Web Projects

Chronotron
  • About the Project
    “There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” Give Chronotron an amount of time you need to spend and it will provide you enough content to fill that void. This project was created by a five person dev team, working with a UX/UI consultant, over the course of four days. It was my responsibility to design and build the front-end of the the site, from wireframes to CSS transitions, integrating input from our UX consultant and his user testing.
  • Technology Used

    Open Weather API
    YouTube API
    OpenTrivia API
    Trails API
    Spotify API
    Ruby on Rails
    HTML, CSS
    JavaScript, jQuery
    Google Analytics
Dogglegänger
  • About the Project
    We made Dogglegänger to help draw potential adopters to the PetFinder website, hopefully leading to more animals finding a happy home. For this three-person group project, I did the front-end design work, and also worked as Git Master and Project Manager.
  • Technology Used
    PetFinder API
    Graphics Magic NPM
    HTML, CSS (CSS Grid)
    MEAN Stack
One Snooze Away
  • About the Project
    Created for a one-day hackathon, One Snooze Away makes sure you'll never sleep through your stop again. This two-person project was a collaborative effort. I focused on user authorization, as well as design. I was also Git Master.
  • Technology Used
    Google Maps API
    King County Transit API
    Materialize
    JWT
    HTML, CSS
    Javascript
    MEAN Stack
These Inspiring Things
  • About the Project
    These Inspiring Things combines procrastination and inspiration for a more enjoyable and productive work day. This was an individual project, concieved and created independently.
  • Technology Used
    Facebook Authorization
    Unsplash API
    Quotes on Design API
    Materialize
    HTML, CSS (CSS Grid)
    JavaScript, jQuery
    Node

Web Design

Meredith Plays Blog
  • About the Project
    I've worked with author, TV personality, and play advocate Meredith Sinclair since 2012 on web and print design, social media, blogging, brand development, and her first book. As her brand has grown, my role on Team Meredith has evolved, and I've always loved the adventure.
Danielle Braff Portfolio
  • About the Project
    For Chicago-based author and journalist Danielle Braff, I created a space on the web to display her best work and open a line of communication for future projects.

Print Design

Union

Over the past four years I've worked with Union on a variety of print and web materials promoting their mission, as well as upcoming events.

NOLA for NOLA

I created branding and materials for The St. Bernard Project's NOLA for NOLA initiative, which encouraged community giving through email and print campaigns.

Washington Athletic Club

I was hired by the WAC to assist with print work used both in-house to interest members in events and new features, and used publicly to recruit members, following their style guide.

Kakáo Coffee

As Kakáo has grown into a staple as a community center of South Lake Union, I've helped them develop materials to better communicate with patrons and expand their services.

Editorial

Wednesday Journal
  • My Role
    At Wednesday Journal Inc I had the opportunity to work on three city papers and three suburban papers, spanning a variety of topics and readership. I was responsible for putting together a newspaper cover-to-cover on a morning deadline, but also had the luxury of time with weeklies to work with editors to create strong feature sections.

    While at WJ, I also worked as Art Director for a number of annual special sections.
  • Examples of Work
  • Awards
    Art Director
    First Place, Best Annual Special Section from the Illinois Press Association for Excellence in Advertising

    Art Director
    Second Place, Best Annual Special Section from the Illinois Press Association for Excellence in Editorial
Chicago Parent
  • My Role
    As an editorial designer at Wednesday Journal Inc, I spent half of my time working on the Chicago Parent, a monthly magazine with supplements Chicago Parent Going Places, Chicago Special Parent and Chicago Baby. I later worked as Digital Content Manger for the magazines.

    I also lead the redesign of our Going Places magazine, launched in Fall 2012.
  • Examples of Work
    Coming Soon
  • Awards
    Layout Design
    Gold, Overall Design, Print Magazine, from the Parenting Media Association

    Content Manager
    Silver, General Excellence, Website, from the Parenting Media Association

Wedding Suites

Britt and Andy
  • About the Project
    For Britt and Andy's wedding in Maine, we created a wedding suite using custom stamps for a unique inviation for each guest. We also used the imagery of a key, knowing it would be incorporated into the reception decor as an inside joke amongst the wedding party.
  • Included in Project
    Custom concept
    Paper and envelope selection
    Custom stamp design
    Invitation
    RSVP Card
    Rehearsal Dinner Invite
    Wedding Program
Karen and Evan
  • About the Project
    Karen and Evan were looking for a classic feel with their invitations, that still brought in some modern design touches.
  • Included in Project
    Custom concept
    Paper and envelope selection
    Save the Date
    Invitation
    RSVP Card
    Rehearsal Dinner Info
    Rehearsal Dinner Map
    Card for gift baskets
Anna and Ryan
  • About the Project
    Chicago residents Anna and Ryan chose a beautiful space in Southwest Michigan for their wedding over Labor Day Weekend. With a close proximity to Lake Michigan and date of the wedding, we chose to incorporate the feel of a weekend getaway at the lakeshore.
  • Included in Project
    Custom concept
    Paper and envelope selection
    Save the Date
    Invitation
    RSVP Postcard