I have been involved in every stage of the web development process from discussions of the initial strategy,
to visual design, to the coding of the actual pages and on-going site maintenance. Because artistic and technical
aspects of web development are so closely connected, I believe my experience with the entire process has made me
a better designer.
While at Monster.com, the Network Operations Group was implementing a new solution for online file transfers within
the company and with customers.
They had no design resources and very little time, but wanted to give the tool a look more suitable to Monster.
With access only to the Cascading Style Sheet and images (no HTML), I transformed the appearance of the tool in a less than a day.
This site was just for a bit of fun. My coworkers and I seemed to have trouble deciding where to eat lunch.
To solve the problem, I created a simple web application called "lunchr". The site generates a random number
that it then uses to pull up the name and location for one of several local restaurants that are stored in an XML file.
SurfControl produced internet and email filtering software for business and schools. I redesigned the site from
the ground up -- meeting with multiple groups within the company, completely revising information architecture,
designing an entirely new look-and-feel, and creating an interactive Flash movie for the upper half of the page.
CyberPatrol was a top-rated internet filtering program for homes, business, and schools. I created a
compact home page design for them because their audience was known to have fairly low screen resolutions.
I was hired to do site design for an innovative company called ForwardFace!. The company designs human-powered boats
in which the rider faces in the same direction that he or she is moving through the water.
This image represents the visual design I created for them. I gave them completed HTML to serve as a template for their entire site.
CyberPatrol's CyberGuide was a kid-safe search engine. I designed an entirely new visual identity for
this search engine that helped visitors find some of the best pre-filtered sites for kids on the web.
At the time of this design, CyberPatrol's trademark was still two separate words. Later, they would combine them.
When toy company Mattel purchased The Learning Company, I become a Mattel employee for a short time. I saw this as a
chance to do a web-related project that incorporated one of their flagship brands.
I created this interactive version of their classic Magic 8-Ball toy. I was pleased with
the way the answers fade in, similar to the real toy.
The Magic Eight Ball is trademark of Mattel Inc.
Sponsored by CyberPatrol, the Planet CyberKid web site was designed to be a fun place for kids to visit
featuring activities, games, electronic postcards, and fun downloads.
I created all the graphics and front-end code for the site including the site's cartoon robot guide.
While working as the lone web graphic artist in the Internet Solutions Group
at the corporate headquarters of The Learning Company, I was asked to update the look
of the company's home page.
They needed a collage that reflected The Learning Company's extremely diverse product line.
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