Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC)

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Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center is a group of concerned parents, children, community activists, workers and elected officials who have come together to stop New York State and Governor Andrew Cuomo from merging the WNYCPC into the Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center. If successful, this would be the only psychiatric facility across the entire state where children would be housed and treated in the same building as adult psychiatric patients.

I was asked by Tom Campbell from WNY Labor Today and the WNYCPC to take their existing site, which had been left in limbo by the previous site admin, and simply add some updates. After looking at the site I decided that much more was needed to give this good cause the site it deserved.

The Elmwood Village Association

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In 1994, The Elmwood Village Association was founded by a partnership of business owners and residents, received its not-for-profit status, and began serving citizens of Buffalo, NY. The purpose of The Elmwood Village Association is to preserve and protect the unique and historic nature of Elmwood Avenue and its surrounding neighborhoods by increasing civic involvement and encouraging neighborhood revitalization. This is done through strengthening the economic competitiveness of the neighborhood's commercial district and improving the quality of life for the people who live there.

Another Rare Earth Interactive project I worked on to re-design an existing website. The site at the time was in bad shape and in need of change. What it needed was a lively and fresh look which reflected the current group in charge of The Elmwood Village Association and what they were trying to do with the Elmwood Village and so that is was I created for them.

Catholic Academy of West Buffalo

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Catholic education is alive and well in the diocese of Buffalo, NY! Located at 1069 Delaware Avenue, in the heart of Buffalo’s historic district, Catholic Academy of West Buffalo is a strong and vibrant school that embrace their Catholic faith. They offer programs in grades Pre-K (3) through 8th grade and have been doing so for over 25 years. 

A client of Rare Earth Interactive for a few years they came to us, after some gentle prodding on our part, saying that it was time to update their site. Unlike any of the schools sites I had worked on before they gave me the freedom to try some different ideas. So I thought simple, circular, and red which they loved and still love. Any time I have a chance to speak with them it is a good part of my day.

L&L Management Services, Inc. (LLMSI)

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L&L Management Services, Inc. is full-service association management company (AMC) providing professional management services to member organizations in the medical, scientific and legal fields. Founded in 1995 with just four associations, L&L’s preferred model has been to work with small to medium-sized associations. This niche allows them to provide the high level of personalized attention and outstanding customer service that they value. They currently provide management services to 11 associations, societies and academies, ranging in size from 135 to 2,000 members. The conferences they plan range from small committee meetings to international meetings with over 3,000 attendees.

I was tasked back in March of 2013 via, Rare Earth Interactive, my current employer to re-design LLMSI's existing website in a two week time period. This was the first of the sites that we attempted in our, new at the time, sprint process. To my surprise and the surprise of LLMSI everything went smoothly and I think they enjoyed the fast pace. The pace allowed us to make quick decisions which I know could delayed a project in the past by days.

Immigration Law Associates, PC (Skokie, IL)

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Immigration Law Associates, P.C. represents individuals, corporations, and other institutions from around the world on all issues related to United States immigration and naturalization law. There firm's attorneys concentrate exclusively on immigration matters for executives, information technology professionals, students, scientists, highly skilled foreign workers, and other foreign-born individuals who seek to legalize their immigration status either temporarily or permanently. The attorneys and support staff are fluent in Korean, Polish, Spanish, Polish, and Farsi.

This was a project from back in 2010 that I did for Rare Earth Interactive. The site, which is not responsive because it predates my experience with the technique, was one of my first sites I worked on that dealt with different languages in any big way. Due to the fact that the attorneys are multilingual we all agreed it made sense to have versions of the site, or at least pages, in the different languages. To tackle the challenge we created, in essence, six versions of the site all tied together through the english language home page and navigation. The navigation could not be completely changed on the foreign language versions due to technical limitations of the content management system.

Go Glorious

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I played drums in a band and we needed a website. I was a web designer in a band that needed a website and so I said I'll do it and I did it.

Over the 10 plus years I have been designing for the web this is still my favorite design to date. I think I have rewritten the html and css three times all due to the emergence of RWD and I'll probably do it again in the near future even though the band no longer is around.

I have also worked with, and in some cases still work with, these fine companies and people over the years.

  • Allegheny Bradford Family of Companies
  • Anti Monkey Butt Powder
  • audio'connell Voice Over Talent!
  • Birdair
  • CurrantC
  • Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association, Inc.
  • Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers
  • The Family Foundation School
  • Fredonia Place
  • International Institute of Buffalo
  • Hydes Distribution
  • Main Mobility
  • MaxATVs by Recreatives Industries
  • Mick Hayes Band
  • Neon Entertainment
  • Prospero Restaurant & Catering
  • Reichert Technologies Life Sciences
  • Urban Valet
  • Western New York Catholic Schools
  • WNY Labor Today

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