The Double Threat
It's normal to be either a designer or a developer. I, on the otherhand, am both.

I began my professional career as a graphic designer and an illustrator. When the web came along, I first became a web designer, but that just was not enough for me. To be able to present good designs, I had to understand how the programming worked, so i next learned basic coding. From that moment, I was hooked.

Now i know a variety of programming languages and content management systems in order to better refine the user experience.


Website Design & Development
Designing websites and the user experience is my passion.
Omaha Dines
Restaurant review website that features excellent reviews from Sarah Baker-Hansen.

Coding: HTML5, CSS3, BLOXCMS

Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, Balsamiq

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Who We Are
The human face of the Omaha World-Herald is represented in this presentational site.

Coding: HTML5, CSS3, BLOXCMS

Design: Photoshop, Illustrator

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Journalism Matters
A presentation piece discussing the importance of journalism in our community.

Coding: HTML5, CSS3, BLOXCMS

Design: Photoshop, Illustrator

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Careers
BH Media's Career website, optimised into an easy-to-use experience for job seekers.

Coding: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, BLOXCMS

Design: Photoshop, Illustrator

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Krypton Comics
The website for Omaha's premiere comicbook shop.

Coding: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, TextPattern

Design: Photoshop

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USER EXPERIENCE
“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” — Joe Sparano

The pursuit of a great user experience in interface design requires a number of factors:
... BUT ...

The most important part of building a better user experience that i have found is:

I always learn 10 times more about user interactions and behaviors from a mistake or assumption than i do when i get no input.

It's a daily quest that i so enjoy.

App Design
All app work was designed to work within the structure of BLOXCMS' "NOW" native app platform, which could be ported for both Android or IOS.
Go! App Concept
Concept for the GO! section as a downloadable app. The user would be able to determine which feeds would appear in the default opening screen and be notified when the latest articles were available.

Design: Photoshop, Illustrator
Omaha Dines App (Draft 1)
Omaha Dines app that features content from OmahaDines.com. Included for users is a GPS feature to alert users when they are near reviewed restaurants.

This design was later revised to accomidate an update in the NOW app platform.

Coding: BLOXCMS, NOW App

Design: Photoshop, Illustrator

Awards
Logo Design
Getting together with other creatives to come up with a new branding item can be a fun process!
Omaha Dines logos
A variety of concepts, some of which were used for both the website and the app.

Design: Photoshop, Illustrator
Achievements
PRESENTATIONS
When I have some down time between websites, I often get asked to take up my graphic design skills to help with presentations. Here are a few.
Customization vs. Personalization
A fun presentation I created for customers to explain the difference between the two approaches. I wrote the content, drew storyboards for the presentation, and even drew some fun cartoon illustrations to get the ideas across in a "non-techie" way.

Very fun presentation.

Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, ProCreate
Auto Sales Experiment
The team had some raw data to share in regards to an experimental advertisment project they had been doing for a few months, and rather than turn over some unattractive charts and graphs, i was asked to "pretty it up" into a presentation.

Nothing more fun that using exciting shots of sports cars and wonderful landscap photos to make something much more exciting!

Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint,
Fredd Gorham
UI/UX Designer - Developer
fuad1138@gmail.com