Investment Brokerage
Jan16

Investment Brokerage

When I started working for this online investment brokerage in May of 2012, I was dealing with a huge website (thousands of .jsp files), the vast majority of which were using old, outdated HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0. Tags in all caps, deprecated. Dozens of stylesheets with mismatched, conflicting classes and styles. It was a big mess, and a year and a half later, I’m just starting to see the light. So I can understand why no one else...

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GV Comedy Club
Jun13

GV Comedy Club

Website design and build for a client whose several other websites I have worked on. He was opening a new club and asked me to do their logo and website. I wrote all the HTML and CSS, as well as designed the website in Photoshop, and the logo in Illustrator. The client wanted something really simple yet visually appealing, featuring the upcoming calendar and special events. Visit Greenwich Village Comedy...

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A new adventure!

As of May 10, 2012, I now live in northern Virginia near Washington, DC! So many big changes have happened in a short amount of time. I’m not sure it’s all really hit me quite yet. After two years of having no luck finding a job back in Minnesota, within 4 days of being in Virginia, I had a job offer. And it was an offer for the most amazing job I have had. I truly do not believe my luck yet. Pinch me! I started about a...

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Comedy Club Logo
Apr29

Comedy Club Logo

A regular client of mine asked if I’d try my hand at a logo for a new club they were opening. I wanted to make something fun but not too silly or amateur looking (sometimes it’s a fine line). I experimented with various fonts and illustrating a cartoon smiley face. I thought it might be fun to make the beginning “G” into a stylized laughing face. Client suggested a font that they liked, so I found a close...

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Marriage Equality Promo

My Graphic Design class is creating “Popular Culture Promotions”. Basically, promotion packages about a topic going on in popular culture. I examined the issue of gay/equal marriage and Prop 8, and decided to make a wedding stationery package with information about marriage equality. Moodboard First thing we did is create moodboards. I thought about a color scheme and general design concept, as well as font options. I decided on...

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Word as Image video

Very cool video for the typography nerds!

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