• Peal Media

    Interactive, Online Marketing Consultant
    Music, Broadcast Media, Film Production Specialist

  • Project Management

    Interactive, Online Marketing Consultant
    Music, Broadcast Media, Film Production Specialist

  • Web Development

    Interactive, Online Marketing Consultant
    Music, Broadcast Media, Film Production Specialist

  • Audio / Video Editing

    Interactive, Online Marketing Consultant
    Music, Broadcast Media, Film Production Specialist

  • UI / UX

    Interactive, Online Marketing Consultant
    Music, Broadcast Media, Film Production Specialist

  • Graphics

    Interactive, Online Marketing Consultant
    Music, Broadcast Media, Film Production Specialist

Profile

Work Ethic?

"I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good" - Oprah
Yeah, I'm a dude, and I quoted Oprah.

Guilty Pleasure?

Scouring Used CD stores... predominately Half Priced Books, to add to my 5000+ CD collection. In this age of digital downloads, I'm the crazy old guy on the block yelling at the kids that I'll be the one laughing when their hard drive crashes. Yeah, I own the whole CD for Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice, and Chumbawamba. What of it?

Accomplishments?

After indulging myself for years on Tex-Mex food and Nutty Bars in Houston, moving to Washington... the gorgeous waterfront trails inspired me to run about 60 of those chocolate/cheese pounds off my bloated ass.

Secret Talent?

Can identify LEGO Series Minifigs... the ones in the foil bags... with 100% accuracy. I've ID'd THOUSANDS of them and never been wrong. I'm very popular at kid parties.

Jason Junker

Skills

  • Web and Graphic Origination
  • Web and Graphic Re-design
  • Web Development
  • Print Design and Layout
  • Pre/Post Film Production Services
  • Audio Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Collaboration and Leadership
  • Analysis and Needs Assessment
  • Budget Creation and Pricing
  • Strategy Development
  • Priority and Objective Setting
  • Plan Implementation
  • Training
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Research
  • Technology

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML - Web Page Development
  • CSS
  • WordPress
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Dual platform (Mac & PC)
  • Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet
  • Pro Tools
  • DGS / UDS On Air Studio
  • Audiovault On-Air Studio
  • Arrakis Digital Studio
  • Arrakis Digital Production
  • Vox-Pro editing system
  • Sonic Solutions Production Studio
  • Scott Systems on-air studio
  • PowerGold / PowerPlay
  • Certified on Sonic DVD Creator
  • Featured Work

    • All Work
    • Web Development
    • Graphics
    • Album Covers
    • Print

    LEVX (Magna Force, Inc.)


    A really brilliant inventor in the little town where we live understands magnetics in a way that no-one else in the world does and I was fortunate enough to work on this project with his company.   They hired me to come in-house with them for a few years, which meant I had less time to work on other freelance projects.   This one was fun.   The enviroment was fairly relaxed and deadlines were far enough out most of the time, that allowed for a very creative collaborative process.   The website is only a small percenatge of the work I did for them.   Because of the sensitive patented technology, the majority of the work I did for print, internal presentations and documents are under NDA, and I didn't keep a copy.   The site was a merging of two different templates that we purchased.   We liked elements of both, so the initial challenge was to make those pieces work together, and not have the JQuery clash.   After the basics were working, the next challenge was to market a product I couldn't show anyone.   It didn't exist.   During the site development, they built a prototype vehicle and track which we were able to photograph and video, but even in those materials, things needed to be hidden that weren't patented yet.   I had a hand in everything you see on the site.   From document creation, graphics, style, video shooting, timelapse, and editing...   if it's on the site, it went through my hands at one stage or another.   If not to view my work, you should really just check out the site to see what they have created.   It's really amazing and I believe it could change the world.

    Facebook Cover Graphics


    For over a decade I have built a few websites for Whitney Allen.   It's hard for me to see someone I've known for so long as a "legend" but In reality, she is.   Whitney was the weekend show host for the syndicated radio show that I produced during the week for Blair Garner.   The show is called After Midnite.   It has since changed hands, and the company I worked for (Premiere Radio Networks) has re-branded itself to iHeartRadio, but that's where we met.   The most current version of her own syndicated radio show, The Big Time with Whitney Allen, is where these images landed.   Each week they would either be contesting some new album release, a trip, or promoting artist interviews, and that what these were created for.   All of the examples in the "graphics" section highlight the vast canvas I got to work with.   In some cases I had layered artwork from the record lables to take apart and re-layout, and in other cases I only had the flat, square cover art, or publicity shot to work with.   Regradless, the challenge was the same.   Create a long rectangular representation of something designed to be square, keep the look and feel consistent with the release or brand, and deliver the message in a glance.   Oh, and lay it all out so that it looks good with or without Facebook's crap laid over the top of it.   Hopefully all of those points fade away and you're just left with a nice looking promotonal vehicle to help promote the show, the artists and their music, which is what it's ultimately all about.

