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in May of 2012, I was dealing with a huge website (thousands of .jsp files), the vast majority of which were using old, outdated HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0.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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Bob-omb-kin
Nov03

Bob-omb-kin

My office had a pumpkin carving contest for Halloween. I made the Bob-omb from the Super Mario Bros games. A “Bob-omb-kin”, if you will. I won 1st place! That’s the first time I’ve ever bought shoes for a pumpkin.

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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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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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New York Comedy World

Client wanted something of a “hub” for multiple New York City comedy clubs. Website needed to consist of 4 main categories, as well as multiple sections that were to be added as needed. I opted to have the website powered by WordPress, for ease of editing.  This way, we could utilize the Page and Category functions to add new sections. The blog grabs feeds from multiple different sources and updates automatically. I used a...

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Booklet Design

The assignment: design and create a small advice or how-to booklet. I opted to make a small quick-and-easy cookbook with meal ideas. Brainstorm I thought about what I’d like to include in my booklet. Recipes, shopping lists, photos. I then worked out how many pages I would want based on what I’d like to include, and organized it by Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Snack sections. Here’s a thumbnail sketch:...

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