Small sites

These are the sites under 50 pages that I have played a part in designing and/or developing. They are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top.

Case studies in this category

Transpower GOL

Transpower GOL

Website: web-based application accessible to Transpower staff only
Client: Transpower
Dates: June 2016 - March 2017
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Transpower’s Grid Operators who manage the National Grid were using an old application that had been co-opted from another team and wasn’t entirely fit for purpose in its new environment. They wanted a new application custom-made for the Grid Operators – based on the original application but reinvented to match exactly what they needed. They felt it would be useful to have a UX designer on the team, to help them figure out how to turn their requirements into reality. Several processes had to be integrated with other Transpower applications, sharing and updating information/data between apps, which added another layer of complexity to the project.

I was responsible for information architecture, UX consultation and design, wireframes and schematics (keeping these updated on an ongoing basis), responsive application design, front-end development of the application screens, HTML5, CSS3, close collaboration and consultation with the developer, working on the integrated application within Visual Studio once the developer had built the app, post-integration testing and QA. I also helped the BA to maintain and update the requirements.

The project was carried out within an Agile work environment. The process was highly consultative, with expert opinions being sought daily from our two SMEs (Grid Operators from Auckland and Christchurch) and also from the rest of the team, particularly our BA, our chief tester, our developer, and our system integration and security specialist. Find out more about the Transpower GOL project

Categories: IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Responsive web design/dev, CSS-based layout, CSS3, HTML5, ASP or ASP.NET, Government websites, Small sites

Major Consulting

Major Consulting

Website: majorconsulting.co.nz
Client: Shelley Major
Dates: April - December 2016, with ongoing support after delivery
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Major Consulting Group (MCG) is a Wellington-based health and safety consultancy working with clients across New Zealand and in Australia in a variety of sectors, making a difference to health, safety and organisational performance. They provide a range of assurance and safety culture audits as well as practical assistance, tailoring enduring health and safety business processes for their clients. I was recommended for this project by my good friend Kim Payton, who has recently started work at Major Consulting and could see that their website was in dire need of an update.

They asked me to quote for a responsive WordPress website, based on an existing WordPress theme in order to save time and keep the costs down. Shelley and I selected the theme together, based on their requirements, and I built, content-loaded and tested the website, selected all the photographic imagery from iStock, changed various aspects of the design, and organised webhosting. I also provided MCG staff with WordPress training and ongoing support. Find out more about the Major Consulting project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Responsive web design/dev, CSS-based layout, CSS3, HTML5, WordPress, Small sites

Grosvenor KiwiSaver

Grosvenor KiwiSaver

Website: in-house online forms, not available to the public
Client: Grosvenor KiwiSaver
Dates: October - November 2015
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Grosvenor Investment Management Limited is one of the Government's official KiwiSaver providers, with a dedicated KiwiSaver website to cater for their 94,000 members. They wanted to prototype a complete online joining/transfer process, which would initially be used by their KiwiSaver advisers, and which could be rolled out to all users on the website at a later date.

They asked me if I could help them to wireframe and design the various pages and screens that would be required (responsive design), and then to build these ready for integration by their in-house developers. I ended up working alongside the developer as we restyled his .asp forms together. Find out more about the Grosvenor KiwiSaver project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Responsive web design/dev, CSS-based layout, CSS3, HTML5, ASP or ASP.NET, E-commerce, Small sites

Beer Belly Jellies

Beer Belly Jellies

Website: beerbellyjellies.co.nz
Client: Lindy MacLennan
Dates: September - October 2015, with ongoing support after delivery
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Beer Belly Jellies is a small business creating craft beer jellies, handmade with New Zealand craft beer. They had a responsive themed WordPress website built for them a couple of years ago, which had become a bit messy. It needed a tidy-up and for some of the pages to be redesigned and rebuilt so that they looked nicer and were more user-friendly.

They asked me if I'd be willing to help by identifying some "quick wins" that would improve the look and functionality of the site within a limited number of hours of work. I was responsible for improving the design, layout and formatting of the website. Find out more about the Beer Belly Jellies project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Responsive web design/dev, CSS-based layout, CSS3, HTML5, WordPress, E-commerce, Small sites

BookerMartin Comms

BookerMartin Comms

Website: bookermartin.co.nz
Client: Frances Martin and Mike Booker
Dates: August - November 2015
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

I met Frances Martin through the webmaster work I do for the Zero Harm website. Frances and her business partner Mike Booker needed a website for their communications company, BookerMartin Communications. They do communications work for both business and government, and wanted a very simple, minimal, responsive website that they could update themselves.

They asked me to quote for a single-page website, based on an existing WordPress theme in order to save time and keep the costs down. Mike and I selected the theme together, based on their requirements, and I built and tested the website, improved various aspects of the design and organised webhosting. Find out more about the BookerMartin Comms project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Responsive web design/dev, CSS-based layout, CSS3, HTML5, WordPress, Small sites

PS Network

PS Network

Website: psnetwork.org.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Public Sector Network of Communicators Committee
Dates: July - September 2015
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

The Network of Public Sector Communicators is a professional network, leading knowledge sharing and professional development to drive excellence in public sector communications. They run affordable events, conferences and social events. Their professional development programme, practical resources and programme of activities covers the full range of communications disciplines.

They needed someone who understood SilverStripe websites to update their website in a big hurry, as their Annual Conference was fast approaching. They got in touch with me following a personal recommendation from one of my bandmates who was working as their Coordinator.

I was responsible for updating the website, adding a new Conference section containing information about the event, including the timetable, speaker bios, sponsor details, workshops and masterclasses. I also updated the News and Events sections and figured out how to link the conference pages to their online membership portal where members could register for the conference and associated workshops and masterclasses. Find out more about the PS Network project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Webmaster, CSS-based layout, SilverStripe, Small sites

Integrated Foods intranet

Integrated Foods intranet

Website: intranet (not accessible to the public)
Client: Mangatu Blocks Incorporation
Dates: January 2014
My professional status: contractor at inov8

inov8 had been invited by the PSA to build their intranet in Sharepoint. They asked me to do the front-end development of the templates. I was responsible for front-end development (HTML5, CSS3, jQuery), and browser testing. Find out more about the Integrated Foods intranet project

Categories: Front-end developer, CSS-based layout, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery/JavaScript, Sharepoint, Small sites

Hearts n Roses

Hearts n Roses

Website: heartsnroses.co.nz
Client: Deborah Harris
Dates: November 2013 - April 2015
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

My friend Deborah Harris makes and sells handmade heart pendants and felt the time was right to branch out and put her artwork online. The website needed to be a fully-functioning e-commerce site where she could display and sell the individual heart pendants. She also wanted a weddings section where she could showcase her custom-made bespoke hearts that are made to order to match the flowers and colours chosen by the wedding and bridal party.

