Emile Drescher
Creative Developer based in NYC
emile@emiledrescher.com or +1 (917) 601-9818



Talking Books -
Interactive Storybook App

Talking Books pairs speech recognition with storybook reading to create interactive stories that support and encourage active reading for early readers.
This project was the focus of my masters thesis in 2015.



My contributions include:
• Project director
• Programming development
• Animation development
• External development coordination

Awards:
2013: First place at the AUT Business Venture Fund competition.
2015: First place at the Spark Lab app mentorship competition.



For more information visit www.talkingbooksapp.com



Website
Development



Gumball Theme



Gumball is a free portfolio theme for WordPress built with a focus on simple design, the emphasis is left on your content.
The theme was created in response to the lack of available portfolio themes that were elegant, simple and omitted unnecessary effects and features.

See some examples of websites that were built with Gumball at www.gumball.website






Joakim Drescher website



A responsive artist portfolio site displaying images, and linking to an online shop.







team website



I designed and developed a website for team - a creative entity based in Auckland that specialising in community engagement and interactive projects.
This website is fully responsive and has a backend running Bolt CMS, which allows multiple users to edit and update the website.







computers only

three.js Web Experiments



A series of experiments with the three.js library - using images as textures mapped to animated geometric shapes which respond to mouse events.







Shugg website



A website for New Zealand based company Shugg, who specialise in vertical sliding windows. I developed a fully responsive website with interactive CSS animations.




Illustration &
Animation



Glory Publication

A man encounters an erupting volcano and delves into the inferno.
Glory is a two-color book printed on an ancient RA4900 risograph.






Animated GIFs