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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 […]

Branding, Design Concept/Ideas, Inspiration, Redesign, The Design Process, Website Design

Hillman Curtis hits the nail right on the head!

I just received the book MTIV: Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer by Hillman Curtis I skimmed through it and caught some insightful words: A common mistake of designers is thinking of themselves only as visual communicators. We’re fortunate to speak the visual language fluently, but we also need to translate literal and […]

Design Concept/Ideas, Redesign, Website Design

Latest Web Work

One of my new clients needed a logo, banner (6ft x 4ft)) and website. I’ve got a prelim. website done. This website led to another website project that I’ve not even started on. It’s for another drug prevention organization. Now if I could only balance this work with my internship.  

Editorial Design, Internships, My Life, Print Design, Redesign

An Amazing Summer So Far

Two weeks ago I began an internship at August Home Publishing. I think I’ve learned more about layout and design in the past two weeks than I have in the past two years. Doug Appleby is the Assistant Art Director for Workbench magazine. He is the greatest designer I’ve ever worked with and for. He always knows […]

Design Concept/Ideas, Internships, My Life, Redesign, Usability, Website Design

Rolling out the websites

I’ve got website projects in all stages of production. A recent website project for Truman Media Network (TMN) is being programmed right now http://transfer20.truman.edu. My goal for TMN was to make it very accessable to visitors. I took many cues from CNNs website.  Also this was a test in “making a website with an existing logo that isn’t […]

Redesign, Website Design

City of La Plata Website Redesign

I’m currently doing a freelance design job for the City of La Plata. Their website was in great need of a redesign. Check out a designed simulation of the homepage here. Currently, I am in the programming stage of this project. Website projects usually start with a discovery stage which involves meeting the client and finding […]