In 2020 I helped launch an online ticket sales platform for the Actors Training Center in Wilmette, IL. Since then we have expanded their online capabilities to include class registration and fundraising.
I had the distinct honor of building a website for Dr. Lemuel Watson, a seasoned executive, coach, author, and scholar.
I had the distinct honor of working with one of my oldest friends, Derek Nielsen, in launching an online store dereknielsen.com for his photography brand. A portion of all sales go directly back to organizations helping to protect the delicate ecosystems represented in the photographs.
I served as the lead developer on a rebuild project for the Foundations of Health Research Center at Northwestern University. Their website was severely outdated, disorganized, and not communicating the important research work they are doing. We leveraged their massive amount of content and built an agile system of organizing and displaying their research content, […]
The sister brand to Central Vacuum Direct, I lead the migration of VacuumStore.com from the Miva Merchant platform to Shopify.
Website I made for my own fun: The Good Index. It’s an index of independent online retailers (you can shop online, and still support independent business).
The Problem: Hard-to-Find PSAV Locations During the discovery phase with PSAV, I noticed that they lacked a few key components that any big company with multiple locations has: a store locator on the website and local listings on Google Maps. So when customers directly told PSAV leadership, “I just want to know where to find you” […]
CentralVacuumDirect.com is running on the Volusion e-commerce system. For this project, we needed to bury ourselves in the weeds and dig our way out. Everything needed to be re-worked and re-assessed after being neglected for so long: inventory control, product/catalog management, pricing. Thousands of spreadsheet hours later: we arrived at a source of truth for […]
An award-winning, historic steakhouse in the Chicago Suburbs with packed weekend dinner crowds deserves a strong website – an online presence that properly represents the 110-year-old restaurant which has never closed its doors despite Prohibition, riots, and structure fire. Relaunched in June 2017, the site did more than provide a refreshed look/feel and updated menu; it […]
I was honored to take lead on redesigning and rebuilding the web presence for a cause as noble and necessary as FLOW: For Love of Water, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering leaders and communities to protect the Great Lakes (the largest source of freshwater on Earth). We conducted brand, user, and donor research and […]
Saybrook was perhaps the most massive undertaking to date for myself in terms of digital projects, but I lead a knowledgeable and capable team and we stuck to our plan. Some of the many challenges included staying true to Saybrook’s unique brand, taming its complicated site architecture (5000 pages when we started the project), and […]
After monitoring less than ideal user engagement on the thechicagoschool.edu homepage (originally launched 12-20-2015), we set designing a new home page with the chief goal of improving engagement and driving traffic to our cornerstone content areas. Check out the deck presented to school leadership. This is the original homepage circa 2003: This is the homepage (3rd […]