design philosophy

My design philosophy is simple - to present content-driven sites in formats that are visually appealing. To that end, I use the latest design technologies without overwhelming the end user with superfluous tricks and gadgets. Within these parameters, I have created some of the music industry's leading websites. Each is unique in content and style, yet all represent my creativity and structured approach.

As I am the sole proprietor in my company, you can rest assured that your project will get the individual attention it deserves. It will be delivered on time to your specifications. Contact me for more information.

portfolio

SquidUSquidU

Squidoo, brainchild of Seth Godin, promises to change the landscape of the web. Just as "Google" has become more than a name, I believe "Squidoo" will become part of the mainstream lexicon. To learn more about this project, read Seth's blog entry on the subject - The next free ebook (Squidoo!).

I was hired by Seth's team to design and code SquidU, a learning community site that launched with the Squidoo Public Beta in December 2005. I also designed SquidBlog (using Aaron Sagray's design as a starting point). Not all of my page designs have been implemented yet, but the site is fully functional and new content is being added as Squidoo grows. You do have to sign up to be a Squidoo Lensmaster in order to view SquidU, which you should do anyway!

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McCracken Middle School BandMcCracken Middle School Band

Chip De Stefano, a friend of mine from our time together in high school band, is the band director at McCracken Middle School in Skokie, IL. He recently contacted me about designing a site for his program. The final product is a tremendous resource for the band's students and their parents, as well as directors across the country.

This is the first project in which I incorporated sIFR text for header tags. I'm pleased with the result, but it did add a little time to the job.

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GetzenGetzen Co.

The Getzen Company occupies a unique position in the band instrument industry, specializing in the hand crafting of small brasswind instruments. The NEW Getzen Company places emphasis on the manufacture of high quality instruments to meet the needs of players at every level.

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Brass SolutionsBrass Solutions

Brass Solutions is a UK artist management agency owned and operated by Steven Greenall and Chris Fower. The two wanted a site that focused on content — the brass artists they represent — without superfluous graphics. It is my "cleanest" design to date.

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ITF2005ITF2005

In its 34th year, the International Trombone Festival is delighted to come to the birthplace of jazz - New Orleans. Continuing the theme of recent festivals, the ITF will feature an eclectic mix of trombonists in various styles and genres that befits one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

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Baylor Trombone StudioBaylor Trombone Studio

Brent Phillips, formerly of the "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, contacted me to design a site for his trombone studio at Baylor University. I had a great time completing this project, thanks in large part to Brent's willingness to provide fresh content.

Denis WickDenisWick.com

I am currently designing a site for Denis Wick, former principal trombonist of the London Symphony Orchestra and current owner of Denis Wick Mutes, Mouthpieces, and Music.

Site in development

EdwardsEdwards Instrument Co.

The Edwards Instrument Company was established in 1989 to meet the needs of professional musicians who have very specific ideas about how their instruments should sound and feel.

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Edwards UKEdwards UK

Aimed at the European brass musician in general, and the British brass musician in particular, this endeavor once again proves Edwards' commitment to providing the best instruments to musicians the world over. Of special note are the high quality instrument and component photos.

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Aric SchnellerAric Schneller

A native of Missoula, Montana, Aric Schneller has been a resident of Manhattan since 2000, where he is an active performer and arranger. Aric launched his career as an artist and clinician on trombone and voice when he debuted his trademark clinic "The Art of Singing the Trombone" at the University of Montana in March, 2003.

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Saint Michael's SingersSaint Michael's Singers

Saint Michael's Singers is a choir of about 90 men and women. The Singers perform all over the UK with professional orchestras and soloists. They broadcast regularly on radio and television and have made many recordings which are distributed worldwide.

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ITAInternational Trombone Association

The International Trombone Association is the largest association of trombonists with 4500 members from 50 countries. Formed in 1972, ITA is a registered non-profit organization and our mission is to promote the trombone and all trombone-related activities across the world.

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ITF2004Interational Trombone Festival 2004

Without doubt, ITF2004 brings together some of the world's leading trombonists and ensembles in the festival's 33 year history. New York Jazz Artist Wycliffe Gordon is just one of 37 performers appearing at the festival. Steven Greenall contributed heavily to this site with his knowledge of ASP.

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Bones ApartBones Apart

Formed in 1999, the trombone quartet Bones Apart has quickly established itself as one of the world's leading young chamber ensembles. They are Artists in Residence at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England.

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WCMSWarwickshire County Music Service

Warwickshire County Music Service provides music making opportunities for young people in schools and the community including instrumental, vocal and class music tuition for over 11,500 Warwickshire (UK) pupils.

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Griego MouthpiecesGriego Mouthpieces

Griego Mouthpieces designs and manufactures a complete line of authentic, inspired, performance equipment for orchestral, commercial and jazz musicians. We are a family-owned company committed to designing and producing the best equipment imaginable.

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Kagarice Brass EditionsKagarice Brass Editions

Kagarice Brass Editions, founded in 1980 as a specialty publisher of trombone choir music, has expanded to a catalog of nearly 200 titles, featuring both original compositions and arrangements.

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Latest Project

Recent additions to my portfolio include OSU Trombones, ITF2007, and the Getzen Gazette.

On Deck

  • Edwards
  • Griego Mouthpieces
  • Rod Ellard
  • DEMOfall 07