Project

StrengthsQuest

URL

strengthsquest.com

This was a website designed while I was at Gallup. I designed this based off a pre-existing website since we wanted it to fit within Gallup’s overall branding. I helped direct content ideas and strategy, designed the website, chose photography, and designed icons for many of the pages. Initially I was a part of the identity and logotype design direction of Gallup products as well, keeping all Gallup products and services consistent in visual identity.

StrengthsQuest is a self-development tool targeted toward college faculty and students to help them grow and use their strengths to help direct their lives and career in a more positive direction.

Client

Seraphic Sisters of the Eucharist

Project

Seraphic Sisters of the Eucharist

URL

seraphicsisters-ne.org

This site was designed from the ground up to help the sisters ultimately gain more vocations to their religious community. The use of photography was a primary element to show what type of mission the sisters partake in and how what the overall community is like where the sisters live.

The website was developed in Wordpress, an open source system which can be used to update content from a back-end user interface. Photography on the site was taken by me as well as others from the parish community.

Client

Extra Mile Sports

Project

Extra Mile Sports

This is a logotype designed to represent the parent company that sells and distributes official ultimate frisbee discs to over 190 countries worldwide, with very competitive pricing.

Client

Three Rivers District Health Department

Project

Nurse Consulting Brochure

This was designed to showcase various services Three Rivers offers related to nurse consulting.

Client

Communio

Project

Communio

URL

communio-us.org

Award

Nebraska AIGA - Professional Silver

Communio is a 503c non-profit dedicated to the long-term care of those with intellectual disabilities in an environment that promotes a balance of healthy spirituality, community, and physical activity.

This site was a winner of a Nebraska AIGA (American Institute of American Arts) Professional Silver award along side other top design and advertising firms in Nebraska. You can view the award mention.

Client

Sister/Brother-in-Law

Project

Wedding Invites

My sister wanted me to design her wedding invitations, how could I pass that up? I was happy with how they turned out, she had a lot of input on the project and was looking for something pretty specific.

Client

Gallup

Project

g

This was designed while at Gallup to represent the foundational and customized code-base which acted as a foundation for Gallup Online.

Client

Gallup

Project

Gallup Online

This was designed while at Gallup to represent Gallup Online, a system and user interface that acts as the portal to deliver client specific data and consulting. Since then and after Gallup's re-branding, this has been replaced by a new identity system which I helped with as well.

Client

Gallup

Project

Q Bank

This was designed while at Gallup to represent the internal system that houses Gallup's questions for composing questionnaires.

Client

Gallup

Project

Roadbed

This was designed while at Gallup to represent an internal system that keeps track of external and internal associates related to Gallup's networking systems.

Client

Gallup

Project

Gallup

This is the official re-design of the final Gallup logotype. The original was a typed out version of Times New Roman which was then modified. I took part in the art direction of this design as well as the contribution to the design and production itself, particularly in the enlargement of the serifs to add visual weight and better scalability when the logotype is shown in small spaces.

Client

Kreikemeir Electric

Project

Kreikemeir Electric

This is a logomark and logotype design to represent a newly formed electrician business for a friend of mine. I wanted this to appear fresh and new, yet keep in line with what my friend was envisioning as well. I wanted it to be scalable from small to large and work on various mediums and to target younger audiences but still relate to everyone. I believe making design appear new is very important in it's proper context, as their are reasons not to do this in certain cases as well.

Client

Omaha's Theology on Tap

Project

Omaha's Theology on Tap

This was a flyer designed for a Omaha Theology on Tap presentation given by Greg Schleppenbach. Theology on Tap is primarily for young adult Catholics, creating a comfortable setting to teach more about the faith. To read more about Theology on Tap, please visit their site.

Client

St. Peter Catholic Church

Project

2010 Corpus Christi Procession

This is a poster, flyer, and t-shirt designed for the 2010 St. Peter Catholic Church annual Corpus Christi Procession held in Omaha, Nebraska. There was also a print ad designed for the Catholic Voice and a web banner for St. Peter Churches website.

