would give the client the ability to easily update their website. The main feature on the homepage is a video carousel. This carousel presents the user with video testimonials from various Toys of Hope sponsors. The greatest challenge in the development of the website was creating a homepage which dynamically pulled content from all areas of the website.
Society of Publication Designers
This is a four page spread that I developed for the Society of Publication Design’s annual student competition. This entry was for their How To category. My approach was to take something as mundane as cooking spaghetti and elevate it with exciting images and utilize a rustic/modern art direction. All of the photography was shot by me.
Matrix Frame wanted tradeshow displays to be developed which showcased the strength and versatility of their lightbox product. One of the many benefits to using Matrix frames is that they are reusable and recyclable. Switching out the fabric graphics is a breeze and new large format banners can be created to be put back into its place easily. For Matrix Dealers, this is how they can create a recurring revenue stream from their clients. In essence, these Matrix frames sell themselves.
Que Productions is a production company that wanted their brochure to be rebranded. The original brochure lacked visual hierarchy. The solution was to create points of entry by utilizing interesting typography.
Flip-Out is a manufacturer that specializes in custom flip-flops. Together with the March of Dimes, Flip-Out developed a flip-flop that would be sold at different organizations to raise money of the charity. A sell sheet was developed to inform Flip-Out’s customer base of the March of Dimes flip-flop. The goal of the sell sheet was showcase the product and notify the consumer that you can put your organizations logo on the product.
Minuteman Press wanted to mail to its existing clients a general purpose postcard. The goal of the postcard was to inform the consumer that the Minuteman Press of Lindenhurst now offers both web design and printing services. The challenge was to fit different messages onto the postcard, but still have the postcard not feel overwhelming. I chose to expand upon the “See What’s New on the Horizon” headline and create a vector inspired sunrise. This was intended to create a warm and happy feeling.
This Musicians Friend advertisement was developed for my campaign class. The goal of the ad was to create a striking and memorable ad that the consumer could relate to. The headline copy was intended to create a double entendre. The exploding guitar amp image was created to reflect the double meaning of the headline.