Day Three: 30 Day Design Challenge

I’ve got a friend who will be attending the Fullstack Developer Bootcamp in two weeks. So to congratulate him and to practice design dark interfaces, I created a concept for his page. He’s a coffee snob and needs practice coding in Bootstrap so here is my Day three submission. A one-pager design.

It is 1366px wide, built on a 12 column layout, where the images cover up the entire screen. It has a sticky global nav bar and the links change as you scroll down. It was a quick 45min mockup.

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Design for Chaos

I admit it, up until this project I equated goal-directed design/user-centered design to designing for the perfect outcome. From paper wireframes to clickable prototypes my focus was on the goal of the user and how to help them achieve those goals as quickly as possible. Designing for an “in a perfect world” scenario.

Rarely is the world “perfect”. I created a beautiful mobile interface for OvationTix clients. Using one of our more sensible clients to design the interface around. When I should have designed for the “less sensible”. Continue reading →

Branding For Diversity

First Church of God, under the direction of Bishop Timothy J. Clarke was in need of a new website. The site would be designed to communicate congregation events to members and prospective visitors. The design needed to appeal to the current congregation — which was made up of individuals, families and couples who have been there for a couple of decades. Bishop Clarke also wished to bring in new individuals and not only appeal to them but educate them.

Normally I am not the user, but in this case I was. I fit into at least one target group.

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