Client

Seraphic Sisters of the Eucharist

Project

Seraphic Sisters of the Eucharist

This was the logomark based on a pre-existing medal the Sisters wear. It represents the 6-winged Seraph angel surrounding and protecting the Most Holy Eucharist which as Catholics, we believe is Jesus Christ's Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. I wanted to make this mark appear friendly and urban in a sense since the community is downtown, representing who the Sisters are but also to appeal to young woman, hence the sketch and loose style. This mark appears on the website apart from the logotype "Seraphic Sisters of the Eucharist" but could be designed to integrate with it if need be.

Client

Gallup

Project

Wellbeing

This was an interface design mockup created to show an organizations overall Well-Being scores in a single user interface. It shows each individuals score based on color and shows the structure of the organization as well and how each persons Well-Being score may influence a particular manager or managed associate with drill down options for researching particular question scores as well.

Client

St. Peter Catholic Church

Project

Thanksgiving Meal

This was a poster designed to promote a free Thanksgiving meal at St. Peter Catholic Church. This was printed and hung up around the regional Church area.

Client

Gallup

Project

Wellbeing

This was for the Wellbeing assessment created by Gallup. This was a mockup for how to show the results of a person's assessment in a print format so they can easily share it with others. The identity, colors, and overall typography and layout were created within the overall Gallup brand, with some leeway to create Well-Being as a more stand-alone brand as well.

Client

Gallup

Project

Engagement View Tool

This was a mockup designed for to showcase Gallup engagement scores in an easy to use java interface. I took a previous design and updated it with the darker color palette and updated the layout, typography, and overall design.

Client

Gallup

Project

Wellbeing

These were mockups designed for the Wellbeing Finder assessment. The interface was created in a way to be as user-friendly as possible.

Client

Gallup

Project

Daily Index

This was a mockup designed to showcase the Gallup Daily Indices on a single page where users could compare the different indices to see how one affects another and so on.

This design never made it to development because of other priorities. It probably would have been developed in Flex, Javascript, and of course .net which the Gallup development team used.

Client

Gallup

Project

Gallup.com

This was a set of mockups created for a press packet used to show organizations information about how they can use Gallup.com as a resource for trusted research based news on important topics in the media. Ultimately this design wasn't used, instead we focused more heavily on trend lines as a way of showing how Gallup's research and news is based off of collected data from the hearts and minds of Americans and beyond, and how this information is a source on what the people are actually thinking versus what perhaps people may think.

This design never made it to development because of other priorities. It probably would have been developed in Flex, Javascript, and of course .net which the Gallup development team used.

Client

Gallup

Project

Strengths

URL

strengths.gallup.com

This site was designed while I was at Gallup to showcase the Strengths based books written by Gallup authors, primarily Tom Rath a New York Times best selling author. The site's overall branding needed to fit within Gallup so the colors, logotype, layout, and typography were taken from Gallup's official branding system which was in ongoing development when I was working on this site.

I also worked on the front-end css/html markup development in Visual Studio. The site was built in .net by the internal Gallup .net development team.

Client

Gallup

Project

Gallup University / UNL

This was designed to showcase and market the Gallup and University of Nebraska at Lincolns partnership to provide an MBA/MA in Executive Leadership. The branding needed to be neutral in a sense to both organizations, so the goal was to create something unique and stand-alone. The site needed to inspire interest in the program so what better way than to have actual alumni speak about their experiences through interactive video right on every page. Four alumni locally and internationally volunteered to be on the site to talk about the great aspects of the program.

Client

Gallup

Project

StrengthsFinder 2.0

This was the logo designed for the StrengthsFinder 2.0 program website and materials.

Client

Kim Goldberg

Project

Kim Goldberg

Award

Nebraska AIGA - Professional Bronze

This site was designed for a friend of mine who I used to work with at Gallup, named Kim Goldberg. She is a fine artist, photographer, and designer. The site was built completely in Flash. I wanted the site to feel unified with her artwork by using textures and design from her actual paintings for the website's background. I also liked the personal touch of her actual signature for a branding element. Kim helped out with the art direction as well.

This site won a bronze AIGA award in Nebraska. She also used this similar identity that was created and designed her own business cards.

Client

Gallup

Project

Education Division

This was the re-design for the Gallup Education Division website before we worked on the greater re-branding of Gallup internally and externally. The goal was to enhance the entire branding and to promote it's services in a more professional manner.

