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April 27, 2012 - Comments Off on Smithsonian Coins Website

Smithsonian Coins Website

I designed this Legendary Coins and Currency site for Mediatrope in the Fall of 2005. It was very cool to work with the people at the Smithsonian - any time I wasn't certain of how something would work, and did the design equivalent of hand waving, they'd ask about exactly that. Smart clients are almost as good as smart co-workers.

There was a lot going on on this (mostly Flash) design - home page, collections page, coin page, coin INSPECTION page, and a game educational activity. Plus the HTML and printable pages. The timeframe was insane, and was the second time I'd worked 24 hours straight for someone. I also designed the stylized logo/site name.

I did get disc after disc (remember getting stuff on discs?) of high-res coin art which was pretty cool. Beautiful stuff, and interesting stories. That shell on "Legends of the Human Spirit" was scrip issued by a motel owner in 1933 whose name was Charles Williamson. Possibly a long-lost great uncle? I like to think so.

coin page

This is the overview page. If I were to redo this site, I would change the  layout of this page to differentiate it from the coin pages.

And... you can look at the coins (or shell) up close.

See? Charles V. Williamson.

April 19, 2012 - Comments Off on pufferbellies


I love it when you give a client a design and they make it NICER. Erin at Pufferbellies Toy Store is a great photographer, and makes her own slides for the homepage. I like checking in on her site, because the homepage looks GOOD.

December 19, 2010 - Comments Off on Toy store site designs – 4th Quarter 2010

Toy store site designs – 4th Quarter 2010

A Child's Delight in Marin and San Francisco; Anklebiters, Inc. in Marietta, GA; The Toy Center; Toy Station at School Crossing; Frog Pond Toys in Lake Oswego, OR; G. Whillikers; Imagination Toys and Shoes; Kaleidoscope Toys in Round Rock, TX; Over The Rainbow Toys in Anchorage, AK; The Learning Tree in Kansas; and Toy Town of Cadillac.

December 17, 2010 - Comments Off on toy industry web sites

toy industry web sites

Web site designs for independent toy manufacturers and service providers. Uncle Skunkle Toys (unique games), the Good Toy Group catalog, Wedgits (building toys), and Wild Creations (the frog in a box people).

September 15, 2010 - Comments Off on Toy store web sites

Toy store web sites

August 27, 2010 - Comments Off on Toy Store websites

Toy Store websites

August 18, 2010 - Comments Off on Over-the top toy store designs

Over-the top toy store designs

Over the top. I work with a very talented programmer who, all too often, says "you can really get away with things for toy store websites you can't really do for anyone else..." Partly he means "Dang, dude, you can do crazy bad things!" and partly he means "Comic Sans? Really?"

Boing! JP's Toy Shop;  BeBeep a Toy Shop; Franklin's Toys; Kid's Center; Kidoodle's