Most of my web and interactive work involves effective User Experience design. This includes a wide range of disciplines including developing online strategies, interface design, usability research, interaction design, search engine optimization strategies, information architecture design and more.
I work with clients to create a distinct and beautiful look and feel for their finished product. These projects show a range of styles, and I incorporate the client's brand identity deeply into the work, but in general I strive for a clean, modern and uncluttered design aesthetic.
Non-profits are some of my favorite clients; they often have limited resources, busy staff, and other unique challenges, but working with people who are passionate about what they're doing is very rewarding.
I install, customize and create Content Management Systems (CMS) that allow clients to manage their site content directly. I've worked with a wide variety of open-source solutions (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.), proprietary CMS (TYPO3, Shopify), and have also built custom systems.
I bring to life rich multimedia experiences that incorporate a variety of audio and video technologies.
I work with databases (usually MySQL) and server-side scripting languages (primarily PHP, but some ASP and ColdFusion too) to provide rich and dynamic user experiences.
While my current work is mostly web & interactive, much of my earlier work was in print and graphic design projects including brochures, posters, postcards, advertisements and other collateral. In all my work I use strong visuals, clear of typography, and a message that is on-brand and supports the organization's efforts.
I implement new e-commerce solutions such as shopping carts and sales tools, and improve the performance and functionality of existing ones. I've worked with out-of-the-box products like Shopify, osCommerce and PayPal, and have created custom e-commerce solutions as well.
I create web apps, stand-alone mobile websites, and responsive designs that work on a wide variety of tablets, phones and other mobile devices.
In these projects I describe and illustrate parts of the interface and interaction design process with prototypes, wireframes, sketches and other documentation.
I design logo and identity systems that are clear, attractive, evocative and unique.
I design email marketing campaigns that engage and draw customers back for repeat business. I've worked with MailChimp, Constant Contact, iContact, Campaign Monitor, and a variety of custom and hybrid/custom email marketing solutions.
I dabble in photography, and these projects feature photographs of various people, places and things that I've taken.