Web site samples. All of the sites represented here were designed and built by myself unless where explicitly noted.
Print samples including collateral, print design, publication design and branding examples.
Illustration samples. All illustrations are executed by hand with some noted exceptions.
I have almost 20 years experience designing and building websites. This experience ranges from managing teams in building and maintaining large corporate sites to personally building websites for small retail, non-profit and other clients.
My goal in building a site is make sure it works according to your goals: I listen to your business or communication goals and translate that into a site that works to achieve your aims.
A common experience for many hiring a web designer is that the designer you’ve hired has a day job – they are out of reach for hours and are unresponsive. You will not have that issue when working with me. I work as a consultant exclusively which means I answer the phone and your emails when you have questions.
Rates are flexible. Generally I will establish a project bid according to our conversations and set milestones and deliveries. My deep experience generally means that your overall project cost will be lower and the project coming in on time.
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Website of Lee Rather, Ph.D. psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. A professional services site highlighting the core practice areas, publications and presentations. This is the second iteration of the site to incorporate a responsive design. I liked the redesign well enough to borrow the template for my own site.
The Chai Bar San Francisco site introduces the offerings of this retail café in the heart of the Midtown portion of Market Street in San Francisco. The site uses Zurb Foundation’s framework at it’s core to provide the responsive site skeleton.
The Nocturne site was created to highlight the monthly Podcast content developed by Vanessa Lowe. The focus of the site was to support the mood of the podcasts which focus on everything to do with the night. The site relies heavily on the custom artwork my wife, Robin Galante, created for the site prior to Read more about Nocturne[…]
This site was created to promote and describe the services of Doctor Dawn Farber, Psychoanalyst, therapist, teacher and author. The 17-page site is a responsive WordPress site designed and modified to enable the client to perform the maintenance and to allow for blogging. Included were the SEO, design, site build, and instructions/documentation.
This is a test of whether to treat the illustration’s coloring by hand or to use Photoshop. This is a preliminary sketch for an Illustrated children’s book on Golden gate Park and not as some have postulated, a rendering of my father’s issues with squirrels. The illustration is done in graphite and charcoal on vellum Read more about Golden Gate Park – Color and Illustration Draft[…]
An illustration of characters from the Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass illustrator John Tenniel. This was commissioned for a wedding invitation.
Illustration of a 17th century Persian astrolabe for a promotional image for a theatre production by Monica Maye.
Program, T-shirt and poster design for a ballet production of two parts, one including a tribute to Louis Armstrong.
Program and poster design for a ballet production composed of multiple themes.
The design was commissioned as a Program cover, T-shirt and poster design for a ballet production of the Pied Piper of Hamelin by Ballet Arts Minnesota.
This is a postcard and poster created for musician Erston Pearcy designed for small print runs. ’56 Chevy imagery pays homage to Erston’s song of the same name.
Escama Studio is a line of hand bags manufactured in Brazil from recycled aluminum pull tabs, they type you find on top of aluminum cans. I designed the first runs of the collateral pieces including logo designs, line sheets designs, some product design and POS displays.
This product was a series of maps showcasing business parks in various regions. The maps were created from panels of advertising on one side and a map pinpointing property locations for lease on the reverse. The reverse side also had additional advertising that had to be created for each client.
The Business Park Guides were a combination of 4-color, 2-color and black-and-white offset printing in magazine format. I was responsible for all layout, design, production and oversight of the entire printing process. Some ads and cover designs were supplied by the advertisers.
Branding, letterhead and business cards for ArcStone Technologies.
Site Type: Branding This was an example of under-the-gun design. I was asked to come up with a logo for use within 4 hours of this newly created brand. The design had to work equally as well for the web as it would for print. Skill Sets / Tools: Freehand, Illustrator
The design was built so that it could be localized and cobranded for various markets including China, Thailand and Korea using adhesive labeling. I designed and produced the die cut and packaging design. The printing was completed in China.
The Meet World Trade Custom Sourcing Brochure was created to “product-ize” the web site content for communication and distribution to our partners.
The Leasing Guide Publications family included the Minnesota Real Estate Guide and Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine. The publications were 4 color offset magazine format ranging from 60 to 120 pages.
The Real Estate Journal publications were industry newspapers serving the real estate communities in Minnesota, Illinois. I managed the production and provided layout and art direction for the publications.
The D&B.com site is a corporate website emphasizing products and D&B’s position in the corporate credit marketplace. I served as Production manager and Web Producer responsible for the development and maintenance of the site with a small team of web producers.
I designed the MortgageMakers publications family, performed all layout, performed all art direction, and subsequently managed all production aspects including ad creation, preflight, management of printing process.
The Hoover’s mobile site was added in 2013 and targeted a sub-section of the data on the full Hoover’s site. The mobile site utilizes a responsive design framework and design but targets only mobile devices. I served as developer and production manager for the project.
The Hoover’s site is a templated data-driven site with millions of pages and primarily serves as a lead generation tool. My primary role was to guide the development of the site in addition to personally building pages and configuring the Adobe Test&Target multi-variant tests.
AllBusiness.com is a large web portal consisting of 7 million plus original and licensed articles aimed at small and medium businesses. I was a web producer and later production manager responsible for developing, testing and releasing all static content pages and maintaining the display of all pages.
Escama Studio is a line of hand bags manufactured in Brazil from recycled materials. I helped Escama, now Escama Studios, get off the ground as a co-founder with Andy Krumholz. I built the original website, created marketing materials and assorted graphic design projects.
Originally I contracted for Genentech to build sub-sites for the various Genentech departments using in-house Dreamweaver templates called the “Site Builder Tooklit” then trained internal users on how to update the sites. Later I was folded into the main intranet team to help update the main intranet site.
The Juniper Networks Corporate Intranet portal that sought to gather all internal documents and organize them in a coherent manner for Juniper Network employees. My role was to rebuild the site in a new look-and-feel, improve the information architecture, to provide daily updates and to train other to update sections belonging to their group or department.
The site was to be an Ecommerce site driven by Agoracart – an open-source software based on PERL which I modified. I was the sole developer/designer on the project so I was doing all the front-end and back-end development without any outside assistance.
The Wind River Human Resources site was a rebuild of an existing site designed to improve the usability focussing on the information architecture. I also trained internal resources and documented the site in order to hand-off the daily maintenance of the site to the HR group. Afterwards I was retained to provide updates to the Wind River Support Site.
The Levy Architecture site was a portfolio site built to highlight projects completed by the firm. I designed and built all aspects of the site working closely with the firm’s owner, Ross Levy. The images presented here are mainly to demonstrate my iterative design process.
Meet World Trade was a sourcing platform (Like Alibaba) matching developing-nation producers with developed nation manufacturers. I was the lead designer and web producer and later added user experience and information architecture under my responsibilities. I led a team of web developers in maintaining the site.
The Fred Finch Youth Center was designed and built for the not-for-profit for internal maintenance. I provided the information architecture, design, the completed site, training and documentation.
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