Hi, my name is
David Gurak

This time, it's personal

With respect to employer confidentiality, this portfolio does not contain my professional work which is full of web development, scripting, databases, reporting, and more logical, left-brain stuff.

However, I think the other half can be just as rewarding. I strive to implement quality design in all of my work. Here I'd like to focus on more creative things I've done on the personal side of life.

Videography & Editing

The balance of mechanics, creativity and emotion involved with the video format is awesomely rewarding

Sugar - Guinness World Record
I was asked to be the videographer responsible for documenting the official counting event for a Guinness World Record submission for the largest collection of sugar packets. 9,596 packets to be exact. I filmed and edited this video as a keepsake for Kristen, the proud world record holder.
Wedding Design Video
Our wedding was a huge creative outlet for me and my wife. We took a very hands-on approach to everything, from our invitation website, to the invites themselves, to the decor and favors. I captured some of the process and we showed this video at our reception.
Baby Announcement
I can't help but document the big moments in our lives. Sometimes, the biggest moments start with the smallest things. There's a lot of shaky cam here, but I was kind of preoccupied with ridiculous levels of excitement. Any usable video I managed to get was a bonus.

Web Design & Development

Warning, things get romantic up in here.

Our Proposal Story
A site built to document my ridiculously over-the-top wedding proposal, capturing all the memories we could hold on to.
Wedding Invitation Site
Stuffed in our wedding invites was the link to this site. It was fun integrating the textures and craftiness of our wedding theme into the design.
Wedding Media Site
A simple yet elegant media site to showcase the photos and videos from our wedding to share with our friends and family.

Print & Design

Just invitations. But designing them? Crazy fun.

Main Invite
Vintage silhouettes with structured typography with a white button accent. Polka dot ribbon sewn directly onto card (disclaimer: I do not sew. My wife does.) Designed in Inkscape software.
Information Cards
The three information cards (front) were pinned together with a a single white button. Each card rotated to show more information. When joined, they formed a single "Oh happy day" header as displayed above.
Simple clean RSVP card matching the vintage theme.
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