    My Printed Resume


    I've been fortunate that most of my cients have been referrals from other clients.   I have always tried to go above and beyond to treat clients with respect and help them achieve their goals within, if not below, their budget and on time.   With the break in client work while LEVX monopolized my time, at the end of that project I found myself looking out in a field where WordPress dominated the majority of the client websites that I would have potentially customized for them.   WordPress is a good tool, and I'm more familiar with it than I was a few years ago, but what I have done isn't that.   Looking to stand out in a pile of resumes on someone's desk, I sought out ideas online.   I found a company selling a template that looks very much like this.   I liked it a lot, and instead of buying it, I took it as a challenge for myself to use the Photoshop and InDesign skills I have to customize and create it from scratch.

    Printable copy

    Keith Urban - 18 Kids: Greatest Hits Target Special Edition


    I enjoy shopping for use CD's above watching sports.   I'll choose it every time, and I think the money I'm saving not paying to watch all the games is justified.   I can spend it on music instead.   This is another one I found used.   It's the Target Special Edition of Keith's 18 track Greatest Hits before they re-released it with a 19th track.   This one included a red cover and a DVD with the music videos, and the price was right, so I had to have it.   Of course, I'd like the visual representation in my CD Database to refelect the correct cover whenever possible, so I had to create this one too.   The cover is based on the grey cover shown in the bottom corner, but with some "Special Edition" text at the top, and the red background.   Changing grey to red isn't all that hard until you have to do it behind hair.   The other cover copy at the bottom is to show you a scan of the disc itself.   I've re-touched 2 of Keith's covers that got the target Secial Edition treatment and the second example can be found below.   "Get Closer: Target Deluxe Edition" was pretty simple to change.   I added the red border, and a red copy of the title treatment.

    Keith Urban - Get Closer

    Keith Urban - Get Closer: Target Deluxe Edition


    This one was pretty simple to change.   Compare it to the lower image...   I added the red border, and a red copy of the title treatment.

    RIDA Development


    RIDA is a client that one of the LASIK Eye Surgeons referred to me.   They develop multi-million dollar construction projects, most of which tend to be hotels.   This is the second version of the site I have built for them.   We liked the original design, but it needed to be freshened up.   We widened the pages, changed the color scheme, and created this unique layout of gallery images that wrapped around the content instead of just being a static chunk of images thrown on the pages.   This one also takes elements from a few sources and merges them to work together.

    My Name Is Faith DVD Cover


    My wife doesn't take no for an answer very easily.   She is as tenacious as she is sexy and it's really no surpise to me that she has added "award winning filmmaker" to her list of acomplisments.   Along our journey in adopting our kids, we realized that very little was known outside families doing it...   about how hard it really is to raise children who have expierenced early life trauma.   What does my wife do about it?   She makes a film.   It's a film about our journey to find the right answers for how to best help our kids.   The good, the bad and the ugly.   If life is messy, then adopting kids with early life trauma is a hurricane.   She got it all done, while running a family, and i'm sure 100 other things that were off of my radar.   In the end, the film was shown at multiple fetivals, got a distribution deal, a hollywood star connection, and along with a few other awards, walked away with the Audience Award from the Slamdance Film Festival.   We could have paid someone to do the artword for the DVD, but I'd have kicked myself not to rise to the challenge.   Check that one off the list.

    Steve Ringgold


    Steve is the voice of The Big Time with Whitney Allen and dozens of other radio properties across the globe.   I have worked with him on multiple projects ranging from high school track graphics and newsletters to nationally syndicated radio program websites, graphics, a couple of different sites for him personally, and other side projects he's into.   One thing remains constant throughout the years working with him is a relentless drive for excellence.   Steve pushes me to do some of the best work I've ever done.   He has a very clear vision of what he wants, and won't stop until we get there.   This site took way too long to build, and we still joke about it today, but the final result was gorgous.   The site was Adobe Flash heavily, which is hinted at in the image above. You can see the transition from 1 image to another.   Steve still tells me how much he loved it and misses it.   I hope to be redevloping a new site in it's place in the future.

