Video Challenge

Concept to completion. Design a page to promote and engage a high school audience in a friendly competition about anti-bullying.

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Music Video Challenge

Vindy Radio

Re-brand an existing product that shifted focus to video production. Improve features to expand reach to users on evolving technology.

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Vindy Radio

Greatest Golfer

Re-design to focus the page on the annual Greatest Golfer tournament. Implement live scoring. Improve user experience.

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Greatest Golfer

vindy.com

Lead Web Designer since 2011. New projects. Technology and usability enhancements. Site maintenance. Technical support.

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vindy.com

Graphic Design

Student project. Design a magazine cover for the given publication. Come up with a theme and implement.

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Graphic Design

Photo Retouch

An old photo that was kept for many years to remember his first vehicle ever purchased. A project to restore it to its former glory.

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Photo Reouch

Memoirs

A personal project to remember a loved one. Organize co-authors, write original content, design, layout, and produce a final product.

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Memoirs

Print Ad

Designed for Nine 18 restaurant when working as a student intern for a hospitality marketing agency.

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Print Ad

Illustration

Vectors aren't my specialty, but I can work that pen tool every once in a while.
This is a pig. I call him Bacon.

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Illustration

Re-design

Re-design a book cover to better convey the message. The original isn’t far off, but my interpretation feels less like a crossword.

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Re-design

About: I'm Dave. I like to make things work. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and I think that's a good thing. I do web. I can do print. I like to dabble in multimedia.

I went to Youngstown State University for my undergrad, where I landed on a Major in Advertising Art. That means I was half business school and half art school. Sprinkle a Minor in Web Design on top, and you get the beginning of my career path.

On my quest to become the all-encompassing, mythological unicorn of my field, I headed to Duquesne University to study Web Development. I’m kind of a master at it now, but I don’t claim to know everything about development. I’m always looking to expand my knowledge and pick up new techniques and skills.

I’ve been employed as the lead, and often only, Web Designer at The Vindicator for days, give or take a few. It’s given me the opportunity to wear both my designer and developer hats and produce a few cool projects while I have maintained and modernized the site.

Get in touch if you like what you see. I might be the guy you need to complete your next web project.

The Facts:

Sr. Web Designer (2011-present)
The Vindicator Printing Company

Duquesne University
Master of Science in Media Arts and Technology

Youngstown State University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major: Advertising Art • Minor: Web Design

Current Focus: HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, Adobe Creative Suite, Django, content management, jQuery, PHP, mySQL, Python, ad serving systems, analytics, Terminal, git repositories.

Other Software and Skills: JavaScript, XML, ASP, sound editing, Microsoft Office, WordPress.


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