It started with a simple enough question: What comes after the desktop paradigm we've used for the last quarter-century? I was familiar with a number of proposed solutions, but none of them seemed realistic. A pet project to solve this long-term question led me to write and produce a concept video that found coverage in the tech media.
Continental is Chicago's oldest electrical contractor, and I was tasked with bringing its online image into the new decade. Synthesizing a new visual language from old print and web work, I guided the new site through its entire creative process into production.
Tonic Blue, a full-service creative agency (and my employer) had subsisted long enough on a hard-to-update and increasingly dated profile site. Working with the firm's partners, I concepted a new, dynamically-driven site to update the agency's brand with a novel interaction pattern. The site was awarded a 2010 W3 award.
This operator of off-airport parking facilities had long done most of its business offline, with only a bare-bones web presence. I helped refocus the visual langauage of the company's unusual, spot-motif shuttles, leading the visual direction as well as designing interaction for various customer touchpoints.
After years of quietly keeping relations healthy between Chicago's electricians' union and the Electrical Contractors Association, Chicago's LMCC decided it was time for a proper presence at a trade show. I led the design of an interactive kiosk to drive newsletter signups with a trivia game about the history of the partnership.
I helped build an interactive tutorial to demonstrate The Parking Spot's customer process to prospective customers. After initially setting the tone for illustration, the client liked my style enough that I ended up illustrating the entire production!