Each web development project I take on is a new challenge that brings me down paths both familiar and new. Completing these projects – whether working with a client, or making something for myself – always leaves me with a new respect for the work and the creative process.
Explore California National Parks
The National Park Service API offered an opportunity to combine my love of national parks and protected natural spaces with my first single-page app. I limited the scope of the project to the state of California, where I live, as a way of showcasing the amazing places that are accessible to the public. Of all the information available from the API, I chose basic park information along with park alerts and seasonal conditions.
I worked with the Google Maps API to better show the parks in relation to eachother, and integrating with the OpenWeather API to show the weather forecast further increased the usefulness of the app as a planning tool.
Completing this project had the additional benefit of improving my own understanding of the state’s national parks and monuments!
Quentin Thomas Associates Website
CLIENT: Quentin Thomas Associates, Inc.
The latest version of the QTA website was designed by their in-house creative. I worked with them directly to realize their vision using a bespoke WordPress theme. I gave special consideration to making it easy for employees to add and remove content. The design emphasizes high-quality photography and showcases the company’s lighting design work.
At the height of popularity for the Marvel movies and television shows, I fondly recalled the superhero trading cards I successfully bugged my parents to buy me in the ’90s. Scanning the cards was the easy part of this hobby project. To display them on the web, I customized a Tumblr theme, and made sure to include my memories and current-day impressions for each entry.
CLIENT: Jerry Belich
When I heard that Jerry Belich, inventor of the Choosatron, was ready for a visual refresh and needed more editable functionality on his WordPress site, I jumped at the chance to design and build a custom WordPress theme to fit his needs. The design incorporates material design principles and bold accent colors while being fully responsive.
Katelyn Mueller Website
CLIENT: Katelyn Mueller
Katelyn needed a simple, clean web presence that she could update easily. I built a custom theme in WordPress that showcases her projects and the brands she’s worked with.
Community Psychiatry Website
CLIENT: Community Psychiatry
I was proud to contribute to Community Psychiatry’s mission of connecting people with mental health providers by building this website (which was designed and continues to be maintained with care by the team at Kiosk). The site features a flexible “panel builder”-style content editing system and a custom integration with the Google Maps API to assist visitors in finding providers near them.
City of Novato General Plan Website
CLIENT: City of Novato
The General Plan is an official city document that meets State law requirements for identifying goals and polices that guide and direct the development of the City, the use of its resources, and the applications of its programs.
While the City was considering the latest revision to the General Plan, this website was created as a public-facing resource. I relied on custom taxonomies in WordPress to define the relationships between chapters, goals and policies of the General Plan, allowing them to be well-organized and properly filterable.