Portfolio

Thanks for your interest in my work. The following is a small selection of design projects I’ve worked on. You can browse some of my development projects on GitHub.

Launched as part of Western Michigan University’s [email protected] initiative, the wmuesports.com website provided news and information about the exciting new campus project. As one of the co-authors of and implementation team members for the initiative, I was tasked with creating and implementing the new website based on existing University branding standards.

WMU Esports

Created by MD Mortem, King of the Unknown is “a rock-powered series that’s equal parts supernatural horror, raunchy comedy, action epic, and all-you-can-eat conspiracy theory buffet.” I worked with MD to redesign the previous King of the Unknown website that I had also designed and developed. For this redesign MD provided the basic design concepts and art that I implemented in a custom-built WordPress theme.

King of the Unknown

King of the Unknown

An annual fundraising event for over a decade, the Kalamazoo Hot Dog Walk is “all about having fun, making new friends, sampling great food and helping those in need in our community.” I’ve worked closely with the “DogFathers” during that time, creating the Walk’s logo, designing some of the Walk’s T-shirts, and custom-building the web site that builds anticipation for the event and powers annual Walk registrations.

Kalamazoo Hot Dog Walk

Kalamazoo Hot Dog Walk

Created for the Bridgman Public Schools Lego League team, the Astronaut Family Album is a concept application. The app contains a collection of items (photos, videos, text, etc.) which unlock after a fixed amount of time. Astronauts would take the app into space with them and check it periodically to receive new memories from home. I met with Bridgman’s 4th Grade Lego League team to work out their concept for the app, then designed and built it, with minor refinement, to their specifications.

Astronaut Family Album

The Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center of Western Michigan University “provides startup and gap funding to promising Michigan-based life sciences and medical device ventures entering the commercialization phase of development.” I worked with the BRCC as an independent creative consultant to redesign their aging website and give it a clean, modern, single-page redesign. WordPress was used to allow BRCC staff to easily update the site.

Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center

Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center

Enter the House of Discipline! USA Tae Kwon Do is a local Kalamazoo, MI business dedicated to “helping people build self-confidence, self-esteem, and learn self-defense while getting fit, losing weight, and having fun.” I worked with Grand Master M’Hammad to redesign his existing web presence using a custom-built WordPress theme, with a specific focus on sharing information about the dojang and upcomming events.

USA Tae Kwon Do

USA Tae Kwon Do

Webcomic is a plugin for WordPress that provides a host of features related to creating, managing, and sharing comics on the web. I originally created Webcomic in 2008, and have continued to develop and support it ever since. Webcomic works with any WordPress theme, but I also developed Inkblot – a theme built specifically for use with the Webcomic plugin – to help webcomic authors get their sites up quickly and share their work with the world.

Webcomic and Inkblot

Webcomic and Inkblot

Hazard is a tiny web application for creating Jeopardy-style quizzes. Using basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Hazard allows a user to create any number of quizzes with multiple rounds, categories, questions, point values, timers, players, and more. Quizzes are saved locally using the Web Storage API and can be backed up and imported into other browsers. Created as the final project of an Educational Technology masters course on gamification, Hazard was an interesting challenge in creating a self-contained web app with classroom applications.

Hazard

Hazard

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