Category Archives: Education

25Aug/15

Portfolio Ketchup (or is that Catch Up?)

I’ve been horrible about adding new projects to my portfolio for, I don’t know, maybe 2 years?  There’s no end in sight to being too busy to get it all updated, so I’m going to do one monster post with a ton of sites and very minimal descriptions.  Then, I’ll try to be better about adding them as I finish them.  So, here we go…

Melrose Elementary School

Melrose Elementary

This is the school where my kids actually outgrew going to school about 4 years ago now.  This was kind of a fun one.  Lots of good content for the parents and a fun little theme that’s kid friendly.  Much of the work I did on it ended up being copied by the district webmaster and used on the district website.  Sort of a compliment, I guess…


Phoenix School

Phoenix School

This is a high school in Roseburg, Oregon for kids who have had trouble in a standard public school.  I was approached by one of the administration (Sorry, I can’t actually remember which one) to put together a theme based on their school mascot.  Came out pretty good.  Not sure if they ever actually used it, but it was a fun one to work on.


 

South Umpqua Real Estate

South Umpqua Land Company

South Umpqua Real Estate was one of those clients who call you, set up a meeting, hire you, write you a deposit check, bug you for the initial design, then fall off the face of the Earth.  l honestly have no clue what happened.  I called and emailed them, but never got a reply after they told me how much they loved the design.


 

Gloria Loupy – Realtor

Gloria Loupy

Gloria Loupy was a realtor who worked for a pretty big regional brokerage. In the middle of development, she suddenly jumped ship and went to a different company.  The site was basically finished, but she never got to use it.  Bummer, really.  It’s a pretty nice, simple design.


 

Gorden Hanks – Realtor

Gorden Hanks

Gorden is a buddy who needed a website. I did this for him late one night after a few too many beers. We never used it, but I always liked it.


BSA Pack 235

BSA Pack 235

Ok, I’m a little guilty on this one.  It was my kids’ Cub Scout Pack.  And I was the Cub Master.  I still think I did a pretty nice job on it though.  


 

Ok.  That’s enough for this post.  I guess I’ll do a bunch kind of like this.  That way I don’t spend the whole weekend on this little catch up project.

09May/11

Umpqua Community College Foundation

The UCC Foundation wanted a website where they could send students to fill out scholarship and grant paperwork.  The main idea was to allow the students to fill out their criteria information online, then have a way to export the information so the Foundation folks could sort and look at the information in a more useful way.  In the past, they had to take paper applications and type the criteria information into a spreadsheet.  Very time consuming when you have several hundred applicants and 60-75 criteria each.

I was able to give them a custom database application that gives them one or two click access to all the information they need.  One button exports all the student criteria into a spreadsheet.  Saved hours and hours of time.  Another button prints all 450+ applications (3000+ pages) in a single click.

Upgrades planned for next year include the ability to convert all the applications back into a PDF that includes a couple documents the students upload into the system and a way to send only specific applications to the printer, as distinct files, that can be stapled and hold punched automatically.

Pretty cool deal, really.  A lot of work went into it and the client was pretty thrilled with the results.