Posts Tagged:Developer

    Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room

    The Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room is a new artisan pizza restaurant in the heart of Pittsburgh’s cultural district. The website was designed by friend and former colleague, Rob Price, and I was hired to build it. The responsive 1-page website is a valuable feature for the restaurant whose traffic is comprised of more than 60% mobile devices.

  • is a project of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. The goal of the website is to attract mid-career talent from other cities to fill the growing job market in the Pittsburgh 11-county region. The site allows users to explore Pittsburgh in live, work, play and learn categories, and search a database of over 20,000 jobs.

    Pennsylvania Brain & Spine Institute

    The Pennsylvania Brain & Spine Institute was the first project I worked on for Highmark / Allegheny Health Network. The client had recently onboarded two of the top brain and spine surgeons in the country and needed a new brand and website to promote them. In addition, we created a library filled with knowledge on brain and spine disorders and treatments, providing a great source for SEO.

    U.S. Superalloys

    The Superalloy Committee of the Specialty Steel Industry of North America is a voluntary trade association representing producers of high performance alloys in North America. They do things like track sales trends and topics related to the industry such as trade agreements and law, and probably even do some lobbying on behalf of their member companies. It was a fun little site to build with a patriotic design.

  • is a project of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Oakland Transportation Management Association and the Airport Corridor Transportation Association. The goal of the project is to promote walking as an alternative commuting method in Pittsburgh. In addition to the website, I designed a pedometer mobile app that will allow people to track steps and report walking metrics back to the website.


    PizzaRev is a California-based fast-casual pizza restaurant. Basically Chipotle for pizza. After their initial store proved to be a great success, PizzaRev prepared for expansion with a new website, and a new brand identity provided by Vance Wright Adams. People loved sharing their pizza creations on Instagram, so we turned that into a feature of the website.

    Directory of Design and Marketing Professionals

    The Directory of Design and Marketing was an application I built with a friend as an attempt to make some fast cash selling SEO to marketing agencies. This project taught us a valuable lesson, just because you build it, doesn’t mean anyone will come. In other words, customer acquisition was much more difficult than anticipated!

    Penn Hebron Garden Club

    During my time at the Penn Hills CDC, we operated the Penn Hebron Garden Club, using it as a home-base and also managing rentals. I built a quick and easy website for the club to support events and rentals.

    Jennmar Tradeshow Booth Games

    One of the more memorable projects in my career was building two trade show attractions for mining safety company, Jennmar. Jennmar needed unique ideas to bring people into their booth, and our solution was to build a custom Dig Dug arcade game branded with JennMar logos and slogans along with a slots machine kiosk with custom icons on the spinners. The slots game had a USB button that when pressed, would trigger a jackpot for a valued client. It was a project that got me out of the office and assembling arcade cabinets in a warehouse.

    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.