Developer, designer, musician, recording engineer. In other words, I like to make things
React Drum Machine
Completed: May 2017
When I was learning React, I tried to come up with an idea for a complex application that would include lots of state changes. My first idea was to build a drum machine, which actually matches up really well with what React is good at. For version one, I just wanted to get something that looked passable and had 4-5 sounds which could be easily controlled by a user.
EBS is a project that grew out of the Ellington Marketplace business directory. The concept behind EBS was the ability offer a custom website to businesses on top of the existing directory platform. I designed and built a simple website editor for EBS.
Gentlemint was a project I created with Glen Stansberry as a community for "manly content". Before we knew it we were featured in Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, Time.com and everywhere else you can think of. We built GM in a simple hackday and it grew from there to the awesome community it is today.
Designed a simple analytics application for Mediaphormedia's Marketplace. Ellington Analytics was designed to give Marketplace and business owners feedback on the performance of their listings in Marketplace.
Completed: April 2011
Ellington CMS is the software product that grew out of the original version of the Django web framework. It's one of the largest Django web applications that exists today. I currently work on a small team designing Ellington CMS and other software solutions for media companies.
Designed the promotional website for Mediaphormedia's flagship software products: Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace. Since my original design, the concepts have been bolted onto and altered somewhat, but most of the site is based on my original concepts and design.
I'm a huge fan of the Walnut Valley Festival. It's a fantastic bluegrass festival that takes place in Winfield, Kansas every year in September. Their website is rathar dated, so I took a bit of time and mocked up a re-design concept purely for my own entertainment.
Completed: August 2008
Danenberg Jewelers is a locally owned Jewelry store that wanted to move into selling certain items online. I created their website using an open source Django application. There were some delays in this project that ultimately left me rushing this website out the door. I like some aspects of the design, but ultimately I really wish I had a bit more time with this one.
Farney Photogenics is a photography studio located in central Kansas. They needed a modern website that would allow them to showcase their latest work and market their range of photography services. I designed and built a simple website with a PHP/MySQL backend that accomplished their marketing goals and allowed them to maintain galleries of their latest work.
While working for the Division of Continuing Education, I designed and planned a complete revamp of their existing, quite archaic large-scale website. Portions of my design didn't make it into implementation and were changed by the committee-led design process. However, I was proud to be a part of a very difficult, but beneficial process for their organization.