Midstates Clubhouse Roundup

Thunderbird Clubhouse hosted the annual Midstates’ Clubhouse Conference in 2012 and the event required a theme and logo. Event organizers settled on a western theme and the logo and subsequent marketing and published materials followed suit. The logo was used in print and digital, as well as on screen printed items for conference participants. A website was created for the Thunderbird Clubhouse’s 2012 Mid States Clubhouse Roundup Conference and can be seen here. Thunderbird Clubhouse is a non-profit group located in Norman, Oklahoma helping … Read more…

The University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies

This is just a sampling of projects completed while employed at the University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies include electronic communications, website and digital graphics, photography and photo editing, logo development, presentations and print communications. Many more have been created than are shown here, but for brevity only a small number have been selected to display the wide variety of my work while employed there.           … Read more…

How to get more Facebook likes

I love The Oatmeal and though I’d love for something I make to “go viral” and make me an instant celebrity with a book deal and opportunities to interview all over the world, I’d rather keep my integrity. Anyway, so this is how you get more likes on Facebook… [psst, it’s a link]…. [image 100% borrowed from The Oatmeal…. I didn’t steal it, I’m just using it to promote his site… honest! Please don’t sue me, Mr. Oatmeal.] … Read more…

Thumbnail fail

Thumbnail Fail

A few weeks ago I wrote about my conquering of the thumbnails when someone links to my pages in Facebook… here’s why that’s important: Not only do images better convey the message, but confusing ones are actually worse than no thumbnail at all. You see that and think “A $400 mattress?! Sweet!” not “I would like to click on this link and learn more about this organization.” Plus it just looks silly. … Read more…

Thumbnails! Just a piece of (not so) tasty cake! [UPDATED]

Finally! A Facebook Thumbnail!

I spent a good part of my weekend trying and trying to get shared links to show something, anything other than the icons in the right column as thumbnails. After countless widget downloads, snippet pasting, and failed cold coding… I finally did it! Well, me and my friend Google Search. And to think all it took was: <!– Start of Facebook Meta Tags by shailan (http://shailan.com) –>     <meta property=”og:title” content=”Introducing dropdown menu effects” />     <meta property=”og:type” content=”article” />     <meta property=”og:url” … Read more…

Held ransom by clowns

Held random by clowns

  I can’t lie, I love WordPress. It’s free and easy to use. The plugins are also free but unfortunately not always easy to use. Sometime late last night I lost my mind and decided to update a working homepage slideshow plugin. The creator conveniently replaced my settings file with the default “Test” file full of broken links and hideous images. They also created some sort of monster that not only doesn’t work on Google Chrome, but has a big ugly watermark with their plain-text logo … Read more…

Beverage-Induced Site Build > Regular Site Build

Lindemans Pêche Lambic - Fruit Beer

This site is starting to look a lot like a site for a real designer now. That’s exactly the direction I was hoping it would go. Sometimes I get lost in the details and though those details add tiny bits of excitement to my projects, they rarely actually add much content. To avoid focusing on those before I get all my content up, I think I will try to glaze over the small, editable details for now with the help of a glass of … Read more…

Trying it out

Pre-build concerns

So I’m still working out the details of this site and I’m trying out this blog part. I’m not sure I’ll keep it up but I’ll at least be able to say I tried it! Blog or no blog, I’m excited to be working on a site dedicated solely to my design work. I’m expecting something like this (just squint hard and replace “soda” with “Fantastic New Portfolio Site!”): Pre-build concerns: Post-build excitement: (These images also used to convince co-workers we needed sodas.) … Read more…