I am a recent graduate from The Art Institutes International of Minneapolis where I received an A.A.S. degree in Web Design and Interactive Media.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So outside of work I am a father of two wonderful girls, self-proclaimed film aficionado, and l33t gamer (or at least I like to think so). Enjoy my portfolio!
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Each project that I work on presents it's own challenges. For me, the brainstorming phase of any project consists of gathering information and inspiration for my website and beginning to plan my game plan for the website. Some of this planning includes gathering inspiration for my project and creating a mood board, building the foundation for my project through wireframes, and establishing how my users will interact with my website based on a visual flow chart.
Once I have gathered some inspiration for my new project, it is time to begin the design process. This is the stage in which I finalize choices such as color scheme and the theme or feel I want my project to have. Once I have a good idea of the overall look I begin to create mock-ups of my website, and begin creating my assets that I will use on my website.
I was contracted by an acquaintance to build a website for her non-profit organization-The Thrive Initiative of the St. Cloud Area. This organization acts as a resource for professionals and families dealing with early childhood mental health. The client wanted to ensure the information was more accessible via a website.
This was a class project in which I created a brand identity for a fictional company. The next step was to build a promotional website based on the company that had created. Within the website I included a Twitter Feed and created Facebook page that was linked to the website.