Work

Client

Virginia Tourism Corporation

Brief

The Old School Virginia site was created to give users the chance to upload and share their vacation photos. Provided with the retro View-Master as a starting point, I was tasked with conceptualizing the design and functionality of the desktop and mobile versions of the site.

Role

Interactive Design (Web & Mobile)

Old School Virginia homepage
Old School Virginia Retro View Gallery page
Old School Virginia Retro View Reel page
Old School Virginia mobile homepage
Old School Virginia mobile pages

Client

SwimWays

Brief

Working as a freelance interactive designer/art director for BCF, I was tasked with giving SwimWays' website a makeover. The new site was designed to give the brand a modern and fun look. It was important to tie in the brand's social channels and blog to drive more communication between the client and the consumer. Lifestyle pages were also created to build a more immersive learning environment for users looking to get more out of their swimming experience.

Role

Art Direction, Interactive Design

SwimWays website homepage
SwimWays website shop page
SwimWays website product page
SwimWays website lifestyle page

Client

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Brief

VSO wanted to use motion graphics to create awareness about all of the many things they do in the community and beyond. I was provided with a musicbed, script, and some inspiration to get started. I built out storyboards using simple illustrations and a muted color palette with a touch of the VSO blue to show its presence in the community. I handled all motion design and editing of sound effects.

Role

Art Direction, Illustration, Motion Design

Client

Marblar

Brief

Marblar needed an entertaining and quirky explainer video to tell users about their service. With guidance from storyboards, provided elements, and the company's branding guidelines, I was tasked with creating additional illustrations for the piece and given free reign on how to bring the story to life.

Role

Illustration, Motion Design

Client

The Carry Academy

Brief

To promote the online concealed carry training course, The Carry Academy, a quick motion graphics spot was necessary. To fit with the branding of the company, the piece relied on grungy textures and illustrations, quick animations, and heavy music.

Role

Art Direction, Illustration, Motion Design

Client

Dr. King's Family Dentistry

Brief

Dr. King wanted a fresh new look for his website. The desired mood of the site was friendly, welcoming, and clean with callouts to features, an introduction to the owner, and a call-to-action.

Role

Web Design

Dr. King website

Client

Joe Miller Law

Brief

To fit with his new branding, Joe Miller wanted a complete rebuild of his website. The goal was to clean up the previous site by narrowing down the content to only the most important elements. The new site was to reflect the rebrand through strong and elegant design elements.

Role

Web Design

Joe Miller Law website

Client

National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation

Brief

The National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation desired to be the go-to source on the web for medical modeling research. I created a branding for them focused on the tie between the medical field and technology. The website redesign made use of the new database, drawing attention to new articles, events, and blog posts.

Role

Branding, Web Design

National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation logo
National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation website

Client

Google

Brief

Google worked with VB&P to create rich media banner ads promoting their new indoor maps for Google Maps. I assisted the lead developer in building these banners in Flash using ActionScript and worked with the video production department to tie in the 3D animation videos.

Role

Flash Development

Client

MediaX

Brief

MediaX is a program through Stanford University which connects the faculty with businesses to study new ways for people and technology to intersect. I built the basic structure of their rebranded website in HTML/CSS, and the site was finished off by the technical director.

Role

Front-End Development

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MediaX website

Client

Zero1

Brief

Zero1 is an organization focused on art and technology. I was responsible for creating a fun interactive experience for the homepage of the site using HTML, CSS, and jQuery.

Role

Front-End Development

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Zero1 website

Client

vbp orange.

Brief

vbp orange is the boutique agency of Venables Bell & Partners. Working closely with the lead developer and design director, we put together an interesting, parallaxing information site for the brand. I was responsible for the site foundation using HTML and CSS.

Role

Front-End Development

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VBP orange website

Client

Richmond Underground Film Festival

Brief

The cross-media branding campaign for the Richmond Underground Film Festival was meant to get the word out about this new organization. The mood of the brand reflects the raw and grungy nature of an underground event in an urban environment.

Role

Branding, Outdoor Advertising, Print Design, Merchandise, Social Media Campaign

RUFF logo
RUFF outdoor advertising
RUFF poster advertisement/flyers
RUFF ticket and badge
RUFF invitation
RUFF newspaper advertisement
RUFF t-shirt design
RUFF Facebook page
RUFF social check-in

Client

Mangia

Brief

The initial purpose of this project was to redesign the website of a local restaurant. The site was built using HTML, CSS, and PHP. I ended up taking the website redesign and building an entire integrated branding campaign complete with new menus, signage, and promotional materials.

Role

Branding, Web Design, Web Development, Print Design, Signage, Social Media Campaign

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Mangia logo
Mangia website
Mangia poster advertisement/packaging
Mangia menu
Mangia table tent
Mangia signage
Mangia social check-in

Client

Tabasco

Brief

A one-off advertisement for Tabasco. This work was featured in Academy of Art's 2010 Spring Show and won Student Choice award for the Digital Photography category.

Role

Art Direction, Photography

Tabasco advertisement

Client

Greyhound

Brief

As a senior project, I chose to rebrand Greyhound through a cross-media campaign. The rebrand focused on calling attention to Greyhound's new fleet of buses. The objective was to place Greyhound as a reasonably priced, safe, and environmentally friendly transportation alternative for travelers.

Role

Branding, Web Design, Web Development, Motion Design, Mobile App Design, Print Design, Bus Terminal & Wayfinding

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Greyhound logo
Greyhound website
Greyhound mobile: home
Greyhound mobile: locate
Greyhound mobile: book
Greyhound mobile: checkout
Greyhound mobile: schedule
Greyhound poster ads
Greyhound stationery
Greyhound bus station
Greyhound wayfinding 1
Greyhound wayfinding 2
Greyhound schedule monitor

Client

Epson

Brief

This was a cross-media rebrand for Epson. The goal was to appeal to the younger generation of consumers through the use of bright colors and cheerful illustrations.

Role

Branding, Web Design, Web Development, Motion Design, Mobile App Design, Packaging, Outdoor Advertising, Print Design

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Epson logo
Epson website
Epson mobile
Epson packaging: ink cartridges
Epson outdoor advertising
Epson bus advertisement
Epson mailer: back
Epson mailer: front
Epson stationery

Client

Office Space

Brief

The scope of this project was to create an interactive site to promote a film. Using Flash and ActionScript, I built an immersive experience using elements and references from the movie. This work was featured in Academy of Art's 2010 Spring Show in the Interactive Media category.

Role

Web Design, Flash Development

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Office Space website

About

Me

Hi there. I’m Brett, and I'm a designer currently residing in the Washington DC Metro Area. When I’m not busy organizing my unicorn collection by color and then alphabetical (by last name), I’m devouring anything design-related.

I feel just as comfortable working on branding and print collateral for a client, as I do thinking through the design of a website or animating a fun motion graphics spot. I love bringing ideas to life and finding ways to tell a story through my work.

Download my résumé here

Skills
Design
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress
Web
HTML/CSS, Javascript/jQuery, ActionScript, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Wordpress
Video
After Effects, Cinema 4D, Final Cut, Premiere Pro, Logic
Education
Academy of Art University
BFA in Graphic Design
Emphasis in Web Design + New Media
James Madison University
BS in Corporate Media Communications
Minor in Studio Art
Experience
Cvent
Senior Graphic Designer
Eyepinch
Graphic Designer
Venables Bell & Partners
Jr. Web Developer
Rogue Paper
Digital Design Intern

Contact



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