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Author Topic: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.  (Read 79805 times)

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
« Reply #240 on: May 16, 2014, 09:34:20 am »
Still hoping to get some funds to complete a project I have in the works.
Thought I would again push my MaLa services.
For a limited time with each layout I will include the custom load screen, a windows desktop image (aka wallpaper) themed to match the layout. And to get some buzz I'm  thinking that I will try to get an animation in each new layout. Often times the animation simply doesnt fit..... but I'll try to design the layouts with this in mind. Complexity determines the cost....email for details.

vibefx@gmail.com

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Re: New layout special, load screen, DTI, and animation ! Starts @ $25
« Reply #241 on: May 16, 2014, 09:40:27 am »
About the animation.
MaLa has limits when it comes to animation.
It can however take a static image and move it on the screen.
Be it left to right, right to left, up and down, down and up.

Many times the animation will get in the way of other design features.
However for the next lil bit I will try and work in an animation into each layout.

For example when I've done a few PAC MAN layouts, I take an image of PAC MAN...perhaps a ghost or two....and that image simply moves left to right along the bottom.

I just want customers to know the limiations.

Thanks all

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Re: New layout special, load screen, DTI, and animation ! Starts @ $25
« Reply #242 on: May 16, 2014, 04:04:52 pm »
Hi all

I would just like to say that mikes work is absolutely top notch. I contacted mike and within minutes he had responde with a few questions to which I replied. With a few hours he had designed a vertical and horizontal layout. Asking a few more questions and a few changes by myself. I now have a unique layout for my cab. Mikes services are brilliant and hes a very good guy to deal with. Hes rates are perfect and hes customer services are spot on . Thank you mike I will be posting the layout when I actually get round to paying it which again is another one of mikes great quality's:-)

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Re: New layout special, load screen, DTI, and animation ! Starts @ $25
« Reply #243 on: May 16, 2014, 05:01:26 pm »
Thank you for the kind words.

I strive to make every customer happy and deliver a good product, quickly, and priced fair.
I enjoy working on these layouts and the people of this forum inspire me to do what I do.

Thank you again

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Re: New layout special, load screen, DTI, and animation ! Starts @ $25
« Reply #244 on: July 31, 2014, 07:03:24 pm »
Back on the layout grind.
Should anyone be interested email me at vibefx@gmail.com

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
« Reply #245 on: August 10, 2014, 12:43:35 pm »
Hey all,

been kind of quiet as of late, not really around the forums.
NONE THE LESS............ I'm back and I'd like to get some new work out there.
Actually, I'd love it if I could sell $60 in layouts to pay for my new Punch-Out artwork.

If anyone is interested email me at vibefx@gmail.com

NOTE - I don't get paid til your artwork is complete !!!!!! Never had a disappointed customer!

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
« Reply #246 on: August 11, 2014, 11:00:36 am »
For the next little bit all layouts will include a custom load screen (styled to match the layout).
I'll also included a second background so the user can switch it out as needed.
Just gives a lil variety!


Thanks all

vibefx@gmail.com or PM !

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
« Reply #247 on: August 13, 2014, 08:48:30 am »
No takers ? LOL

I'm going to try and get some NEW samples up ASAP.
As well as make a Punch-Out! layout available to all for download.
Perhaps Thursday I'll be able to get it done.




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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
« Reply #248 on: August 15, 2014, 08:04:35 am »
Sent you an email ! ;D

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
« Reply #249 on: August 17, 2014, 10:18:58 am »
Thank you to those who contacted me.
I should have some new samples up shortly.
Currently working on a custom Zelda & custom Galaga themed layouts.

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
« Reply #250 on: August 17, 2014, 04:41:31 pm »
Another happy customer !
Custom Zelda inspired layout.
1920 x 1080 with custom load screen.
Challenging layout for me..... but I was able to pull off something that made the customer happy.
The layout is configured so that the games list is under the sword for some depth.
I used the following font in the design should anyone like the font : http://www.dafont.com/colors-of-autumn.font

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
« Reply #251 on: August 17, 2014, 05:39:36 pm »
Thanks a lot Mike ! I understand that my inquiry wasn't easy, for those that wonders here's why :

I had absolutely no idea what kind of layout I wanted;
I had not too many directions to give to him;
Not too many pictures except my marquee

But even with all this, he did such a wonderful job, everybody that I sent his preview to couldn't believe their eyes. When my arcade will be finished it will have such a custom look. It's in the little details that makes up for a incredible completed project.

Thanks once again Mike, I highly appreciate your help and your prompt, quick service.