Client

Gallup

Project

Gallup.com

URL

gallup.com

This was some design that was for the Gallup.com major re-design in 2007. I was a part of the design team at Gallup and we partnered with Lisa Strausfeld at Pentagram New York office, a design firm with offices around the world, and her new media design team. Lisa is a Gallup Senior Scientist who consults on certain Gallup design projects. I worked on the collaboration design process and art direction of the site as well as doing the front-end css/html development in Visual Studio.

The site was placed in STEP Inside Design magazine, a national design publication, for Best of Web 2008. You can view the mention online here. I also worked on the new updates to the current Gallup.com over time since my resigning in 2009 helping consult on design, usability, and overall art direction.

Client

Gallup

Project

Building Engaged Schools

This was a website designed for Building Engaged Schools, a book written by author Gary Gordon with contributions by Steve Crabtree both of Gallup. The site was created to show how Building Engaged Schools can help parents, teachers, principals, and district leaders learn more on how to do exactly that, to build a school where people are engaged in teaching and in learning.

Client

Gallup

Project

Gallup Poll Widget

This was a mockup for a Google widget. The design never made to release as other priorities sprang up at the time. The widget was to show an overview on the 2007 Presidential Election, it would show video, trend data, and an update on the latest Gallup stories related to the election. I wanted the design to use high contrasting colors to stand out on the Google custom homepage and appeal to the target audience.

Client

Gallup

Project

Gallup World Conference

This was a mockup idea for the Gallup World Conference help in Omaha. These were concepts to hang from the ceiling at the Omaha Riverfront Campus' technology fair where various types of technology are showcased. I wasn't assigned officially to the project but wanted to contribute ideas, the final designs were actually similar to this and were done well by my co-worker, another designer.

Client

Gallup

Project

Muslim-West Facts Initiative

This was a mockup created for a re-design of the Muslim-West Facts site while I was at Gallup. These colors used the new palette that we came up with at Gallup so it was tying in with Gallup's official brand palette, font usage, and general design and layout. This design ultimately wasn't used since the stakeholders of the site wanted it to appear more set apart and branded individually apart from Gallup respectively, to stand on it's own. The final layout was also created by my co-worker as I handed off the project to work on other projects while I was there. The final design was more true to the colors that I originally created for the first launch of the website.

Client

Gallup

Project

Gallup

URL

gallup.com

These were the final output examples of an update in branding to how Gallup displays their data. The goal was to unify the design with Gallup's overall newly established identity. These graphs were exported by an Adobe Flex tool which would allow the importing of data, the modifications to the graph layout and some design, then the graph would be exported as an image from the tool. It allowed editors to make their own graphs yet allowed the design to stay consistent.

Client

Gallup

Project

Gallup

Design for showcasing Gallup careers on Monster.com.

Client

Gallup

Project

News Emails

This design was the version our CEO at Gallup liked the most, since it did exactly what he wanted it to do, to be to the point, non-commercialized in appearance, clutter free, and easy to take in. This version is still being used today.

Client

Gallup

Project

News Emails

This was an idea for Gallup.com to show what the homepage could be. It was inspired by the homepage currently was, as well as other top news websites I thought were good examples to showcase news. I took this upon myself to do this design as I wasn't particularly asked to do it.

Client

Gallup

Project

World Poll

This was a design for the Gallup World Poll site to showcase what it is about and what Gallup is doing in the realm of consulting, polling, and educating around it's findings on one of the first poll's of it's kind.

Client

Gallup

Project

StrengthsFinder 2.0

This was a design created for the book StrengthsFinder 2.0, written by Tom Rath an author from Gallup. The design was developed in .net, I worked on the front-end development as well.

Client

Three Rivers District Health

Project

Safe Kids Flyer

This was designed to promote child safety seat inspections.

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About

Experience

2013 - Present

Freelance Consulting and Independent Projects / Startup Partner, Omaha, NE.

2011 - 2013

Client Resources, Inc., Omaha, NE. Senior Mobile/Web UI/UX Designer and Front-End Web Developer

2011

Strategic Health Solutions, Omaha, NE. Web Designer and Developer

2010 - 2011

Independent Brand Consulting and Design, Bellevue, NE.