I was responsible for client liaison, project management, hosting and Domain name management, scoping, information architecture, site schematics, selection and re-styling of the WordPress e-commerce theme, HTML5, CSS3, LESS, some PHP wrangling, building the skeleton site, testing, CMS training, QA and ongoing support, some content production management, writing and editing, creating product and portfolio graphics. Find out more about the Hearts n Roses project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Responsive web design/dev, CSS-based layout, CSS3, HTML5, WordPress, E-commerce, Small sites

PSA intranet

PSA intranet

Website: intranet (not accessible to the public)
Client: Public Service Association
Dates: October - November 2013
My professional status: contractor at inov8

inov8 had been invited by the PSA to build their intranet in Sharepoint. They asked me to do the front-end development of the templates. I was responsible for front-end development (HTML5, CSS3, jQuery), and browser testing. Find out more about the PSA intranet project

Categories: Front-end developer, CSS-based layout, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery/JavaScript, Sharepoint, Small sites

Aquavilla

Aquavilla

Website: aquavilla.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Jeremy Brown, on behalf of his mum
Dates: August 2013
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Aquavilla is a boutique accomodation cottage in Plimmerton, north of Wellington. The owners had had some problems with the responsive WordPress theme that their website was built in, and needed someone to tidy it up, restyle it a bit, and make it work properly. They also wanted a new photo gallery and a contact us form. Find out more about the Aquavilla project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Responsive web design/dev, CSS-based layout, CSS3, jQuery/JavaScript, WordPress, Small sites

Zumo Coffee

Zumo Coffee

Website: zumo.co.nz (responsive web design wireframes)
Client: Zumo Coffee Roasters
Dates: February 2013
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Zumo is a coffee roasting company and coffee house based in Nelson. I was approached to put together a quote for an online web application which would allow Nelsonians to order their cup of Zumo coffee via their smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, ready for pickup/takeaway, in-house enjoyment or home delivery.

As part of the quote, I put together a full set of wireframes to demonstrate the responsive layout, the web app's functionality, and the ordering process itself; across the 11 templates that I had identified as being necessary for the app to function as required. The project was put on hold a short while after I delivered my wireframes, but I'm including it in my portfolio because it was a great piece of work! Find out more about the Zumo Coffee project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Responsive web design/dev, E-commerce, Small sites

Te Rito Wellington

Te Rito Wellington

Website: teritowellington.org.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Te Rito Wellington Family Violence Network
Dates: May - August 2012
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Te Rito Wellington Family Violence Network is a diverse group of 25 government and non-government organisations working in family violence prevention and service provision. The website uses an existing WordPress theme, re-designed to match the Network's branding.

I was responsible for designing their logo, writing the initial quote, information architecture, site schematics, ongoing project management and client liaison, selection and re-styling of the WordPress theme, CSS, jQuery, some PHP wrangling, webhosting management, building the skeleton site, testing, CMS training, QA and ongoing support - as well as some content production management, writing and editing. Find out more about the Te Rito Wellington project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, CSS-based layout, CSS3, jQuery/JavaScript, WordPress, Small sites

MetService Annual Report

MetService Annual Report

Website: no longer online
Client: Meteorological Service of New Zealand
Dates: September-October 2011
Government status: State-Owned Enterprise
My professional status: contractor at Designworks

Designworks had put together the print version of MetService's Annual Report, and needed a digital version to add to the website. They asked me to build a full set of linked web pages which would then be inserted into the standard MetService page template. I was responsible for project management and timelining, design development, HTML/CSS, and e-govt accessibility compliance. Find out more about the MetService Annual Report project

Categories: Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Govt web standards tester, Content-loader, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Other CMS, Government websites, Small sites

Genesis Energy bonds

Genesis Energy bonds

Website: no longer online
Client: Genesis Energy
Dates: April 2011
My professional status: contractor at Designworks

Genesis Energy is a New Zealand-owned energy company with a diverse electricity generation portfolio. The company wanted to add a new page to their website to publicise their upcoming Capital Bonds offer, which had been designed by Designworks. I was asked by Designworks to build the new page for them and was responsible for client liaison, project management, HTML and CSS, accessibility compliance, testing and QA. Find out more about the Genesis Energy bonds project

Categories: Project manager, Front-end developer, Content-loader, CSS-based layout, No CMS, Small sites

Snapper

Snapper

Website: snapper.co.nz
Client: Snapper
Dates: December 2010 - March 2011
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Snapper is New Zealand's leading contactless payment system and can be used for a wide range of transactions including shopping, taxis and public transport. Registered Snapper users have online access to their Snapper transaction history and current balance.

The Snapper team wanted to upgrade the functionality of the transaction history page, and asked me to design and build a new version with enhanced functionality and ease of use. I was responsible for client liaison, project management, reviewing and refining the information architecture, design, XHTML and CSS, jQuery, testing, QA and ongoing support. Find out more about the Snapper project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, CSS-based layout, jQuery/JavaScript, Other CMS, E-commerce, Small sites

Ann Jasper

Ann Jasper

Website: no longer online
Client: Ann Jasper
Dates: November 2010, with ongoing support after delivery
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Ann Jasper was a friend of mine, and an artist who produced beautiful paintings for sale. Her husband Shelley is a graphic/website designer with whom I collaborate on WebWeaver Projects from time to time. Shelley had designed a simple and stylish website for Annie, and it was my job to build the site, content-load it, and find an appealing way to display Annie's paintings in interactive galleries within the site.

I was responsible for client liaison, project management, scoping, extending the information architecture, design development, HTML and CSS, jQuery, building the completed website, content-loading, testing, proof-reading, QA and ongoing support. Find out more about the Ann Jasper project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, Webmaster, CSS-based layout, jQuery/JavaScript, No CMS, Small sites

Going Digital

Going Digital

Website: goingdigital.co.nz (site is no longer active)
Client: Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Dates: November 2010
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at Designworks

Designworks was asked by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage to create a website providing Kiwis with all the info they would need to be able to watch TV after the switch to digital. Designworks asked me to do an e-government accessibility assessment of the website.

