I continue to enjoy to progression of the Web as a platform for communication using multiple media. In this iteration of the website for Nicholls State University, the design is meant to be simpler and more visual in order to convey the sometimes complicated vision of the university. The site uses responsive techniques to make it more usable across smartphones and tablets, and the web technology under the hood is making a slow backwards compatible progression to HTML5 and CSS3. The tools used for this website continue to use WordPress for content management, but some new tools such as Sass/Less (Compas) & Susy are used to help produce the final CSS.
This is a logo completed for the Phergie project. Phergie is an IRC bot written in PHP. It is software that can be used to handle automation and other communication tasks within the Internet Relay Chat network. This project was completed pro bono and as an exercise in logo design. This was completed part time so the project spanned a little over a month with a vacation and some minor communication with the client. The logged work time was roughly 10 hours.
The focus for this logo was the technical nature of the Phergie project combined with statements of diversity. Phergie is an autonomous bot that can respond to chat users, so it has a feminine nature, yet this project is also supported by PHPWomen.org to promote more women in the PHP programming communities. The final logo is an attempt to show the technical and feminine aspects of the Phergie project with respect, professionalism, and some whimsy. The Phergie logo uses a digitally drawn image combined with the Midiet typeface by Yasuhiro Yamaoka.
Websites for a higher education institutions are complex and always changing. I have worked for Nicholls State University for over six years and I’ve made several revisions. The site at this point uses a combination of static HTML, WordPress, and other web applications. I’m just going to put all the screen images I can for the Nicholls State University Website up to this point. There are a couple images of the site before I started working if you are interested in what I started with.
iAmerica was an Internet Service Provider located in Monroe, Louisiana in the late 1990’s. They part of LDS Communications and offered Internet, Hosting, and other data services to decent sized multiple state region.
I worked for iAmerica between 1995 and 1999. I could not write about iAmerica without giving that team of passionate hacker geeks credit for giving the best post-college education anyone could hope for. At iAmerica my eyes were opened to computing and communication technology. I learned to never stop learning and iAmerica became the foundation of my mostly Web based career.
The Loose Caboose Coffee House in Monroe, Louisiana as owned and operated by my roommates. I even had a small percentage stake in the coffee house, and help out from time to time. Most of my assistance came in the form of creating cleaned up logos, newspaper ads, fliers, and maintaining the Loose Caboose web site.
These are a couple of the projects completed for Community Trust Bank while I was working at Pearson Design. One was an informative two color brochure for their telephone banking program. The other was the design for a loan application kiosk. I find it ironic how the web has changed things.
This was a multimedia project completed for the student art exhibit at Louisiana Tech. This was completed using Director and ran a simple slideshow with music that displayed selected graphic design student work. The purpose of the project was to display the work of students who had taken their design portfolios to the Dallas Society of Visual Communicators portfolio review.
Wild Times was a student project to create a logo and print advertising pieces for a fictional eco-tourism company. The logo originated as inked brushstrokes. The final project called for one logo, three black & white newspaper advertisements, and two four color magazine ads.