Portfolio

I'm a designer who writes code. I love typography, grids, colors, photography, finicky UI quirks, advocating for users, validating design decisions with research, HTML/CSS—and I live for the moments when all of these things work together to solve a real problem. If you think I can help you solve your problem, drop me a line at .

inRoads

inRoads

Role
Designer, HTML/CSS Developer
Tools used
Photoshop, Atom, 3x5 Notecards
Technology stack
LAMP
Project summary

A powerful example of data visualization, empowering the public to see road closings, days or even weeks in advance.

Case study on inRoads
Factory No. 1 Design System

Factory No. 1 Design System

Role
Designer, Front-End Developer
Tools used
Atom, Google Slides, Photoshop
Technology stack
Apache Struts, LAMP, Gulp
Project summary

The City of Bloomington ITS team creates several new business applications for use by City staffers every year. I gave some of these applications a visual overhaul, and designed UI documentation and a pattern library for use with new projects.

Case study on Factory No. 1 Design System
Moderate Paleo

Moderate Paleo

Role
Designer, front-end developer
Tools used
Photoshop, Geany
Technology stack
WordPress / LAMP
Project summary

This project was a fun opportunity for me to get out of my comfort zone, and try something new. Food has always been a creative outlet for me. When a friend asked me to design a WordPress theme for a food blog, I was excited at the chance to find inspiration in some of the beautiful cookbooks and food magazine spreads I’ve admired over the years. This project is much warmer, and more inviting than most of my other work–in everything from its color selections, to its typography. I wanted to make a statement that food isn’t just a source of nourishment, it’s a source of happiness, too.

The Combine 2011

The Combine 2011

Role
Front-end developer
Tools used
Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
Technology stack
LAMP / WordPress
Project summary

This was one of my most challenging HTML/CSS projects. When I first met with designer Kurtis Beavers to work on the website for The Combine 2011, he was nervous. “I don’t think this design is going to work,” he said. The design made use of repeating patterns, which had to exactly match up with imagery that served to transition from one pattern, to the next. This proved challenging to implement, but not impossible–and I don’t like backing down from a good challenge! In the end, the site was praised by Smashing Magazine for its “slick HTML and CSS”.