Projects

Writing Prompts for Kids (mini app)

Description: My stepkid wanted some help with her creative writing. She wanted a writing prompt book, but was afraid she would forget it when moving between parent houses and school. With this mini app, she can always have writing prompts on something she will never be without - her phone! Hosted on Glitch.com.

Tools used: Vanilla JS, HTML, CSS. Glitch.com for deployment. Content sources documented in Read Me file.

Color of Strength

Description: Artist Lindsey Scherloum was in-residence with the Somali Bantu community in Pittsburgh from 2018-2019. She wanted to create a web-based arts experience to feature video interviews of community members. The artist designed the website and I developed it using Webflow.

Tools used: Figma for prototyping and design. Webflow for development and deployment.

Minimum Viable Products

Tracking App Excercise (First Page)

Description: Rethinking a meal tracking app, with the goal of adding a meal with less clicks than current version. Used a floating JavaScript button to eliminate a page on the current interface.

Tools used: Figma for prototyping, HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Hosted on GitHub.

Grantsearch

Description: The goal of this project was to create a minimum viable product based on research about and surveying target audience. The end product was a simple grant searching tool, as demonstrated in this MVP.

Tools used: Figma for prototyping, HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Hosted on GitHub. Additional unpublished versions including work in Node.js, JQuery, SQLite, and Ruby on Rails.

Role: My role on the team was Team Lead, prototyping, JavaScripter, and general code cleanup.

Project Management + Production

Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Description: The Pittsburgh Artist Registry is a database featuring visual, performing, and literary artists in Western Pennsylvania.

Role: As a project manager at the Office of Public Art, I led the process to update the Pittsburgh Artist Registry, formerly a text-based database of local artists. I led focus groups comprised of artists, venue owners, curators, and arts patrons which informed our UX and information heirarchy. Before my departure from the office in 2017, I initiated another general focus group for a future, mobile-forward redesign.