2010

Gallup, Omaha, NE. Graphic Design Specialist. Experience with web and user interface design.

2010

Independent Designer, Bellevue, NE. Experience designing and developing websites in Wordpress.

2005 - 2009

Gallup, Omaha, NE. Graphic Design Specialist. Experience with identity and branding, website art direction and design, and front-end development.

2004 - 2005

Dotzler Creative Arts / The Creative Center. Omaha, NE. Experience designing and developing for various mediums including web, print, identity, and video.

2004

Image Market. Omaha, NE. Experience designing for t-shirts.

2004

Dotzler Creative Arts / The Creative Center. Omaha, NE. Experience designing and developing for various mediums including web, print, identity, and video.

Recognition

2009

Nebraska AIGA - Professional Silver
Communio Website
Art Director, Designer, Photographer, and Wordpress Developer
Visit Site

2008

STEP Inside Design Magazine, Best of the Web 2008
September/October 2008 Issue
Gallup.com website design (Pentagram and Gallup)
Art Director, Designer, and Front-End Developer
Visit Recognition Posted

2006

Nebraska AIGA - Professional Bronze
Artist Kim Goldberg Website
Art Director, Designer, and Flash Designer/Developer
Visit Site

2004

Nebraska AIGA - Student Bronze
Leopard Gecko Interactive Kiosk Display
Art Director, Designer, Illustrator, Director Developer

Nebraska Addy Award - Student Silver
Softsoap Website
Art Director, Designer, Illustrator, Flash Designer/Developer/Animator
Visit Site

Nebraska AIGA - Student Bronze
Polaroid Ad
Art Direction, Design, Photography

2001

Nebraska Addy Award - Student Silver
Al Pacino Illustration
Colored Pencil Illustrator

Formal Education

2004

The Creative Center Art College
Omaha, NE
Associate Degree with emphasis in Web Design.

2001 - 2003

The Creative Center Art College
Omaha, NE
Associate Degree with emphasis in Design, Computer Graphics, and Illustration.

Client

Gallup

Project

Gallup Data Visualization

These were the final output examples of an update in branding to how Gallup displays their data. The goal was to unify the design with Gallup’s overall newly established identity. These graphs were exported by an Adobe Flex tool which would allow the importing of data, the modifications to the graph layout and some design, then the graph would be exported as an image from the tool. It allowed editors to make their own graphs yet allowed the design to stay consistent.

Client

Woof Watchers

Project

Woof Watchers

This was a logo I designed while doing contract work at a company called Light Inc., in Omaha.

Client

The Average Guy

Project

The Average Guy

URL

theaverageguy.tv

This was a logotype designed for The Average Guy Blog & Podcast Network.

Client

Heartland Oracle Users Group

Project

Heartland Oracle Users Group

URL

heartlandoug.org

This was a logotype designed for the Heartland Oracle Users Group which provides networking and educational opportunities within the state of Nebraska, Western Iowa, South Dakota and Northern Missouri and Kansas.

Client

Three Rivers District Health

Project

Pertussis Vaccination Billboard

This is a billboard designed to give an overview of the importance of vaccination against pertussis and how to get signed up.

Project

Abstract Oil Painting

This was an oil painting I wanted to experiment with and see how I'd like doing it. I did enhance the brightness of the colors digitally.

Project

myTrips Test Project

This was an application idea that was designed based on the current TripIt iPhone application. I needed to do this to apply for my current position as a User Interface Designer at Client Resources Inc., in the area of emerging technologies including mobile and tablet interface design and development. I wanted this to appear engaging for someone who travels a lot. I also added an idea of having GPS integration. Overall, this application idea could include more functionality that would be useful for someone traveling, particularly info about their destinations, a way to translate currency, or just anything that might be useful for someone traveling, all in one application.

Project

Pope Benedict XVI Teen Choir

This was the design for a Catholic young women's teen choir at St. Peter Catholic Church, in Omaha, Nebraska. At this time, I was independent, so I had a lot of time to explore and uncover many, many ideas for this and where this could go. I spent a lot of time on this project (over months) and it was a discovery process for me that was more than just design and art. It was a searching for something, for what art direction was or a search for what this objectively "should" be. I tried to search for what that was and tried as many ideas as I could, within a certain scope, to see what I could come up with.

