Joel Sartore Photography
A website redesign to handle 44,000 stock photos. Built on WordPress and ElasticSearch, with custom e-commerce.
The redesign supported a miniseries premiere on PBS and boosted fundraising sales by $12,000/month, even after the miniseries ended.
Foundation for Child Development
A website migration and redesign from Drupal to WordPress.
My content audit and usability testing revealed easy-to-fix problems; with those fixes, the redesign organically increased visits 35% and e-mail signups 280%.
Jamie Leeds Restaurant Group
A WordPress multisite redesign for six restaurant locations across three concepts.
The redesign reduced admin by ~3 hours/week, increased website reservations 3-5%, and saved $6,000/year in fees.
Teaching and Workshops
A free MOOC in user-centered design principles for websites and mobile apps. 19,000 students and counting.
Coding for Designers
A free, self-paced introductory course to HTML and CSS for designers with graphic design experience. 20,000 students and counting.
The Center for Digital Imaging Arts
From 2008-2012, I was director of Web Design and Development for the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts. I taught more than 1,800 classroom hours and was the highest rated instructor for two years.
Skill Building Experiments
Cold as F_ck
A curseword-based scale for temperature, based on a six-month analysis of 5,400 tweets using phrases like "it's cold as hell." (Hell's median temperature: 48°F.)
Creates presentations based on speech. Uses Web Speech Recognition, a natural language processor, and the Flickr API.
Software for Empathy
This Chrome extension modifies web pages to simulate poor vision, shaky hands, the gender pay gap, and more.
Interactive lighting installation.
The Neighborhood Portal
A life-size video screen connecting two neighborhoods.