Neuropsych PowerPoint

Information Design: a PowerPoint presentation in clinical neuropsychology. The doctor who gave the presentation was a certified genius, and I am proud to have played a role in disseminating her research. Cole Nussbaumer at Storytelling With Data wrote an interesting post last week about choosing between light and dark backgrounds for data visualizations. As Cole mentions, dark backgrounds, combined with bold, … Read More

Intro to Arboriculture

I spearheaded the HTML5 update to ISA’s award-winning award-winning, interactive training series (“Intro to Arboriculture”), which was previously only available through CD-ROMs or in Flash format. Before I came to the project, the ISA had been struggling to update their legacy content. They had tasked a handful of instructional designers who failed to clean the Flash code. With proper planning … Read More

HS Student Book Trailer

I am very happy to have helped Nick E. create an awesome “book trailer” for his high school English class. Nick is a super-bright boy, and his creative energy shows in the final draft. Nick and his mother envisioned their own movie studio which would produce the trailer for James Dashner’s Scorch Trials. Nick and I brought the studio to life … Read More

Animated Production Bumper

I made this studio production bumper/logo in Adobe After Effects. This being one of my first animations in After Effects, I tweaked a template, adjusted the coloring, added audio from an open-source archive, and basically cobbled. It’s not entirely original, but what is?

Treehug App

Another prototype for the International Society of Arboriculture. They were looking for a quick app mockup (made in just a few days). I accomplished this by using some Adobe XD templates. Note: The below video is embedded in portrait orientation. Scroll down to see the play button.

Custom 404 Pages

Website visitors land on a 404 error page when they try to visit a page that does not exist. This can be because the page has been moved or removed, the server or internet connection is down, users have clicked a broken link, or users typed the wrong URL. Typically 404 error pages result in one of the following messages: When it … Read More

Founding a Design Lab

I helped to kickstart the Rutgers Writing and Design Lab (RWDL), a forward-thinking multiliteracy center with a focus on digital composition. The RWDL offers face-to-face tutoring for a population of nearly 6,000 students, as well as workshops in document and instructional design.  As a senior consultant, I helped create student videos, craft effective presentations, podcasts, and web publications. We also … Read More

Snip | RC Game Studios

I worked as a project manager and game producer for R-C Game Studio — a videogame collab operating out of the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University. In my role as project manager, I coordinated various aspects of game production: selecting and approving the storyboards; coordinating the writing, directing, editing; offering technical advice on prototype builds. I helped to keep … Read More

Wall Street Journal – 90s Throwback

Throwback: Adam Janos — of A&E and The Wall Street Journal — contracted me to design “a very ugly old 1990s website on a modern blogging platform with mobile support.” He saw the ‘classic’ version of my own site, and for reasons I cannot fathom, he wanted something similar: gaudy wallpaper, animated .gifs, distracting colors. The ‘classic’ version of Adam’s site is so hideous that … Read More

Premiere Pro – Video Experiments

Jan Holevik’s Rhetoric and Info Technology course was an intensive masterclass in Adobe Creative Cloud software. I read a ton of theory — and each week, instead of writing papers, I created video-reactions based on those readings. But saying I completed one video week per video is a bit misleading. I was teaching two undergrad courses at the time, taking … Read More