I wanted to show here the many reflections of design that can be created to represent something, in this case the choir, and the various feelings that can be created depending on the colors, textures, typefaces, ect. that are used. I tried to be original (using my own elements of photos, painting, and textures) with this project and it was also a search for my own style or, in a sense, myself. It's like a never ending process and was also a search for perfection, which is impossible, but I could see a certain progress in it. Overall, it was a struggle for what I wanted, versus what others might expect, or what was "safe" or "typical" for a project like this.

The final design that was chosen is at the top. I wasn't completely sure which one I liked best, as it was an interesting process of what that was, or even what I liked myself. I think I like the 2nd and 3rd versions shown here, from the top.

Project

The Messiah and the beggar

This was an experimental work I did. I just felt a need to try something in a digital form using various elements that I had created or found, consisting of textures, photography, and drawings or sketches. The inspiration for this came from purousing my photo archive and finding photos that stood out to me, including the illustration of Christ as a Child, taken as a photograph from the sacristy at St. Peter Church, in Omaha. It also consists of a photograph taken of a flower from my Dad's funeral. Other elements of inspiration included the oil paintings I had experimented with and just the idea of using organic hand-created elements to construct something I thought could be visually interesting and full of color. I do really like color and experimenting with the affects of layered textures and photographs and how they mix together, creating various other colors, to create a certain feeling.

The person on the left is a sketch of St. Francis of Assisi (not to literally depict him), from a book I had borrowed for a different project. With all of that, it seemed this piece was to represent then a tie between the lowly or "beggar", someone who is needy and dependent, and Christ Himself, in this case represented as a Child, but also as God Himself, and that distinction between the two, and how each side of the work shows a certain separation. I wasn't exactly sure what I was trying to say by this, but perhaps it's just the need to close those gaps and to become one with Christ, in a sense. Maybe this was a realization of my own need, as is everyone's to a certain degree, depending even on your own personal beliefs, it's still a need, I feel at least.

Client

Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church

Project

Website

URL

smmomaha.org

This was the design for a Catholic Church and School in Omaha, Nebraska. I worked on all of the design and direction of the website, and partnered with my friend Michael Krell, which had the site developed in Wordpress. The site integrated the school and parish site as one. The back-end Wordpress admin panel allows teachers and parents to access grades and school pages, in addition to parish administrators to update and add new pages.

Client

Nebraska Book

Project

Neebo Mobile Site

URL

neebo.com (using your mobile device)

This is the design for the Neebo mobile website, which is their ecommerce site for selling used textbooks and other college gear. I did all of the design of this project while working full-time at CRi. The client, Nebraska Book, and CRi, definitely helped with the direction of the design. The goal was to make the mobile version consistent with the look and feel of their live website, at the time.

Client

Nebraska Book

Project

Point of Sales System

This is an initial concept for a point of sales system, which we did end up keeping things similar overall, but ended up shrinking elements to fit more without having to scroll. This app consists of many different suites as inventory was only one of them. This project was done while at CRi, in addition to the direction received from Nebraska Book's team.

Client

Travel and Transport

Project

Travel Services App

This is the design for Travel and Transport's iPhone app which was also created for Android as well. I did the user experience and interface design along with help from CRi and feedback from Travel and Transport. I started with a previous released version and made design updates to get to what it looks like as it's shown here.

The app allows members to view their upcoming trips and trip details, along with access to additional travel services.

Client

First National Bank

Project

Mobile Banking App

View iPhone Version

Link to the iTunes Store

View Android Version

Link to Google Play

This was the design for the First National Bank mobile banking app. This was designed for the iPhone, Android and mobile web. I did the user experience and interface design with help from CRi and First National Bank's direction and input. The goal was to make the overall look and feel clean and simple and stand out from other banking applications. First National Bank's leadership loved how the design turned out. Of course, other goals of this design included making it easy to use and also fit within the current branding that's been established.

The design was also created to accommodate for other banks that First National Bank owns, which consists of a different logo and branding color for each bank, but the overall design stays the same across the banks.