I was responsible for testing pages and templates for e-govt accessibility guidelines (AA-level) compliance, producing a comprehensive report that listed each of the 43 WCAG 2.0 guidelines, showing success criteria for each, together with a review of the 198 sufficient techniques that can be used to achieve a pass for the various criteria, and a technical summary of what needed to be done in order to pass all criteria. Find out more about the Going Digital project

Categories: Project manager, Govt web standards tester, Writing for the web, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Other CMS, Government websites, Small sites

APN share offer

APN share offer

Website: no longer online
Client: APN
Dates: November 2010
My professional status: contractor at Designworks

APN is New Zealand's largest multi-media group, owning a wide range of newspapers, radio stations and magazines. The company wanted a small wesbite to publicise their upcoming stock offer, which had been designed by Designworks. I was asked by Designworks to build the site for them and was responsible for client liaison, project management, HTML and CSS, accessibility compliance, testing and QA. Find out more about the APN share offer project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Front-end developer, CSS-based layout, No CMS, Small sites

Bloomsbury Associates

Bloomsbury Associates

Website: bloomsbury.co.nz
Client: Bloomsbury Associates
Dates: October - December 2010, with ongoing support after delivery
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Bloomsbury Associates is an independent financial advisory practice established to provide investment services to clients in New Zealand. They wanted a website that would provide general information about their services and their philosophy, together with case studies and testimonials from existing clients.

I was responsible for the initial quote, client liaison, project management, scoping, information architecture, web design, HTML and CSS, jQuery, building the completed website, content-loading, testing, proof-reading, QA and ongoing support. I am the webmaster for the site, providing updates as required and have also designed and developed HTML emails using Campaign Monitor, which are sent out quarterly to the company's clients. Find out more about the Bloomsbury Associates project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, Webmaster, CSS-based layout, jQuery/JavaScript, HTML email, No CMS, Small sites

Museums Wellington

Museums Wellington

Website: museumswellington.org.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Museums Wellington
Dates: July - December 2010, with ongoing support after delivery
Government status: funded by Wellington City Council
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Museums Wellington are responsible for three Wellington museums - the Museum of Wellington City & Sea, the Cable Car Museum and the Colonial Cottage Museum. Each museum had its own website, none of which matched each other or the new Museums Wellington branding. Their aim was to bring all three museums plus Plimmers Ark under the same umbrella website, and to use their new branding as the basis for the overall site design.

I was responsible for the initial quote, client liaison, project management, scoping, information architecture, design development, HTML and CSS, jQuery, accessibility and e-govt compliance, testing, putting together the skeleton site in SilverStripe, CMS training, QA, HTML emails and ongoing support. Find out more about the Museums Wellington project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Govt web standards tester, Writing for the web, CSS-based layout, jQuery/JavaScript, e-govt/WCAG compliance, HTML email, SilverStripe, Government websites, Small sites

Salters Cartage

Salters Cartage

Website: salters.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Salters Cartage
Dates: June - August 2010
My professional status: contractor at Plan A

I was asked by Plan A in Auckland to develop their homepage design into a set of design templates for the new Salters Cartage website, to build these templates and then to put together the finished website, using all-new content which Plan A had written.

I was responsible for the original project proposal and quote, client liaison, project management, scoping, information architecture, design development, HTML and CSS, jQuery, accessibility compliance, building the completed website, content-loading, testing, proof-reading, QA and ongoing support. Find out more about the Salters Cartage project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, CSS-based layout, jQuery/JavaScript, No CMS, Small sites

Save Radio New Zealand

Save Radio New Zealand

Website: saveradionz.co.nz
Client: Save Radio New Zealand
Dates: February 2010 - present
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

The Save Radio New Zealand website is a companion to the original Facebook group, which reached 20,000 members in a little over a month. It's built using an existing (subtly restyled) WordPress theme. I was responsible for the initial client liaison and project proposal when I first came up with the idea, then project management, scoping, information architecture, selection and restyling of the WordPress theme, webhost management, content-writing, research, content-loading and ongoing support as the website's webmaster. Find out more about the Save Radio New Zealand project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Webmaster, CSS-based layout, WordPress, Small sites

The Beck's List

The Beck's List

Website: Facebook app, no longer online
Client: Lion Nathan
Dates: December 2009 - January 2010
My professional status: contractor at Shift

The Beck's List was a Facebook app linked to a 60-day viral campaign. Fans could request free gig tickets sent out as POCKETvoucher text messages, browse gig photos, tag their friends and vote for the best photos and gigs. The app also included a Twitter feed, an iPhone app and a website.

I was responsible for some design consultation at the start of the project, building the templates, some creation of new graphics near the end of the project, plus a small amount of jQuery. I worked closely with the programmer, Tom St George, as the app went through a series of iterations during integration which required many changes to the XHTML and the CSS. Find out more about the The Beck's List project

Categories: Website designer, Front-end developer, CSS-based layout, jQuery/JavaScript, Facebook, Small sites

Northern Gateway Toll Road

Northern Gateway Toll Road

Website: tollroad.govt.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: NZ Transport Agency
Dates: June - July 2009
Government status: Crown Entity
My professional status: contractor at Shift

The Northern Gateway Toll Road website provides detailed information about the new Toll Road and how to use it, and allows regular users of the road to open and manage an online account through which they can pay their tolls. It also enables drivers to buy individual or multiple trips online, or pay a toll notice or infringement, as well as keeping visitors up-to-date with road conditions.

