Touted as an online community where users can find a helping hand on projects—and contractors can make a profit soliciting their skills, Workify serves as an "odd job" network with customizable profiles. The client had the idea for the location-based platform but needed help making it a reality both visually and functionally. Here, contractors can list their skills and write up a description of themselves in a customizable profile and custom URL. So, when users come searching for a painter, for example, they can find someone that specializes in interior paint jobs and read reviews and star-ratings left by other users. We integrated a payment gateway as well so users can pay for commissioned work directly to the contrators.
Developed a versatile logo mark and branding identity in line with the founders' sophisticated but tongue-in-check name. This branding was used on signage, in the windows, on menus, business cards, t-shirts and gift cards we designed as well. The website provided was made to represent the Wood brand with a sleek one-page responsive scroll design. The photo-heavy site features a carousel of images our photographer took of the cuisine. Paired with dark wood grain backgrounds, a vintage Chicago map pays homage to Woods' Windy City roots while menus of dinner, cocktail and brunch offerings update regularly. I equipped the Wood team with a WordPress CMS so they can update the menus while designing a menu template for consistency. www.woodchicago.com
THE ACADEMY FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
A site and campaign to revamp their entire brand. The client wanted a site unlike any academic site out there not institutional or dull like their former site, but lively representing the school and students' enthusiasm. I helped tell their story in photo- and graphic-heavy visual narratives, worthy of the unique and inspiring public school. www.agcchicago.org
AGC: NET POSTIVE SITE
At the intersection of environmental sustainability, nutritional literacy and global engagement, AGC's goal is to enrich students in a holistic approach tied into their curriculum. In addition, AGC has a much larger plan to create a sustainable, net positive energy charter school that it's been trying to drum up support for. To gain supporters and donors for this, AGC needed captivating designs to explain a complex but replicable model institution. So far the net positive site’s design has received acclaim from One Page Love, a web design showcase site for one page scrolling designs, as well as design site, Design Hey who says: "Rad one page website … Great scrolling navigation, textured graphics and a stellar cause." AGC's site was also named one of the "30 Fresh and Best Inspirational Website Designs" by Web Designers Blog. www.agcchicago.org/netpositive
Crust is an Australian based gourmet pizza company wanting a quick website to enter the American market. With simple functionality and clean aesthetic, Crust maintains their international brand while at the same time showcasing a fresh and new look for their new LA location. www.crustdelivers.com
A relaunch of the historic Chicago company, Berghoff Brewery. A dynamic and fresh site showcasing the company's new beer and soda lines that not only displays the products but also acts as an educational tool for all those beer lovers out there. www.berghoffbeer.com
When LeVar Burton asks you to re-launch the digital Reading Rainbow brand, visions of butterflies and moving rainbows come to mind. But to maintain this historic brand while at the same time giving it a fresh new energy, I provided a colorful, playful and interactive website that captures their true character with a modern twist.
Created the identity/brand for the local eatery Falafill. From branding to website to print materials, I worked with the owners to produce their vision from the walls to the napkins to their digital presence. www.eatfalafill.com
BIKE AND PARK
Bike and Park came wanting a new face, identity and perception through their brand. What makes Bike and Park's site innovative as a resource is that it doesn't just highlight a center to park your bike, but acts as a community hub for a movement and an attitude. Here, users can discover community biking events, keep up to date on blog posts, read updated newsletters, find local bike shops, get rates on bike and segway rentals and tours, learn about the benefits of biking, as well as find widgets to track the weather, map their ride and calculate calories burned. www.bikeandpark.com
A mobile native app that allows users to have their own personal assistant at the ease of a button. Simply request a runner, assign a task and wait for its completion!
IF YOU COULD TEACH ONE LESSON
A website explaining an educational movement on how if teachers could teach only one lesson, what would they teach?