My Projects

The Mapback Index (Website)

Screenshot of the front page of the Mapback Index - small book covers

The Mapback Index is an ongoing project–a catalog of the Dell “mapback” paperbacks of the 1940s and 50s. I hand-coded it in HTML, CSS, and PHP. I designed and developed the MySQL database and the entire front end.

I have entered about 400 records so far, and have uploaded more than 300 cover scans, from my own collection and from others (with enthusiastic permission). This is a collector's resource, not a repository of high-res vintage art.

Poster: Dave Sahler Memorial Concert, 2019 (Print)

poster with four musicians on it

Inspired by jazz albums from the 1960s, I created this poster for the annual Dave Sahler Memorial Concert, using Canva. I also altered it to create different, but matching graphics for Facebook, email newsletters, and other online publications.

Publication Redesign

I redesigned the Order of Service and the monthly newsletter to match, and also to incorporate elements of our new visual identity (fonts, colors, etc.)

images of old and new orders of service

Communications in Information Literacy Landing Page (Website)

Front page of Communications in Information Literacy

When Communications in Information Literacy moved to a hosted publishing platform, we still needed a page to archive our old issues and direct long-time readers to the new site. I designed and coded (again, by hand) this page, using HTML and CSS Grid.

Website Prototype

Tan and white website with pictures of pottery

A mockup of a website for my collection of Frankoma pottery. I took all the photographs and used them in this prototype. You can view this interactive prototype on Creative Cloud.

green website with pictures of pottery

Here I tried it in green (very close to the Frankoma "Prairie Green" glaze), but I didn't like the way it looked. That's why prototyping with a tool like XD is AWESOME (but so is Sass, which I would probably be more likely to use for this kind of experimentation).

Mobile Website Mockup

cell phone with image on screen

This is a mockup of a mobile-friendly splash page for a completely fictional non-profit dedicated to restoring the Stovall theater in Sayre, OK.

I took this photo sometime in the early 2000s and altered it in Photoshop; I’ve always wanted to do something more with it. [The last time I visited Sayre there were some efforts underway to restore the Stovall. I have no idea if those have progressed since then, but it has always seemed like a good idea.]

Hope Unitarian Church Homecoming Campaign (Print/Digital)

images of a postcard, a banner, and a social media banner with a monarch butterfly and text to promote the 2020 Homecoming Sunday

I used a photo I took on the grounds at Hope (a monarch, to symbolize "homecoming") and used Photoshop to design the postcards, vinyl banner to display on the street, and graphics for social media and the website for the "Come Home to Hope" 2020 Homecoming campaign.