One of Portland's favorite craft brewery, Widmer Brothers needed a revamp of their website. They wanted a simple and intuitive layout that showcases their beers as well as their photography assets. Users would need to be able to quickly find their favorite beers as well as info about the pub, such as the food menu. A sticky beer finder bar at the bottom and geolocating on mobile to load the pub page first are some of the solutions I implemented.
The website was designed mobile-centric but I also wanted to be more innovative with their navigation. The bottom nav allows easy tapping with the thumb and pertinent links are pulled out of the hamburger nav as icons. A full screen beer nav, both on mobile and desktop, allows for easy navigation to the beer details page.
Live link coming soon.
Publicis Hawkeye / 2015 - 2016
Website redesign pitch. Concept and design.
Not everybody is familiar with the Magnolia brand or how they're related to Best Buy. Although they carry top-of-the-line audio and video products, their core business is the whole home transformation. My idea was to use 360 video to allow the users to experience unique rooms and walk around the entire house to interact with a home system designed by the Magnolia team. The visitor can be educated at different points on possible technology and services that are provided by Magnolia. This can be photos as well as video demos.
The online shopping experience was redesigned as well. Although it is secondary to their design and installation services, they had a large catalog of products that needed to be easily searchable and filtered by users. Identifying key terms and correctly tagging products was vital in determining the shop navigation.
The 360 video feature was not implemented due to timing and budget but you can see the live site here: MagnoliaAV.com
Publicis Hawkeye / 2015 -2016
Website conceptualization, photography and production.
A website redesign based on an adaptive tile structure. Visitors would see a holistic view of the company or filter the tiles to only show a specific aspect that they're interested in. People, work, social, case studies and etc. The design objective was to convey our people-first ideology. By showcasing our people alongside with our work, we give insight to our diverse culture and the thought leadership that inspires what we do. The feed would be constantly updated with new content to deliver a dynamic experience. Photos of our employees could be pulled in from the Facebook and Instagram (with their consent) to reveal a deeper layer of our individuality.
Paradigm Behavior specializes in child behavioral therapy for parents with special needs children. They were looking to develop a brand image that was approachable and would appeal to millennial moms. Although the subject matter may be difficult, we believed that a playful and softer design style would be encouraging for parents who are seeking assistance.
Magnolia Sales Tool
Publicis Hawkeye / 2016
Magnolia came to us to redesign their proposal tool. It was outdated and needed to be rebuilt from scratch. The Design Package Proposal is a web application that would be used everyday by sales representatives. The requirement was that it had to contain all of the original content and functionality but with improved organization, be easily scannable and intuitive. The application is client facing so it also had to reflect the premium feel of the brand. This was the first of several applications that would be redesigned so it had to establish clear standards for the other applications to follow.
I started the design with the dashboard since it was the gateway to all of the application's functionality. I wanted to minimize the use of the menu and make it more tappable since the tablet was the main device. I also wanted to allow the user to choose between card view and list view. Based on user testings, some users preferred one over the other and we didn't want to alienate either group.
The left column was made for fast filtering and to be easily reachable with the left hand. The UX team determined all the necessary sort filters and search parameters. I also decided to stack the form labels to be more scannable with adequate spacing to accommodate finger taps. I also broke the form into shorter digestible parts that would auto expand or be collapsed.
You can view the pdf version of the online style guide here:
Magnolia Digital Magazine website. Concept and design.
The goal was to turn Magnolia's bi-annual magazine into a digital experience. This simple and intuitive platform was built with future upgrades in mind. Each article will have it's own customizable layout and interactive treatments that correlates with the topic of the article. The design is optimized for legibility on desktop and mobile devices.
This is Loloi's first consumer-level print campaign. Running in popular magazines like Domino, Rue and House Beautiful, Loloi's aim was to build brand awareness and take a public stance as the most original rug company. My concept was to showcase Loloi's rugs in the homes of authentic creative and entrepreneurial women. Pairing Loloi's design philosophy with the unique lifestyle of these real inspiring women reinforces the value of being an original—the difference between a trendsetter and a trend follower.
For the 2014 catalog, I decided to change the orientation to landscape to allow for better presentation of our photography. Loloi had more rugs than ever before, plus an all-new pillows section. I had to pay extra care when coming out with the layout as to not exponentially increase the number of pages. The end product is a catalog with more alternate photos and products while gaining less than 100 pages. I also provided art direction on photography—details sell products is very true in this case. My team was also more organized and efficient, accomplishing more with a shorter deadline.
GD USA American Inhouse Design Award 2014
Outdoor Lifestyle Photography
Loloi / 2013
Design and layout of booklet. Collaborative styling and photography.
This project was a great experience and personally one of my favorite photo shoots. We had concepted, styled and planned all these photos to be executed over a 3-day photo shoot. With a budget of only $1000 plus existing furniture on location (which was a team member's farm), we were able to achieve some great scenes for this series of indoor and outdoor rugs. Late nights and tree climbing included.
Outward Bound Campaign
Texas State University / 2009
Ad Concept and Execution.
I'm particularly proud of this campaign because I believe the concept is strong. The thought I had that led to this concept was, "Why do we restrict ourselves to a single webpage in order to define who we are?" In our adolescence, we're always trying to define what makes us unique. Outward Bound is a great way for young adults to learn life skills, build character and leadership. I believe this stark comparison on what Outward Bound can offer you instead of sitting on a couch might be inspirational to the thrill seeker in all of us.