    Facebook Cover Graphics


    For over a decade I have built a few websites for Whitney Allen.   It's hard for me to see someone I've known for so long as a "legend" but In reality, she is.   Whitney was the weekend show host for the syndicated radio show that I produced during the week for Blair Garner.   The show is called After Midnite.   It has since changed hands, and the company I worked for (Premiere Radio Networks) has re-branded itself to iHeartRadio, but that's where we met.   The most current version of her own syndicated radio show, The Big Time with Whitney Allen, is where these images landed.   Each week they would either be contesting some new album release, a trip, or promoting artist interviews, and that what these were created for.   All of the examples in the "graphics" section highlight the vast canvas I got to work with.   In some cases I had layered artwork from the record lables to take apart and re-layout, and in other cases I only had the flat, square cover art, or publicity shot to work with.   Regradless, the challenge was the same.   Create a long rectangular representation of something designed to be square, keep the look and feel consistent with the release or brand, and deliver the message in a glance.   Oh, and lay it all out so that it looks good with or without Facebook's crap laid over the top of it.   Hopefully all of those points fade away and you're just left with a nice looking promotonal vehicle to help promote the show, the artists and their music, which is what it's ultimately all about.

    Sleepless In Seattle - Soundtrack


    In the never ending battle to find good artwork for my older CD's, I finally came across the Sleepless In Seattle and More Songs for Sleepless Nights soundtracks.   There was nothing from Sony other than bad scans for both, and the rest of the internet seemed to be OK with it.   I scouered the Google Image Search for better copies of the art and there was just nothing, until...   I ran across a large copy of the original poster art for the movie.   Tom was on the right and Meg was on the left, but that didn't matter, it was perfect, and there was NO TEXT on top of it!   I couldn't believe my luck.   Other than inverting the image, the work was matching the fonts.   Tedious work, but it had to be done.   Once the image was cropped correctly, and the text laid out to match my CD, I went a step further and re-created the obnoxious purple "sticker" that was printed in the center of the image highlighting the single they pushed to radio at the time.   See both copies of my recreation above, with and without the "sticker" and a bad copy of a scan that's pretty easy to find online.   The "More Songs" cover used the same cropped image in the center but with text dominating the rest of the space.   See it below this text.

    More Songs...

    More Songs For Sleepless Nights - Soundtrack


    This cover used the same cropped image from the "Sleepless" cover in the center but with text dominating the rest of the space.

    Coastal Eye Associates


    Written description coming soon.  

    Michael Buble - It's Time: Target Deluxe Edition


    Written description coming soon.  

    Facebook Cover Graphics


    For over a decade I have built a few websites for Whitney Allen.   It's hard for me to see someone I've known for so long as a "legend" but In reality, she is.   Whitney was the weekend show host for the syndicated radio show that I produced during the week for Blair Garner.   The show is called After Midnite.   It has since changed hands, and the company I worked for (Premiere Radio Networks) has re-branded itself to iHeartRadio, but that's where we met.   The most current version of her own syndicated radio show, The Big Time with Whitney Allen, is where these images landed.   Each week they would either be contesting some new album release, a trip, or promoting artist interviews, and that what these were created for.   All of the examples in the "graphics" section highlight the vast canvas I got to work with.   In some cases I had layered artwork from the record lables to take apart and re-layout, and in other cases I only had the flat, square cover art, or publicity shot to work with.   Regradless, the challenge was the same.   Create a long rectangular representation of something designed to be square, keep the look and feel consistent with the release or brand, and deliver the message in a glance.   Oh, and lay it all out so that it looks good with or without Facebook's crap laid over the top of it.   Hopefully all of those points fade away and you're just left with a nice looking promotonal vehicle to help promote the show, the artists and their music, which is what it's ultimately all about.

    20 Years of R.E.M. (Promo)


    I have been an R.E.M. fan for decades.   I'm sure that my love affair with them began, like a lot of people, in 1988 with "Stand."   That song was everywhere when I was 18.   By 1991 I was working in a record store and "Out Of Time" was the first R.E.M. CD I bought when it was new, and I've bought every one since.   This promo was sent to radio in 2001, and was given to me by a guy in Houston radio.   Of course cover art for promo CD's are rarely ever available in high resolution, so I had to create it.   I had great quality copies of all the covers for my tracks in iTunes and for my CD database, so I just needed to lay out a grid, space them evenly, and find the font.   I usually create all high resolution images for artwork at 1500 x 1500 pixels, but because I was working with 600 x 600 copies of other covers, I decided to let the covers and the spacing between the covers dictiate the overall size of this file.   It ended up being 2600 x 2600.   I matched the font exactly, and he final result is perfect.

