A Sampling Of My Recent Work
FilmDemic Studio Services
A service tool for managing studio data and content
A Los Angeles-based start-up is attempting to bridge the divide between content providers and content aggregators, by providing a simple and efficeint online tool to manage film assets and data, allowing studios and distributors to deliver their material effortlessly to outlets such as Facebook, Hulu & Netflix.
I've been lead developer on the project for roughly 12 months, overseeing the projects design, look and feel. With the project nearing completion, there is a lot of excitement surrounding future updates and improvements.
FilmDemic Movie Streaming
A Facebook movie reccomendation application
FilmDemic also wanted its own online content destination, where users could instantly rent and stream films within Facebook. Thus a movie streaming application was built, allowing for 48 hour rentals of titles FilmDemic acquired the rights to.
I've been the sole developer on FilmDemic Movie Streaming, overseeing all aspects of the product. It streams both mp4 h.264 files, as well as Mpeg-2 transport streams, all from Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), through the CloudFront distribution service.
A fun social survey site, application and admin tool
Trivey is an daily social survey filled with timely, poignant open-ended questions intended to encourage users to voice their opinions on various topics. The answers may seem trivial, but it becomes very interesting to see how users respond.
In addition to the Facebook application front-end product, I have developed a custom administration tool to manage users, questions and surveys. An API has also been built that serves both the admin and application tools, allowing for easy access of needed data to current and future modules. All of this was built on the PHP framework Laravel.
Zillow Address Lookup
A web application to retrieve real estate estiamtes
A local financial investment company needed a faster, more efficient way to gather real-estate valuation data. What resulted was a web service that could take a list of addresses, find their estiamted property value through api data provided by Zillow, and outputs the results to a formatted downloadable CSV file. The application now saves employees countless hours of time, as they no longer need to manually look up individual properites.
A web presence for an emerging energy drink company
Eruption Effervescent Energy, an all-natural energy supplement in ppoweder form, needed a simple website that could explain the product and its advantages over traditional energy drinks, as well as provide users across the country to purchase the product directly, as retail distribution was still in it's infancy.
I built an e-commerce site that sold various Eruption products, as well as offering a "product locator" that would show where users could find the product for sale in-person, through an interactive product map.
Mexican Tequila company's website
A family that has been making Tequila Xamay, Jalisco, Mexico for over 80 years, has gained recent popularity, and needed a website to continue further growth.
Working with copywriters and brand managers, we created a simple Wordpress site that artfully described the Tequila, it's roots and processes behind it, and various interactive features such as suggested drink recipes and product locations. By using Wordpress, the company's employees can easily manage site content.
Kurt Bills for US Senate (2012)
An MN Political candidate's website
Minnesota House of Representative member Kurt Bills, received the Republican nomination for United States Senate, running against Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar. Bills was endorsed in his run by GOP presidential contender Ron Paul, U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers.
I was hired to be the sole developer for the campaign's website, as well as produce a fresh take on the campaign's branding, reflected in both the site and printed materials. The site included a "Follow the Bus" feature that would tack in real-time, the lcoation of three campaign buses across the state of Minnesota. Although Bills ultimately lost the election, a number outlets praised the overall look and functionality of the website.
North Woods Advertising
Political Advertising Firm's Website
Often times a agency is so buried in work for other clients brand, it forgets to keep up on it's own. While working at North Woods as an intern and later a interactive project manager, I came to rebuild the North Woods web presence, showcasing the groundbreaking political ad work it does for independent-minded clients.
Drug Policy Alliance
A campaign to provide medical relief to New Mexico patients
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), the nation's leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, launched a campaign entitled "Don't Take Away Our Medicine", which sought to protect the New Mexican medical marijuana program by portraying real people and the benefits it has had on them.
A site was needed to be the home of the campaign, which included TV and web ad placements. Visitors could get detailed information on what was at stake, donate to the campaign, view the related TV spots, read campaign press releases, and sign an online petition.
Kurt Bills for US Senate (2012)
Helping define a political candidacy's brand
In addition to the website for the candidate, a host of visual elements were designed for the campaign, from printed materials such as bumper stickers and yard signs, to online advertisements and informational pieces.
Fundraiser drives, legislative call to actions, press release materials and the like were produced with a clean, modern and signature identity, giving the campaign an heir of refinement and legitimacy
Autism Treatment Association of Minnesota
Logo concepting for an advocacy group
A coalition of Minnesota advocacy groups sought to create an organization that promoted their legislative goals as a group. A visual logo concept was produced for the potential client
Logo design for a software product
A freelance createive idea developer came to me looking to produce a visual identity for a new software idea he had. "Time Trail" would make tracking your billiable time simple, running as a program on your computer, it would 'cleverly' track and group time based on the activities you performed in the oeprating system. A number of iterations were produced, but this one was selected for initial presentation in pitches to potential investors