Archive for January, 2009

www.upcfresno.org Reskin

screenshot from site

Jan 2009

Client

University Presbyterian Church

Responsibilities

Visual design

Description

University Presbyterian Church approached my partner looking to breathe life in to their website – a flash based, unintuitive and unengaging experience.

Our brief was to produce a user-friendly, visually engaging interface which presented the human side to their organisation.

My partner handled IA and development, with my consultation, while I handled the visual design.

The result is a clean, modern and friendly site which is easy to use for their diverse demographic, supporting the congregation and drawing in new members.

FPU News and Events Portal

screenshot from site

Jan 2009

Client

Fresno Pacific University

Responsibilities

Interaction design, visual design

Description

Following on from the success of the previous designs I produced for FPU, they commissioned me to mock up a stand alone news and events site for the university. The client put together a general brief relating to content types. They requested that it should be clear to the user that the site was independent but at the same time linked to their main site.

My approach was to use the same template but to change the colour palette, within their guidelines, and give the site a more serious, informative feel.

I also expanded the number pages designed to cover content level and an events calendar. This gave me the chance to document the consistency of the design and spend more time analysis the interaction process for users accessing the calendar.

With the visual design done, the in-house technical team are currently working on the build, with the site due to go live later in 2009.

www.smarta.com

screenshot from site

Jan 2009

Client

Bright Station Ventures

Responsibilities

visual design, interaction design

Description

Smarta is a social networking site for entrepreneurs and business people. It was the brain child of Sháá Wasmund of Bright Station Ventures who saw the need for a well built, easy to use and engaging resource for forward thinking business people. Whether just starting out or in need of fresh inspiration.

The brief was to create site that combined quality editorial with a networking structure that would enable its users to make a difference to their business.

Along side another senior interaction designer, I was tasked with taking the project from the very beginning and see it through to launch. We started by research the market, and the users, and also interviewing the stakeholders and other business people. With this information we created a broad spectrum of personas and built up the functional requirements and a site map of the site.

From here we wireframed the scenarios and tested them. With the the testing done we moved on to visual design and went through an iterative process bringing together the best of our ideas to produce the final look and feel.

Once the look and feel was signed off we created all the templates and handed over the artwork and documentation to Public Zone to handle the development.