    Yoga Vibe


    I gave up trying to create full website graphics from scratch a loooooong time ago.   For the most part I'm a one man operation until I run into a problem I need help solving.   So, it's just not cost effecting or time efficiant for me to try to create full graphic packaes on spec for a new client I haven't yet entered into an agreement to do work for.   Since early on in this process, I started purchasing graphics packages (Templates).   One of the fun / challenging parts is finging a graphics package that visually represents the aesthtic the client likes, or may like based on the information I have from them, or just my own feel for what I think would look good.   The client's budget plays a small factor just in terms of how much alterations I can see would be needed.   I usually change the colors, and most of the images have to be changed for sure, but sometimes the initial look we start with is so far from the final product, it's comical. I mention all of this for the Yoga Vibe site because this one was an extreme example.   We ended up building this cool...   zen-like yoga studio site, but the original design was for a sheep farm.   Lots of green.   No kidding.   I could see the yoga studio site inside of it.   Ohm.

    The English Beat - Beat This! Best Of The English Beat


    When I found this disc, I thought that I wouldn't know anything on it.   I fired up the iTunes store, searched the band, looked for the top tracks from them, and was surprised that I knew about three.   "Cool," I thought, check them off the list. I own everything I'll probably ever want from the band.   But then I realized once I got it home, thatI couldn't find a good copy of the aretwork.   Of course.   Undaunted, a cover with solid shapes and colors is just another opportunity to excel, so I drew this one too.   Found a bright-ass shade of pink that I liked, drew some arrows, feet, and the "Beat This" text because I couldn't find the font to match it...   and Voilà!

    The Nordstar Group HPC


    On a trip back to Texas for our friend Holly's wedding, I met with these guys about their project.   It was one of the more challenging organizational UI / UX challenges I've faced.   I consider myself a techie guy, and most people would assume that I'm very computer litrate, which I am to a degree, but I had the hardest time finding that breakthrough light-bulb moment for how these server systems are built.   One of the things I love about building sites for clients in a wide range of industries is learning a little bit about a lot of different things.   In the end, we were able to organize the content in such a way that it should be easy for a veteran of the field or even someone who knows very little about it, to understand servers, how they are built and be able to customize one for their needs.   I worked with an outside party to develop the configuration piece for them, that allows a customer to virtually build a system and get a quote.

    Front 242 - Front By Front


    Front 242 was probably a band that I only liked initially because it was controversial.   "Hey Poor, you don't have to be poor any more, Jesus is here!" were lyrics that I'm sure I screamed at the top of my lungs at little dance clubs when I was a young adult.   The band has since re-released this album with a completely different, and to my mind, stupid looking cover...   because we don't like change, and this is the cover for the one that I own.   I took a bad scan I found online, and totally re-created this digitally, from scratch to all its 8-bit glory / goodness.   There's not a single analog (scanned) pixel in it.

    Facebook Cover Graphics


    For over a decade I have built a few websites for Whitney Allen.   It's hard for me to see someone I've known for so long as a "legend" but In reality, she is.   Whitney was the weekend show host for the syndicated radio show that I produced during the week for Blair Garner.   The show is called After Midnite.   It has since changed hands, and the company I worked for (Premiere Radio Networks) has re-branded itself to iHeartRadio, but that's where we met.   The most current version of her own syndicated radio show, The Big Time with Whitney Allen, is where these images landed.   Each week they would either be contesting some new album release, a trip, or promoting artist interviews, and that what these were created for.   All of the examples in the "graphics" section highlight the vast canvas I got to work with.   In some cases I had layered artwork from the record lables to take apart and re-layout, and in other cases I only had the flat, square cover art, or publicity shot to work with.   Regradless, the challenge was the same.   Create a long rectangular representation of something designed to be square, keep the look and feel consistent with the release or brand, and deliver the message in a glance.   Oh, and lay it all out so that it looks good with or without Facebook's crap laid over the top of it.   Hopefully all of those points fade away and you're just left with a nice looking promotonal vehicle to help promote the show, the artists and their music, which is what it's ultimately all about.

    Better Than Ezra - Greatest Hits


    Looking at this cover without the smaller example below it, you can't even tell what was done.   WEA (Warner Elektra Atlantic Corp.) has this nasty habit of repackaging their greatest hits packages with this obnoxious gold "photo corners" sleeve that covers up the top right and bottom left coners of every single cover given this treatment.   The Better Than Ezra cover is one of a few WEA releases I've retouched for my own purposes.   (See also the Violent Femmes and Deep Purple links below this text).   The lower corner was no issue at all.   The gradient was easy to duplicate and blend, but extending the pipe in the upper right corner took a bit more time.   The end result is pretty seamless, and the comments I've gotten from people who have seen it, don't believe that I did any work to it at all.   Knowing where to look helps.   You can see some repitition in the clouds, but would you have seen it if I hadn't told you were to look?

    Violent Femmes
    Deep Purple

    Violent Femmes - Permanent Record: The Very Best Of


    Click here to see the Deep Purple example.

