As a freelancer I find keeping track of my work time and client information one of the most tedious tasks. Unfortunately it's part of the job and I have to do it. I took the time to develop an application to aid in this task.
TimeTable is a web application designed for freelancers in any field. TimeTable provides you with the ability to ability to keep track of your project data as well as clients.
TimeTable is unlike any other project I had taken on. TimeTable is an application, not just a website. The user interface behaves exactly as you would expect from a desktop application though.
Cutting Edge approached me for a new looking stylish business card with a quick turn around time.
This card features a stylish modern look, with the final product printed on a glossy coated card by professional printers. The cards were delivered directly to the client, with 100% satisfaction garenteed.
Business cards are one of the hardest things to design. You have a very small area to use, but so much information to get across. There are only so many different ways the to arrange the information, without making it look like all the other business cards out there. I think I was able to accomplish a unique design while still keeping it simple.
If a car dealership is going to have an online presence it is important that the turn around time for adding and removing vehicles from the online inventory is fast. The best way to accomplish this is to let the owner manage his inventory theirself.
Southside Motors has access to a very powerful simple interface which allows them to manage the inventory on their website almost effortlessly.
There is always a tradeoff between functionality and ease of use. For the client they have a very simple interface to add and manage the inventory. For the user the are able to navigate the site with ease. This case was almost an exception to the rule, where the functionality and ease of use are both ranked very high.
This graphic was created as part of a competition to create a new letterhead for the Marshall Country school district. Given only 2 requirements, this is the finished result.
Keeping a design simple and yet getting a message across is not something which is easily achievable. The end result is a bit more complex than I originally wanted, but I think the design works well here.
The design must feature the interlocking MC logo and the text "learning today, leading tomorrow". The rest is creativity and a lot of trial and error. I am fairly satisfied with my final outcome.
Southland Baptist Temple has been online since the late 90's. They came to RCL Concepts looking for options. Their current model provided them with the ability to maintain and edit their own website to keep the ever changing content up to date. The problem was, the old website behaved more like a blog than a content rich website. A problem that I was happy to solve!
Southland was a major undertaking, with almost 3 full months of work under my belt for it. The site features a full featured content management system, giving them a very simple but powerful "Microsoft Word" like interface for adding editing and removing content. The navigation is controlled entirely by the client. This website could not have been any more dynamically driven.
I set out on a mission for this site. I wanted to make something for my client that I would want to use. I was blessed with a representative that was just as tech savvy as myself. This means I could provide a more complex interface in certain areas but still provide the ease of use that I would want. This allowed the user all types of flexibility without having to have the knowhow of creating a website. I am very proud of my finished product.
Family first! My little sister was working on a science fair project which she called the "Drip Drop Doggy Dispenser", a device which would keep a dog's water bowl full. She asked me to make her a title poster, and I happily obliged.
The simple design makes use of a non-traditional typeface with text kerning. The vector illustrated dog provides a pleasing feel, eliminating white space without taking too much away from the name.
With only a day to come up with a design, I wasn't about to be too picky about the end result. The end result was blown up and printed on 4 sheets of standard 8.5 by 11 sheets of paper. Without the availability of (or time to get) a professional printing service to get a full size image header.
I was approached by Lone Oak Chiropractic to create a coupon design. I placed this in my portfolio simply to provide just another example of a project I will do.
The coupon layout and design was simple providing ease of use to the user. A colored design was provided; however the design retains its quality if printed off in black and white only.
Making something as simple as a coupon stand out among all the others is not as simple as it might sound. You want to keep everything simple, yet give it one feature that distinguishes it from all the others.
Keelings Kustom Kabinets is a custom woodworking shop started in 1984 by Danny Keeling in western Kentucky. While they specialize in cabinetry, there is no wood decor project they will turn down. In 2006 Keeling chose to give his potential customers an easier option to view his portfolio, by asking RCL Concepts to put them on the world wide web.
Keelings Kustom Kabinets features a fluid width design which will allow the page to full up window regardless of the size of it. The site features a portoflio image gallery and simple flash animations which provide an aesthetic finish.
This was the first website which I used a template file. This would make it easy for me to change the template of the website if we ever chose to. Figuring out the basics of that wasn't too straight forward. Remember: I was just starting out with commercial development at this point!
This masterpiece was created as a part of a competition for an online community. Taking first place by an overwhelming number of votes. While note everyone appreciates the subject matter of this work it has always made me proud.
This images was actually a compilation of several different pieces of work. For a while I would make blueprint style outlines of ships featured on Star Trek. The "Star Trek Voyager" text was created just as challenge to myself. When I placed everything together this is what came out.
Less is more! If there are too many vivid colors that pop out at your eye you tend to think of it as ugly. by applying subtle colors, and only making certain portions of this stick out to the user it serves well as a desktop wallpaper without interfering with your icons on the screen.
Some elements in the artwork on this page may or may not have been created by RCL Concepts. For example a logo that I did not design may have been used in a poster that I created for a company. All work on this page belongs to its respective owner.