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.
A simple recruiting website to promote the culture of the Realpage Louisville office.
Indatus Open Source
Website built and designed at Indatus promoting in-house open source tools.
Website built to showcase case studies for this once up-and-coming mobile app company.
The Fuller Center
Non-profit Wordpress website built at Kale & Flax.
Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Marketing website to promote the KBT app designed about built at Mocura.
Original version of Laravel Forge website built for Taylor Otwell to promote the PHP service.
Built way back in 2010 while working at Net Tango, just before responsive websites were really a thing.
- UI/UX, wireframing, prototyping, branding
- InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, Framer, Bourbon/Neat, Terminal, Git, Homebrew, jQuery, Gulp, Grunt, Vue.js, Node.js, Laravel, Blade, Handlebars, Vagrant, Docker
- Copywriting, editing, proofreading, creative writing, social media
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 Gentux
In the fall of 2013, I began teaching a Web Design course with Code Louisville, where I helped introduce methodologies and technologies such as Agile and Git.
What began as a personal side project grew into a close partnership between Code Louisville and Indatus, eventually attracting the attention of The White House, and on April 2, 2015, President Obama visited Indatus.
- Gold: Kentucky Bourbon Trail app, LGDA 2013
- Gold: Mocura marketing website, LGDA 2012
- Silver: Mobile Maintenance app, LGDA 2013
I’m currently looking for interesting work opportunities. Have questions or ideas about how we might work together? Let’s grab a coffee.