    The upper right corner took little effort, but reconstructing the "V" in the lower left took a little bit of time.

    Deep Purple - The Very Best Of Deep Purple


    Click here to see the Violent Femmes example.

    Both corners on this one had their challenges.   The upper right corner needed the edge of the stamp and a postmark recreated.   And the lower left needed string and cardboard texture.   The final result doesn't have the original postmark, rather, I found a font that is nothing but random postmarks and chose one from San Bernadino California.   Call it artistic license.

    Facebook Cover Graphics


    For over a decade I have built a few websites for Whitney Allen.   It's hard for me to see someone I've known for so long as a "legend" but In reality, she is.   Whitney was the weekend show host for the syndicated radio show that I produced during the week for Blair Garner.   The show is called After Midnite.   It has since changed hands, and the company I worked for (Premiere Radio Networks) has re-branded itself to iHeartRadio, but that's where we met.   The most current version of her own syndicated radio show, The Big Time with Whitney Allen, is where these images landed.   Each week they would either be contesting some new album release, a trip, or promoting artist interviews, and that what these were created for.   All of the examples in the "graphics" section highlight the vast canvas I got to work with.   In some cases I had layered artwork from the record lables to take apart and re-layout, and in other cases I only had the flat, square cover art, or publicity shot to work with.   Regradless, the challenge was the same.   Create a long rectangular representation of something designed to be square, keep the look and feel consistent with the release or brand, and deliver the message in a glance.   Oh, and lay it all out so that it looks good with or without Facebook's crap laid over the top of it.   Hopefully all of those points fade away and you're just left with a nice looking promotonal vehicle to help promote the show, the artists and their music, which is what it's ultimately all about.

    Clariday Aesthetics


    Clariday Aesthetics was a part of a larger group of doctors I worked with in Houston.   Clariday, Coastal and Lipsky (Advanced Laser Vistion) were all semi-run/managed by the same core people.   I started doing work for Doctor Lipsky and ended up doing work for all three practices.   This was a fun project.   The word "Aesthetic" is in the name, so I wanted to make it look very cool.   Inviting to women, whom most of their clients are, and easy to navigate.   I hadn't looked at this project in years before putting this together, and I'm pleasently surprised at how much I still like the look of this site.   I find myself always looking ahead to a new idea...   a new look-and-feel, and sometimes after 5 years, I see all the things I'd do differently now.   I still really like this one.   Sure, there are things I'd do differently today, but I still enjoy the little touches we worked into the design.

    Facebook Cover Graphics


    For over a decade I have built a few websites for Whitney Allen.   It's hard for me to see someone I've known for so long as a "legend" but In reality, she is.   Whitney was the weekend show host for the syndicated radio show that I produced during the week for Blair Garner.   The show is called After Midnite.   It has since changed hands, and the company I worked for (Premiere Radio Networks) has re-branded itself to iHeartRadio, but that's where we met.   The most current version of her own syndicated radio show, The Big Time with Whitney Allen, is where these images landed.   Each week they would either be contesting some new album release, a trip, or promoting artist interviews, and that what these were created for.   All of the examples in the "graphics" section highlight the vast canvas I got to work with.   In some cases I had layered artwork from the record lables to take apart and re-layout, and in other cases I only had the flat, square cover art, or publicity shot to work with.   Regradless, the challenge was the same.   Create a long rectangular representation of something designed to be square, keep the look and feel consistent with the release or brand, and deliver the message in a glance.   Oh, and lay it all out so that it looks good with or without Facebook's crap laid over the top of it.   Hopefully all of those points fade away and you're just left with a nice looking promotonal vehicle to help promote the show, the artists and their music, which is what it's ultimately all about.

    Will Heron


    The most important connection I made during the short time we lived in Austin was with Will Heron.   I met him through an AFOL group (Adult Fan Of LEGO) and we just clicked as freinds.   Will is an artist and has the cool job of illustrating and printing t-shirts.   Another thing we have in common.   Not illustration... but wearing t-shirts.   It's almost all I wear.   I'm wearing one right now.   If you meet me, and I'm not wearing one, there must be a damn good reason.   Will's website had already been built by the time I got involved.   I didn't do too much in the way of changing the basic look, rather I changed it's function a bit.   This was around the time that everybody was using the "lightbox effect" to open thumbnail images into a larger window, so I helped him integrate that functionality into his current design, made some suggestions in terms of the look of the larger images that opened, and cleaned up the code a little in the process.   This shirt is one of the many that he has asked for my opinion on in the early stages of the creative process.   He will tell you that I helped him come up with the word "Blockhead" for the shirt.   I guess there's my 15 minutes of fame.
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    Faith No More - Who Cares A Lot: Greatest Hits Deluxe Edition


