At the end of August of last year I left my job with 10up. This was the first time in a very long time I left a job without a plan (other than to spend more time with my kids). Turns out that was TOO much time with my kids. I also felt that, much to my horror, I may have finally burned out on web design. That also turned out not to be true, I still love technology and communication interaction (phew). Continue reading
Proactive Communication Saves Your Ass
I recently told a client I would deliver a document by “the end of this week/early next week”. Normally that’s a fine promise to make and easy to keep. Except this time the document I was delivering was being written by someone else. I checked in on the progress every couple days, stressing that I had told the client to expect it. In fact, I remember that little voice in my head being wary- and I did say something to the effect of “If I tell him we’ll have it, we better have it.” Continue reading
It was another great time, though considerably different than last year for me. Continue reading
I’m three weeks in and almost up to speed at 10up. It has been a very productive and busy first days: meeting staff, partners, and clients, navigating Google hangouts, chat, drive, and calendar, and just figuring out what to say, to whom, and when. Its been a long time since I’ve been thrust into something so new and different and exciting! I’m just thrilled. Continue reading
Hey, I actually took a break from proposals and internal projects and go to design something today! We are working with other teams on this website to support a General Plan Update. Lou did an awesome logo with bright, fun colors and he kicked off the look and feel with a flier which I took some design inspiration from. Also, Jacob started a theme on a WordPress site so I had a good idea what plugins and assets we’d be using.
Here are the versions, we’ll see what the client picks!
A peek into the process for the website redesign of the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County.
The Original Site
The web moves quickly. I have to remember to take screen shots of the sites I make, before I touch them and once I finish them, for my portfolio. Although I hope and plan for the best, I never know how well a client will maintain a site. I’ve compiled all my best and/or most recent work through a service called Behance.