I recommand Mike for anyone that need a Mala layout, even if your plan isn't exactly clear in your head !

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
« Reply #252 on: August 17, 2014, 07:48:37 pm »
I appreciate the kind words, thank you.
I'm glad you are happy.
I'm quite pleased with how the layout turned out.

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
« Reply #253 on: August 17, 2014, 07:50:11 pm »
New Galaga layout I did.
800 x 600 vertical layout
I used the font : http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Emulogic.htm

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New Samples Added !
« Reply #254 on: August 18, 2014, 09:30:22 am »
Awesome Job, Mike!  Like everyone else said, within minutes of my initial request email, Mike responded.  I had no idea which direction I wanted to go with the Galaga layout.  I'm not artistic or creative at all.  I sent a layout request on Friday late afternoon, and by Saturday Mike had already communicated with me a few times with questions.  By Sunday, he had the layout and the loading screen done.  He sent the design to me to critique, and I honestly didn't want him to change anything.  I liked it on his first try!

I would totally refer Mike to anybody who wants a custom Mala layout.  Great, fast service at a great price!

thanks again.

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New Samples Added !
« Reply #255 on: August 20, 2014, 03:03:37 pm »
Thank you for the kind words.
The feedback is much appreciated.
I enjoy working on all these layouts and I like that I can contribute to some AMAZING projects.

Speaking of which, if anyone wants to post pics of the layout in use (on said project) that would be awesome to see.

I'd love to see some full cabinet shots featuring the layouts in use.

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New Samples Added !
« Reply #256 on: August 21, 2014, 09:16:32 am »
Even though I'm going with Hyper Spin in my Punch-Out bar top, I'm still going to complete the Punch-Out MaLa layout. I hope to have it up this weekend, if not tonight. (I'll listen to my podcast and try and rock it out!)

For anyone else interested in custom layout(s) please PM or email me at vibefx@gmail.com

EDIT - I started the Punch-Out layout today.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2014, 08:22:07 pm by mike boss »

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Punch-Out! WIP Sample Added
« Reply #257 on: August 22, 2014, 08:01:03 pm »
Just wanted to share a VERY early sample of the custom Punch-Out layout I'm working on.
Might be complete tonight, if not tomorrow (and I promise I will also try to complete Fix It Felix Jr version 2) so I can  get them up for download.
Just wanted to get another download for the public put out as a thank you  to all my great customers.

Any ideas for the Punch-Out please share here.

Thank you

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #258 on: August 23, 2014, 09:25:35 am »
I'll try and get a slightly modified version up later today (with a load screen).
The file will include the load screen and modified .mll file.
For now here is the Punch-Out layout with font.
Install and enjoy.

Thank you

Feedback always welcome

« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 08:19:02 am by mike boss »

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #259 on: August 23, 2014, 10:22:22 am »
V2 w/ load screen
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 10:24:23 am by mike boss »

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #260 on: August 23, 2014, 01:59:55 pm »
Thanks for putting it up for download, looks great.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #261 on: August 24, 2014, 07:52:04 pm »
Thank you.
I hope this gets some downloads and finds a home in a few cabinets.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #262 on: August 27, 2014, 08:20:33 am »
Removed the old ZIP file, keeping the modified version with load screen.
As always thoughts and feedback welcome.

I'm also STILL available for custom work should anyone be interested.

Email me at vibefx@gmail.com

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #263 on: September 11, 2014, 11:46:14 am »
Still working on new stuff.
For anyone interested in custom work please PM or email me.

Thank you

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #264 on: September 22, 2014, 03:39:03 pm »
I guess Punch-Out does not have many fans using Mala! LOL
Still doing custom work should anyone be interested.

Thanks all

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #265 on: September 22, 2014, 10:39:28 pm »
I guess Punch-Out does not have many fans using Mala! LOL


I'm a little surprised myself.  Punch Out was the game for me growing up on the NES.  I have very fond memories and nightmare of fighting Mike Tyson.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #266 on: September 23, 2014, 03:14:46 pm »
Punch-Out is an awesome game.
I'm delayed, but excited to work on my bartop.
The artwork and the layout all work really well together.
I thought I would share the layout with everyone, I just wish it was used more.
Ah well, can not win em all !

I'm still doing layouts and custom work is available.
I'll try to get more free layouts up ASAP.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #267 on: October 26, 2014, 10:10:10 am »
I was contacted by an awesome customer looking for a DK layout for his machine.
He liked some of the other work I had posted and wanted a near copy....but I couldn't simply copy an old layout for him.
That wouldn't be true to what I do.