I was responsible for building the templates in HTML/CSS and preparing them for integration into the CMS, as well as overseeing e-government and accessibility compliance. Find out more about the Northern Gateway Toll Road project

Categories: Front-end developer, Govt web standards tester, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Other CMS, Small sites

Telecom Global Roaming

Telecom Global Roaming

Website: telecomroaming.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Telecom
Dates: April 2009
My professional status: contractor at Shift

The Telecom Global Roaming website allowed users on the new XT Mobile Network to find out if their phone could roam, which countries were covered, and how much it would cost. The application had to work with a whole lot of different variables - but the user interface was designed to be simple and intuitive to use, while being capable of displaying a wide variety of content types in response to selections made by the user. I was responsible for building the templates in HTML/CSS and jQuery and preparing them for integration into the CMS. Find out more about the Telecom Global Roaming project

Categories: Front-end developer, CSS-based layout, jQuery/JavaScript, Other CMS, Small sites

Expedia Flash banner ads

Expedia Flash banner ads

Website: online banner ads for Expedia.co.nz and Expedia.com.au
Client: Expedia
Dates: March 2009
My professional status: contractor at Badger Communications

My job was to build and animate a set of 64 banner ads for Expedia. Four different international destinations were being advertised, with eight banners of different dimensions for each destination. Each set of banners was replicated for both the New Zealand and Australian markets, with a different Expedia logo for each. Find out more about the Expedia Flash banner ads project

Categories: Project manager, Flash, Small sites

Round Peg

Round Peg

Website: roundpeg.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Linda Ashton, Director, Round Peg
Dates: January - February 2009
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Round Peg was a new recruitment agency concept developed by Linda Ashton that works in-house alongside employers, managing the recruitment process on their behalf. The initial aims of the site were to establish a web presence for the company and to explain exactly what Round Peg can offer to both employers and employees. I built a fully-working site from the original five-page designs, coded up all the content for the site and ensured that Search Engine Optimisation was achieved. Find out more about the Round Peg project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, Front-end developer, Content-loader, CSS-based layout, No CMS, Small sites

Tourism Exchange

Tourism Exchange

Website: no longer online
Client: Tourism Exchange
Dates: January 2009
My professional status: contractor at Origin Design

Tourism Exchange was a real-time marketplace for selling and distributing tourism products and services, and the site provided information for buyers and sellers. My responsibility was to build 6 templates in HTML/CSS and liaise with the CMS integrator in order that they could be easily integrated into the SilverStripe CMS. We also developed the design in areas where additional functionality was required after the design had been completed. Find out more about the Tourism Exchange project

Categories: Website designer, Front-end developer, CSS-based layout, SilverStripe, Small sites

Toops

Toops

Website: toops.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Foodstuffs (Wellington) Co-operative Society Limited
Dates: November - December 2008
My professional status: employee at Shift

Foodstuffs (Wellington) brand Toops needed a new website to promote their business-to-business food supply services. I built them a fully-working site from the original six template designs, and coded up all the content for the site. Find out more about the Toops project

Categories: Front-end developer, Content-loader, CSS-based layout, No CMS, Small sites

HPT forms

HPT forms

Website: historicplaces.org.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Historic Places Trust
Dates: July - October 2008
Government status: Crown Entity
My professional status: employee at Shift

The Historic Places Trust needed a set of 7 membership, subscription, and donation forms for their corporate website. The IA and design originally called for a large master form containing all the elements for the individual forms, controlled by a JavaScript file.

It was my responsibility to build the master form in XHTML and CSS. However, as the JavaScript became more and more complex I decided to split it into the 7 separate forms in order to achieve the functionality required, and I rewrote the JavaScript file to accommodate the new requirements. The programming and integration of the forms was carried out by Datacom using the Sitecore CMS. Find out more about the HPT forms project

Categories: Showcase sites, Front-end developer, Govt web standards tester, Writing for the web, CSS-based layout, jQuery/JavaScript, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Sitecore, Government websites, Small sites

Weta Digital

Weta Digital

Website: wetafx.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Weta Digital
Dates: March - May 2008
My professional status: employee at Shift

Weta Digital wanted a new website that would act as a showcase for their film and commercial graphics and animation work, as well as a recruitment tool for potential employees. The success of Lord of the Rings meant that their old site was getting many thousands of hits a week from fans and job-hunters alike, and they urgently needed an updated look, and somewhere to showcase their high-quality Flash showreels. My responsibility was to build a set of HTML/CSS templates, which were integrated into ExpressionEngine by Tom St George, my colleague at Shift. Find out more about the Weta Digital project

Categories: Front-end developer, CSS-based layout, ExpressionEngine, Small sites

NZ Business Assessment

NZ Business Assessment

Website: no longer online
Client: Business Capability Partnership/Optimation
Dates: September - October 2007 with ongoing additions after go-live
Government status: funded through the Ministry for Economic Development
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

The Business Capability Partnership wanted a website for their New Zealand Business Assessment initiative, which was designed to enable business owners to assess their business's current capabilities and assist in identifying opportunities to improve business performance.

I designed and built 17 template pages for the site, which was developed by Optimation within an ASP.NET environment. Once phase 1 of the site went live, Optimation worked with the BCP to develop and extend the site's capabilities, and from time to time I worked alongside the Optimation developer to provide CSS for new elements. Find out more about the NZ Business Assessment project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Govt web standards tester, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, ASP or ASP.NET, Government websites, Small sites

NZWood (campaign)

NZWood (campaign)

Website: no longer online
Client: NZWood
Dates: August 2007
My professional status: employee at Shift

The NZWood campaign website was part of a series of sites for the organisation. The campaign site was designed to be highly interactive and included campaign videos and copies of print ads, as well as online discussions about many aspects of the campaign message. My job was to build 4 modular templates for the site in HTML and CSS, and to create a non-Flash version of the main navigation so that users without Flash could still navigate through the site. Find out more about the NZWood (campaign) project

Categories: Front-end developer, CSS-based layout, ExpressionEngine, Small sites

Māori Media Network

Māori Media Network

Website: maorimedia.co.nz
Client: Māori Media Network
Dates: April - August 2007
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

The Māori Media Network wanted a new website which would promote their skills and services online. I designed and built the site and also worked on project management, information architecture and site schematics, as well as planning for JavaScript and CMS integration. Find out more about the Māori Media Network project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, CSS-based layout, ExpressionEngine, Small sites

Drilling for Diamonds

Drilling for Diamonds

Website: no longer online
Client: The Mills Group
Dates: February 2007 - March 2012
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

The Mills Group wanted a website which would both promote their Drilling for Diamonds online coaching products and act as a secure portal through which D4D coaches could train staff. The secure login included an admin section through which The Mills Group staff could add new clients and coaches, give them access to the online coaching materials, and create collections of personalised coaching materials for specific groups within the coaching scheme.

