Nice and creepy.
Please feel free to contact me about design and coding work, long or short term.
From designs, I built out a Wordpress site, and a Shopify store site.
Big portfolioFeatures were shopping cart integration between sites, and a fair amount of custom animation.
A prototype iPad app. I handled all coding and some of the design.
The site only renders properly on a webkit browser
(Chrome, Safari) or on an iPad.
Business Officer Magazine
A website that is "phonegap-ready." I built it with Backbone.js
against a JSON data model. When it's time to turn it into an iPhone or Android app, there will be almost no retooling.
View Insights app
We built this re-designed site in Wordpress. I made custom content types to handle
their press section, store locations, and feature stories linked to front-page image scrollers.
This is was a site launch for a biotech startup, built in WordPress. I did some custom loop handling on the
front page, to include excerpted stories from the "news" section.
I designed the site and logo, and built it in Wordpress. Rather straightforward,
only mild diversions from the "twenty-ten" pre-built theme, but
I'm especially pleased with the footer.
Science Alliance website
Minnesota remodeling company.
This site was built in standard html, with just a bit of jquery to get the image
rotator working. This was built in 8 hours.
A disaster relief nonprofit.
The site ran Wordpress. I customized an existing Wordpress theme, "arthemia" to fit the needs of the
A staffing firm in Washington DC.
I received designs and implemented them in Wordpress. A few
customizations allowed the client to integrate audio podcasts.
One step up from a business card. This site covers the basics for a travel tour operator in Quito, Ecuador.
The site uses jquery for lightbox photo galleries.
An award-winning eco-lodge in the Andes mountains of Ecuador.
This redesign used "mega drop-down" menus, which were all the rage in 2008. It brought
solid organization to the extensive range of articles on the site.
This project was a skinning of an existing OS-Commerce framework. I tweaked the
display templates, and designed a custom front page.
Kotesol is a teacher's society based in Korea. For this site I used Drupal to
allow multiple editors (non-coders) to log in with differing
levels of back-end control.
A simple setup that fits my taste better than picasa, flickr, etc. This
format allows for a more connected narrative in the captions, and easy, quick browsing
through the photos.
Africa Travel Photos
A travel agency with a legacy Drupal site patched into a PyroCMS back-end.
I cleaned up the display of the site and managed the outsorced
development of a new replacement backend for both content and booking/CRM data.
costs and discounts, checks validity of information and sends
email via Tectite's formmail PHP script.
Black Sheep Inn - reservations
This page uses a simple PHP calendar to keep track of booked dates,
and includes a query form for customers.
My Little Red Wagon - party page
When Slashdot.org opened a "design the new Slashdot" competition,
I threw my hat in the ring. I didn't win, but it was good experience keeping all
design choices in CSS.
slashdot.com design mockup
Disney brand crude oil. All of my 3d renders are produced in Autodesk Maya,
via the built-in Mental Ray renderer. In this case, I made the soup label in Photoshop,
and then wrapped it around the barrel in Maya.
Soup barrel image, 1024 x 768
This castle started as just a background prop, but I like how the renders turned out.
I used Mental Ray's built-in sky system for lighting.
Castle image, 1024 x 768
The same castle, but shrinkwrapped for freshness. You can always increase
customer satisfaction by adding shrinkwrap.
Castle shrinkwrapped, 1024 x 768
I modeled this chair after some antiques that can be found in the library
at the University of Salamanca, in Spain.
Salamanca library chair, 1024 x 768
A number of props in this scene are collected from free download sites like
The real work
was in the lighting, and the image projection onto the crystal ball.
Spooky tent interior, 1024 x 768
Heck, any Warhol fan knows that if you've got one soup can, there's no reason
not to make a whole BUNCH of them. The reflections in the surface of each
barrel make the render engine work overtime.
Multipe oil barrels, 1024 x 768
The main characters that I use in my animation are created by
other people, expert modelers and riggers. The little blue guy is called
I concentrated on messing around with costume elements.
Character study, 1024 x 1024
I shall eventually have a use for a tandem bike with extra glam shock absorbers.
Tandem bike, 1092 x 720
For my animated short, the best title I can come up with so far is...
"Fred is Whack." This is a
test lighting the logo as it spins around.
Spinning logo, 1024 x 768
Postcard for a theatre piece, Pferdzwackur's Vampire Nutcracker, in December of 2003.
Vampire Nutcracker posctard, 1087 x 1985
Versions of this ad ran in the Baltimore City Paper, Radar Magazine, and the
playbill program at Center Stage, Baltimore.
Newspaper ad, 1388 x 675
Kotesol Seoul Chapter ran a conference in 2006 on classroom management. This postcard
ended up being an adventure of misaligned preconceptions, between myself and the local Korean
Postcard, 800 x 1131
Harford County comissioned me to make a Reading Strategies poster that they used in all of their
middle schools. This was the biggest canvas
I have ever had opportunity to work on, at 5400 x 7200 pixels.
Education poster, 2710 x 3600
The Harford County committee did not particularly like my creepy face version, but I
still like the spare look of this version of the Reading Strategies.
Poster alternate, 1024 x 1365
The Classroom Management conference also had need of a few posters. A slight
embellishment of the postcard layout allowed for a bit more text and, I think, attitude.
Conference Poster, 800 x 1130
This was quick and dirty -- compositing a few images I found on the interweb. The organizers
all thought it was terribly High Tech, maybe because the keyboard is backwards?
Brochure cover, 900 x 1277
I designed this press packet to give a gestalt of Barnumesque superfluity,
(i.e. too much), without becoming cluttered or unclear. Yep. That was the goal.
Press packet (pdf file)
A standard and unglamorous problem -- the client wanted a metric ton of text and graphics
on the postcard back. And postards, of course, want swathes of white space for the
machine reader to apply its barcode mojo.
Postcard back, 900 x 612
produced with Maya,After Effects,
Sony Vegas, and Photoshop. This link takes you to
a 2 minute bit at the beginning
of the story, when Our Hero falls out of the sky, burning.
video at vimeo.com
A "winter sports" promotional
animation. I created in the 3D sled and animated it in Maya, then composited everything in After Effects.
View Winter Animation
A do-it-yourself facial treatments contest.
I made the animation, including writing and producing the soundtrack.
View Papaya Animation
An animation I made for the digital magazine,
introducing a smoothie recipe, and asking for more recipes from readers.
View Smoothie animation
Direction, set design, costume design collaboration, playwright.
Linked here are photos of the show that ran
for two weeks in December of 2003.
In 2002 I designed a set of
puppets and props for use in a small theatre piece. We adapted Alfred
de Musset's Lorenzaccio into an avant-garde weird thing.
Audio design, costume design.
An experimental show that
won the "Spirit of the Fringe" award at the 2003 Minnesota Fringe Festival.
Voice in Head
Another short bit of animation, wherein Our Hero gets
attacked by the guy with the Mickey Mouse ears.
video at vimeo.com