He had some great ideas and vision for his layout, and I think in the end an AWESOME DK layout was created.
I'm known to toss in extra little things with layouts as most often I REALLY ENJOY creating these. And things I end up
creating during the process get included with the final work. Be it the load screen, or default custom images for SNAPS, or MARQUEES, etc.

In this instance I created two versions of the layout for the customer. Each has a slightly modified load screen, but the one layout featured a layered
look to the gameslist. In the final layout the character art is over the gameslist, I think it gives good depth to the layout.

Because of the way MALA handles transparency this doesn't always work, in this case it did, and it looks great.

Pending the customers say I hope to post the images here for you guys to take a look at.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #268 on: October 28, 2014, 02:00:03 pm »
I am the customer Mike is talking about above regarding the Donkey Kong layout.

I emailed him on Friday and he had basically completed my project the end of the  following day. I gave him a sample of the artwork my cab is using and he designed a killer theme that matches the color scheme of my cocktail artwork. He went above and beyond my expectations and asked for input throughout the design process. His work is top-notch!

If anyone out there is looking for a custom MALA layout at a price that cannot be beat, contact Mike for sure. If I ever need work done in the future, he's undoubtedly the guy I'm going to. Thanks again Mike!


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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #269 on: October 28, 2014, 03:04:27 pm »
Thank you for the kind words.
I've been meaning to post the sample artwork, just have not had much time on the PC.
I'll try to get it up this week.

For anyone looking for work by all means email me : vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #270 on: October 28, 2014, 07:15:15 pm »
Here are some screenshots of layout and load screen. The DK logo was moved up a little and the game list text is a little more spread out on the final product.




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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #271 on: October 28, 2014, 07:56:10 pm »
Thank you for posting them.

Glad you like it.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #272 on: November 03, 2014, 05:24:05 pm »
Still doing these layouts, hoping to fund some projects.
For anyone interested please email me.

vibefx@gmail.com

Most times I can complete the work in no more than 4 days.

Thanks all


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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #273 on: November 06, 2014, 12:15:00 pm »
The more I look at the above DK layout, the more I think it is perhaps my favorite DK layout that I've done.
Honestly, I think I like it better than the custom DK JR I did for my own machine.

Anyway..............as it has become custom, with any new layout I'll be including a load screen with each.
But for the next little while anyone who purchases a layout will get a second varient of the layout background (giving users a second layout in reality).

Anyone interested PM me, email me, or even respond to the thread.

I've never had a customer that has been unhappy (well one time.........)...................

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #274 on: November 06, 2014, 12:17:38 pm »
I've never had a customer that has been unhappy (well one time.........)...................


So then it should read "I've only ever had one unhappy customer..."



Just messing with you, bro. MB does good work, people! I'm sure the "unhappy customer" was anal-retentive.
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« Reply #275 on: November 06, 2014, 03:40:44 pm »
The one complaint I got (I'll be honest) was a poster who had no more than 6 posts (at that time).
He had emailed me saying how happy he was with the layout. He however had given me the wrong size.
I offered to fix the issue (no extra money) and he did not respond.
He openned a PayPal dispute and I sent along the screen shots of the complete work and email trail.
I won the case.

Guy just simply did not want to pay for the work.

None the less one sketchy customer wont tarnish my rep. lol

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« Reply #276 on: November 06, 2014, 03:47:10 pm »
The one complaint I got (I'll be honest) was a poster who had no more than 6 posts (at that time).
He had emailed me saying how happy he was with the layout. He however had given me the wrong size.
I offered to fix the issue (no extra money) and he did not respond.
He openned a PayPal dispute and I sent along the screen shots of the complete work and email trail.
I won the case.

Guy just simply did not want to pay for the work.

None the less one sketchy customer wont tarnish my rep. lol

What a bastard! Yeah, don't be afraid to use my homie MB, people!
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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #277 on: November 06, 2014, 04:49:54 pm »
Yup, this is why I always ask for 50% up front. People suck.

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« Reply #278 on: November 06, 2014, 05:06:43 pm »
There is always the random oddball person like that. You did everything a good seller should have done.

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« Reply #279 on: November 07, 2014, 02:34:56 pm »
Yeah, one bad apple right!
I think he wanted the layout to use on machines he was selling, which is fine.

Every other customer I have had has been amazing, and many generous, tossing in a few extra bucks.
Everyone has been really understanding when I ask that they send me PayPal as a gift, so I have no complaints.