**To Note, the background of the brushed metal on the log-in screen was not what I originally had chosen. The bank wanted this and I fought against it. I was not a fan of this as I felt it muddied the design and didn't work well for the screen, but they ultimately wanted it, so I could only do so much.

Client

Inverted Media

Project

Information Kiosk

Client Website

invertedmediagroup.com

This was the design for a touch-interface kiosk display that is placed in high schools where students can sign up for newsletters to receive more information from colleges or other post high school institutions, including the air force. The interface design was created to be fitting for a high school student and something that would appeal to them, plus it needs to get their attention from a distance, especially if they're walking through the halls. That's why brighter colors were used. Students select which schools or institutions they want to learn more about and fill out a simple form to receive the information.

Client

Jet Linx

Project

Mobile App

View iPhone Version

Link to the iTunes Store

This is the design for Jet Linx, a personal jet company. I worked on the design for this while I was at Client Resources, inc., here in Omaha. I worked on the wireframes of the application along with the team and client, to eventually narrow down the design to the final version. This was 1st official experience designing for iOS 7, which I appreciate the overall simplicity and how much easier it makes the development and design process, and how the design aesthetics are much more straight forward and to the point.

Project

Brighter for Hue

Client

Partnership with Michael Krell

View iPhone Version

Link to the iTunes Store

This is the design for an app that a friend and business partner, Michael Krell, and I partnered on. I did the design and Michael was the project manager, came up with the original idea, and had it developed by the iOS developer that we work with. This was the 1st app that we did, independently. The app is for the Phillips Hue Lighting System, which connects via wifi, to the lights themselves, and is works as a controller for light color and brightness, with the added ability to group the lights for one single color/brightness control. Michael and I split all profits and it's sold for $1.99. It has 5 out of 5 stars in the U.S. and has been downloaded and is used in different countries around the world.

Michael Krell's website can be viewed here: mkrell.com.

Project

Bloom

Client

Xuba

View iPhone Version

Link to the iTunes Store

This is the design for Bloom, an app focused on creating a social experience around beauty and beauty products. I worked on all the mockups and design of the screens, while at CRi, but also worked with the team at Xuba, including the designer, CEO and director of the project, to create it all and gain direction, as we went through different styles and color variations, based on what they wanted. Since then the app has been updated a little, but the core design remains. The visual design also helped influence a design update for their website.

Project

Lockbox Social

URL

lockboxsocial.com

This was a website designed for a startup, started in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, under a company called WebHen Media. I worked directly for the company as a consultant under a company called ConsultTech Solutions, here in Omaha. I worked on all of the visual design (logo and all site aspects) and all front-end development work and also the Wordpress development for the blogging service, that's included in the purchased service. All aspects of the project are responsive and designed to work on mobile and tablets, as well. I worked directly with the client and it was very collaborative to get things to where they are. I also worked closely with the developer, who built the back-end and account services in .net and Angular JS.

The project consists of the overall public facing product website, showcasing the services that are offered, a wordpress site that each agent gets to showcase listings, and the back-end where agents can enter the data and info needed to create a social media campaign for their listing and for themselves as a realtor.

This project, as of Sept. 4th, 2014, is not fully released yet, but nearly there, so above is the staging link to a more finalized version of the project.

Project

Midtown Modern Arts (Currently Unreleased)

This is a native iPad app to help artists and art galleries sell artwork. I am a split 1/3 partner on this project, overall, with two other people, and did all the design of the iPad app and the back-end, including the front-end development of the back-end. There are two versions of the back-end for the admin of the gallery and the artist, which will allow control over the content management of the iPad app itself and to let the artist upload artwork and edit their content. The back-end is built in CakePHP and the app, once again, is native iOS. Overall the service and app helps artists to get their artwork out more to the masses but also allows users of the app to take pictures of walls, in their homes, and add the artwork to the wall, within scale, to see how it might look before they decide to make a purchase. Users can also share this on social media or artwork, as well. The back-end is also responsive for mobile.

Midtown Modern Arts is our first client for this concept. We will plan to provide this service/app to other art galleries and eventually directly to artists as we grow more.

The specific goal of this design was to make it as close to iTunes as possible, so as to show how closely the idea of selling original artwork can be to selling original music. The goal was to make it feel seamless in the Apple eco-system.

