Editorial platform geared towards creatives who run their own business. I shared a lead role in visual design and helped to build the front-end for this website. The project offered significant opportunities to learn new skills such as React using Next.js, and expand my existing knowledge of CSS/Sass through the CSS-in-JS library Styled-Components.
A high-end cannabis dispensary based in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California. I was tasked with designing the Wholesale section of their website and e-commerce platform. Using existing brand standards as guidelines, my goal was to push the polished brand forward with an intriguing new layout that would entice wholesalers to partner with the company.
A financial advising platform utilizing custom surveys to help advisors gain a clearer and more robust picture of their clients’ goals and milestones. The platform itself is built on Rails. This was an ongoing project in which I was tasked in identifying features and views that could be improved from both a visual and usability standpoint.
Matchstick is a Portland, Oregon-based firm specalizing in law services for agencies and creative businesses. My role for this project was primarily focused on front-end development, and included my first foray into the content managment system Craft CMS.
After 23 years, a local telecom company had expanded into a national brand and needed to modernize their flagship SaaS product, Answer Automation. This was the perfect opportunity to study the product’s use and its potential to become a critical reporting tool for Indatus’ most valuable pool of customers: property managers and maintenance staff in multifamily communities. Over the next two years, I took a deep dive into the brand, developing standards and marketing materials while rewriting Answer Automation’s front-end code in Bootstrap and Angular — also creating a complimentary mobile maintenance app by request. The platform scaled well and was quickly adopted by over 12,000 property management companies. Indatus was acquired in April 2015.
With a metro population of 1.8+ million residents, Nashville, Tennessee needed a fresh municipal portal to better serve its citizens. While working on this project with Net Tango in Louisville, Kentucky, I found myself in a conundrum after being presented with RFP mockups from the design team: The concepts put forth were dated — lacking scalability and defying other best practices — which would limit our objective to help modernize the site. Working within a tight deadline, I redirected the team toward new, more accessible designs which were eagerly approved by the client. Completed in 2012, and still living online in its original form, it is fair to assume this intervention was a success.
This marketing website—custom-built with the Kirby CMS—was a driving factor in the company’s successful branding and marketing campagins. This claim is somewhat proven by the fact that at least one engineer was swayed to work for the company when they saw and appreciated the attention to craft and detail put into the marketing website and materials. It was my first time using Kirby, a file-based CMS, where I developed a greater understanding of PHP basics due to the scrappy nature of the fledlging CMS.
As a pioneering member of our UI/UX team, Eric brought an incredible passion for quality of design and code in everything he worked on. His sense of humor and dedication are incredible assets to any team. Brian Webb, CTO Realpage
- Product Design
While working at Indatus, I took an opportunity to mentor and lead the Web Design course for Code Louisville. By 2015, that partnership had become nationally recognized and praised, resulting in a visit to the Indatus headquarters by President Obama.
I’ve worked on multiple award-winning teams acknowledged by organizations such as AIGA and Ad Federation. I have also taken on a variety of freelance and volunteer projects throughout my career.
- Gold: Kentucky Bourbon Trail app, LGDA 2013
- Gold: Mocura marketing website, LGDA 2012
- Silver: Mobile Maintenance app, LGDA 2013