Welcome to my portfolio. My experience lies in many facets of design including print, web, user design, and visual art. I produce functioning layouts, with clear designs. I am also a visual artist and enjoy incorporating my art into designs when possible.
I created two maps for new intineraries. I needed to create maps that looked exactly like the ones that had been previously created. Accurate coastlines were particularly important, since the cruises were not port-to-port destinations, but rather cove and inlet stopovers. These maps can be seen both on web and in print:
Mexico’s Sea of Cortés
I created a bunch of banner ads for Un-Cruise Adventures. They specialize in small ship cruise adventures; very inclusive and focused on day-by-day activities like whale watching, kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling. They have a great product and they wanted to promote brand recognition and bump up leads with banner ads for Outside Magazine, Mountaineers, Sunset Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and various travel agent publications like Travel Age West, Recommend, and Robb Report.
I design and build out email newsletters with cross-email server compatibility in mind. I am familiar with several email service companies, and I am very versed in CAN list policies and email management best practices. Here are just a few of the emails I built from scratch.
Holland America Line
MVC for an Intranet Site
When a company needed intranet options compiled, it gave me an opportunity to try my hand at Asp.net MVC framework. Much of the initial legwork was figuring out the automated set up in Visual Studio. After that, it was discovering new snippets and getting used to the modules to fullfil my needs such as: generate a dynamic employee list, deploy a useful list of searchable compliance quidelines, QMS (Quality Management System) tree, document downloads, sign-in/sign-out capabilities, and front-end user document downloads, all with ease of access in mind so employees found it inviting and they felt it was built for them.
My goal was to present my materials before the decision to go through with an expensive venture was made.
This was purely experiemental. I wanted to know that I could create a solution not necessarily as powerful as SharePoint, but a viable option that was more useful to a small company. I accomplished the goal with this prototype: VIEW SAMPLE
Brown & Riding Insurance Services needed a site where underwriting brokers could one-time sign-in to fill out various insurance forms and applications for quick turnaround quotes. The biggest need was to sign-in on this site to another site database where documents were then viewed.
I felt the site does what it needs to do: help underwriters work through the site’s company to obtain quotes for their clients. It was my first site where I implemented cs call back to the SQL server to generate lists: VIEW SITE
This project really set me up as a CSS and HTML builder. While building out a full prototype, I worked alongside the programmers so I knew what priorities they needed to complete the work on time. Clients were most interested in presenting products in a straight-forward manner with little fluff. We had only a few colors and fonts to work with: VIEW SITE
Print projects graciously open up a different means for layout design and usability than web. In the printing realm, I am exploring the idea of flow in a more tangible sense.
This project provided an opportunity to display my artistic talents within the guidelines of a print project. The process was straightforward – my director wanted a vintage feel in the brochure to produce a more personal touch to the itinerary pages. This is what I came up with:
Ads are about how I can visually impact the viewer, so they need to stand out more than any other ad in the magazine. Vacation advertising is about showing a location or activity that makes the viewer say, "I want to go there!".
Published works include Outside Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Coastal Living, National Geographic Traveler, Robb Report, Recommend, and Travel Age West.
I want to add this quarter page ad because it was pro bono and turned into a nice layout: exquistly strong and delicate elements throughout:
This collection of tri-folds are corporate specific; clean with precise descriptions. These were conceived out of the notion that most wholesale insurance broker companies do not have an in-house designer to produce collateral on an as-need basis. I wanted to provide the brokers with solid materials to aid them in enforcing their visit with key wordage supporting what the company does as well as offer something visually stimulating:
Liquor labels are fun to make, so a side project of mine was to come up with a liquor company name (Flag) and a slogan (’Raise Your Colors’).
Art Is Not Bricks Piled On Top Of Each Other
It Is The Mortar That Sticks Us Together
And It Says We Exist
Reap What We Sow
I put together a couple of concepts to show my thought process in designing a layout.
A team of four, our challenge was to initiate the design process of a road trip application for mobile devices. After coming back to the table with our research, we discovered what would set us apart from the other teams in this assignment was to come up with a bike road trip app. Deciding on this direction, we came up with more ideas, a persona, storyboard, and we each did a portion of the application.
This was a visual design challenge. We were required to only present visual pros and cons. Here is my presentation: