Most of my recent work was as a team member at New Era Portfolio, a fine art publishing company based in Austin, Tx. Unfortunately I can not show that work here, but please feel free to reach out, I'd love to chat about it with you!
While there I was the lead web designer, ux/ui designer, and performed many front end development tasks. Many of the site improvements, upgrades, or new features I was responsible for from concept through design, and prototyping. Additionally I would frequently build many of those front end interfaces out before passing them off to the engineering team. Additionally I was responsible for designing and developing many marketing email templates and promotional materials for our e-commerce sites as well as some of our clients sites as well.
The goal of this campaign was to improve web news aggregation. The concept was to develop a Twitter fed news and information aggregator based on a given users interests via their Twitter feed. I came up with this concept and started to develop it but as it progressed I discovered The Tweeted Times. It was an existing platform with a similar concept, however lacked the style, design, platform and support an app of this manner should accommodate. So I took their heavily lacking platform and redesigned it to accomodate more features and devices.
The goal of this campaign was to use technology to improve the quality of life for the homeless population in San Francisco. The concept was to pervent food waste and to provide more meals to these people. A large number of tech companies, start ups, and various companies have food catered 5 days a week, and a large portion of that is wasted. The concept was to create a very simple platform for these companies to donate their excess to local homeless shelters and soup kitchens.
S2 Performance Training is a Police Academy Preparedness Training program in Long Beach, California. We worked together to produce an identity system that they could use in print and online. Additionally I serverd as a consultant on the design of their website as well as designed various print and apperal solutions for them.
In addition to standard web and interface design, I enjoy pursuing and learning other means of creativity. One of those projects was the creation of a small run of handmade notebooks. The theme of these 7 notebooks was to create a very unique traveler's notebook. Think Field Notes, but with a handmade leather bound cover. Additionally I designed and letterpressed a short motivational story throughout the book. This was not only to provide the user a great experience, but also to remind them why they are doing what they are doing. This was truly an amazing project for me, both during the creative process but also in learning and utilizing a traditional letterpress.