On 31, Jan 2012 | No Comments | In web | By mbalmaceda
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!
On 29, Jan 2012 | No Comments | In print web | By mbalmaceda
The Institute for College Access & Success
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.)
On 01, Jan 2012 | No Comments | In photography print social media web | By mbalmaceda
Madera Elementary School
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.
On 05, Feb 2010 | No Comments | In logo design mobile web | By mbalmaceda
International Organic Trade Resource Guide
The Organic Trade Association (OTA)’s mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people’s lives and the environment.
I designed an interactive website as a resource for U.S. companies and others wanting to learn more about export requirements and organic regulations worldwide. Users can select the country to which they wish to export and find out if the market is open or if trade barriers exist, what the country’s laws and standards for organic are, who to contact to help in exporting to that country.
I also designed a mobile interface, and an adaptation of their logo specifically for the site.