My Portfolio

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Enlighten Domains

Unreleased...

Enlighten Domains is a domain registrar run by Enlighten as a sister company to their design and hosting divisions.  A site refresh was designed to make a consistent base to move forward with for both the Domains and Hosting websites and related back-end systems.

I was responsible for the Design, user experience, and HTML/CSS for this site, which takes advantage of gracefully degrading CSS3. 

This project was still under development at the time of my departure.

Areas of involvement:
- Project Planning
- Competitive Analysis
- User Stories / Personas
- Process flow diagrams
- Visual Design
- Working Prototypes
- HTML/CSS
- jQuery

Enlighten Domains

Workingin New Zealand

Workingin help people with the process of moving to another country to live and work.  I was involved in designing the initial look and feel of the homepage and internal pages. 

Due to the epic length of the design stage (over 6 months and 85 drafts/revisions), and some tight deadlines towards the end of the project, more of my team was brought in to help slice and implement the site, as well as complete the designs of internal pages.

Areas of involvement:
- Visual Design
- HTML/CSS
- CMS Implementation
- Email Marketing

Workingin New Zealand

Vadmin 4.0 CMS

Unreleased...

Vadmin is a suite of content management solutions for ASP.NET Websites, developed in-house at Enlighten.  As acting Product Manager I initiated a redesign of the entire product suite including branding, interface design and usability, and the implementation of this into the existing system. 

The system has many very cool jQuery driven features including a custom written directory browser, and contextual help system which guides the user by highlighting relevant areas on screen when certain actions are performed.

My move from NZ to the UK sadly meant I couldn’t see this project through to completion, but I look forward to seeing and using it once it’s released.

Areas of involvement:
- Project Planning
- User surveys
- Wireframes
- Working Prototypes
- Visual Design
- HTML/CSS
- User Testing

Vadmin 4.0 CMS

Travelsmart & Cruisecentre

Travelsmart was undergoing a complete nationwide rebrand, and I was responsible for their brand presence on the web.  The site is heavily integrated with Vadmin CMS, allowing the client to publish and update deals very quickly, as travel industry deals change so frequently.  A smaller sister site for Cruisecentre was also created, and the sidebar of each site is used to give visibility to the sibling site’s featured deals.

Areas of involvement:
- Visual Design
- HTML/CSS
- CMS Implementation
- Email Marketing

Travelsmart & Cruisecentre

Porter Group Ltd.

Porter Group is New Zealand’s number one construction equipment sales and service provider, and has been for over 60 years.

I first worked with Porter Group in 2003 when I designed their new Porter Group website. This site was then re-designed and expanded by myself in 2008. In the seven years that I have worked with Porter Group I have been responsible for the design, HTML/CSS, and implementation of the group websites and also created several sites for separate business units.

Areas of involvement:
- Wireframing
- Visual Design
- HTML/CSS
- CMS Implementation
- Content Design

Steve has been a fantastic person to work with and we have always been happy with the high quality of his work and his attention to detail.

Porter Group Ltd.

NZ National Party

In early 2008 the NZ National Party was gearing up for the upcoming election, and called on Enlighten to help refresh their web presence and bring it into the 21st century.

I was responsible for the design, HTML/CSS, and implementation of this site into existing back-end systems. 

This new site, combined with extensive use of social media and video content, helped National to win the 2008 election (so I like to believe, hehe) and received a lot of critical praise during the election period.

Areas of involvement:
- Wireframing
- Visual Design
- HTML/CSS
- CMS Implementation
- Accessibility Evaluation

NZ National Party