Most sites have a design lifespan. The sites created below may be completely the same as when I designed or re-designed them, or may be totally different today. I preserved these screenshots of the original work for this portfolio.
Site design must take into account your SEO goals, and the ability to scale on multiple devices. Your designer should have knowledge to share about steering certain aspects of the design, along with catering to your taste, so that the best of both worlds - the owner's desires for the look and feel of the site, and the coder's expertise in SEO optimization and user experience, is fully realized on the project.
Vincent Martella design work: layout tweak & css tweak of template + photo manipulations
Vincent is a television actor who plays best friend "Greg" in "Everybody Hates Chris" and voices the cartoon character "Phineas" in "Phineas and Ferb" among many other things. I revamped his site last year from custom PHP/HTML to WordPress
so that his team could better manage the content. This is how it looked when I originally launched it Dec 31 2017. WordPress templates are sometimes ready-to-go or can take hours of css tweaking. This one needed tweaking.
Trade Show Signage for MIS Photoshop
Was asked to create some design mockups for trade show banners. Fun project!
Seabreeze Island Grill design work: 100% custom design layout
This was a site I had created that used a fun Gilligan's Island typeface for the top menu and banner slider. The slider images were super fun to create. The banner panels were HTML enabled, so that each panel design had to be split into icons and links that would be created with HTML and then the static background image behind that content.
WeSchool design work: 100% custom design layout
Layout of book buying page. WeSchool is a custom PHP/HTML
project that I tinker with in my spare time.
Captain Tony's design work: layout tweak & css tweak of template + photo manipulations
Captain Tony's Pizza is a franchise business. I was contracted to refresh their site in 2017 from custom PHP/HTML to WordPress
. I was asked to keep as many of the original elements on the home page as possible, so I refreshed the design of some of them to better fit the site's scheme.
Claude Stuart design work: 100% custom design layout
Claude Stuart is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer who lives in Los Angeles CA. This was a design I did for his DVD Cover for "Fandemonium", around 2010.
Chucklehead design work: 100% custom design layout
Created a random comedy flyer for this venue.
Don Leslie design work: 100% custom design layout
Back when Flash
was the big thing, I made a Flash site for actor Don Leslie. I love how this one turned out. The menu changes position on each page. It's unique animation for a web site and some of his actor friends have told him that is an extremely well done web concept, which he relayed to me, which was very cool to hear. Check it out.
S and S Custom Interiors design work: 100% custom design layout
A very cool car re-upholstery shop in Washington state. A very fun project to do. Making the grungy garage look was so very fun, I could do this all day.
OD Promo / Office Depot design work: 100% custom design layout
I was Sr Developer for this project for a few years. The miscellaneous screenshots below are of the MACRO ADMINISTRATOR CONTROL site, which allowed PPI and Office Depot admins to add products, add corporate logos, create new e-stores, and set pricing and margins. This project was made with ColdFusion
Healing Hearts Ministries design work: 100% custom design layout
This was a website project created for an International Christian Ministry to allow a client to work through material on-line, while a counselor also logged in and messaged them help and encouragement. I was the sole developer and designer. We also added a walkathon module, ability to send pre-designed pre-messaged & encouraging "keep going!" e-cards to clients, fundraisers such as dessert benefits, and a registration module and schedule for their annual international conferences. So, there was a lot of different types of design work to be done, which kept this project very interesting over the several years that I worked for this ministry.
Pixsit design work: 100% custom design layout
Pixsit was a small tool you could buy to separate those hard-clomped together coffee filters bought from the store. Mouse over the little animals and they would wiggle, and the cow would stick out his tongue.
Premier School Agendas design work: 100% custom design layout of one section of this corporate intranet - a training module
The job that started it all. The training / testing module I created for the Premier School Agendas intranet back in 2004. The company had a "theme" every summer, "Camp Premier" was the theme the year I created this module. My taste in colors have changed, that would be the only thing I'd adjust, so I'd say it aged pretty well.