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Graphic Design & Web Development Design Projects

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  • Screenshot from TheAgeOfConsequences.com
  • Screenshot from theageofconsequences.com
  • Screenshot from theageofconsequences.com
  • Screenshot from theageofconsequences.com

The Age of Consequences looks at climate change through the lens of resources scarcity, economic migration, US national security, and global stability. PF Pictures asked me to build a WordPress site, a mirror site to that of the their previously released film, to deliver information about the film and featured interviews, to present the filmmakers’ goals, and to outline ways their audience can get involved and support the project.

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  • Homepage from requiemfortheamericandream.com
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  • Screenshot from requiemfortheamericandream.com
  • Screenshot from requiemfortheamericandream.com

PF Pictures’ Requiem for the American Dream premiered January of 2016 featuring intellectual powerhouse Noam Chomsky outlining the country’s enormous economic inequities. The film’s webspace was to be a locus for press and information about the film, screenings times, and outreach efforts.

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  • Screenshot from PFPictures.com
  • About the company page, PFpictures.com
  • About the filmmakers at PF Pictures
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  • PF Pictures films page
  • PF Pictures Commercial Work Page

Jared Scott and Kelly Nyks asked me to build a site that would not only exhibit their film work, but communicate clearly their company’s mission as well. The homepage boasts, “We are devoted to artful and arresting stories that make action irresistible,” and their claim is well supported through case studies, a strategy statement, biographic information, and a company profile.

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  • Screenshot from billnyefilm.com
  • Screenshot from structurefilms.com
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  • Screenshot from structurefilms.com
  • Screenshot from structurefilms.com

Structure Films approached me to design their visual identity and home webspace. Jason and David were interested in using a model of electromagnetism as the basis of their logo to reinforce their science-in-film mission. We put together a dynamic, WordPress site that uses video, full width elements, and tall, scrolling pages to engage the visitor.

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  • Bill Nye Film homepage
  • Bill Nye Film blog page

Structure Films tasked me with building a small landing page for their project in development. That page has since grown a bit into the Bill Nye Film home and our work together spilled into a Kickstarter campaign, complete with gifs, infographics, and rewards designs.

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  • Couple3 homepage
  • Couple3 film page
  • Couple3 film page
  • Couple3 contact
  • Couple3 about

Couple3 Films’ portfolio site makes plain their interest in science by presenting the visitor a periodic table of their film work. Their logo development was also a big part of this project.

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  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media homepage
  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media call for papers
  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media 2013 schedule
  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media 2012 homepage
  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media 2012 speakers
  • Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media 2012 keynote

The Bay Area Graduate Symposium brings together academics from a variety of California institutions. Promoting the event with website instead of a poster allowed the organizing committee to create a registration tool that let them estimate attendance for sponsors and provide directions and details about their speakers to attendees.

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  • Darwin Cafe homepage
  • Darwin Cafe info
  • Darwin Cafe menu
  • Darwin Cafe menu

Darwin Cafe needed a simple WordPress site where it could post a rotating daily menu. With the wonderful darwings of Jon Ching, we were able to put together a beautiful site that let the food take center stage.

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Cat Trick Films

cattrickfilms.com

Design / Identity / Web Development

  • Cat Trick homepage splash
  • Cat Trick homepage
  • Cat Trick bio section
  • Cat Trick sections closed view
  • Cat Trick sections view

Cat Trick Films, an up-start production company based in San Francisco, needed help building a brand. I collaborated with the three primary filmmakers to produce a fun, fresh portfolio site to showcase their talent and attract new clients. The site uses Javascript to simulate folders opening and closing, allowing the viewer to show and hide portfolio categories.

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  • Lana Wilson Homepage
  • Lana Wilson Project Category Page
  • Lana Wilson Press Page
  • Lana Wilson Screening Page
  • Lana Wilson Bio Page
  • Lana Wilson Film Page

Lana Wilson is an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. Her website presents her projects and relevant press clippings. The site was designed to quietly present it’s content and the design foregrounds the identity mark I designed for Lana’s personal brand.

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  • Synapse homepage layout
  • Synapse article view
  • Synapse article headline
  • Synapse footer
Development for Drupal by Kalamuna

UCSF’s student newspaper, Synapse, hired Kalamuna to develop a new home as they began to see their readers move online. Kalamuna brought me on to work up a visual design and new brand identity. Together we built a bright, clean site.

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  • After Tiller Homepage
  • After Tiller screenshot
  • After Tiller Events page

Filmmakers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson document the lives of four doctors providing late term abortions in the Emmy Award Winning doc After Tiller. This “intimate and heartfelt” [LA Times] doc needed a clean WordPress site for it’s premier at Sundance and subsequent tour to festivals throughout the country.

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