Website redesign for Pleasure Dome Film & Video

pdome.org I recently launched a new website design for storied Toronto film & video collective Pleasure Dome. Driven by the bin-packing layout library Packery, the new design reconfigures content boxes of various sizes to fit the available screen space. This, combined with responsive design techniques, means the site works across a full range of modern devices, such as phones, tablets and desktop computers. Read more “Website redesign for Pleasure Dome Film & Video”

Membership microsite for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

join.santacruzmah.org I’ve been working with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History to develop a series of low-tech, low-cost strategies and systems to track, celebrate, and act on personal interactions with visitors. “Like many small museums, the MAH cannot afford expensive ticketing or membership software systems,” says Executive Director Nina Simon. Read more “Membership microsite for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History”

California Missions microsite for The Huntington Library

missionhistory.org I’m happy to report the launch of Exploring the California Missions, a website I designed and developed for The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Using the lens of California Mission history, Exploring the California Missions presents a suite of lessons intended to help teachers and fourth grade students develop the critical skills needed to work with primary sources. Read more “California Missions microsite for The Huntington Library”

Logo Design for Tightrope Books

Established in 2005, Tightrope Books publishes fiction, poetry, books on art, and creative non-fiction. I was contacted by friend and frequent collaborator Nathaniel G. Moore, who requested a symbol based on an image of a flapper girl with a parasol. The full version has her walking a line, which is omitted in the compact and spine version. Read more “Logo Design for Tightrope Books”

Origins: A User-Generated Museum Exhibit created using iPads, Google Maps and WordPress

Visitors interacting with Origins online at the Chinese American Museum. Photo © Francis Specker Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles is a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development, since the 1890s, of Chinese American enclaves from Downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley. Read more “Origins: A User-Generated Museum Exhibit created using iPads, Google Maps and WordPress”

Museum Row Guest House

Speaking of LA, while in town to attend the Origins opening I stayed at the Museum Row Guest House, operated by Carla Roth and Merritt Price. The house is located just a short stroll through the charming neighborhood to LACMA, the La Brea Tar Pits and the farmers market and shops at The Grove. Read more “Museum Row Guest House”

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