Jamie Sanchez

Twitter: spacedragon

CTA Bingo

CTA Bingo

A joke that went out of hand. My best friend and I are to blame for this silly thing.

VGA Gallery

I have officially joined the board for VGA Gallery, a non-profit focused on the education and sale of video game art. This is very closely related to my interests in the Chicago video game development community and ties in nicely with Bit Bash’s efforts. More on that to come.

Ride Jumper

Ride Jumper

A silly, simplistic physics momentum game made for the 2015 Train Jam. Many thanks to teammates Tom Eastman and Kevin Zuhn.

Indie Boothcraft

Indie Boothcraft

Many people don’t understand the effort it takes to market a game, let alone book, build, and run an exhibition booth. It’s grueling, tiring, passionate work. You’re on your feet for hours promoting a game that hasn’t even launched yet, building momentum for that big push that makes or breaks first-day sales.

Japan Travel Tips

I’m constantly traveling to conventions, and anime conventions are a large part of the mix. They’re obviously no substitute for the real adventure of traveling to Japan. Let me be a little nostalgic for you, yeah?

Train Jam: Website

Train Jam Website

Full-featured WordPress website for Indie Train Jam. Includes custom fields for streamlined homepage updates, automated games archive, announcement section, and sticky FAQ navigation.

Rewards Network

Rewards Network Homepage

Front-end development of company homepage. This updated hub features a responsive welcome box, smooth-scrolling anchors, and mapped focal points so the hero images are properly mapped to their responsive containers.

AAHPM

AAHPM Website

Front-end development and Joomla integration for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine while employed at AMC. This project required all aspects of the site be responsive, and accommodate hundreds of pages with flexible content patterns.

Workflow 2015

I’ve finally figured out my workflow after three months in the freelance game. Here’s what works for me and some things to consider when using these tools.

Resolutions for 2015

That annual tradition where we pretend to change ourselves for the better… actually works for me. Here’s what I’m striving for this year.

2014: The Year of Crazy

I can’t fully articulate how insane this year has been. Crazy in a million manic ways. Crazy with sweeping life changes that alter routines, habits, social circles, romance, opportunities, all that jazz.

Going Indie

I’m happy to announce that starting in October, I’m transitioning to full-time freelance and contract work. My services will span graphic design, web development, and WordPress (all my favorites) with additional offerings for independent game developers seeking user interface design and marketing consultation (a new direction for my career).

About SpaceDragon

My teenage years were stupid. Yours were, too, right? Those are years when you do dumb things to figure out the world and your place in it.

Corgi Simulator 2071: Promo

Corgi Simulator 2071

This is a full motion video game created for the Space Cowboy Game Jam. You play as Ein, a data dog who’s been kidnapped by two smugglers. Your goal is to manipulate these humans into leaving their computers unattended so you can hack your way back to the Bebop.

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Off the Grid

My first game jam game. Created on the inaugural Train Jam adventure with Ryan Wiemeyer, David Laskey, and Chris Wade.

My career is dependent on True Net Neutrality

I recently sent this email to the FCC. They’re asking for the general public to weigh-in on the current state of Net Neutrality, which is hardly a viable solution. This issue is very important to me. If you’re a US citizen, it should be important to you as well.

Identity Overhaul

I’ve been playing with my visual identity for a year. Here’s some insight on design decisions and how the website is taking shape.

Indie City Co-op

Indie City Co-op

Branding and web development for local indie game dev co-working space.

Otakon 2013

Otakon was on my radar for a while, but I didn’t commit to it until I submitted an application for a press badge. It was unlikely that I would be approved after the deadline, so I was super excited when I received the confirmation email. What an opportunity! I travelled to Baltimore solo to meet some friends from AnimeChicago later on. They really were the people who convinced me to go in the first place.

Erica Finds

Erica Finds Website

WordPress development and on-going maintenance for local fitness blogger.

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Das Haus Website

UX, IA, Design and WordPress MultiSite installation and development.

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Arc Impulse Logo

Local band Arc Impulse asked for a retro logo inspired by arcade machines of the 80s.

Treasure Chest Close Up

Puzzle Chest

A search for a simple treasure chest turns into an afternoon of painting.

Pantone Mosaic

Pantone Mosaic

A handcrafted mosaic riddled with imperfections, contrasting the precision of the color matching industry.

Finding My Voice

For nearly ten years, my personal domain facilitated experimentation and self-study. It constantly morphed into the next big thing or an expression of personality traits I embraced momentarily or as a sandbox picked apart by a curious mind. This is how my online identity emerged.