The global human resource and financial consulting firm Mercer needed an aesthetic design for their web site that better reflected their specialized expertise in corporate consulting. Working with their product development team I designed a more contemporary aesthetic to their overall site and helped transition front end development to a CSS-based approach to page layout. In addition we developed new IA for content areas to better promote their growing array of reports, podcasts and events. These changes were implemented across Mercer sites worldwide.
Year: 2009-2012 / Category: Web Design
In 2004 the cable channel MTV2 re-branded itself as an alternative destination for rock and hip-hop entertainment for young men. I worked with the digital production team and channel VP to re-imagine what an entertainment site could be. I design directed the site through a series of presentations of information architecture, look-and-feel studies, interactive mockups and functional prototypes. The team’s collaboration led to such distinct features as creative site intros, a defecating two-headed dog logo, prominent display of photography, and a new interactive advertising model.
Year: 2003-2005 / Category: Web Design
The Real World show page
TRL countdown page
My focus on consistency in site architecture and design detail led to my designation as Senior Designer in charge of cross-site design standards for MTV.com. Working with site design parameters for the US site set in early 2002, I developed an intranet style guide reference for designers and producers. I was also lead designer in a variety of facelifts implemented on the homepage, hub pages and cross-site navigation, as well as a template for dynamic show content.
Year: 2002-2003 / Category: Web Design