Portfolio
Walk Georgia Design & Development

Walk Georgia was a program developed in 2007 to help educate the general population about healthy living and exercise. After seven years of existence, the program received a grant from the Coca Cola Foundation to expand it’s reach. I was hired as the lead Web Designer for the project and was tasked with completely reimagining it from the ground up. The result was a 1,000% (yes, one thousand) increase in our total number of active users.

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NETC 2017 Design & Development

The National Extension Technology Conference is a yearly gathering of IT professionals from across the United States. I was tasked with quickly developing a promotional site that would subsequently be used for registration and general communication about the conference. I decided to conduct an experiment with the design in which I attempt to create an accessible interface that mimicked some current design trends where accessibility is often ignored.

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Accessibility Checklist UI Design

This is a big passion project of mine. There are a lot of tools out there that test your site for speed, mobile-friendliness, or security… but there are not as many open source tools that test how well your site conforms to accessibility requirements. Furthermore, there seems to be an ideological divide in the industry between beautiful design and inclusive design - so one of my goals for this project was to build a beautiful interface to show that the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

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UGA CAES Redesign

The web presence of the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia is a complex network of sites, pages, and databases that was in dire need of a massive overhaul. Through in-depth research audits, UI/UX redesign, thoughtful web development choices in line with modern standards, and extensive testing, we were able to completely repackage and re-deliver both the public facing site as well as the internal CMS.

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Oak House UI Design

Oak House is a great new band out of the Southeast. I had the pleasure of working with them on these interface design concepts for direction on their new site. They have so much raw energy and power in their music, it was incredibly fun to try and capture that in the design.

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Tesla Motors Mobile UI Design

While I was examining the Tesla Motors website, I found a discrepancy between the functionality and attention to detail between the sleek desktop site and the functional, but lackluster mobile site. I set out to solve some of those problems with a UI redesign that would extend up to the desktop and provide a truly responsive and more usable experience.

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UGA Extension Redesign

UGA Extension is a branch of the University of Georgia that focuses primarily on community outreach and research. With over a hundred different offices all over the state, Extension is a massive organization with a large online presence. The needs of each office were sometimes vastly different, and my team and I had to develop a template and web platform that would work well for all users and all faculty and staff to increase overall productivity and help keep the budget stable.

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Usability Improvements for Atom.io

While the text editor of choice is a fierce topic of discussion for developers, Atom is one I've come to love and use (even as I type this case study right now). You can [find out more about Atom here](http://www.atom.io). For this case study, I take a look at Atom's official site and hopefully uncover some difficult-to-spot usability problems, while making the site better and more accesible through my contributions. What's better than helping improve platforms you love?

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Accessible Code Coloring for Jekyll

Sharing code is important. Whether it is a blog post or documentation, having clear code examples is fundamentally important to communication in the developer ecosystem. That is why I feel it is paramount that these code samples meet modern accessibility standards. For code samples, contrast is particularly important. That is why I developed a CSS code theme that meets contrast standards.

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Bloodroot Blades: Lexicon

David and Luke (of Bloodroot Blades) are blacksmiths and custom knife makers. They are true artisans and make incredibly beautiful knives and tools, often out of reclaimed materials. I worked with them initially doing some UX consultation for their website, but since then, decided to give a little more personality to one of their projects. They wrote a lexicon of knife-making terms for beginners. I worked with them to turn that lexicon into a more beautiful and interactive experience.

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