“Before hiring Mike, I felt extremely lost with Piloteer’s development. Its design was all over the place, and I had nothing to go on when it came to UI. I finally decided to hire Mike for UI design and it was an incredibly good decision. He not only made beautiful UI and icon artwork, but also helped me greatly with the overall game design, and how best to relay core game concepts to players. Piloteer wouldn’t be half of what it is today without Mike’s amazing work.” -Whitaker Trebella, Fixpoint Productions
Whit had already created a work of art with Piloteer when he came to me looking for a logo and UI. He wanted something that would both contrast with the beautiful chalky drawings he had done for the game, yet still compliment the steampunk style of the jetpack and the main character’s outfit.
I went for “understated steampunk”; metallic and mechanical, without being gaudy. And that just-right amount of animation.