Category Archives: My Full-Time Job

NEMO Triathlon Website Redesign
This week I worked on a few different websites, but they can’t be shown yet, since they aren’t public on ATSU’s website yet. This one was a homepage design for the triathlon that the Rec Center at A.T. Still sponsors

Get excited!

This is the first of many weekly posts. I hope to publish new design work weekly.



ATSU NEWS RELEASES – http://news.atsu.edu

ATSU was publishing news releases statically on their website. I worked with the Communications & Marketing department to integrate a blog-style news releases website. It’s complete with an RSS feed on www.atsu.edu

ATSU GLOBAL NAVIGATION
The various websites connected to atsu.edu really needed consistency of design and style without being too bulky in the top header area. My solution was to implement a site map in the footer of every new website that is created (just http://news.atsu.edu so far). This allows us to get rid of the drop down navigation on the top and leave more room for a page-specifc header and content.

Meadow Heights Church New Message Series ‘Zip It’
I’ve been designing message series’ for Meadow Heights for over 4 years now. This particular design is one side of an invitation card. Check out the Imagine Campaign and Signage I completed for them. It’s interesting to me how for some clients I’m used more as a graphic designer and for other clients I’m more of a web designer for them. I kind of enjoy having regular graphic design work to do for Meadow Heights – it keeps me using those skills I learned at school. BTW – it’s strange to speak of ‘school’ as a past tense thing.

I’ve sent my résumé to twenty places. Five have told me they aren’t hiring. Two have told me I don’t have enough experience. The rest haven’t responded to any correspondences I’ve initiated.

You might be wondering why I’ve titled this post ‘Great Opportunities’. Here’s why:

This week I was contacted by a place I didn’t even apply to (because I didn’t know there was an opening). They would like to interview me for a web developer position. I had a phone interview Friday and will soon have a video conference interview.

Also this week, I was called by Jeff at StandPoint Communication. He heard about me from Todd, a guy I used to work for at Web Services. He would like to partner with my new company (more on that very soon!) to offer graphic/web design services to his clients. But the real kicker, his clients are people like previous Miss USA’s or celebrities who are now motivational speakers. He mentioned, “If say Miss America 1975 calls me and wants a website, I will say ‘hey, call stephen’.” And so there I am talking to Miss America 1975… and that’s where my new company comes in. I won’t say any more about it at this point.

and… my birthday is coming up. These are great birthday presents. ha!

Exciting times.