    I may catch some flack for this, but Faith No More isn't one of my favorite bands.   I like the radio hits, but I don't go very deep with their catalog.   In fact, this was the perfect collection for me because it covers everything I'd ever want to own.   Once I got it home, however, I realized that the cover that was available in high resolution was the "Benny Hill" cover (seen below).   This is another one where I took a bad scan, and totally re-created it from scratch.   I drew the shapes, found the font, and laid it all out./p>

    My Name Is Faith


    This is the site we quickly put together for our film before my wife went to Park City Utah for thre Slamdance Film Festival.   I believe I had less than a week to get it put together.   We were fortunate during that festival to win the Audience Award for our film, which raised some interest in the film, it's subject matter, and as a result, we hope helped some families struggling with similar issues.

    Daughtry - Daughtry Deluxe Edition


    I look at this one years after the work was done, and I can't even see where I made the changes.   The Deluxe Edition of this album was released in a vertically rectangular package and the digital artwork available for the release was that shape as well (See the lower image).   For my iTunes tracks and CD database, I want square artwork.   I use 600 x 600 copies of art on all of my tracks.   Sure, I could have just squished it from the top down, but with Chris standing tall in the center, it would be too obvious that I squished him, and it would bother me.   Realistically, I'd probably avoid listening to the songs because it would remind me every time one of the songs came up, that I took a cheap short-cut like that.   So, looking at it now, what I probably did was to overlay the Deluxe cover on top of the Standard Edition cover, and blended the top part of the Deluxe into the lower part of the Standard.   That makes the most sense.   The result is pretty seamless.

    NetREIT DuBose Model Homes


    Another project referral from another client.   At the time of writing...   this site is still live and mostly unchanged from when we built it.   I steer from developing in Flash anymore, but this one has a Flash element integrated into it pretty seamlessy.   You can tell if you were on a tablet...   the part that wouldn't work, but in the browser, it's a pretty cool effect.   The company was acquired a few years after development, and they took the site over, but must have liked it well enough not to change it.   I still do work for them on occation.   The last few years, we've worked together on some printed / e-mail pieces, sent out to their databse. You can view them in the links below.

    Other work associated with NetREIT DuBose Model Homes
    NetREIT DuBose 2014 Flyer
    NetREIT DuBose 2015 Flyer

    Facebook Cover Graphics


    For over a decade I have built a few websites for Whitney Allen.   It's hard for me to see someone I've known for so long as a "legend" but In reality, she is.   Whitney was the weekend show host for the syndicated radio show that I produced during the week for Blair Garner.   The show is called After Midnite.   It has since changed hands, and the company I worked for (Premiere Radio Networks) has re-branded itself to iHeartRadio, but that's where we met.   The most current version of her own syndicated radio show, The Big Time with Whitney Allen, is where these images landed.   Each week they would either be contesting some new album release, a trip, or promoting artist interviews, and that what these were created for.   All of the examples in the "graphics" section highlight the vast canvas I got to work with.   In some cases I had layered artwork from the record lables to take apart and re-layout, and in other cases I only had the flat, square cover art, or publicity shot to work with.   Regradless, the challenge was the same.   Create a long rectangular representation of something designed to be square, keep the look and feel consistent with the release or brand, and deliver the message in a glance.   Oh, and lay it all out so that it looks good with or without Facebook's crap laid over the top of it.   Hopefully all of those points fade away and you're just left with a nice looking promotonal vehicle to help promote the show, the artists and their music, which is what it's ultimately all about.

    Lucas Craftsmanship


    In a body of work filled with mostly referrals from other clients, I met the one of the Lucas Brothers at a John Mayer concert.   My wife couldn't go, so I asked a co-worker to go with me.   We sat on the lawn at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas and watched Maroon 5 open for Mayer, touring on The Heavier Things album.   I don't smoke, but she did, and bummed a cigarette from a couple standing near us.   A little conversation and a few beers later, we swapped information and we were working on the first version of their site the following week.   Lori (my guest) joked that she paid her way into the show by meeting a new client for me.   This is the second site we've developed for the guys.   They really do amazing restoration and construction work, and I wouldn't hesitate to recomend them.

    Blade Runner Soundtrack


    I picked this disc up from a guy who was moving overseas and posted an ad on Craigslist.   He had a bunch of soundtracks and dance music, but I cherry picked what I would actually listen to, vs just take the whole lot from him for $100 bucks.   I figured I'd find something on it that I liked, and I have.   I'm not a huge fan of the movie or the soundtrack...   I believe it came out when I wasn't allowed to watch Rated R moves.   BUT I am a fan of making sure the album looks good in my collection, so I started a quest to find a great looking cover.   Like the other albums in this portfolio, I couldn't find a good copy, so I found the pieces I needed to create it.   I found a big copy of the movie title in black & white and a good clean copy of the original movie poster.   Cropped it, scaled and colored the title text, and then searched for the correct font for "Vangelis."   Turned out perfect.

