Special Web Projects
The first three projects below received exposure among top bloggers:
Edward Burtynsky Forum
In 2005 the photographer Edward Burtynsky won a $100,000 TED prize and exhibited at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford. This site is a companion to that exhibition, and combines media-rich forum software, novel "zoomify" features for image presentation, and a slick user interface.
100 People Who Are Screwing Up America ? And Why?
A succint, simple, and incisive summary of Bernard Goldberg's bestseller 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America.
The Plastic Perfect Album
How do you suss out the perfect album from a 400-post-long thread? Here is a checklist for the music lover looking to expand her horizons.
Co-developed the first-ever Social Networking Service for virtual personas (sort of like myspace). The site's primary focus was on characters created in World of Warcraft.
Flash-based instant messanger. Connects through XML with custom-built Jabber-IM server. Allows clients to provide live text-based customer service. Requires Internet Explorer (click "Talk" to see UI).
Archaeologists exploring creative themes with photography. Site comissioned through Stanford's MetaMeda Lab.
Re-Imagining the Wiki UI
Stanford's MetaMedia Lab asked for a creative re-interpretation of the wiki interface. Many find that the current standard-bearer Wikipedia is cumbersome and too "techie."
Europe Flash Map Infoviz
Information Visualization (infoviz) of a 2005 Anti-Defamation League Survey on Europe. Flash map paints a striking picture of attitudes across Europe.
Memorial site for Princess Diana created within a week of her passing (1997). Was featured in People Magazine.
Layout design for popular sandal-maker's e-commerce site.
Silicon Valley biotech firm needed a professional and content-rich site while maintaining a sense of pizzazz. This site is currently the top-designed site in its industry.
Society for French Historical Studies
How do you make a simple three-page brochure into a lively and enticing design? Zen-like layout and rich color coordination are key.
Silicon Valley journalist wanted to integrate a blog with his existing writing portfolio, while presenting a professional and contemporary image.
Personal journal, or "weblog." Based on the Movabletype Content Management System (CMS). Features forums, a dynamic link system, and over 1300 posts.
On-line magazine for computer games. At one month, back
in 1997, we received half a million hits. In addition we appeared in
publications such as c|net and FamilyPC.
Finalist in 1997 ThinkQuest International Web Design
Contest. This site teaches students about Chemistry, Biology, Physics
First place entry in San Diego-wide web design contest
1997. This site elaborates on the Power of Literacy through simple discussions
Logo and website design for antiques e-tailer.
& Burditch Public Relations
Site for Los Angeles-based Public Relations Firm.
Front page layout
for real estate agents' portal.
Logo and website design for air conditioning company.
Web site for hosting company.
Fan site for the popular PC game Diablo. This site was
one of the most popular sites on Diablo out there at the time.
Design for internal newsletter for wireless l-commerce
Design of our former corporation's home page.
Front page design
for precious metals mining corporation.
Salon & Day Spa
Web site for San Diego salon. This site is featured in
both English and Spanish.
Introduction to new "Virtual Classroom" project
by the Poway Unified School District.
MonarkW Shirt Designs
Slashdot Re-design Contest
Front-end for Los Angeles shirt designer and illustrator. I colored in the designer's pencil and pen drawings, touched them up, and added effects to make them sizzle on the web.
This entry was an early contender in the re-design of the popular technology forum Slashdot. You can view CmdrTaco's comments about this entry on his journal.
Top Flash-Animated Sites
go2 Flash Demo
Marketing promotional for wireless start-up. This was re-purposed by sales agents hundreds of times for individual pitches to clients such as Coca-Cola and Burger King. This demo also appeared on CBSMarketWatch and has been rated by top advertising firms.
1998 Winner of $84,000 Adobe Design Award. This has appeared in places such as CNN and MSNBC. This was my first flash, designed in Flash 2.0.
Employs innovative interactivity and powerful motion graphic design. Was completed in 10 days (weekends and weekdays). The client was more than satisfied and thoroughly impressed.
Lee Celano Photography
Website for Los Angeles-based photographer. The client wanted the ability to edit photos and rename captions without being an expert in Flash. I automated this process using XML and ActionScript.
Portfolio exposition for Bay Area artist. Includes some neat Flash ActionScript easter eggs and other creative methods of presentation.
Flash-based kiosk demo to appear on 40'' plasma displays.
These displays would then be placed in the lobby of commercial buildings
to provide directory access to visitors.
Flash-based demo of the go2BK alliance. I cast four
actors for the shoot and used a local photographer. go2 ultimately got
the Burger King account.
Educates users on how to access the go2 site from their
cell phones. This was particularly interesting because there were twenty
mobile devices that needed custom tutorials. Our solution was to use
ActionScript to provide scalability and efficiency to the flash.
Lucy Nicholson Photography
Gaza Strip photo essay for Los Angeles-based photographer. In order to speed up the delivery of this site, I designed an XML and ActionScript backend.
Flash site for commercial ISP services. inBuilding has
been a client for a long time and we've used flash to further enhance
New magazine from New York sought creative flash introduction to promote their launch. The site's theme matches the magazine's emphasis on the "pursuit of passion."
Presentation for couple's silver wedding. The link was
placed in invitations to show guests a gallery of photos.
Site for network consulting group. They wanted a a high-end
flash that effectively promoted the image of their company. This is
designed in the style of Terminator, the movie.
Flash Demo (update)
of the popular go2 Flash Demo. This one incorporates new product features
and an updated style.
Introductory website for start-up in San Diego. At the
time, go2's field of expertise was in developing a system similar to
domain names for latitude and longitude.
Flash-based user-interface for multimedia phone booths.
These special booths appeared in airports such as Houston and LAX. A
user would go up to the touch-screen LCD and press buttons to access
yellow pages data.
Flash for on-line gambling site that promotes new versions
of their games.
& Co., Inc.
Improved message and enhanced image for real estate services
Hills Chamber of Commerce
Flash introduction for holiday shopping site.