Hello and welcome to my design/portfolio blog. I am always updating the site with more of my work, so keep checking back, as the site changes all the time!
As you will see, my work over the years includes copyediting, design, photo editing, web design, multimedia, coding, development, UX and even app design. I believe my experience, knowledge, and interest give me a unique perspective on visual communication and I can usually adapt and handle whatever job you need quickly and easily.
I'm doing contract work for this Hilliard, OH company coding up emails for Bed Bath & Beyond.
I taught this design class Fall Semester 2017 for the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University in Athens, OH. I had 11 undergraduates (mostly Freshman & Sophomores) in my class, who had never had a design class before, so their experience varied. I guided them through basic principles of design and gave them their first introduction to InDesign. Their projects included designing a tools guide for InDesign, 2 posters, a resume and a magazine cover and inside layout.
This site is for a small rental company in Lancaster, OH. I had to code conditional forms and add a payment feature, as well as organize their info and sliders (galleries).
I Taught a WordPress class Spring Semester 2017 for the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University in Athens, OH. The class basically took all the skills they had learned previously and merged them into a class using WordPress. Most had never used WordPress or Hosting Accounts and domains before, so it was a little bit of everything.
I managed and coordinated the design, editing, coding and execution of automated email messages for brand partners' cardmembers, adhering to CAN-SPAM requirements and email best practices.
I did this '10 WordPress Design Hacks for Graphic Designers' presentation for WordCamp Cincinnati 2016. I always try to do something less techie and more design related at these sessions because most of the other sessions are so technical.
I did a presentation on Widgets for WordCamp Columbus 2016. What is a Widget, how do they work, how to use them and then I offered some good examples of widgets.
I designed, set up and managed the company's bi-weekly HTML email marketing campaign (sometimes more than bi-weekly). I designed e-mails in PhotoShop and after final approval, I sliced them up to transfer and code for ExactTarget Email Marketing tool for scheduling and management.