    New School In The Heights


    My wife is gifted at finding the right resources we need for our kids' special needs.   Not long afer adopting our kids, she found this private school in the Houston Heights that specialized in helping kids with emotional trauma.   Our daughter went there for about a year and they did wonders for her.   To this day It has been the most sucessful school setting for her.   I developed this site during the time she was enrolled as a student, and continued to work with them a few years afterwards.   Creating content centered around the student's work, and highligting it for everyone to see on the site.   We'd have loved for her to be able to attend through high school but the reality is that we just could no longer affrord for her to go.   They were a wonderful school, and worth every penny.

    Facebook Cover Graphics


    For over a decade I have built a few websites for Whitney Allen.   It's hard for me to see someone I've known for so long as a "legend" but In reality, she is.   Whitney was the weekend show host for the syndicated radio show that I produced during the week for Blair Garner.   The show is called After Midnite.   It has since changed hands, and the company I worked for (Premiere Radio Networks) has re-branded itself to iHeartRadio, but that's where we met.   The most current version of her own syndicated radio show, The Big Time with Whitney Allen, is where these images landed.   Each week they would either be contesting some new album release, a trip, or promoting artist interviews, and that what these were created for.   All of the examples in the "graphics" section highlight the vast canvas I got to work with.   In some cases I had layered artwork from the record lables to take apart and re-layout, and in other cases I only had the flat, square cover art, or publicity shot to work with.   Regradless, the challenge was the same.   Create a long rectangular representation of something designed to be square, keep the look and feel consistent with the release or brand, and deliver the message in a glance.   Oh, and lay it all out so that it looks good with or without Facebook's crap laid over the top of it.   Hopefully all of those points fade away and you're just left with a nice looking promotonal vehicle to help promote the show, the artists and their music, which is what it's ultimately all about.

    10 Things I Hate About You - Soundtrack


    The soundtrack for the 1999 film was one that I picked up cheap at a used CD store.   I basically wanted the two Letters To Cleo cover tracks: "I Want You To Want Me" & "Cruel To Be Kind" because they're badass.   I couldn't find a decent cover art file through a record label database or on-line...   so, I found a great image of the cast, and a decent enough scan of the cover that I took the large lettering from, and cleaned that up.   Then found the font for the small "music from the motion picture" lettering and put it all together to make a good looking, clean copy of the cover art.

    Amy Winehouse - Back To Black: Deluxe Edition


    My wife and I went to see the "Amy" documentary in the summer of 2015 at a little theater in Port Townsend, WA.   I was familiar with her hit "Rehab", but that was the extent of my knowledge of Amy and her music.   In fact, I was probaby one of the jerks that made overdose jokes about her when she died.   The film gave me a totally different view of her and her music, and I went on Amazon the next day to purchase this Deluxe Edition of her 2nd album, "Frank", and the posthumous B-Sides album.   I already had high resolution copies of her cover art, but there wasn't one available for this Deluxe Edition.   I've included the other two official covers below.   I was lucky to have an isolated copy of the title treatment for Back To Black, so all this one took was a black background, a little scaling, and placement.   It came together very easy.

    Facebook Cover Graphics


    For over a decade I have built a few websites for Whitney Allen.   It's hard for me to see someone I've known for so long as a "legend" but In reality, she is.   Whitney was the weekend show host for the syndicated radio show that I produced during the week for Blair Garner.   The show is called After Midnite.   It has since changed hands, and the company I worked for (Premiere Radio Networks) has re-branded itself to iHeartRadio, but that's where we met.   The most current version of her own syndicated radio show, The Big Time with Whitney Allen, is where these images landed.   Each week they would either be contesting some new album release, a trip, or promoting artist interviews, and that what these were created for.   All of the examples in the "graphics" section highlight the vast canvas I got to work with.   In some cases I had layered artwork from the record lables to take apart and re-layout, and in other cases I only had the flat, square cover art, or publicity shot to work with.   Regradless, the challenge was the same.   Create a long rectangular representation of something designed to be square, keep the look and feel consistent with the release or brand, and deliver the message in a glance.   Oh, and lay it all out so that it looks good with or without Facebook's crap laid over the top of it.   Hopefully all of those points fade away and you're just left with a nice looking promotonal vehicle to help promote the show, the artists and their music, which is what it's ultimately all about.

