Outward Bound Peacebuilding is a sub-organization of Outward Bound whose mission is simple: to bring together youth and leaders of the future from societies in conflict (e.g.- Israelis and Palestinians) and send them on an Outward Bound course.
I redesigned their site by customizing a premium wordpress theme and migrated their content to wordpress. Using the premium theme as a basis for the design made the site cost-effective and quick to build.
Bishop-Wisecarver is a family owned manufacturing company incorporated in 1950 that specializes in guide wheels and guided motion technologies.
I worked closely with their team to redesign their site to better showcase their products, and their social media presence. This was also the first time I designed a Chinese version of a website!
The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) is an independent, nonprofit organization, working to make higher education more available and affordable for people of all backgrounds.
TICAS hired me to do email communications to their subscribers, press and congressional aides using CQEngage, update content on their current website, as well as print projects (whitepapers and flyers.)
Madera Elementary School is a K-6 school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District in El Cerrito, CA.
I was first asked to take over administering the Madera Elementary School website by parents on the PTA. The old site was very difficult to update and hard to manage, and so in 2007 I set up a wordpress site for the school. It evolved into the main communications hub for the school that parents go to find out about school events, holidays, reading clubs, volunteering, and fundraising. It is also the distribution point for event fliers and notices that were previously sent home with the kids in folders, which has saved a lot of paper (and saved the school money from having to purchase the paper, copy machine supplies, etc.) and parent volunteer hours (where they used to have to spend a lot of time collating and distributing many more fliers to kids’ “blue folders”).
In terms of design and setup, these sites were very simple, but they are a labor of love, and a way to integrate the use of new technology to public education, and I’m proud of how useful they have become to the parents of our school community.