Jeff

website design portfolio

I have not added anything to my website in 4 years. I have not visited my own website in several months. I am a web professional. This may be a problem.

This is very typical in the website design industry. Many people have discussed the relative importance of an updated portfolio. I had to remind myself that my portfolio is 4 years old. A lot has changed in four years. My design style is more refined. My programming method has evolved. What has stayed the same is my resistance to update my portfolio. The main reason is, I have a full slate of paid client work.

In lieu of a full website refresh I want to provide this post to provide links to work that has been completed more recently. I don’t find any value in going all the way back to 2012 as those projects will not accurately represent our current sensibilities and methodologies. Here they are in no particular order:

Advanced Micro Instruments, Inc.
www.amio2.com
Tasks: Rebranding, Brand Bible, Website Redesign, SEO, PPC Management
Tags: H2S Analyzers, Oxygen Analyzers, Gas Detectors, Flue Gas Analyzer, Oxygen Monitor, Gas Analyzer

AMI produces oxygen analyzers, monitors, and gas sensors for use in a variety of industries. Their website features a database driven product system that uses session variables to store information that is included with quote and contact forms.

IOTEC, Integrated Office Technology
http://iotecdigital.com/
Tasks: Logo Clean Up, Collateral Design, Website Redesign

IOTEC is a certified Toshiba and Konica-Minolta dealer with 5 southern California locations and full service department. Customers are able to request service and order supplies. Staff is able to track requests and monitor copy meters remotely.

Monte Vista Farming
http://www.montevistafarming.com/
Tasks: Website Design
Accolades: Awwwards Nominee

Monte Vista is a California almond processor. They provide shelling, packing and delivery services for distribution around the globe. The site features a cookie based product tracking system, and a content management system.

New Aces Pecan Company
http://www.newacespecan.com/
Tasks: Rebranding, Brand Bible, Website Design
Accolades: Awwwards Nominee

New Aces is a Pecan Processing company. With multiple locations they provide wholesale pecans to the world. The website features order tracking, content management, and a cookie based product system.

Galletto Ristorante
http://www.galletto.biz/
Tasks: Website Design
Accolades: Awwwards Nominee

Galletto is an Italian Bistro in central California. The website features Open Table Integration, Menu Management, and responsive layout.

Infusion Organique
http://infusionorganique.com/
Tasks: Rebranding, Collateral Design, Website Design
Accolades: Awwwards Nominee

Infusion Organique is an organic beauty brand. The website provides ecommerce for both retail and wholesale customers. The homepage features an animated product selector.

The Performance Lab
http://www.tplsystems.com/
Tasks: Website Design

The Performance Lab is an athletic training facility in central California. They train athletes for high school and college level competition.

Shimek Strategic
http://www.shimekstrategic.com/
Tasks: Website Design

Sun Valley Rice
http://sunvalleyrice.com/
Tasks: Website Design

Gen-Ji-Mai Rice
http://www.genjimairice.com/
Tasks: Website Design

Swenson Shear
http://www.swensonshear.com/
Tasks: Logo Clean Up, Website Design, Collateral Design

When seeking to improve anything regarding your business, service or product, it is important that you acquire and pay attention to feedback from various customers. Feedback is important because they help you see things that you may be missing from the big picture. Usually, it is the customers who tell you which parts you should improve and which ones should go. Is your procedure too slow? Are your products satisfying? Is there anything else you need to work on? Whether it’s constructive criticism or praises and comments, it is important for you to pay attention to whatever your customer is saying. [click to continue…]

The Samsung Galaxy Y is one of the least expensive smart phones available in the market today. If you’re already an owner of a Samsung Galaxy Y, you’ve probably already experienced the occasional error message saying “Memory Card Removed Unexpectedly” or the “Removed Unexpectedly Error”. Don’t immediately have a technician open your phone to look at the memory card slot, and don’t buy a new memory card to replace the one you have either. You are not the only one who’s experiencing the “Removed Unexpectedly Error”. All owners of Samsung Galaxy Y units are experiencing this error. [click to continue…]

Has job hunting ever been so difficult for you? Job hunting can be tiring and frustrating, especially for the impatient. Imagine waiting for hours in a long line of applicants or travelling from place to place in search of job vacancies or going from one interview to another. And even if it’s online, there are still difficulties such as wondering if the potential employer ever received your resume or if someone from the company ever gets to check this account on a certain job hunting site. [click to continue…]

blackberry playbookAre you a tech whiz who just can’t seem to get enough of the latest innovations from smartphones or the much celebrated touch tablet technology? If you are, then you might be in for a few months of anticipation before the leading Canadian-based manufacturer and designer of wireless solutions in the mobile industry would be out to launch yet another innovative and more advanced 4G LTE Playbook later this year. Thorsten Heins, CEO of the company Research in Motion which is the main producer and marketer of the Blackberry line has yet to provide a specific date for the launch; however, many Blackberry fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the product, to see if it would meet their expectations, especially with the inclusion of the 4G LTE technology in the tablet. [click to continue…]

facebook organ donorEnough of the social bickering and cyber bullying that are often associated with the world’s leading social network – Facebook. Proving to the world how influential and how technology can be of great assistance to social work, its founder Mark Zuckerberg and some of the high executives of the company initiated the move to encourage its millions of subscribers to actually become organ donors for those who are waiting in line to be blessed with some vital organs that would help them live longer. [click to continue…]

nook microsoftThe company pioneering in software engineering and programming, is now out to launch another app to compete with Apple’s Ipad and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Microsoft has bagged some $300 to $600 million deal with Barnes & Noble for the new Nook e-reader application that would boost the company’s portfolio in terms of the growing tablet computer market, and the expanding e-book business. With the new input and the current Windows 8 OS as the company’s flagship, they are looking to reach out to as many potential users of the touch tablet generation and for many avid e-book fans. [click to continue…]