**The visual design and elements of the back-end are not entirely finalized as this is all still a work in progress.

Project

Power of Parenting

This is a series of websites all with a similar template, but different content and colors, for the major Nebraska colleges. The goal of the site is to help parents talk to their children about drinking. I did all the design, icons, logo, picked out photos, and all development work and front-end development using a cms system called Sitefinity. I worked with Jelecos, who originally had the relationship with this client, and under ConsultTech Solutions, as a consultant on this project.

Here are the sites, currently on staging, as they have not been released yet (the sites load slow, I think it's related to the hosting, which I'm not responsible for):

Clarkson College
Kaplan University
Creighton University
UNO
Bellevue University
College of Saint Mary
Metro
Methodist
Project

Pajamadegree.com

Client

WebHen Media

This was a website that I did all the design for, logo and site, including all the front-end development. It's fully responsive and works on mobile as well. I worked directly with the client to help come up with the design concepts and the developer, who built the tools aspect of the site. I worked as a consultant, on this project, under ConsultTech Solutions, in Valley, NE.

Project

Saddle Creek Records (Concept)

This isn't actually something that was developed or that the client decided to invest in. I designed all of this in my spare time, for no cost, as I was actually wanting to see if Saddle Creek would be interested in working with me on this and getting it developed. I am passionate about music and liked the idea of working with them and seeing if an app like this could help sell music and create awareness for their musicians and the record label. The idea also included an MP3 player, built-in, that could perhaps allow purchase and downloads of individual songs directly from Saddle Creek, bypassing Apple. That was part of the goal of this app. Then music could be purchased directly from the label and played on the Apple device. It is just a concept. Of course, I very much mimicked iTunes on purpose, to make it feel as native as possible.

Project

Farmers Mutual Hail

This was a native iOS app I did all the design for, but also under a company called Client Resources, inc., where I used to work full-time. I worked with another person on this project as well, where he worked directly with the client, while I didn't directly. He also helped flesh out some of the screens and direction.

My goal is to make this app, as well as a trend in other apps I design, to feel as native as possible, to use controls and elements of the native environment, so the user is as used to these as possible, without introducing new concepts to an app. So, in my process, I will study other native iOS apps to see what design patterns I can take and apply to each new case in this app and other apps I work on. I did not used to do this as much, until iOS 7 came out, as I felt the process is more efficient and the appearance is much cleaner, and the development is much faster. I had to learn that the hard way. Developing an app with many many custom controls and heavy UI can be very time consuming. It certainly has it's place at times, but it also is about making the best user experience, of course, but using controls and patterns users might be used to already, can be the best, but also the most efficient to build as well.

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Transfirst

This app was a native iOS app I also worked on through Client Resources, inc. I didn't work directly with the client on this project, but with another person who did. Again, as I mentioned on the project for Farmers Mutual Hail, my goal with this design was to make it feel as native to iOS 7 as possible, to use controls and patterns people may already be used to using, not to introduce new concepts if not needed, as this can also make development much smoother.

For this app, I was not entirely involved in fleshing out the requirements and original wireframes and was given more, what elements should go on the screens, so it was up to me to just create the overall screens and layout of all of the design, for the most part.

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T&T Paypal Life Rewards

This was designed while I was at Client Resources, Inc. I did all the design and most of the front-end development. This was very much mimicking the design of the older Paypal website, on purpose. This is a project for Travel and Transport's rewards system, for Paypal, so I thought it would be nice if the design and site branding was very close to Paypal itself, so they felt seamless. I worked directly with Travel and Transport as well as some with GE Money, who acted as T&T's client. I do not know all the details of the relationship with GE and Paypal, but I did not actually work directly with Paypal, I don't think. There were a few meetings to go through edits and changes.

The screenshots taken here are actually from the front-end css work that I did for this. I am very detail-oriented when it comes to front-end dev and css and try to make the site look as close to the final mockup as possible, within reason, across supported browsers. So the front-end look very similar to the final mockups I designed.

Recently I have been using a tool called Browserstack to test the front-end to be sure it looks consistent enough across major browsers and mobile devices. I did not actually use that specific tool on this project, however.