I designed and built the site and also worked on project management, information architecture and site schematics. I continued as the site's webmaster once the site went live. Find out more about the Drilling for Diamonds project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Webmaster, CSS-based layout, Other CMS, Small sites

Resultex & INOV8

Resultex & INOV8

Website: resultex.co.nz and inov8.co.nz (both sites have since been redesigned)
Client: Resultex and INOV8
Dates: May - October 2006
My professional status: employee at Shift

The Resultex and INOV8 teams wanted a pair of matching CSS websites that they could edit themselves. I built the websites using Dreamweaver's template functionality. Shift fully content-loaded the Resultex site for the client before it went live, and handed over the INOV8 site for the client to complete. Find out more about the Resultex & INOV8 project

Categories: Client liaison, Front-end developer, Content-loader, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Dreamweaver templates, Small sites

Revealing Gallipoli

Revealing Gallipoli

Website: images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_images/tvone/study_guides/revealing_gallipoli.pdf
Client: TV ONE
Dates: April 2005
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

TV ONE wanted a PDF study guide for the TV documentary Revealing Gallipoli which could be downloaded from TV ONE's website. The study guide is aimed at teachers who want to screen the documentary in their classrooms and use it as an educational tool. I designed and made the PDF. Find out more about the Revealing Gallipoli project

Categories: Website designer, Small sites

Biotech launch

Biotech launch

Website: Not online
Client: CWA New Media
Dates: March 2005
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

CWA's director needed an interactive animation to be used during the launch ceremony for the CWA Biotech Learning Hub. I designed and built the interactive in Flash. I also updated the CWA Learning Landscape websites (online and offline versions) and incorporated links to the Flash animation, and linked the animation from an updated Flash version of the Learning Landscape website. Find out more about the Biotech launch project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, Old-school table layout, Flash, Small sites

Healthy Homes

Healthy Homes

Website: no longer online
Client: Contact Energy
Dates: March 2005
My professional status: contractor at Origin Design

Contact Positive Energy wanted an interactive Flash animation for their Asthma Awareness Week campaign. The design was done in Photoshop and Freehand by Origin Design. It was my job to make it work. Find out more about the Healthy Homes project

Categories: Project manager, Website designer, Content-loader, Flash, Small sites

Kiwi Physics

Kiwi Physics

Website: CD-ROM
Client: IPENZ - Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand
Dates: February - May 2005
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

The Kiwi Physics CD-ROM was aimed at encouraging students to explore a career in physics by showing real-life examples of physics in an entertaining, interactive, educational and fun way. I designed, illustrated and built (in Freehand, Photoshop and Flash) a module which covers the creation, transmission and use of electricity. Find out more about the Kiwi Physics project

Categories: Website designer, Writing for the web, Flash, CD-ROM, Small sites

MED ISU

MED ISU

Website: no longer online
Client: Ministry of Economic Development
Dates: February - March 2005
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at Origin Design

The design for the new main MED site had been done by Shift, who had also supplied a set of design standards, and had mocked-up a version of a sub-site content page. Origin were asked to extend the design to show how it would be applied to a range of pages in the ISU sub-site. They provided me with a series of wireframes, and I developed the design from that point, and drew up a Photoshop visualisation for each of the page templates. Find out more about the MED ISU project

Categories: Project manager, Website designer, Writing for the web, CSS-based layout, Government websites, Small sites

Gambling Helpline

Gambling Helpline

Website: no longer online
Client: Gambling Helpline New Zealand
Dates: February 2005
Government status: funded by the Ministry of Health
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

Gambling Helpline wanted to redesign the way that results were displayed within their online assessment (built in Flash). They felt that the existing method of display was unclear, and wanted a range of concepts from which they could select the final design. I came up with a number of concepts and refined the preferred design. Find out more about the Gambling Helpline project

Categories: Website designer, Flash, Government websites, Small sites

Ans Westra

Ans Westra

Website: no longer online
Client: Ministry of Education
Dates: January 2005
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

The Ministry of Education wanted to add a new sub-site to an existing Arts collection within the Te Kite Ipurangi portal website. I designed the site, which was developed as a CSS site within the existing TKI template. Find out more about the Ans Westra project

Categories: Website designer, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, eZ Publish, Government websites, Small sites

Learning Languages

Learning Languages

Website: tki.org.nz/r/language/lls (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Ministry of Education
Dates: January 2005
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

The Ministry of Education wanted a new design for the Learning Languages series. There were 5 sub-sites in all, which needed to match each other while still retaining some individuality. A homepage was also needed to introduce all of the sub-sites. I designed the site, which was developed as a CSS site within the existing TKI template. Find out more about the Learning Languages project

Categories: Website designer, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, eZ Publish, Government websites, Small sites

wickED Eat Well

wickED Eat Well

Website: no longer online
Client: Ministry of Education
Dates: January 2005
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

The wickED website was aimed at kids and showcased a new theme every month, with activities for the kids to do based on that theme. The artwork featured the three wickeED characters and had to fit in with the existing look and feel of the website. Each theme featured a homepage and two activities pages.

The homepage design for this theme had been developed by another CWA designer. I completed the design and then used it as a basis for the activities pages. Find out more about the wickED Eat Well project

Categories: Website designer, Writing for the web, e-govt/WCAG compliance, eZ Publish, Government websites, Small sites

wickED Christmas

wickED Christmas

Website: no longer online
Client: Ministry of Education
Dates: December 2004
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

The wickED website was aimed at kids and showcased a new theme every month, with activities for the kids to do based on that theme. I designed and illustrated the Christmas theme. Find out more about the wickED Christmas project

Categories: Website designer, Writing for the web, e-govt/WCAG compliance, eZ Publish, Government websites, Small sites

asTTle

asTTle

Website: no longer online
Client: Ministry of Education and University of Auckland
Dates: November 2004
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

The Ministry of Education wanted a new design for the updated asTTle site as part of CWA's Te Kete Ipurangi portal website. I used existing printwork of the new asTTle branding as my initial inspiration and created a look and feel which was sympathetic with that branding while adding unique elements of its own. Find out more about the asTTle project

Categories: Website designer, Writing for the web, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, eZ Publish, Government websites, Small sites

Vegfed Approved Supplier

Vegfed Approved Supplier

Website: newzealandgap.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Vegfed
Dates: August - September 2004
My professional status: contractor at Origin Design

The Approved Supplier subsite needed a redesign so that it could stand alone from the rest of the Vegfed site while still being a part of it. I built the templates in HTML. Find out more about the Vegfed Approved Supplier project

