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Start Ups & Non-profits

Since I first started designing and building for the web in 2009, I’ve worked with a number of start-up companies and non-profits. This usually starts with a design concept and ends with a WordPress CMS, or blog. I was with BigTip.com for over a year, working on a wider variety of projects.

Wedding Monsters

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Just returned from my honeymoon and wanted a share a couple of rare illustrations. Katie, my wife, art directed most of our wedding materials: designing most of the invitation, program, and other fun things. She got a little help. Especially with these guys. These illustrations were featured on cards for our bridal party. They were… Read more »

UCD Final Project: Non-Profit Website

Last August I acquired a certificate in User Centered Design (UCD) from the University of Washington’s Human Centered Design & Engineering department. Our final project was this heavily researched gem: BoundlessArts.org. The site was made in a couple days, but the design was researched and mapped out over months. I hope it helps the¬†Boundless Arts… Read more »

Relaunching a Copywriter’s Portfolio Website

Copywriter Website

This was the second time building Stephen’s site, the first being a couple of years ago. Every ad-man needs a good book, and these days they’re digital. We upgraded him to a responsive portfolio a couple of months ago, starting with some beautiful comps designed by my friend Andy Stewart (andystew.com). I took some of… Read more »

Playing with RealPlayer Icons

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Last summer I began working at RealNetworks on the RealPlayer marketing team. It’s been a great experience. I came up with this somewhere along the way, though we’ve never used it.¬† With the ‘flat’ movement in full swing I doubt we ever will. This started as a vector logo Illustrator and ended in Photoshop where… Read more »

6 Reasons I Updated My Website

Fishy Devices

Revisiting your site is a tough project because you want everything to be perfect. This is also the most common reason to let your web property get decrepit. However, there’s a secret advantage to pulling your boots tight and jumping into a personal project: you get to learn. When you’re digging in your own sandbox… Read more »