I have designed several hundred websites, but many either no longer exist, have changed out of all recognition as others have taken over their running, or the organization has requested that I not publicize my work with them. Please enjoy these projects, knowing that I have created much, much, more work than you see here!
A couple of years ago my geologist daughter and I traveled to Yosemite together. We both took photos, and it was only when we got back and I compared the pictures and images we’d captured, how differently a designer and a geologist see the world. This book alternates the views from each of our perspectives.
I was approached while still a student to help lay out a biennial book of poetry and prose for a university department. It was a fascinating process, and one I have repeated six times so far. While it was for a department, so technically a group, I interacted only with one professor, so it felt more like a personal project.
I had an email from a Facebook friend asking if I could help. A group of women had decided it would be nice to thank a teacher with a book, but then all been too busy to follow through with the project – even though the teacher had been told to expect it on a given date. Now the deadline was looming and no one was able to do the layout and get a copy printed, so could I help? I was glad to do so, and this book is the result.
I received an inquiry from someone on my site, an elderly gentleman, who wrote a newsletter for a local organization. He needed a logo for the masthead of this newsletter, and hadn’t been able to create one using word processing software. I used the initials he gave me, but to this day don’t know the name of the newsletter it was created for…
When I graduated from Penn in 2007 I was thrilled to be back in the job market with freshly minted qualifications, but then I found that my age was a bigger hurdle to finding work. It was a shock to my system, and took some introspection to realize that I couldn’t turn back time, but I could look for people to work with who valued the experience I bring with me – along with my grey hair!
A friend had recently moved into the area, and so was no longer able to maintain her weekly posts on the old community, but still itched to write. We came up with a combination of portfolio and blog site, highlighting past popular pieces as well as commenting on her new life. Grandchildren ultimately became a bigger draw on her time, and the site was taken down, but the story arc of its birth and growth are one of my favorites.
After I had had my teeth cleaned, the dentist asked me if I would be interested in creating a new logo for her practice. We chatted and as I learned that this new practice was a very personal dream project for her. I created a number of logo concepts, and this was the one I liked best, but isn’t the one she ultimately chose to use.
I met the owner of this site nearly a decade ago when she was still working out what her passion project should be. After creating an amazing flower and gift shop, that tied her down too much, she decided that her skills lay in helping others find new directions for themselves. This site is her client portal.
I met the owner of this site some years ago and we developed a site concept and structure fairly speedily. Since then we have worked on creating templates for emails, social media, and are currently working on a cap design as a gift for new members. Some projects just keep growing!