I am passionate about creating visually interesting and sensible communications whether on the web or in print. It is important that the graphical style, corporate identity, and the purpose work together in harmony. Coding CSS is one of my key strengths on the web. Few things are more pleasing to me than to solve a design problem. Not many folks can relate when I start slipping into "geek-mode" and start talking about merging PNGs with repeating background patterns to create seamless dynamic framing elements but that's good fun for me!
USAID.gov - Unpublished design
meredith.edu - Unpublished design
Brandgraphiti.com - Energetic graphics for an energetic new company!
NCBAM.com - Phase I site designed to raise awareness of new aging services ministry.
bankofthecarolinas.com - Website, Intranet, banner ads, special promotions and contests.
lrbrealestate.com - Real estate website with connection to Triad MLS property data.
thharch.com - Strong emphasis on Flash intro for a brand-concious client.
ptanc.com - Website and intranet
kenanarts.org - Website with member projects area used to keep up with status of grants.
smittysnotes.com - Developed a 'skin' for existing site. Also designed a newsletter template.
chadschai.com - Proposed design for next generation of Chad's Chai website currently in development. Developed complete identity, including packaging and promotional materials.
simplyummy.com - Redesign of Cafe website- Main goal was to communicate that Simplyummy is more than a coffee shop.
Hanes Marketing Tools CD - Interactive CD delivering high resolution product images and marketing info to support sales and distributors.
Hanes Women's Underwear CD - Interactive CD delivering high resolution product images and marketing info to support sales and distributors.
I am passionate about inspired communications. It is a good day when style and message blend together into a satisfying mocha swirl.
I Love Design
Few things are more satisfying to me than solving a design problem. I do it at home and I do it at work. I enjoy the process and the opportunity to focus on something new. Imagining possibilities for one thing can often unlock ideas for another.
I enjoy the speed and flexibility of pencil sketches. Sometimes I get inspired by the loose freedom of the sketches themselves and I end up creating artwork that can be scanned and used in a design. Inspiration can come from random places such as browsing in a junkyard, picking up an instrument that I have no business playing, or tinkering with my son's Lego's. At the end of the day a new design idea may be born!
I Love CSS
Writing CSS code falls squarely within my strike-zone. For me it's a logical extension of the design. Writing my own presentation code gives me greater control and assurance that the design will get translated into HTML and CSS faithfully. With the dawning of CSS3, HTML5, and the growing list of browsers that support these technologies many tasks that were previously difficult or impossible to do can now be accomplished with great efficiency.
Even though I am primarily a web designer nowadays, my experience in print has prepared me with many foundation skills that I still rely upon: layout design, photo manipulation, color theory, typography, and illustration. I remain active designing for print - occasionally working on identities and creating marketing materials for a variety of clients.
I am currently employed but am always willing to connect, talk, and dream. If you'd like to speak with me about your project or any opportunity just send me an email or call. Maybe we can grab a cup Chad's Chai.
Just for fun. Here's my Instagram Feed. A personal creative space.