Categories: Front-end developer, Old-school table layout, Database-driven (pre-CMS), Small sites

Medals NZ

Medals NZ

Website: not online
Client: Medals NZ
Dates: August 2004
My professional status: contractor at Oryx Technologies

Medals NZ had a very clear idea of the type of design they wanted for this site, and the sector of the marketplace at which it was aimed. I designed the site on the basis of these ideas. Find out more about the Medals NZ project

Categories: Website designer, Small sites

TOPAZ Solutions

TOPAZ Solutions

Website: topazsolutions.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: TOPAZ
Dates: August 2004
My professional status: contractor at Origin Design

The new Topaz website was designed by Origin, and Topaz wanted a set of HTML templates which they could use as the basis for building the site. I built the templates. Find out more about the TOPAZ Solutions project

Categories: Front-end developer, Old-school table layout, Small sites

Digital Stories

Digital Stories

Website: no longer online
Client: Ministry of Education
Dates: July 2004
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

CWA required full and very detailed testing of all their websites by different members of the team. The sites had to be fully compliant with e-government guidelines, and be as accessible as possible over a wide range of browsers and platforms. I tested this site and provided a written report detailing my results and recommendations. Find out more about the Digital Stories project

Categories: Govt web standards tester, Writing for the web, eZ Publish, Government websites, Small sites

ECE ICT

ECE ICT

Website: offline PowerPoint presentation
Client: Ministry of Education - Early Childhood Education
Dates: June - July 2004
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

The Early Childhood Education team wanted a new logo based on a set of key words and phrases. From this would be developed templates for a Powerpoint presentation. I designed the logo using a matrix approach, and developed the five best ideas, from which they chose their favourite. I then designed the templates around this new logo. Find out more about the ECE ICT project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Government websites, Small sites

Gifted & Talented Support

Gifted & Talented Support

Website: tki.org.nz/r/gifted/talented/parents (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Ministry of Education
Dates: June 2004
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

This Key Collection within the Te Kete Ipurangi website portal was aimed at parents and whānau of gifted and talented kids, and was based on the existing printwork from the Ministry of Education. I designed the website, which was developed as a fully CSS site within the existing TKI template. Find out more about the Gifted & Talented Support project

Categories: Website designer, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, eZ Publish, Government websites, Small sites

Homegrown

Homegrown

Website: no longer online
Client: Mainland Milk
Dates: June 2004
My professional status: contractor at Origin Design

The Homegrown website was a subsite of the main Meadow Fresh site. I built a set of templates to be converted to a database-driven PHP website. Find out more about the Homegrown project

Categories: Project manager, Front-end developer, Old-school table layout, Database-driven (pre-CMS), Small sites

Vets Online

Vets Online

Website: not online
Client: Oryx Technologies
Dates: June 2004
My professional status: contractor at Oryx Technologies

The new Vets Online portal needed an elegant logo to liven it up while staying true to the look and feel of the site design. I designed the logo. Find out more about the Vets Online project

Categories: Website designer, Small sites

Positive Energy

Positive Energy

Website: online banner ads for positive-energy.co.nz (no longer online)
Client: Contact Energy
Dates: June - July 2004
My professional status: contractor at Origin Design

Positive Energy was a discussion website created by Contact Energy. As part of their promotional campaign they commissioned a series of Flash banner ads for large online publications, reflecting the characters and branding of the website itself. I built the Flash ads. Find out more about the Positive Energy project

Categories: Project manager, Flash, Small sites

Karori Garden Centre

Karori Garden Centre

Website: no longer online
Client: Karori Garden Centre
Dates: June - July 2004
My professional status: contractor at Oryx Technologies

The Karori Garden Centre wanted a garden "character" to add life to their new website and to act as a guide around the site. I designed and drew the tui character in Freehand and animated it in Flash. Find out more about the Karori Garden Centre project

Categories: Website designer, Flash, Small sites

Te Reo Māori in Mainstream

Te Reo Māori in Mainstream

Website: Flash website for offline presentations
Client: Alice Patrick
Dates: May - August 2004, and June 2005
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

Teacher and Māori advisor/facilitator Alice Patrick wanted a website that she could project onto a big screen and use as an integral part of her talks and presentations around the country. I designed and built this fully interactive Flash website using ActionScripting and incorporating sound and video clips. Find out more about the Te Reo Māori in Mainstream project

Categories: Client liaison, IA & UX, Website designer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Flash, No CMS, Small sites

Scots College Virtual Tour

Scots College Virtual Tour

Website: no longer online
Client: Scots College
Dates: May - June 2004
My professional status: contractor at Oryx Technologies

Scots College wanted a set of Virtual Tours to show to prospective pupils and parents. This would be part of the existing website and follow the established look and feel of the site. I designed and built three Virtual Tours and the section homepage. Find out more about the Scots College Virtual Tour project

Categories: IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Old-school table layout, Small sites

wickED Year of Rice

wickED Year of Rice

Website: no longer online
Client: Ministry of Education
Dates: May 2004
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

The wickED kids site was given a new theme each month, using the same characters each time with a completely new look and feel. I designed the International Year of Rice theme and created all-new graphics, style and page layout. Find out more about the wickED Year of Rice project

Categories: Website designer, eZ Publish, Government websites, Small sites

Scots College Image Gallery

Scots College Image Gallery

Website: no longer online
Client: Scots College
Dates: April - May 2004
My professional status: contractor at Oryx Technologies

Scots College needed a number of Image Galleries which would showcase the school and be appreciated by the pupils featured. This would be part of the existing website and follow the established look and feel of the site. I designed and built four Image Galleries and the section homepage. Find out more about the Scots College Image Gallery project

Categories: Website designer, Front-end developer, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, Small sites

Simillimum

Simillimum

Website: arnica.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Simillimum Homeopathic Pharmacy
Dates: February - September 2004
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Originally designed as an online brochure, Simillimum needed a revamp - into a useful, interactive site generating additional income. I tidied up the existing website and professionalised the look. Find out more about the Simillimum project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Old-school table layout, No CMS, E-commerce, Small sites

Kakapo Recovery

Kakapo Recovery

Website: kakaporecovery.org.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Department of Conservation
Dates: December 2003 - March 2005
Government status: Government Department
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

