Project Summary

I like working on projects that have clearly defined goals. I love working on projects that have goals that I buy into. Henceforth, I was very excited to help Riverpark pursue their three main goals: keeping members informed, encouraging them from the Word of God, and proclaiming how God is at work among His people. To this end, the website frontend was redesigned to improve usability, accessibility, SEO, and overall aesthetics, the backend framework was overhauled which dramatically streamlined the content management workflow, and a communication strategy was implemented to utilize a wide array of channels including social media, email, and print.

Stats & Details

Launch Date: October, 2012

Design & Development: Sparrow Visual

Riverpark Bible Church

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Project Summary

Inspiration Cruises & Tours offers exceptional travel experiences through their partnership with other Christian ministries. Over the last year, I've worked closely with Josh Smith, Inspiration's creative director, to redesign their website and design and develop a blog and resource center to add useful, engaging content for their existing and potential clientele. A lot of work was put in to cross-market their events based on the content on any given article. WordPress again proved to be a solid platform to manage the complexities that projects like this demand.

Stats & Details

Launch Date: September, 2012

Design & Development: Sparrow Visual

Development: Scott Jantz

Inspiration Cruises & Tours

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Project Summary

The Everglades Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Florida's Everglades. This project consisted of redesigning the website's front end as well as overhauling the backend framework to improve content management efficiency. The staff members at the Foundation were great to work with and very helpful during the development process. I still find it amazing that I can work with people thousands of miles away... pretty cool.

Stats & Details

Launch Date: September, 2012

Design & Development: Sparrow Visual

Everglades Foundation

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Project Summary

I've worked with Josh Smith in different capacities over the last 9 years. Josh's drive for creativity, elegant design, and effective communication is evident in all his work, and I've learned a ton from working with him. Needless to say, I was pleased to be a part of developing his new personal portfolio site for Wonderfull Studios. My involvement included front and back-end development based on layouts designed by Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain. The content management system was heavily customized for easy-peasy maintenance.

Stats & Details

Launch Date: April, 2012

Development: Sparrow Visual

Design: Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain

Art Direction: Josh Smith

Wonderfull Studios

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Project Summary

Joshua Wilderness Institute is a year-long program run by Hume Lake for college-aged young adults. It was great working with Rich Ferreira (Dean of Students) and Chester McLaughlin (Marketing Technologist) again, as I had back when I was on staff at Hume. The JWI staff had already been faithfully blogging for 3 good years, so it was important to keep the existing content in tact while making a better shell for it to live in. We redesigned the website from the ground up to better accommodate the content, reflect the organization's new brand, and to more effectively harness social media channels.

Stats & Details

Launch Date: February, 2012

Design: Sparrow Visual

Development: Chester McLaughlin

Joshua Wilderness Institute

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Project Summary

Mariano is more than a photographer; he's an artist. While working on his site, I was often distracted for way too long as I browsed through his photo galleries. Mariano designed his own page layouts, passed them on to me for the development. After customizing the content management system, Mariano was able to maintain the content easily. After 3 years, the site is still looking great, which is a testatment to Mariano's mad design skills.

Stats & Details

Launch Date: July 2009

Development: Sparrow Visual

Design: Mariano Friginal

Mariano Friginal Photography

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Project Summary

GTI offers all-inclusive, Bible-based, guided experiences through the holy land and middle east. Their focus is not to merely show off touristy landmarks, but to view the land through the lens of scripture. Redesigning GTI's website was in conjunction with Rich Ferreira and Chester McLaughlin, who masterminded the project. We redesigned site to improve usability, social media integration, and aesthetics. The content management system was customized for for user-friendly blogging and content management. I'm happy to report that GTI's website visits increased exponentially after the launch.

Details

Launch Date: June, 2011

Design: Sparrow Visual

Development: Chester McLaughlin

Project Management: Rich Ferreira

GTI Study Tours

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Project Summary

Mark Janzen is a seasoned and well-respected photographer based here in the valley. I met Mark through Mariano Friginal, and I was privileged to redesign his site. Prior to the redesign, the site was ranked nicely on search engines and Mark had a good 2-3 years of blog posts that needed to stay in tact. Not messing those things up was a high priority. The outcome boasts elegant photo galleries that function on all devices, an improved workflow for managing blog posts and photos, and an online booking system.

Stats & Details

Launch Date: January 2011

Design & Development: Sparrow Visual

Mark Janzen Photography

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Project Summary

Not For Sale Campaign has been delightful to work with. They have a noble cause, and they think outside the box with everything they do. Back in 2009 I helped them redesign their website from the ground up, and since then, they've continued to harness the web as an effective means of communication. This time around, we were able to implement a slew of improvements with respect to content management, functionality, social media integration, and overall aesthetics. With elegant design by Tiffany Morgan Design, I was pleased to develop their new and improved website.

Stats & Details

Launch Date: March 2011

Development: Sparrow Visual

Design: Tiffany Morgan Design

Not For Sale Campaign

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Project Summary

Durham Construction Company does all kinds of stuff I wish I knew how to do, like build things, hammer nails straight, and drive big tractors. Fortunately, they still needed a softy like me to help redesign their website, which had since deteriorated into a mess of broken links and dated design. I redesigned website front end to improve usability, accessibility, SEO, and overall aesthetics, and customized the content management system to handle the specific requirements for displaying projects, pages, and news articles on the site. It was a pleasure to work with Chris Durham and his team on this project.

Stats & Details

Launch Date: March 2012

Design & Development: Sparrow Visual

Durham Construction Company

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Project Summary

Just Business incubates and scales for-profit enterprises for the purpose of creating social benefit. Just Business enterprises provide financial fuel for purpose-driven organizations while attacking the root cause of vulnerability: poverty. Creating Just Business' website started with design comps from Tiffany Morgan Design, which I then translated into code, and customized the content management system for easy maintenance.

Stats & Details

Launch Date: November 2011

Development: Sparrow Visual

Design: Tiffany Morgan Design

Just Business Fund

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Project Summary

I enjoy working with clients from different fields. This being the first engineering firm I've worked with, I learned a bit about the folks who build things like parking lots, detention basins, and (coolest of all) military battle courses. I'm hoping they'll give me a discount on the latter when I decide to re-landscape my backyard. For this project, I redesigned the website to improve usability, accessibility, SEO, and overall aesthetics, and developed a custom content management system to handle the specific requirements for displaying projects, pages, and news articles on the site.

Stats & Details

Launch Date: December 2009

Design & Development: Sparrow Visual

Blair, Church & Flynn

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