This is a website I designed for a shipping & trucking company called Morales Trucking. He wanted to expand his business and create an online presence in order to bring in more customers. This was a new industry for me to design a website for, so the first step was to research the trucking industry. This enabled me to create a design and layout for them that would emphasize his company, and what they offered.
The header on the home page has a rotating slider that states the main objectives of what this company provides. Underneath viewers can see the different types of options that are available to them, and then below that they can get a rough estimate on what the companies services might cost them. Other pages include a form to request a quote, and information about the company and their services.
This project was a unique oportunity to design a site for this industry, and I enjoyed the new challenge. Once the site was complete and pushed live the client took full responsibility to keep it up to date and functional.
This is a website I designed for a Christian Recording Artist, Marian Mihas. She wanted to redesign her existing website with a new fresh look and better functionality for her fans. She also wanted to debut her new website to coincide with the release of her new album "The Lord Reigns: Songs & Hyms To Live By".
The website was built using the WordPress theme Divi by Elegant Themes, with a few additional customizations. Marian wanted the home page to display her CD release image, so I customized the main slider on the home page into a full width header. The site also utilizes a newsletter using the Elegant Themes Bloom plugin. It also utilizes other functionality such as a blog, and allows Marian to sell her album via a digital download using the Easy Digital Downloads plugin or as a physical CD purchase using the Woocommerce plugin.
Marian was quite happy with her new website, and I was glad to have been given the opportunity to redesign it for her. She continues to work on her site on her own, learning how to utilize Divi as she goes.
This is a website I designed for Congressman Al Green. His campaign site needed a new refreshed look, with a modern design and layout. The home page needed to emphasize the main point of the Congressman's campaign, which is to keep him in Congress. In order to achieve this the logo is centered and enlarged in order to be the most prominent aspect of the home page when a visitor first lands on the website. The second most important area displayed, greets the visitor, and asks them for a donation.
The site is also linked to RSS feeds from various online newspaper sources that pertain to politics and the Congressman. There is a photo gallery page, a district page, where visitors can see the area that the Congressman serves, which is the 9th district of Houston, TX. Visitors can also use a form on that page in order to find out who their local senators are, and there is a page where visitors can sign up and join the "Team Green" support initiative.
The site was built using the Divi theme by Elegant Themes, which is one of my favorite themes to work with. Once the site was completed my monthly maintenance services were requested.
After providing my services for almost 5 years the Congressman had his site redesigned again by a fundraising company. Once the new website was built and pushed live, my services were no longer required.
Congressman Al Green
Web Development & Responsive Design
Live Site: Congressman Al Green Campaign Site
Home Builder Demo
This is a website I designed using the WordPress theme Divi by Elegant Themes. This demo site was one of the first websites I designed using Divi shortly after the theme was released. I wanted to create a site that would elegantly display the craftmanship that goes into the building of new homes. Since its just a demo, I used it as an opportunity to begin learning Divi's capabilities.
This website was created as an individual project in order to gain more knowledge on responsive design. The main purpose of the website was to write content that would persuade people to take a cruise on the Titanic II. There is a lot more to building websites than making them functional and user friendly. The content also has to be written properly in order to relay the message the website is trying to convey.
The website was built mobile first making it easier to design for different screen sizes. It utilizes a grid system set to percentages that help to layout the content. All of the images were found online utilizing Google's search engine, and the circular images on the home page were created in Illustrator.
This website was originally created as an individual final project in a WordPress class I took at The Art Insitute of Houston. We had to redesign a website for a nonprofit organization of our choice. St. Timothy's was chosen because their original website was very outdated and they needed a modern and fresh look with updated content.
The website was built using a theme from Elegant Themes, Nova. A responsive theme was chosen because it would be helpful to the church if visitors to the site could access the website on any device. Especially when the main purpose of the website was not only for church members to use, but to bring in new church members as well.
The rector at the time, Father Fred, liked the new design of the website and decided to use my redesign as the church's new website. So, what was once a school project became an actual website client. The church also requested my monthly maintenance services, which I continue to provide in order to keep the site functioning for all who attend St. Timothy's.
Update: Sadly the St. Timothy's Episcopal Church congregation was unable to continue to keep the church open due to lack of funds and no help from the diocese to help them continue their ministry. On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019, the congregation of St. Timothy's, old and new, celebrated the last church service. The St. Timothy's congregation represented 60 years of worship with the coming together of two congregations in 1982. All Saints, Galena Park and St. Simons and St. Jude who already worshiped at this location. The amalgamation became St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Begun in a small wooden building, they ended with a beautiful church and spacious parish hall. While friendships made and memories will continue, I will still miss the congregation, and cherish the memories.
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
Web Development & Responsive Design
Live Site: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
Wolf's Pawn Shop Redesign
In the beginning of my web design career I did an internship with Forward Marketing working with a small group of other interns. This was one of the websites we worked on for a pawn shop, Wolf's Department Store and Pawn Shop. They needed a new website with improved search engine optimization to help them rank higher in search engines.
The website was built in WordPress using a Gensis theme. Working with Genesis themes was how I got my first introduction to building sites with WordPress. My main responsibilities were to help add content to the website.
In the beginning of my web design career I did an internship with Forward Marketing working with a small team of other interns. This was one of the websites we worked on for a roofing contractor, Braun's Roofing. Their original site needed a redesign in order to make it more user friendly, but to also help the business grow.
The website was built in WordPress using a Genesis theme. Working with Genesis themes was how I got my first introduction to building sites with WordPress. My main responsibilities on this project ranged from helping to add content and information, to helping with the initial design utilizing HTML and CSS.
In the beginning of my web design career I did an internship with Forward Marketing working with a small team of other interns. This was one of the websites we worked on for a custom tailor, Guillo's Tailor. His original site needed a new look, with a more user friendly design and improved search engine optimization in order to help him gain more business.
The website was built in WordPress using a Genesis theme. Working with Genensis themes was how I got my first introduction to building sites with WordPress. My main responsibilities were to help with adding the websites content. I also helped to finalize all the images and spell check and edit information to ensure the site kept its professional appeal.