Category Archives: work samples

New Website Launched for Simpson Manufacturing


This fall I started working as a web design contractor at Simpson Strong-Tie Company, working on a total redesign of the investor-facing website for their parent company, Simpson Manufacturing. This new website features an entirely new section has been created to inform the public about the company’s commitment to social responsibility, whether through environmental efforts, […]

New work for Stanford


I’ve just wrapped up a quick job for an Oakland agency that does a lot of work with Stanford, using existing graphic elements from a previous fountain seating area open house flyer to create an informative flyer about fountains being turned off during the drought. But how does an illustration of a fountain work without […]

Guam Photo Contest Engages Fans


Shoot A Selfie in Shades to Win Ray-Ban® Aviator Sunglasses Photo contests are a terrific way to engage fans of your travel destination. For the next few weeks, folks who post a sunglasses selfie using the hashtag #GuamRays to Instagram, Twitter or through the Woobox app will be entered to win a cool pair of […]

Promoting a Sale with Facebook Ads


Several weeks ago, I shared the importance of using Facebook promoted posts to gain visibility for your product or service. Here’s great example, from a design and social media marketing campaign I worked on for an agency client, The Placemaking Group. A Targeted Ad Campaign This high-end, brick-and-mortar mattress and bedding retail shop is growing […]

Happy Spring! Recent WordPress Launches


The first part of this year has been busy with styling WordPress themes for a number of The Placemaking Group‘s clients. I’m also eyeball deep in social media management and am really looking forward to sharing best practices at Placemaking Group’s president, Dennis Erokan’s PR class at St. Mary’s next week.

Rafflecopter – an affordable solution for managing giveaways


A month-long Rafflecopter giveaway created by The Placemaking Group for the Kosrae Visitor’s Bureau has wrapped up, and was a great success. With over 7,000 total entries, the second annual Picture Yourself on Kosrae contest used Rafflecopter’s tools to host a giveaway of a GoPro camera on Facebook. Cross-promotion on the Kosrae Facebook Page, Twitter, […]

Four Steps to an Effective Business Continuity Plan


Occasionally at The Placemaking Group, I get to put on my beret and step into the role of videographer to produce video blogs for their Get Famous blog or, even better, for clients’ blogs. This is the latest new video for IT support services company, Clare Computer, expert Jim Bender explains the basic steps of […]