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Benaissance

This was a website I worked on while at Client Resources, inc., for Benaissance, that was specifically called to follow a design guideline called UX2014. More info can be seen on the website: UX2014. UX2014 is a design standard created by the global design firm IDEO, to offer standards for public and private health insurance enrollment. So, when I worked on the design for the project, I followed it very closely. If you visit the UX2014 website, you can see how closely the design mirrors the standard.

This application allows users to apply for health insurance. I did all of the design, first in wireframes, using a tool called Cacoo (which I chose at the time), and worked from general requirements documentation. I worked, along with the CRi team, with the client to go through all the wireframes and make sure we had the general content nailed down before starting the full-color mockups. I then created full-color mockups based on the wireframes and UX2014 standard. The site was also created to work on mobile, as a responsive site. I also worked on a lot of the front-end development and directly with the developer, who created the site in .NET. I worked in Visual Studio, directly in the source code, on this project, along side the developer. We would use GIT and I would use a tool called Source Tree to get and pull the code, to work with.

In addition to the front-end of this site, there was also a back-end that I did the design for, first in wireframes, then full-color mockups, that allows the admin to actually edit the front-end content and pages, for their different clients that will use this application in various states across the country.

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Complete Nutrition

I worked on this while I was at Client Resources, along side another person who did a lot and most of the wireframing of this project before I did the full-color mockups. So, I did all of the visual design of this project (with collaboration from CRi and the client) and some of the direction for the wireframing/functionality. I worked directly with the client on this project. This app is native iOS.

The goal of this app is to help users create a plan to help them stay healthy through various ways, including diet, hydration, exercise, and supplements, but also with reminders and alerts to stay on top of things. I believe this app wasn't released and maybe it acted more as a concept that helped Complete Nutrition to figure out what direction they wanted to go with mobile. I do not know all the details as to why it may not have been released.

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Omaha App (Concept)

This was a concept design that was not developed, while I was at Client Resources. I worked on this with another person there and the goal was for this design to also help sell the idea to others in the Omaha community, to also help create support and funding. The designs were done fairly quickly, so to be honest, some of it appears a bit sloppy to me, so it was more a concept app. Perhaps some of the design and direction would change if it were to eventually get the buy in needed and if it were to get developed.

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Physicians Mutual

I designed this while at Client Resources, inc., as well and did all the design and some of the front-end development. I worked, with the team at CRi, directly with the client in a series of meetings to get this down as they wanted it. They were very happy with the result. The app helps insurance agents determine costs for, what I believe is funeral costs, to help plan that out for one's own future.

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Travel and Transport Life Rewards

This is a native iOS app that I designed while at Client Resources, inc. for Travel and Transport's Life Rewards travel program. It allows users to use their points that they receive to make purchases. There was not a lot of time to work on this project at all, so it was mocked up and designed fairly quickly. I did not work directly with the client on this project, but with another person at CRi. I did not work much at all with the developer on this project either, as they mostly just took what I designed and skinned what may have already been built. I do not think I seen the final product. Some projects, at CRi, I was more involved in the process of making sure development mirrored the actual design, and some I wasn't as involved, respectively.

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Digitec: FieldNET

This was a native iOS and Android app that I did all the design for while at Client Resources, inc. I worked a lot with another person on this project, at CRi, and we worked directly with the client. This app controls pivots and irrigation directly from mobile, which is pretty neat. The user can view, in almost real-time, the status of their pivots in their fields and other types of remote functionality. This was one of my first native app projects that I designed.

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Tigerpaw

This is a mobile website designed and created while I was at Client Resources, inc. I worked with another person at CRi and directly with the client, in a series of meetings, to provide all the designs to them, to review and go through changes to get to where it was. The client dictated a lot of the final product as they wanted things a certain way, so that was heavy in what the design outcome was. Another person did most of all the front-end development and I just would provide some direction and all the assets for development.

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Encounter Telepsychiatry

I did all the design and wireframes on this project while at Client Resources, inc. I worked along side the CRi practice director directly with the client, in a series of meetings, to flesh out the functional requirements and what would go on the screens. Then, once we started to narrow things down more, I eventually created all the mockups. I actually left my full-time position at CRi around this time, so I wasn't sure what happened with the rest of this project, respectively.