This website needed regular updating over a number of years. I added new images and sections and made text changes as requested by the Department of Conservation. I also proof--read the site, made corrections to the text and improved the design. The site was later translated into Japanese, and I worked with the translator to get this online and linked to the English version of the site. Find out more about the Kakapo Recovery project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Webmaster, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Government websites, Small sites

CHR

CHR

Website: chranz.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Centre for Housing Research
Dates: November 2003
Government status: part of Housing New Zealand Corporation (a Government Agency)
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

The CHR website reflects the new branding and printwork designed by Origin, and presents information-rich pages in a straightforward and logical manner. I advised the designer on web design strategies and built the site. Find out more about the CHR project

Categories: Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Government websites, Small sites

Chef Search

Chef Search

Website: no longer online
Client: Ninox Films
Dates: October 2003
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

The recipient of the prestigious Gordon Ramsay Scholarship was chosen by means of a culinary competition. This website was designed both as a means of publicising the scholarship itself, and also as a place where contestants could enter the competition. I advised the designer on web design strategies and built and content-loaded the website. Find out more about the Chef Search project

Categories: Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Transpower National Grid

Transpower National Grid

Website: no longer online
Client: Transpower
Dates: September 2003
Government status: State-Owned Enterprise
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

Transpower wanted to show the long and detailed history of the development of the National Grid. This potentially dry subject matter required an innovative approach which would both tell the story and reflect the Transpower brand. I put together and animated a series of interactive Flash pages showing the development of the National Grid along a timeline from 1913-2003. Find out more about the Transpower National Grid project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Flash, Government websites, Small sites

Nature's Energy

Nature's Energy

Website: no longer online
Client: Mainland Milk
Dates: August 2003
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

The "Nature's Energy - It's Totally Cool" summer promotion included a website integral to the campaign. The site provided key information about how to enter the promotion, and allowed kids to win spot prizes by playing the interactive Flash game which was the main focus of the site. I built a series of templates for the website, into which the Flash game was integrated. Find out more about the Nature's Energy project

Categories: Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, Database-driven (pre-CMS), Small sites

Seedling Swap

Seedling Swap

Website: no longer online
Client: Mainland Milk
Dates: March - April 2003
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

This website promoted the annual Meadow Fresh Seedling Swap, when thousands of Kiwi kids swapped empty milk cartons for native tree seedlings. The website motivated kids to take part, and guided them to their nearest Seedling Swap location on the big day. I built and developed/maintained the website and the homepage Flash animations. Find out more about the Seedling Swap project

Categories: Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, Old-school table layout, Flash, No CMS, Small sites

The Carpenter Project

The Carpenter Project

Website: no longer online
Client: The Carpenter Project
Dates: February - March 2003
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

The Carpenter Project was raising funds to build the new church of St Josephs in Mt Victoria, Wellington. An integral part was the use of the website as a fundraising tool. The design of the site reflected the elegance, beauty and simplicity of the design for the church itself. I advised the designer on the best way to approach the design and then built the website. Find out more about the The Carpenter Project project

Categories: Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Origin Xmas card

Origin Xmas card

Website: origindesign.co.nz/hohoho (no longer online)
Client: Origin Design
Dates: December 2002
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

Origin Design wanted a funky and original Christmas card in an unusual format, which reflected their branding in a technologically savvy, humorous and clever way. I built an interactive Flash card (with audio) which was sent to all of Origin's clients. Each person received an email pointing them to a personalised page on the website, where they could view their own version of the card. Find out more about the Origin Xmas card project

Categories: Client liaison, Content-loader, Flash, Database-driven (pre-CMS), Small sites

M-co GEM

M-co GEM

Website: no longer online
Client: M-co
Dates: August - September 2002
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

M-co's Green Electricity Market website was designed as a subsidiary to the existing international M-co sites, and needed a little pizzazz on the homepage. I created a Flash animation, using photos provided by M-co, following a design by Origin. Find out more about the M-co GEM project

Categories: Flash, Small sites

Fonterra Annual Report

Fonterra Annual Report

Website: no longer online
Client: Fonterra
Dates: July 2002
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

The 2001-2002 Annual Report website had to be built within an extremely tight deadline as a sub-site of Fonterra's main site. I managed the project and built the site in under a week. Find out more about the Fonterra Annual Report project

Categories: Project manager, IA & UX, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Stars of Rugby

Stars of Rugby

Website: no longer online
Client: Mainland Milk
Dates: June - August 2002
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

This pair of sites was built for two brands - Tararua and Meadow Fresh - and promoted a schools milk cap-collecting competition. Schools could log in and record their latest cap totals, and compare their progress. I built and maintained both sites, whose architecture and functionality was exactly the same, but which had completely different URLs, graphics and colours.

I also built a large Flash animation for each homepage that explained what the competition was about, and how schools could enter. Find out more about the Stars of Rugby project

Categories: Front-end developer, Content-loader, Old-school table layout, Flash, Database-driven (pre-CMS), Small sites

Ao Kawe Kupu

Ao Kawe Kupu

Website: no longer online
Client: New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Dates: May - August 2002
Government status: Government Agency
My professional status: contractor at Communication Arts

Following the online success of QA News, the client decided to put this bi-monthly printed newsletter onto the NZQA website. The newsletter was partly in English, partly in te reo. I developed the newsletter into a new website format, which I designed to complement the QA News design. Find out more about the Ao Kawe Kupu project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Govt web standards tester, Writing for the web, Content-loader, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Old-school table layout, Government websites, Small sites

Changing Spaces & OriginArt

Changing Spaces & OriginArt

Website: no longer online
Client: Origin Design (for Wellington International Festival of the Arts 2002)
Dates: January - March 2002
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

Origin Design sponsored the 2002 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts Sculpture Walk. This included an interactive website, based around a Flash animation that showed the development of the sculptures. I built the website which reflected the design of Origin's Changing Spaces booklet, and which became part of OriginArt. Find out more about the Changing Spaces & OriginArt project

Categories: Client liaison, Front-end developer, Content-loader, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

M-co Business Service

M-co Business Service

Website: no longer online
Client: M-co
Dates: September 2001
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

As part of their large database-driven website, M-co required an animation that showed their Business Service Diagram in a clear and interesting way. I developed and built the animation. Find out more about the M-co Business Service project

Categories: Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

QA News

QA News

Website: nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/publications/qa-news (site has since been redesigned)
Client: New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Dates: June 2001 - February 2003
Government status: Government Agency
My professional status: contractor at Communication Arts

