I'm a designer and developer. It's nice to meet you!
I live in Memphis, Tenn., with my wife, son and two cats.
I've been in the industry for over a decade now, and I have learned to embrace my professional passions. That's why I care strongly about new web layout, post-modern CSS and building up the developer and designer communities around me.
Forget what you know about Graceful Degradation. Forget what you know about Developer Convenience. Forget what you know about Progressive Enhancement. Instead of arguing over these terms, we should focus on how to change our...
Grid is an amazing new CSS Specification coming to major browsers in 2017. When it’s ready for use in production, it’s going to drastically change the way we do layout on the web. Currently, there’s...
On Operation Broken Silence, an award-winning site design, I offered creative direction, technical planning and information architecture to create a bold site for a Memphis-based non-profit taking on the genocide in the Sudan.
OBS hadn't had a web presence of their own and RocketFuel worked together with them to create a high-class, donor-driven site including interactive infographics and placing their video production skills at the forefront.
As one of two organizers for the Memphis Web Workers -- a user group that meets monthly to discuss design and front-end development -- I tasked myself with creating a new site to meet our growing needs.
Originally a basic Wordpress theme, I recreated it as a static site utilizing new CSS techniques and layouts to create a unique experience for Memphis technology groups as befits our status as a design/developer hybrid group. When we started podcasting, I increased the functionality to deal with the added needs.
When the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation was in need of a new website, they were also in need of a new site architecture. Through multiple meetings with the client, we worked out a new site map that met their needs and stayed within standards of website conventions.
Then, I worked with the RocketFuel design and development to implement an amazing visual design -- with multiple iterations to meet a demanding client's strong aesthetic sense -- and streamlined code -- with an eye toward the client being able to edit content in the custom RocketFuel CMS.
Bryce Carson came to RocketFuel with an inkling of an idea for a new way of handling "Case Breaks" in the world of card collecting. We worked through strategy, branding (naming and logo creation) as well as a unique custom development project to create a real-time application in which users can "draft" cards from a case broken by TrophyBox.
Since finishing the project, Bryce has been able to license the technology to one of the largest case-breaking websites on the market.
While managing the front-end code base, I also worked on the visual design, information architecture and interaction design. I dipped my toes in user testing and helped all 13 news properties utilize their sites via a design framework that allowed them to customize the site, but stay within brand standards.