Almost Ideal is a Los Angeles based design focusing on graphic and web design. Almost Ideal is run by Juan Ayala.

We believe design to be dynamic, useful and human.
Our work is idea driven and grounded on analytic thinking.

Contact us:

email / 916 878 6888
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Titled "Digital Sunset," this peice seeks to recreate the experience of a sunset without presenting a direct interpretation or specific case. For more information on the project, browse through the companion booklet.

Print + web, March 2014.


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An interactive website created for Use All Five. The website serves as a new hire handbook and auto-customizes to the needs of the new employee (IE if a developer is viewing the site, the content will change to be more relevence).

Displayed is one section of the long-scroll style site.

Web, January 2014.



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Posters (in various sizes) made for the LA based art gallery, The Mistake Room. The goal was to create a design language that was unique yet flexible to build upon. THe version with the oranFor more information on the gallery visit TMR.com.

Print + web, March 2014.


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Poster for a friend's birthday party. Done on the fly, but one of my favorite designs.

Print, March 2014.




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This 2-part series humorously inspects the topic of sexual relations in the 21st century through the creation of a fake sexual education workshop.

The first part is a poster that visually imposes a sterile and serious tone, reflecting the presentation of modern sexual education. The content of the poster (images and text) stands in contrast, forcing a light-hearted jab at the underlying confusion based from sexual exploration. 22"x 28."

The second part is an informational brochure centered around "21st century sex." The brochure plays off the poster mainting a clean visual language while juxtaposing content that is both confusing and engaging. The brochure comes in two sizes: a special edition 8,5" x 11" and a 5,5"x 8,5" standard edition.

Print + web, November 2013 - January 2014.


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Poster for UCLA's digital photography class titled "Be who you want to be."

The poster emulates the style of Takashi Murakami's "Flowers and Skulls" exhibit, putting an american twist on a japanese classic. Playing on American cultural icons (vís-a-vís Barbie) the combination of un-mutilated Barbies with burnt Barbies highlites the inherent undertones of a "normal self-image" that are culturally mis-represented in our youth.

The Barbies + Barbie parts are individual stickers stuck onto a blank canvas. The gif digitally represents the process of agreggation.

Print 24"x 36", August 2013.


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Poster for the 15th annual Bruin Run Walk at UCLA. For more information about the cause visit bruinrunwalk.com

Print. Poster 08,5"x 11," February 2014.


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Poster for the Student Committee for the Arts at UCLA's
4th annual David Sedaris writing contest.

Print, various colors. 22"x 28", March 2014


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Submition for Graphite Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts exploring the topic of networks.

The graphic comments upon online user access to digitial content; what is considered relevant is copied and translated across multiple platforms resulting in a canonical interpretation of what is deemed socially "relevant."

Print, November 2013.


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