QA News is the web version of a quarterly printed newsletter which was seamlessly integrated into the large NZQA website. I translated the newsletter into an existing website format, ensuring that each edition matched the print version exactly. Find out more about the QA News project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Old-school table layout, Government websites, Small sites

King & Small

King & Small

Website: king-small.co.nz
Client: King & Small Consultancy
Dates: May - June 2001
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

Murray King & Francis Small wanted a simple and elegant site to attract new clients. I built the website following a design by Origin, and advised the designer on the best layouts to use. Find out more about the King & Small project

Categories: Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Millie Smith

Millie Smith

Website: no longer online
Client: Millie Smith
Dates: February - May 2001
My professional status: employee at Origin Design

Origin designed this range of beautiful "paper art" stationery with Geoff Notman illustrations. The website was an integral part of both the branding and the promotion of the range and includes a short Flash intro. I built the website and completed the Flash. I also developed the graphics into animations and rollovers, showing products to their best advantage. Find out more about the Millie Smith project

Categories: Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, Flash, No CMS, Small sites

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Website: ground-zero.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Ground Zero
Dates: November 2000
My professional status: contractor at Mission Hall

Ground Zero was the first web design project for one of Mission Hall's designers. I assisted in the completion of the website. Find out more about the Ground Zero project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

VUW School of Business

VUW School of Business

Website: no longer online
Client: Victoria University Wellington
Dates: November 2000
Government status: Government Agency
My professional status: contractor at Mission Hall

VUW wanted a fully integrated database-driven site, where each School would have a individual "look" based upon the same structure, architecture and coding. I built this website following the design created by Mission Hall, and including features introduced for the Graduate School site. Find out more about the VUW School of Business project

Categories: Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, Database-driven (pre-CMS), Government websites, Small sites

VUW School of Economics

VUW School of Economics

Website: no longer online
Client: Victoria University Wellington
Dates: November 2000
Government status: Government Agency
My professional status: contractor at Mission Hall

The website was structured in exactly the same way as the one for the School of Business & Public Management (see above), so that the majority of each site could be converted to database-driven pages. Find out more about the VUW School of Economics project

Categories: Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, Database-driven (pre-CMS), Government websites, Small sites

Express Online

Express Online

Website: no longer online
Client: TranzRail
Dates: August 2000
My professional status: contractor at Base Two

The site was an online version of a bi-monthly printed staff magazine. Each issue had a tight deadline as the website had to go live at the same time as the magazine. I updated the site every two months. Find out more about the Express Online project

Categories: Front-end developer, Content-loader, Webmaster, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Monkey Records

Monkey Records

Website: monkeyrecords.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Monkey Records
Dates: July - October 2000
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

The Monkey Records website was an e-commerce venture, with the record label relying on it to provide a large proportion of their CD sales. I designed and built the site, which includes information on all Monkey's recording artists, and a simple shopping cart where visitors could listen to and buy CDs. Find out more about the Monkey Records project

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, E-commerce, Small sites

Nathaniel Centre

Nathaniel Centre

Website: nathaniel.org.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Caritas NZ
Dates: July - August 2000
My professional status: contractor at Base Two

The Nathaniel Centre wanted a design for a Bioethics website which was calm, informative and reassuring. I extended an existing design prototype (based on print design for the Centre), and built the site. Find out more about the Nathaniel Centre project

Categories: IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

DANZ

DANZ

Website: danz.org.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
Dates: May - August 2000
My professional status: contractor at Base Two

The DANZ website needed updating on a regular basis. I was responsible for ongoing maintenance including the addition of new articles, diary and editorial from the DANZ bi-monthly newsletter. Find out more about the DANZ project

Categories: Front-end developer, Content-loader, Webmaster, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Tracks are for Trains

Tracks are for Trains

Website: no longer online
Client: TranzRail
Dates: April - May 2000
My professional status: contractor at Base Two

This website was aimed at children, included games, information and quizzes, and taught them to stay away from the dangers of train tracks. I developed the design from a prototype and built the site. Find out more about the Tracks are for Trains project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Chatham Islands II

Chatham Islands II

Website: no longer online
Client: Chatham Island Millennium Committee
Dates: March - July 1999
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

This website provided information about the Chatham Islands' millennium celebrations. The colours reflect the dawn of a new century, exemplified by the sunrise animation on the homepage, which I built using Bryce 3D animation software. I developed the design from a prototype homepage and built the site. Find out more about the Chatham Islands II project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Chatham Islands I

Chatham Islands I

Website: no longer online
Client: Chatham Island Millennium Committee
Dates: March - July 1999
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

The site's main aim was to ensure that visitors had pre-booked their accommodation before they visited the Chathams. I developed the design from a prototype and built this award-winning website in a style which represented the clean green environmental nature of the Chathams, as well as reflecting the island's rich Moriori heritage. Find out more about the Chatham Islands I project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Te Puna

Te Puna

Website: no longer online
Client: National Library of New Zealand
Dates: March - July 1999
Government status: Government Agency
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

The National Library wanted a user-friendly gateway into the Library's Te Puna search databases, which I co-designed and built, and which was used by librarians across the country. My job also included facilitating the information flow between all the parties involved in the project and ensuring that their different needs were met, as well as advising them on technical issues. Find out more about the Te Puna project

Categories: Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, Old-school table layout, Database-driven (pre-CMS), Government websites, Small sites

ESOL

ESOL

Website: no longer online
Client: Ministry of Education
Dates: October - November 1997
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

ESOL was a sub-site which I designed and built within the Ministry of Education's own website. The client wanted a simple and easy to navigate site, following MoE colour and logo guidelines. Find out more about the ESOL project

Categories: Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, Webmaster, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Government websites, Small sites

EWI

EWI

Website: ewi.org.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Education Wellington International
Dates: November 1996
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

EWI was aimed at overseas students and covered a range of information about education providers in Wellington. I designed and built the site in a day, with the help of another CWA designer. Find out more about the EWI project

Categories: Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Asia2000

Asia2000

Website: asia2000.org.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Asia2000
Dates: August 1996 - May 1998
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

This site began life as a web version of a printed quarterly newsletter, which I maintained and updated following an existing design (1996). In 1998 I redesigned, developed and built the site into a complete award-winning package, incorporating the newsletter within a new and larger website. Find out more about the Asia2000 project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, Webmaster, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites