πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈHello, I am Alejandro LeΓ³n, a Designer, Developer, and Entrepreneur 🀯. I love the craft of design and the amazing things we can build with technology. πŸš€

✏️ Recent projects in which I am involved:

Spline

Design Tool

Coronavirus 3d

Visualization

Fragments

Design News

Wildicons

Icon Set

Synchrony

Mobile Game

OtakuGame!

Web Game

PleIQ

AR Toys & Games

Godot UI

Game Engine

Boumm

Casual Game

Labs

Circuita Font

Icon Font

Labs

🌈 Concepts & Visual explorations:

BlueTurquoise

Realtime Graphics

Bisela

Chair Design

OneFootCat

Game Concept

SVG Experiments

Fractals & DOF

Brand Concepts

Logo Design

MA-T

Typeface Design

Avena & Canela

Illustration

Noise

Realtime Shaders


πŸ₯³ Well, sometimes I just make things for fun:

Patterns

Exploration

Abstractor

Motion

Emobutton

A button's tale

Emojicycling

Recycling fun



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Rethinking design

A design tool that works just like Sketch or Figma, but in a 3d space. You can easily create 3d objects the same way you do it in 2d.

  • ✏️ Product Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
  • 🌈 Team Work
  • πŸ¦„ Business
Spline Spline

πŸ„ Bacause everything is in 3d, you can do things that normally would be really hard for traditional 2d design tools.

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3d model of SARS-CoV-2

🦠 Based on the official images by the CDC Public Health Image Library. Under the MIT License.

  • ✏️ Product Design
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
  • πŸ€ 3D Modeling
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News portal for design/art/tech

Fragments.pro is a repository of the most popular design/art/tech news so you can see at a glance what is happening in the world.

  • ✏️ Product Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
  • πŸ–₯️ Desktop App
Fragments Intro

Some feeds include pictures πŸ“Έ to easily preview the content, this helps to understand global visual patterns and trends.

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Wild life animal icons

Pixel art icons from a diverse selection of wildlife animals, with species from most of the animal groups in the world.

  • ✏️ Product Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
Wildicons
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A game to play with both hands

Synchrony is inspired on physical exercises that put your brain to control simultaneous movements with both of your hands, also known as bimanual coordination exercises.

  • ✏️ Product Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
  • πŸ“± Mobile App
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❀️ The game was built with Unity. It was my first time publishing to the App Store. I learned a lot!

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Quiz game for anime lovers

How much do you know about anime? This funny quiz game tries to test your knowledge of the anime world. Get ready!

  • ✏️ Product Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
Spline
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Learning with Augmented Reality

PleIQ mixes real life objects and activities with Augmented Reality, making learning a fun experience.

  • ✏️ Product Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
  • 🌈 Team Work
  • πŸ¦„ Business
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πŸ™‹β€β™‚ I am one of the co-founders of PleIQ. πŸ€“ There is so much to learn when it comes to design educational content for children.

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PleIQ apps are currently used in real life at homes and schools in Chile.

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Concept UI for Godot Engine

A UI design proposal for Godot, the open-source game engine, made in 2015.

  • ✏️ Concept Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • 🧩 Open Source
Godot UI Concepts

The UI inspired the redesign of Godot, and many ideas got implemented around 2018 (github issue) with version 3.0.

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Still, there is a lot of work to do for Godot in terms of design, and branding.

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The bouncing square

A casual game (mobile and desktop) with a geometrical design and funny mechanics.

  • ✏️ Product Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
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Diagram-like shapes with a font

Circuita is an icon font (pixel-based) that is intended to easily create circuits, with multiple design styles.

  • ✏️ Icon Design (Figma)
  • 🌡 Font Generation (icomoon.io)
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Abstract 3d sculpture in realtime

An sculpting failure that became a realtime experiment, back in 2013.

  • πŸ’» Realtime
  • πŸ€ 3D Modeling
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A geometrical chair design

Inspired by origami, Bisela offers terrible ergonomics, but cool aesthetics.

  • ✏️ Industrial Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • πŸ€ 3D Modeling
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A cat's tale

OneFootCat is –intended to be– a game about a cat that needs to survive an post-apocalyptic world in search for her only friend.

  • ✏️ Game Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
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SVG Experiments

A set of experiments with SVG, fractals, and Depth Of Field (DOF).

  • ✏️ Generative Art
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
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Brand Concepts

A set of logo and brand design concepts that never made it, from 2012 to 2015.

  • ✏️ Brand Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • 🌈 Team Work
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Typeface design experiments

I have done several typeface design experiments over the years as way to learn.

  • ✏️ Typeface Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
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The history of two sisters

Avena & Canela is an ongoing project about two sisters who struggle to survive on their worlds. Here only Canela (Red Hairy Girl) is displayed.

  • ✏️ Illustration
  • πŸ“– Storytelling
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Avena & Canela are the spanish words for Oat & Cinnamon. I have always love to eat both of these. Oats can be used to create a great variety of dishes, and cinnamons can always add a perfect spicy touch to drinks and food.

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πŸ₯˜ Both of them are almost opposite in terms of cooking, and so are the characters in the story.

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FBM Noise Experiments

Experiments with noise using Spline. By controlling the RGB components the results can vary a lot.

  • ✏️ Product Design
  • πŸ“šοΈ Research
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
  • 🌈 Team Work
  • πŸ¦„ Business
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Unexpected patterns

Back in 2010 I discovered a peculiar pattern while playing around with Adobe Photoshop. 10 years later (2020) I explored the same idea.

  • ✏️ Design Exploration
  • 🎨 Patterns


These patterns are usually called "Turing Patterns" and they have a peculiar organic/growth feature. Different techniques can be used to generate the pattern, one of them is called Reaction Diffusion.


πŸ’‘ I found that by rotating an image using bilinear interpolation (like in Photoshop) a small distortion is applied. If the transformation several times you will start noticing how the pattern emerges.

☯ Usually, turing patterns are displayed as black and white or monochromatic.

🌈 On this technique, the distortion mixes the color of the pixels, and new pixels arise, resulting in a polychromatic turing pattern.

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Multimedia abstraction exploration

A motion graphics experiment (2012) that mixes generated digital sounds with abstract visuals to form a strange experience.

  • ✏️ Sound Design
  • 🎨 Animation
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The emotional button

What would the life of a button be? Hence Emobutton. The storytelling of a button with emotions and feelings.

  • ✏️ Web Design
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Development
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Emojis for recycling

A funny idea that may actually work? Probably not, but anyways, let's see how it looks.

  • ✏️ Product Design
  • ⏰ Wasted time
Emojicycling
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