Tech tutoring website, one of the first to be fully created using responsive web design principles.
Simple website for author. Included collapsable blog posts so people could decide to read more based on first couple of sentences. Sits atop a MYSQL database to which it connects via PHP. Can be updated via a separate web interface.
This was a re-design to an outdated existing site. The previous site design was largely unrecyclable save for content, so this was essentially designing from scratch. The challenge was to present a modern design for an audience that was not necessarily web-savvy. Emphasis was placed on unity of overall design and clear presentation of information. Logo also designed.
I took over the design from an earlier designer. An initial layout had been designed, but was not complete. I was given several websites of which the client liked the look and modified the design to more closely match their styles while adding site elements and bringing design to completion. Logo also designed.
I was brought on as part of a team, automating several features with PHP with my specific brief to be the updating and streamlining of the outdated and in some cases absent CSS code. Gathering the scattered styles into one stylesheet I was frequently able to reduce the amount of code on a page to one-half or less. After the designer left the team, I was also tasked to modify some of the graphics as necessary to fit the new style of the website.
The Drones Club site was developed to meet the needs of a growing World of Warcraft guild. It featured a minimalist design in which the guild crest was the main element. Coded items included the following: message board, calendar/raid scheduling app, image gallery upload and display, display of individual members information, as well as a middle-layer administration console accessible by the guild officers based on a MySQL database back-end. It drew information from user input as well as data drawn and parsed from Blizzard, Incs Armory site. Designed to be extensively scalable, it was easily able to grow as the guild added members.
This site was created for an artist who expressed a wish for a design that would set the site far apart from the norm. Much of the site was created incorporating various of the artists pieces as decorative or functional elements.
This site was created to display the art of Gary Zahradka. Purchases were made through direct contact with the artist. Since he worked in pencils and oils, brushstrokes were the keystone for this design.
This site was to be the portal for three different theaters in Minneapolis. I was responsible for altering the existing sites look-and-feel. Content was to be provided by Hennepin Theater District internal developers.
This site was created for singer and musician Lojo Russo. The challenge was creating a site that reflected the eclectic nature of her music.
This site was created for the stage combat acting troupe Cappa Ferro Productions, who specialized in Renaissance Festivals and Faires. The site included a multi-year photo gallery, and slide show.
This site was created to display the art of Bart Galle. Purchases were made through direct contact with the artist. Since he worked in pastels, softer user interface controls were designed so as to not jar with the delicate artwork. Much of the artists work were incorporated as decorative elements in addition to being displayed in the gallery.
This site was created to provide an easy way for doctors and other medical professionals to access information about continuing education events provided by the Universitys Continuing Medical Education department. It was a deliberately simple site, in order to provide the most information in the easiest fashion for the large amount of traffic it received.
This website was designed to be an information portal for a nationwide customer base to make finding information about local laws and law service providers easier and more straightforward. I worked in collboration with Cold Fusion programmers and database engineers to hook the design into the companys existing framework. A trick I developed for this site was that though it was split into separate frames, the left-side bar would automatically resize itself appropriately.
Global Customer Management had a web-based internal knowledge base for corporate-wide information sharing. They requested an updated, simplified look to make it easier for employees to use the back-end database. The interface was my responsibility, and then the project was handed off to the back-end database professionals.
NetSyndicate was a San Francisco-based online training provider, with varied subjects. In addition to designing the user interfaces for their training modules, I designed an upbeat and inviting website to promote and provide information about the company.
This was a site re-design in order to update and simplify the previously byzantine look of an ISPs website. Emphasis was on making things extremely user-friendly and appealing, thus providing a positive experience to potential customers.
Webspan Design Group
This was a site designed to promote the University of Minnesota Fencing club. I designed some site elements while working in collaboration with content providers.
This was a re-design for an existing medical device company website. I was primarily responsible for a re-designed navigation bar, page buttons, and image borders.