Existential Concentricity

A concept for communicating skills within an infographic, rather than a textual résumé.

Existencial Concentricity - A concept for communicating skills within an infographic, rather than a textual résumé.

A concept for communicating skills within an infographic, rather than a textual résumé.

Credit where it’s due:
The bokeh background used courtesy of calebkimbrough; found via bittbox.
Inspiration from Ancient Hebrew Cosmology and Nonsensical Infographic No.2.

Deep In Grace

This website serves as a public journal for Brian Watson, Teaching Principle at La Gracia Government School in Belize, allowing family and friends to share in his travels and experiences while abroad.

Brian Watson is the Teaching Principle at La Gracia Government School in La Gracia Village, Belize. As an American citizen, living in Belize, this website serves as a public journal, allowing family and friends to share in his travels and experiences while abroad.

Screenshot of deepingrace.com

This site is hosted by Nearly Free Speech, powered by WordPress, with heavy customization of sakari’s stylish theme (including widgetization and page modifications), and Brian’s personal photos.

Brian Browne Walker

Prior to publishing his latest book, Brian Walker wanted a new website to correspond with the publication. This website serves as a blog and digital bibliography with premium content.

Brian Browne Walker is an author living in Boulder. Prior to publishing his latest book, a transliteration of The Art of War, Brian wanted a new website to correspond with the publication. The website serves as a blog and digital bibliography with links Amazon, but Brian also offers a multimedia version of The Art of War and other premium content for a small fee.

Screenshot of brianbrownewalker.com

The site is hosted by Nearly Free Speech, powered by WordPress, with moderate customization of pogoking’s Graphite theme; e-commerce is powered by Are PayPal in conjunction with Shawn Parker’s NextPage Button.

NOTE: I back-dated the publish date of this post by one month since I’m late posting it.

Rouse Law Office

James Rouse is an attorney in the Denver Area. He already has an existing website, and was looking for something new. Here’s what we came up with:

James Rouse is an attorney in the Denver Area. His list of practice areas covers everything from Intellectual Property rights, to Property Conflicts, to Family Law. He already has an existing website, and was looking for something new. Here’s what we came up with:

Rouse Law Office - rouseandassoc.com

The site is hosted by HostMonster, powered by WordPress, with Axidev’s Quoan theme, Contact Form 7, All In One SEO Pack, my photography and iStock graphics.

RS Financial, Inc.

Ralph Schwartz is a Personal Trustee and Financial Consultant in the Denver Area.

This is the website I created for him.

Ralph Schwartz is a Personal Trustee and Financial Consultant in the Denver Area.

Ralph approached me about creating a website for his latest venture, RS Financial, Inc. He provided all the content for the website, allowing me to focus on the design and functionality of the site.

RS Financial, Inc. homepage

The site is hosted by Nearly Free Speech, powered by WordPress, with Kriesi’s Cubit themeiStock graphics, and a Wufoo form. Utilizing these resources allowed me to charge Ralph less than $500. I even threw in a little SEO too.

Tweet Probe

I received a direct message on Twitter that said, “I’d like to see what you think tweetprobe is about, like u did for hosebird.”

This is what I came up with.

Something in the design must have struck a chord because the client referred to the design as soul searching and truly inspiring.

One January afternoon, I received a direct message on Twitter from tweetipFH that said:

“Hi Shawn. Email [me] – I’d like to see what you think tweetprobe is about, like u did for hosebird. More in email”

So, I started down a rabbit trail of twitter accounts and tumblr blogs then responded by email to see if there was any more information that I should consider. There wasn’t. Not to worry though; I’m not intimidated by ambiguity!**

Tweet Probe progression

After sketching out a few ideas, I sent them to Michael – he laughed. Something in the design must have struck a chord because Michael referred to the design as soul searching and truly inspiring.

Tweet Probe

**Ambiguity kills me in regards to expectations. In this case, Michael’s expectations were clear: give it a shot with what you can find. Same for hosebird. Honestly, I believe I excel in this regard. Clifton’s StregthFinders calls it individualization: you
 are 
intrigued 
by 
the 
unique qualities 
of 
each 
person; because
 you 
are 
such
 a
 keen
 observer 
of 
other people’s
 strength,
 you
 can
 draw
 out
 the 
best
 in 
each 
person.

Movement 5280

My friend, Jon, approached me about an idea – a “movement,” as he called it.

Movement 5280 is a network of individuals and groups that are devoted to positive societal transformation.

Movement 5280

My friend, Jon, approached me about an idea – a “movement,” as he called it:

Movement 5280 is a network of individuals and groups that are devoted to positive societal transformation.

I created a logo of sorts, setup a Ning community, a twitter account, and a (very basic**) homepage for the domain movement5280.com.

I’m excited to see what comes from this movement.

**at present the homepage is just a sliced photoshop image – the site and the movement are works-in-progree

Hope of the Resurrection

Design used for Easter Sunday at Denver First Church includes screen graphics, bulletin, and email newsletter.

Design used for Easter Sunday at Denver First Church includes screen graphics, bulletin, and email newsletter.

Hope of the Resurrection

I was interested in taking a different approach to Easter graphics (you know, no flowers or bunnies or tombs) so when I came across Abduzeedo’s Daily Inspiration #165 (April 8th, 2009) which included this design by StuartLCrawford I became inspired.

The text is from the book of Isaiah, slightly modified from The Message.

View the full bulletin here, or a wallpaper adaptation here.