Archive for the 'design' Category

Campaign Materials for School Board Candidate

Monday, September 7th, 2015

It is always important to have a coordinated campaign. Visual consistency makes the message more memorable and easier for audiences to understand.


Door hanger (both sides shown above)

New Ensign Power Website Launches

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

It is always nice to see a redesigned site launch. Check out the sleek new version.

Be appreciative, yet not lulled away with praise

Monday, May 21st, 2007

It is nice to be recognized for hard work and design excellence. Two sites I designed were recently awarded with national awards through CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education). Before I get to the awards I want to remind myself of the dangers of complacency. (more…)

Praise and Heartfelt Sympathy to VT

Friday, April 27th, 2007

I had stumbled on the Virginia Tech web site months before the tragic events that recently occurred at that campus. It is a very nicely designed site and was artfully adapted to serve as a lean dispenser of information and then a memorial in a time of crisis. People have been critical of the speed information was posted or disseminated to students. Yet working at a university I have firsthand knowledge of how the nature of universities can make rapid action on anything an extremely tall task. I have told people who have been waiting for something to happen at our university to take their longest expectation of how long it will take to complete, double it, and then double it again. This incident is a warning cry to all public institutions. I just hope our university can learn from VT’s misfortune and if called upon, rise to the occasion. To those with Virginia Tech ties, including those I have worked with on portal projects, my prayers go out to you and especially to those grieving and seeking comfort in the days, months, and years to pass.

Latest Award Winning Sites

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

It is always nice to see your work recognized by peers. This is especially true for sites that serve a greater purpose of adding tremendous value to those visiting the sites… (more…)

New logo for strategic plan

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

I recently designed and launched a new logo featuring “old main” and the flatiron mountains for CU-Boulder’s strategic planning website. See the multitudinous logo variations for print and web; 1 color and 4 color. The logo appears in the compact web version on the CU-Boulder homepage.

Iterative Design Process: Designer Friend or Foe?

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Discourage clients from redesigning their site? Yes, absolutely, under the right circumstances… (more…)

Web Design is 95% Typography

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

This makes a catchy title, but it is simply untrue… Commentary on an article appearing on the Information Architects Japan site. (more…)