I’ve been in the world of design for 14+ years, starting in 2006 doing web design and development. This site has been dedicated to my individual design work up until 2014. As my career has grown, I’ve moved into leading teams, managing, and directing work. While I maintain a Coach/Player mentality and certainly pitch in individual work where needed, I’ve found that this portfolio no longer displayed the type of work I have done and where and how I want to contribute to the world.
So, I’ve created a brand new site! Please visit designbyjohnwayne.com and check out my new portfolio focused on design leadership, vision, strategy, and direction. This site was coded by hand and is completely custom. It showcases my leadership style, projects I’ve lead, and provides a bit more detail.
While this site will continue to exist to showcase past work, the new site will contain updated information. Thanks for visiting!
My website has been static html with a WordPress powered blog for the longest time. I loved this approach. It allowed me to create quick loading pages that could be super customized as projects needed. To create a cohesive design I had to create a custom WordPress theme to match my html based website. I also had to develop a custom WordPress plugin that allowed images in my posts to math the gallery style in my website. But, this site never matched my full tastes and intentions. Further it was not mobile-friendly. Boo.
So today I launch a new website. It’s a new year, and a fresh start for me. Rather than spending a lot of time rebuilding everything from the ground up, I instead opted to start with a complete WordPress site and build everything around a theme. As a designer I don’t need to show off my website coding abilities, so I wasn’t worried about using a WordPress theme. But the site did need to adhere to my own design principles, be forward looking if possible, and certainly fit the myriad of screens people now use everyday. So, here it is!
With the new year also comes a new job search for me. I’m looking for a small to medium sized design firm or an awesome product team within a company. I’m approaching 10 years of design experience with a graduate degree, so I’m looking for a mid to senior type of role. I’m a self starter, team player, and well rounded interaction designer. If you think I’d be a good fit within your organization, please contact me so we can chat. I greatly look forward to new challenges in 2015 and I’m ready to hit the ground running within a new team.
Thanks for stopping by!