A collection of my web design work over the past few years can be found below.
Note: I've been doing this for a while, so some links to (once) live samples may be broken, or the design and content may have changed from the screen shot.
Lead HTML (UI) Developer for Verizon's Wireline consumer facing self-help portfolio and workforce facing web applications.
My main initiative for 2014 was to establish and document standards to allow Verizon's web presence to shift towards a responsive web model. This was accomplished through the creation and maintenance of the Verizon Responsive Framework (VZRF).
As lead HTML Developer for the User Experience & Design group, I am responsible for the leadership and direction of the HTML developers.
At CBRE, I worked as a UX/UI Senior Application Developer on the Global LaborView application. The application delivers leading demographic/economic indicators coupled with labor market and business intelligence on locations/markets across the US. Put simply, the application, coupled with CBRE Consultants, can help save companies save in labor costs by choosing the right location to set up shop.
CBRE Requested I not show any screen shots of the application, but trust me … it's a beautiful application.
Genares is a small online hotel reservations company that brought me on as their front end web designer/developer. Most of my work there involved making enhancements to their existing booking engine. However the more interesting things I did involved proofs of concepts and special assignments, a couple of which are shown below.
The Genares booking engine had limited theming ability. Only a logo and a few colors could be changed, along with an optional custom header and footer that wrapped around the static booking engine content area. I suggested that if only the HTML were re-written from its largely table-based layout to some well thought out HTML, we could create a more custom look and feel for each customer. This would create a much less jarring effect that happened when a hotel guest went from the hotel's website to the Genares Booking Engine.
When opening this Proof of Concept, you will see a "theme switcher" in the top left corner. This will swap the CSS and images used, but keep the HTML exactly the same, showing that if the Booking Engine's HTML structure was updated, customers could be offered much more flexibility in customizing the Booking Engine to look and feel more like their own site.
Genares management was preparing to make a pitch to Hard Rock Hotels and asked me to create a fun presentation tool that could be shown online. They ended up going with a PowerPoint presentation, but I still got to make this jQuery Plug-in that I called the super slider.
Basically it builds a nice slide show from a definition list and has several customizable options. It's goals were to be backwards compatible to IE7 and also work on a touch device. Navigate through he slides using the arrow keys, or by clicking on things.
which is still running at sports.rivalroo.com which is no longer up, but you can see a few screen shots of some of the prototypes below.
Rivalroo.com is still up and running, although buggy last I checked
Rivalroo's (see below) owner had several contacts who needed web development services, so we started a side project called eBridge to handle custom web development needs. The site is no longer up, but I have a copy of it up at ebridge.benlwilliams.com.
A site I built for a local hair salon located in Las Colinas, TX. They wanted a simple site to showcase their services, staff, and natural products. They also wanted to be able to make regular updates themselves so I integrated Perch CMS and trained the owners in its use.
Meredith & Associates is an accounting firm which had a website that needed some SEO work and a facelift. The entire site needed to be built from the ground up, much of the content was copied from the original site, but was reorganized and optimized to be more people and search engine friendly. Soon after the search engines had a chance to crawl the page, web traffic nearly doubled. An increase in new clients came from the website, and they even had new graduates calling in, offering to work for free, just to get real-world experience in accounting.
Puritan life called upon my services to re-vamp their mediocre web presence. They were running an out-dated and poorly implemented DotNetNuke site that needed a massive overhaul and brand new identity. A new look was created to properly represent the professionalism of the company. New sections of the site were developed to target two specific audiences: a "Products" section for customers who knew exactly what they wanted, and a "Solutions" section for those who were looking for answers general financial needs.
Special attention was also given to the Career section of the website to help boost agent recruitment, including placement of a promotional video, online applications, an agent testimonial section, and benefits to working at Puritan Life.
Worlds of Wow a company that creates themed and play areas for church children's ministries. They hired me as a freelance web designer to create a new website for them. Their goal was to have a site that balanced professionalism with a children's entertainment look/feel. They also wanted a better tool to provide a showcase of their inherently visual product.
I served as the Web User Interface Engineer at Ingen Systems. While working at Ingen, I took part in the development of dozens of DotNetNuke driven websites. Following is a small sampling of the sites I created with the Ingen Systems team. My role in each site was slightly different but all included some mix of the following:
As the sole Web Developer for Al Boenker Insurance, I was responsible for creating and maintaining all of the web sites owned by the company.
This is the screen shot of main public web site for Al Boenker Insurance. It remained the site for about 4 years before being redesigned after I left.
I designed two web sites for Empower. The design for EmpowerIns.com (auto division) was an original creation. The Design for EmpowerBrokerage.com (health division) was based off of the look of their insurance software in order to maintain a consistent look and feel that their agents would be used to.
This is the auto insurance web site for Empower. The site has been updated since I last worked on it, but I have a copy of the home page up on my site.
The screen shot is the site I designed for life and health insurance web site for Empower. It has since been changed.
Most of my work at Sabre Holdings involved information architecture and turning Photoshop files into HTML/CSS.
This is a fictional airline's home page that was created to demo a Sabre Airline Solutions Flight scheduling program.
This campaign involved making an HTML email, as well as micro-site. The email was designed to work on all of the most popular e-mail programs and links to the micro site.
The AirServ campaign had a focus on the new meal optimizer program for airline meal planning. Like the MRO campaign, this site also has a micro-site and email version.
It was discovered that most people who went to sabre.com were really looking for sabre-holdings.com. Therefore, the look of the sabre.com home was redesigned to look more like sabre-holdings.com.
Below are different home pages I made to showcase the different design possibilities available to a single brand. View all three home pages by clicking on their "view" link or screen shot.