Web Design for The University of Texas, Charles A. Dana Center
The OpenSciEd website is a new education concept to provide quality open source science materials for all teachers. This is in BETA and the UI caters to subject-matter facilitators who lead professional development experiences in Science. I collaborated with Technology Leadership, an amazing project manager, and content development experts to get the 50+ page website live within one month. I provided direction in site architecture, art direction, visual design, page layouts, and site development.
VISUAL DESIGN, WORDPRESS, DIVI 3.0
Web Design and Development for ACC’s Education Instruction
It began with a brainstorming session. The project lead and I came up with a “pathways” UX/UI design concept that guided students through various stages of becoming a teacher.
Our first call to action came in the form of a brief questionnaire on the landing page. “What Pathway to Becoming a Teacher is Right for Me?”
We identified that the department needed a stronger profile. Working with the Video Production Department, we made a 3-minute video that outlined what to the department’s mission, helping students become teachers. And what to expect along the alternative paths you choose.
Student’s needed to know what to expect when they are entering the world of education. We provided an interactive map that illustrated starting salaries of K-12 teachers in all 57 ISD in Central Texas. The map has a current view rate of 3,547 times.
WORDPRESS, CREATIVE DIRECTION, DIVI 3.0
Web Design Renown Austin Alternative Journalist
Jeffrey Shero Nightbyrd is a legend of the underground press movement of the 1960’s. He has a rich history involving boots-on-the-ground activism. I told him for years that his history had to be heard.
An editorial layout seemed to be most fitting for this project. Almost every picture on the website is an original, and each post is either a commentary or a piece history.
Using WordPress to design, we structured Jeffrey’s blog navigation around tags that most relevantly suited his subject matter.
Jeffery is also a collector. I developed image galleries to showcase original signed-and-numbered poster works by San Francisco psych-art-pioneers Victor Moscoso, Wes Wilson, Rick Griffin, and more.
WORDPRESS, LAYOUT DESIGN, PHOTOSHOP
Infographic Design and Web Design Process
Ok, this is not exactly a web design. But, it is an informative guide I created on “What to Expect” during a website design project.
Using a timeline layout approach, my clients have commented on how helpful the infographic was to get the 30,000-foot view on the process.
I also considered color theory in this design. Combining contrasting colors of cool-meets-warm color tones.
VISUAL DESIGN, COLOR THEORY, INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN
Web Design for Quillence Communications
Quillence Communications is the home of independent writer, Carol Lynne. She came to me with an issue I have seen over and over again. Carol had decided to use a build-it-yourself web platform. After trying it herself, she realized that she was in over her head.
We ditched the old platform, then opted for a fresh WordPress Design. A word of advice on DIY website builders, if you have a natural eye for design, go for it. If you know this is not a talent of yours, they can be difficult and restrictive in design options. The long-term hosting value, meaning where your site lives on a server, it costs less with other hosting providers. Basically, you’ll save money in the long run.
VISUAL DESIGN, COLOR THEORY, ART DIRECTION