Surrender to Serenity
The client had an existing template-based website on Wix, but needed expert help in customizing it.
I created a complete redesign, using completely new CSS3 and HTML5, redesigned navigation, and a simplified color scheme. In addition, I added and optimized SEO text, enabled the domain name, fixed the booking capability, created a favicon, edited images, proofread and corrected all text on the site. In addition, I fixed issues with responsivity and mobile media queries.
The client was thrilled with the results. The site loads more than twice as fast as before, is fully responsive, attractive, and much more adequately represents the client’s business.
Website at Surrender to Serenity.
This was a proof-of-concept for creating an interactive calendar presented in a novel and informative way. The calendar would need to show the current date, have an interactive feature that would relate it to traditional Native American—derived moons (E.g. Harvest moon, Hunter’s moon, etc.). Lunations, the period from one new moon to the next should be artfully indicated. An additional goal was to abandon the usual month-based layout for something more reqular.
I decided to present the year as 13 rows of four weeks, pointing out the weeks with four stripes of a lighter background color for the weekdays. The lunations are shown by a different hue, and individual dates show grow darker or lighter within that color as they approach the full moon or new moon respectively. Month names are shown at the beginning and end of each row. The current day is highlighted in white, and clicking on any day presents a popup with information about the day’s position in the lunation and which Native American full moon occurs in that cycle. Link opens a new tab for the interactive version at: CodePen.
An experiment in creating double-exposure photographic art. You can take the fox out of the forest, but you can’t take the forest out of the fox.
This business card was part of a rebranding initiative I did for a local painting / powerwashing company.
Website here (opens a new tab): EcoPainting and Powerwash
Quikscript Computer Font
In the 1950s, Kingsley Read, inspired by George Bernard Shaw, created two phonetic alphabets for the English language. This is a mini-poster I made showing off a font I created for the Second Shaw Alphabet, also known as Quikscript. This was
the first computer font ever created for Quikscript. The text is the Lord's Prayer in English, written in the phonetic Second Shaw alphabet.
I later created a second font to solve some kerning issues and correct some letterforms. Both are available from the downloads page.
This was a logo I designed quite a while back for a small web design studio I was planning. I wanted to emphasize the “Web” in the logo in a way that would convey the feeling of a spider web without illustrating that directly.
I decided to stylize the two W’s in the company name by exaggerating all possible points in the letters into a sort of scary, Halloween-like shape, and then soften it with a three-dimensional gel-like shape with multiple inner highlights and shadows to be inviting and welcoming to the user.
ForRent.com is the main website of For Rent Media Solutions is a division of Dominion Enterprises, where I was a senior Web developer and UI architect. The flagship website of the business is ForRent.com, one of the country’s leading online
guides to apartments and homes for rent.
Although I was a Web developer, not a graphic designer, during my years at ForRent I worked on several redesigns of the site, always working closely with the product and graphic teams for the site. Other sites I worked on included CorporateHousing.com,
SeniorOutlook.com, ForRentUniversity.com, and ParaRentar.com.
CorporateHousing.com, another For Rent Media Solutions Website, focusing on short-term housing solutions. It was the first FRMS redesign project I worked on.
Marine Web Services
Before ForRent, I was working in another section of Dominion Enterprises, Vehicle Web Services / PowerSportsNetwork, which dealt with boats, trucks, heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, and RVs. This was an old redesign of Marine Web Services.
Equipment Web Services
This was Equipment Web Services, the branch of Vehicle Web Services at Dominion Enterprises that dealt with heavy equipment and earth-moving machinery.