Category Archive for: Uncategorized

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    Penn Hills Community Development Corp.

    I spent two years with the Penn Hills Community Development Corporation between 2012 and 2013. During that time I created a new logo and brand for the organization, a new website, and many print materials. As chair of the communications committee, I published a bi-weekly email newsletter and performed outreach via social media. I even spent some time as a board member.

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    Scioto Downs Racino

    Scioto Downs was the first responsive website I created. Launched in early 2012, we were way ahead of the curve in the web design industry! This project ran far over budget, but it was for a casino – a simple tweak of a slot machine would pay for any overage!

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    Caveman Fuel

    Caveman Fuel was a company that sold paleo diet approved products such as beef jerky and coffee creamer. I think the plan was to expand the brand into a wide range of products, but despite a killer logo and brand designed by Gino at VWA, it never really sold a lot of product. It was a very high-end product and pretty pricy for beef jerky.

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    Vance Wright Adams & Associates

    They say the hardest website to build is your own. And that was absolutely the case for Vance Wright Adams. After numerous design concepts, and even a possible rebranding of the company – we, in the end, produced a professional website indicative of the work we created at VWA. Even if it wasn’t blue.

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    UltraSkate Synthetic Ice

    As a hockey player, I was pretty excited about this project. Synthetic ice could allow ice hockey players to skate in more rinks, any time of year, indoor or outdoor. I designed a site that reflected the colors and textures of a hockey rink, with bold calls-to-action for pricing and contact cues. And I did get to skate on it several times at demos for my client, which was a lot of fun.

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    Heinz Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2011

    This was a great website project for a customer who truly put an emphasis on green initiatives. Heinz not only saw the environmental benefits to sustainability projects, but also knew they would impact the bottom line – in a good way! This project published all of the ways Heinz reduced waste in their organization with great infographics and rich media.

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    Innovative Autoworks

    Innovative Autoworks is a creative company that does incredible custom fabrication work on cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles. I can’t even pretend to know what I’m writing here because I’m a total nerd, and in no way a gear head. But the stuff they do is shiny and cool.

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    Vermont Highland Cattle Company

    Vermont Highland Cattle was one of my first clients at Vance Wright Adams. It got off to a rocky start as I misspelled the client’s last name numerous times in a press release due to an aggressive spell checker in my IDE. We made it through that though and over the next few years kept improving on the site, primarily their custom shopping cart system built in the PHP framework, CodeIgniter.

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    RA Snoznik Custom Homes

    Contracted with RA Snoznik custom home builders in 2011 to design and develop a new website. The website was colorful and featured an interesting, uncommon layout. However, it was built and launched just before responsive website design debuted, and the website had to be rebuilt within a couple years to display properly on mobile devices.

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    Pacific Epoch

    I contracted with JLM Pacific Epoch for roughly 2 years. They maintained a database of all companies and executives operating in China. The database was a complete mess so my role was to take all of that data and make it something that people could read, browse, and click around in. They’re plan was to sell U.S. businesspeople access to this database. I eventually handed the project off to a full-time employee they hired.