    Advanced Laser Vision & Surgical Institute


    ALVSI was my first client outside of doing web work for family members.   I can't even remember how I met them, but my guess is that it was a contact I made though the radio station I was working for in Houston at the time.   I learned so much, innovating things for Doctor Lipsky's site.   Being a LASIK Eye Surgeon, the visual representation was very important, and we had fun playing with out of the box concepts to market the practice.   Finding creative ways to present things visually.   This was an early testing ground for me in refining the user intercface.   We had some interesting challenges with a section we decided to build with relational data to display choices if you were near or farsighted.   I had to create a simple drill down web application that was quick and easy for anyone to instictively understand how to use it.   This was the first time I was passionate about how a user interacted with the site.   It probably coinsided with the purchase of my first Mac.   Working full-time on a Mac really changed the way I approached web development.

    Little Texas - Big Time


    Another in the quest to find good quality album artwork.   The 90's seem to be a dead zone for hard-to-find digital art.   In researching this one, I found Tom Nikosey.   He's the designer/Illustrator who designed and drew this album cover.   I even sent him an e-mail through his website asking if he had a large digital copy of it he could share.   No Answer.   Oh well.   I took on the challenge of re-drawing this one for my own use.   I found a decent scan with enough detail that I could use as a guide.   It looks more detailed than it is.   When you break it down, It's basically a lot of solid color shapes and gradients.   I believe I started by drawing the mountain outline, then the green shapes on top of it, followed by the fence, the small shadows on the vertical fence posts and then the main shape of the city.   From there each element just needed to be addressed one at a time.   The sky gradient, the highlights for the city, and then ulimately the lettering and the borders.   I learn a lot from doing this kind of thing.   Little details that don't stand out specifically, but that really help the whole design.   The small black outlines on the lettering, and the subtle gradient inside the band name letters for example.   Without them, the area was very flat, but once they are added in, the letters really pop.   Any scan of this cover you find will have Tom's signiture right above the right side of the fence.   I made a concious decision not to include it in my copy, as I'm not trying to pass mine off as his work.

    Epic Systems


    The Epic Systems website was the first one where I had to manage hundreds of HTML pages.   Typically the sites I had done to that point were fewer than 50 pages in total.   This was a good learning process for me in terms of file managemnt, and ultimately a databse to deliver massive ammounts of table data.   In every project I take on, there's an element that I don't know how to do when I start, but that's the fun of this.   Learning new techniques and discovering ways to solve a problem.   I'm lucky to have clients who trust that I will help them find an answer to whatever they can dream up.   I've been lucky to have worked on a few projects with theese guys.   After we perfected the Epic site, ee took the same basic design and built another site for an off-shoot company called Savantech.   You can view a screenshot of that project below.

    Savantech Website

    Savantech


    Savantech Website

    Facebook Cover Graphics


    For over a decade I have built a few websites for Whitney Allen.   It's hard for me to see someone I've known for so long as a "legend" but In reality, she is.   Whitney was the weekend show host for the syndicated radio show that I produced during the week for Blair Garner.   The show is called After Midnite.   It has since changed hands, and the company I worked for (Premiere Radio Networks) has re-branded itself to iHeartRadio, but that's where we met.   The most current version of her own syndicated radio show, The Big Time with Whitney Allen, is where these images landed.   Each week they would either be contesting some new album release, a trip, or promoting artist interviews, and that what these were created for.   All of the examples in the "graphics" section highlight the vast canvas I got to work with.   In some cases I had layered artwork from the record lables to take apart and re-layout, and in other cases I only had the flat, square cover art, or publicity shot to work with.   Regradless, the challenge was the same.   Create a long rectangular representation of something designed to be square, keep the look and feel consistent with the release or brand, and deliver the message in a glance.   Oh, and lay it all out so that it looks good with or without Facebook's crap laid over the top of it.   Hopefully all of those points fade away and you're just left with a nice looking promotonal vehicle to help promote the show, the artists and their music, which is what it's ultimately all about.

    Sans Pareil Center Website


    The woman who worked for the agency we adopted our kids through went off on her own in 2009-2010 and asked me to help her with a website.   It's pretty basic.   It served the purpose for what she needed, but I don't include it here in my examples because I'm especially proud of anything specific about it.   Rather to illustrate that not all of what we do is glamorous, or works out well.   Turned out that she wasn't a very honest person in the end and didn't pay for the majority of the work I did for her on this site, or the print materials (see below) I created for her to match the look and feel.   We found out that in 2015 she was the subject of a Dateline NBC undercover report on scamming families trying to adopt.   Adoption is tough enough.   We don't need people like this making it even harder.

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