I've worked in the web industry for 5 years, and am currently working for Refresh Media in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA.

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2012

Personal Identity

After years of deferring to other projects, I finally worked on my personal branding materials. Among them was this site, the first portfolio design I've ever completed for myself; long overdue.

Juggling various personal projects has since prevented me from designing a portfolio, but it was high time I carved out my tiny corner of the Internet. This site was a great opportunity to polish my responsive design skills, as well as test the new properties of FlexSlider 2! My next goal is to add a blog where I can share my thoughts and tidbits.

  • Resumé
  • Design
  • Development
  • Responsive

FlexSlider 2

When FlexSlider was acquired by WooThemes, I chose to stick around and complete my vision for the plugin. It's important to me that FlexSlider becomes a complete thought, rather than a stranded idea.

The goals for FlexSlider 2 were three fold; solve common user issues, add features, and allow users to trim the fat with minification. I'm pretty happy with the outcome and am working quickly through the final few bugs. When the download builder is released, FlexSlider 2 will be more powerful than any slider ever before! *evil laugh*

  • jQuery Plugin
  • Design
  • Development
  • Responsive

2011

FlexSlider

FlexSlider was created in response to the ecstatic surge of responsive design. It has become the most popular responsive jQuery slider plugin around, and continues to serve the web community.

I had always wanted to contribute to the web community, but never knew how or what. When I started experimenting with responsive design, I realized that JavaScript components, like the well-established slider, would need an update. As someone who rarely uses plugins, I wanted to create one that even top notch developers would enjoy. The outcome was extremely encouraging and I love helping others conquer this challenge involved with responsive design.

  • jQuery Plugin
  • Design
  • Development
  • Responsive

In A Cup

My wife is an amazing baker, particularly great with cupcakes. People are constantly suggesting she opens her own bakery, and I completely agree. Ergo, I created a brand identity for her fictitious cupcakery.

It all started with a few simple pictures of her cupcakes. Every time I ate one of them, it felt like a masterpiece. The stout cake layered thick with creamy homemade frosting, the gooey center stuffed with cookie dough; utterly delicious from the first bite to the last. I was inspired to create an aesthetic that captured the feeling they evoked within me, creating a confident brand that knew the quality it represented.

  • Branding
  • Print Materials
  • Food Photography

Challenge Dairy 100 Year Timeline

A project completed under Refresh Media, the timeline celebrates the 100 year anniversary of Challenge Dairy; the best butter company around. The timeline is packed with lots of trivia and video to explore!

  • Design
  • Development
  • Drupal CMS

2010

Andreas Christof Photography

This project became my personal playground for learning and experimenting with JavaScript, setting out to create something I hadn't seen enough of; photography portfolios without flash.

I had an idea for a minimalist, full-screen portfolio design, with multiple layers of hidden UI interactions. In retrospect, the UI elements may be a bit too hidden, but creativity can only evolve through experimenting. It was a blast getting my hands dirty with JavaScript, poking and prodding at AJAX with jQuery. My favorite feature is definitely the loading logic used to serve up the images.

  • Design
  • Development

ICAD Automation

I was asked to redesign the ICAD Automation website. The goal was to bring an updated aesthetic, while creating an extensible design for their growing content.

  • Design
  • Drupal

Tyler and Emily Smith Wedding

Creating your own wedding materials is double awesome; meaningful and affordable. I designed all of our printed materials, and created a simple one-page site for RSVPs, event details, and registry info.

My wife and I have very similar styles, which made picking the theme for our wedding pretty easy. We wanted a simple, elegant aesthetic, which opened a wonderful opportunity to letterpress our invitations; ordering a custom wax seal stamp along the way. The site functioned exactly as we needed and we were very happy with the finished products.

  • Print Materials
  • Design
  • Development

2009

UGS, Cal Poly

With new managers cycling through every year, UGS needed a powerful content management system to organize their web content. I delivered a new design built on the wonderful Drupal CMS.

The building of the main website was coupled with my senior project, in which I studied, and developed for, mobile web design. I gathered requests from faculty and current UGS managers, and built a platform that could serve them for years to come.

  • Design
  • Development
  • Drupal CMS
  • Mobile

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