One of my clients is The Fool's Dog, a company which builds apps for tarot decks on iOS and other platforms. I work with the art in whatever deck I'm contracted to build menus for, picking elements, isolating them, and then combining them to make menuing which accentuates the deck and represents it for their customers. It's fun work, for the most part, though some can be very precise and minute work. I've included a couple of these decks in my portfolio as I find them nicely representative of my Photoshop capabilities.
I am currently working on one which I can't show you right now, but I thought I'd toss one I've done recently which isn't in my portfolio into this blog just for fun. It was a deck that I found particularly interesting. A big challenge is that tarot cards are inherently vertical things, whereas a iOS device can be turned either horizontal or vertical. I must design for both aspects. So you see here the horizontal iPad design above and the vertical one below. Like I said, interesting project. There are a lot of boring technical specs that go into this kind of design, but I won't go into them here so as to spare you.
Cat Castells is a graphic artist and designer living in Hunterdon County, NJ. A Parsons graduate, she is a freelancer who works for others and develops her own products as well. This blog was started out of a desire to help out fellow graphic designers who might be looking to do some mockups.