food technologyAre you one of the many people who are very meticulous about the details of the food they eat, and would spend a few minutes reading through the back of every label of possible dairy or food products they would want to purchase from the supermarket? For many health conscious buyers, it would always be necessary to look through every bit of information they could find to be sure it would be a right choice for them, and certainly not otherwise. There are also a few shoppers who not only look through the dietary components of every food products, but are also concerned about how much the cost of their entire basket or cart. [click to continue…]

friendsterBefore the online community was taken by the novelty of Facebook or Twitter; another company was already spearheading photo sharing apps, instant messaging and the most basic of social networking. But in the vast world of cyber space, the competition heated up with the coming in of more user friendly apps with a blast of different online games for every registered user. As more and more people got hooked with Farmville and other games on Facebook, Friendster was slowly ignored and was easily forgotten by some of its users. Nothing was heard from them until recently when they tried to level up the playing field by introducing the site as a new “social gaming” venue for the online community. [click to continue…]

ipad apps for babiesWith the ever increasing number of applications and softwares developed and produced by the ingenuity of man for specific purposes to his own benefits and comfort, it is not therefore surprising that as of recent times, the use of technology and advance programming is becoming more and more essential to virtually every age group. [click to continue…]

The Drive, a cloud storage application from Google is out

by Jeff

While Microsoft Corp. already has the SkyDrive that they offer to their loyal customers and Apple has what they call the iCloud on their gadgets and software applications, at long last Google has even up the playing field by introducing their own application which lets their users store files, uploads photos and other documents easily […]

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Facebook’s acquisition of 650 patents from Microsoft

by Jeff

Who would not be familiar with perhaps two of the biggest names in the cyber community and social networking – Microsoft and Facebook? Just recently, Microsoft have engaged in a potential investment from AOL into purchasing about 925 of its patented applications for $1 billion but now the giant company is trying to make a […]

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Google’s Project Glasses – an innovation that stands out among the rest or a burden?

by Jeff

While the never ending discussion of where the boundaries of technology should stop, and would man be able to live comfortably without the use of computers, cellular phones, or similar gadgetry be possible; the ever famous cyber community of Google is on its final phase of mass producing another in electronic gadget you will find […]

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Facebook buys Instagram

by Jeff

The biggest social- networking website in the world has gone a step further to secure another app right to their name. Facebook is reported to have made a $1 billion offer to Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Instagram is a mobile photo-sharing app that has rocked the tech world in the last 15 […]

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5 Graphic Design and Development Tips You Cannot Ignore

by Jeff

It is a recurring theme looking through modern gallery sites and portfolio collections – ego. Looking through sites for inspiration I notice designers designing for designers, developers building functionality for show off points, and the end result is something considered “cool” that the customer cannot use and the customers audience deems inappropriate. I have compiled […]

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Google+ And The Plus Button

by Jeff

I recently added the plus 1 button to my website and read through some of the suggestions. Google recommends placing the button at the top of the page, close to the logo, to make it easier for visitors to use it. My translation of that is, they want to brand everything. I placed the button […]

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Stitcher Renews Faith In Podcasts

by Jeff

When pod casting started it was instantly a geek only medium. Just the fact that you had to subscribe, download, and either listen on your computer or sync to take it with you was a pain. It has all changed thanks to smart phones and apps like Stitcher. I no longer need to sync to […]

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Your Phone’s 4-Digit Lockscreen PIN

by Jeff

Very true – if you have finger smudges over 4 digits on your smart phone then your pin is pretty easy to figure out. But there is also something to be said about security and cleaning your screen. Repeating One Digit May Actually Improve the Security of Your Phone’s 4-Digit Lockscreen PIN – Lifehacker.

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Lexus LFA 2012

by Jeff

Lexus LFA 2012. Looks fun to me.

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Manhattan Beach Patch, CA – OB’s Pub & Grill

by Jeff

Manhattan Beach Patch, CA – OB’s Pub & Grill.

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Coffee’s effects revealed in brain scans

by Jeff

Just confirms my love for strong coffee in the morning. I might need to think about a slow consistent drip of caffeine throughout the day to keep my brain levels at peak performance… imagine what that crash would be like? Coffee’s effects revealed in brain scans – health – 01 December 2005 – New Scientist.

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The Tale of Apple’s Next iPhone – Iphone 4 – Gizmodo

by Jeff

The Tale of Apple’s Next iPhone – Iphone 4 – Gizmodo.

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InADayTrafficSchool.com — Fast and Easy.

by Jeff

InADayTrafficSchool.com — Fast and Easy..

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Pantone Coffee Mugs

by Jeff

A client wanted these imprinted and I thought they were fun. Products · W2.

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Free Ground Shipping on Business Cards at Print Fellas

by Jeff

Print Fellas is offering free ground shipping on all business card orders from now until tax day, April 15, 2008. Here are three easy ways to take advantage of this offer: Choose a template design here: http://www.printfellas.com/gallery/business-cards/ Download a template to design your own business card: http://www.printfellas.com/download-templates.html Upload your ready-to-print business card design here: http://www.printfellas.com/upload.html […]

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Print Fellas Launches Their Online Printing Site

by Jeff

  Print Fellas has just launched a complete makeover of their online printing site. New features include a larger design template gallery, Ajax enabled purchasing, scrollable product designs on each product page, project logs to track your order, and a completely new css designed interface. The dark grays and blacks have been replaced with bright […]

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10 Holiday Photo Tips

by Jeff

  Print Fellas has just publish a useful article about taking holiday photos. This is a quick list of ten items to consider hen taking your photographs. Here is one of the tips: 5. Get Close Your family should fill the entire frame of the picture. Position your camera close so that you don’t rely […]

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