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This Week in Design

This is the first of many weekly posts. I hope to publish new design work weekly. ATSU NEWS RELEASES – http://news.atsu.edu ATSU was publishing news releases statically on their website. I worked with the Communications & Marketing department to integrate a blog-style news releases website. It’s complete with an RSS feed on www.atsu.edu ATSU GLOBAL NAVIGATION The […]

Branding, Design Concept/Ideas, Editorial Design, Internships, My Life, Print Design, Redesign, The Design Process

A Summer of Work all in a Magazine

from left – Home Storage Solutions magazine cover, ‘Stack Your Storage’ magazine spread, Table of Contents A few days ago I received a package in the mail. The package was from Dave Stone at Workbench Magazine. It contained the magazine that I spent all summer conceptualizing, branding, designing and redesigning. I had so much anticipation during the past […]

Branding, Clients, Creative Improv, Design Concept/Ideas, Illustration, The Design Process, Website Design

unique artist. unique art. unique ink.

I would never have guessed that of all places, Fredericktown, MO would be home to a really awesome illustrator like Tim at Unique Ink. Michael Goldsmith and I teamed up to create a truly ‘unique’ website for Unique Ink. They offer screen printing/poster design/vinyl lettering and a bunch of other stuff. His artistic style is […]

Bad design by design, Branding, Design Concept/Ideas, Politics, Redesign, Usability, Viral Advertising, Website Design

Politics & Effectively Using the Web (part four)

In part four, I take a look at the recent website redesign by John McCain and compare it to his previously all black website. Beautiful Design I believe I’ve said this on my blog before. This presidential campaign has largely been about change. Most significantly, a change from really horrible design in political campaigns to truly […]

Bad design by design, Branding, Design Concept/Ideas, Politics, Redesign, Usability, Website Design

Politics & Effectively Using the Web (part three)

In part three, I continue my discussion of McCain and his ineffective use of the web. This is part three of six. Excluding 50% of Americans John McCain’s website does not have a ‘Students for McCain’ webpage. In fact, last Spring he had only three people group webpages: Lawyers, Women and Veterans for McCain. But still […]

Bad design by design, Branding, Design Concept/Ideas, Politics, Redesign, The Design Process, Website Design

Politics & Effectively Using the Web (part two)

In part two, I continue my discussion of McCain and his ineffective use of the web. This is part two of six. As I said in part one, I spent last Spring studying the presidential candidates and how I could create some ‘advertising’ to help one of the candidates. This was when the democrats were narrowed […]

Bad design by design, Branding, Design Concept/Ideas, Logo Design, Politics, Usability, Website Design

Politics & Effectively using the Web (part one)

In part one, I introduce the dilemma McCain has in effectively reaching young people on the web. This is part one of six. As a designer I’ve constantly looked at the candidate websites and tried to imagine how people of different age groups would react and interact with them. These next six blog posts will be […]

Branding, Clients, Design Concept/Ideas, Inspiration, Logo Design

Newest Logo Design

I’ve been working with a high school friend to develop a brand and website for his newest endeavor – to offer free online financial planning to lower-middle class people. He currently lives in Chicago as a financial planner. He had a good idea of what he was looking for. Colors, imagery and wording were some […]