Archive for the ‘Austiny’ Category

The Hideout Theatre Site Launch

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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For the last several months my friends whom own an improv theatre and I feverishly worked on a new site. Ideally, we wanted it to coincide with the theatre’s re-opening back in June but we realized that would’ve been insane and we probably all would’ve passed into the next life. But now it’s here! Have a look see at a new fully functioning site with an ecommerce design to match.

I Miss Wes Johnson

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

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Guilds of Steel

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Promo shoot for the upcoming run at Gnap! Improvised “Role Playing Game” comedies. Makeup by Jason Vines.

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What a Day… Again!!!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

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Whew! Wowzers. I haven’t told many folks this but I have taken on a new job as creative director for local software awesomeness, Orgsync. They develop what they call “Collaborative Software for an Online Campus”. It’s essentially a localized version of Facebook with 1,000 more practical features such as sharing calendars between student organizations to paying your fraternity dues online. Pretty cool eh? Saves tons of paperwork, time, and makes it easy for a student to consolidate all their college happenings into one single package. My job is redesign the interface. It’s been a great experience so far. I’ve made huge leaps in designing for 508 Accessibility standards, advanced usability, and working with Ruby on Rails (fallen in love, madly). On top of that, I’m working to revamp the front end and bring the site home to a full scale presence bursting with networking and integrations.

Unlike previous companies I’ve worked with or for, Orgsync’s appetite for innovation is insatiable. They’re not just concerned with having the best and coolest features, but using the best methods with agile development to get there. I remember the days of wanting to change things and not being able to due to old school developers. That’s out the window. We all call the shots on a daily basis and we all are there to catch each other’s shortcomings, rather than pointing fingers. Pretty cool environment, I must say. It’s a lot like a good improv troupe (but anything can be compared to improv).

This is becoming a long post but eff it. Today I did the following madness:

7:00 – 8:00 – Worked on a friend’s site

9:00 – 10:00 – Did some Orgsync stuff at a coffeeshop

10-11:00 – Did passport photos for a friend / associate

11:00 – 2:00 – Worked on Orgsync

2:00 – 3:00 – Food lunch time with my good friend, Clinkenbeard

3:00 – 7:30 – Orgsyncing at the library (had enough coffee that day)

7:30 – 8:30 – Foodage at East Side Pies

8:30 – 9:45 – Awesome improv jam at the New Movement Theatre

10:00 – 11:30 – Spoke with great friend, Luke Eddy, via phone

11:30 – 11:45 – Wrote a worthless blog post explaining what I did today, as if folks cared… (meta)