Category Archives: Portfolio

Logo design, website design, information architecture, front end development, new media consulting, and some other stuff I’ve done.

MindPeace - For Children's Mental Health

MindPeace – Web Design layout in Photoshop

The MindPeace website is in the development phase. The client has signed off on the IA and home page design (shown above). My role was to translate the design consultation and IA/site map into a wireframe and then a usable home page design that could be broken up into templates & implemented in an open-source CMS. Wireframe constructed in Balsamiq. Site designed in Photoshop.

One of the best ways to learn to use a tool is to teach it to someone else. I’ve been using and teaching Photoshop as a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer since 2001.

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GUI Visions – Website Design for Custom CMS

Custom site design for a website design/development company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Website comps were constructed to be scalable and to fit with their custom PHP CMS. This site is still in development as of 3.18.2011. New website will be published at www.guivisions.com.

Jessica Vesper, owner of Gui Visions Web Agency, has been a fantastic employer of mine since 2005, and a great friend even longer. She’s been in the business of web design/development since 1997 and really knows how to manage a project from start to finish. I can’t speak highly enough of her interpersonal skills or her outgoing personality and sunny disposition. If you haven’t had the chance to work with Jessica yet, you’re really missing out.

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ESI – Joomla Website Design & Development

Environmental Science Institute

The Environmental Science Institute at The University of Texas wanted a website refresh. I worked with them on their Information Architecture, site planning, wireframes, comps, content, interactivity, CMS, project management and publishing. Wireframes and site designed in Photoshop. Developed in Joomla with Coda & Transmit as code editor and FTP client.

My roles in this project: Project Manager, UI/UX Designer, Developer, QA

Visit the ESI website

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Tiny Tin Hearts – WordPress Design & Development

Website consulting, design, development and project managment for Austin-based band, The Tiny Tin Hearts. Wireframed in Balsamiq. Designed in Photoshop. Developed in TextMate as a WordPress 3.x theme. Includes online store for physical items and digital downloads (MP3′s), shopping cart and PayPal checkout. Client is notified via email of store purchases for order fulfillment.

My roles in this project: Consultant, Project Manager, UI/UX Designer, Developer, E-Commerce Implementation, QA

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TIPS – Web Application Design & Wireframes

Dr. Michael Webber in the Cockrell School of Engineering approached the Faculty Innovation Center with a need for a tool to teach the public about the trade-offs in electricity generation fuel sources in Texas. His grad students supplied the calculations, our developer took care of the connectivity between National Instruments LabView and Adobe Flash, and I designed the mockups in Balsamiq, the interface in Photoshop, conducted user testing and managed the project.

Our first version was a single screen proof of concept for our current project. We were able to communicate with LabView and utilize Flash to display the data accurately. After that, we tested the interface on students with varying levels of familiarity with the tool, analyzed the results, and developed our latest iteration of the Texas Interactive Power Simulator – TIPS Version 3.