- The artsiest person in the tech shop
- The techiest person in the art shop
- An advocate for the H in HCI
- A believer in design-as-planning not design-as-decoration
- Useful to have around
- Too busy to pretty up my own website
- CSS3 via Sass
- Drupal 6 and 7
- PHP if I must
- MySQL because I always have
- Python when I’m tired of repeating myself
- Photographs of whiteboards all wackadoo with lines and arrows
- Omnigraffle, Illustrator, Photoshop
- Git to clean up the mess
Five huge things I built in the last six months
Massachussetts Health Care Delivery System Map, 2013
Design, templating, front-end code, and debugging for a health care data visualization app developed by Squishymedia. All the coolest new tech: Django, D3, JQuery, HTML5, SVG, CSS3, Sass.
This here’s my Moby Dick. I designed all of it. Every last pixel, every last page. Responsive layout, mobile-ready, content-first, whoo wee! I also designed the user experience, UI and branding details. In the meantime we migrated the site to Drupal 7. I did no small amount of engineering: I wrote 112,000 lines of front-end code[OK: that’s counting lines committed to Git. But still!] I even developed a janky pile of scripts that generated the visual styleguide from comments in my SCSS files because I’m lazy like that. Nonprofit Tech 2.0 called it a “responsively designed nonprofit website to study and learn from.”
Pixel-precise designs for Every. Single. Screen. (This is funny because I design in code so I had to wire up a workflow that scraped my HTML comps and made PSDs for the engineering vendor.) Fulfillment and web assets for every product. I also designed the user experience including a radically-revamped personalize-and-checkout process. I designed (and mostly-built) the last three versions too, but who’s counting?
Content strategy met flexible, reusable design on the 2012 reboot of Mercy Corps’ successful monthly newsletter. Reusable content capsules made updates a snap — no designer required! Battle-tested on hundreds of email clients and optimized for phones and tablets. Named one of “Three Nonprofit e-Newsletters to Subscribe To and Learn From.”
See a few pre-2012 works in my portfolio. Usual caveat about cobbler’s children applies.