Archive for the ‘Web Design’ Category

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Small project for a local home designer here in Chicago. What’s fun about these projects is that I can play more with patterns and color. I never get to use repeating brocade patterns or rich purples in my day job!

These are early mockups. I think the final live version will end up being better. My developer friend and I are planning on coming back to it every once in a while to add functionality and content.

Total Attorneys Dashboard

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

The project was to add in some useful high-level reporting to the Total Attorneys CRM dashboard. Users log in and get some quick, visual stats for how the have been using the platform.

Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

I came across this project through a great non-profit organization called the Taproot Foundation. Taproot puts together small development teams and pairs them up with non-profits that need work done but don’t have the staff or funds to make it happen on their own. I was teamed up with a project manager, developer, content writer, and marketing specialist.

Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund (what a mouthful) needed a basic website that showcased all the great work they do finding and distributing low cost housing to families in Chicago. This was a very interesting exercise for me because I’m used to working in Lead Gen and attention-hungry startups, while CLIHFT is basically a city government entity that operates in pretty much the opposite way. They don’t really want or need attention from the public, as they don’t have the staff to field calls or answer emails all day. This site is just so they have a resource to show people what they do and what they stand for. I tried to go for something fairly warm, yet sober and informative.

Obama For America Banners

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

I did some test banners for the Obama 2012 campaign. Interesting how they set these projects up. There’s actually very little room for improvisation (which shouldn’t be a surprise I guess). They have me the fonts I could use, the images I could choose from, a couple variations on the tagline and the approved color palette. I think they turned out pretty good. I did a skyscraper and a leaderboard as well, I’m not allowed to show those because they might use them.