MUSIC NEWS SITE
a fictitious music news site Designed in Photoshop, coded using HTML5 & CSS3.
customized Premium wordpress theme and plugin integration.
AN ART-DECO LOGO AND MENU DESIGN CREATED USING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP & ILLUSTRATOR.
First things first, I meet with my client and ask a lot of questions in order to better understand the scope of the project. My custom made note sheets keep ideas and client criteria organized, allowing me to establish a workflow style and a goal timeline without distraction.
Before starting work, I find it is best to analyze the industry and the competition. Then, I open my mind to inspiration. Once I have collected my resources, I put inspiration aside and brainstorm different design concepts. This step helps direct me toward a distinct solution.
Once I have my design ideas & notes compiled, the project starts to take shape. The tone of the copy is separate yet very much connected to the mood of the design. This step gives me the opportunity to explore that. I work with my client to prioritize content in order to ensure that only optimal information is included.
Now I pull together all of my ideas and materials in order to formulate a lite blueprint on paper, sometimes I even use the back of my note sheets for sketching . The more successful drafts will be translated into wireframes. Wireframes allow me to test the user experience and work out any glitches in the design.
TIME FOR MOCKUPS
When customizing a WordPress theme, I tend to build a mockup locally and work with my client to fine-tune the layout. Designing for development takes more finesse, for this I call on my design chops and follow Photoshop Etiquette.
CODE. CODE. CODE.
Once I have final design approval, I get busy writing code. For more sophisticated projects requiring more than front-end dev, I confidently follow protocol and hand off mockups to a developer.
Hi there! I’m a multi-disciplinary designer from the Wichita, KS area. Although in the past I have focused primarily in WordPress customization, my skill set now includes designing and developing websites using the mobile-first approach. My current areas of focus are identity design, web design, marketing, and front-end development.
When I am not working on a project, I enjoy taking a break from my computer and dabbling in one of my many creative hobbies: photography, writing, or sewing. Recharging is a must and I do so by practicing yoga, walking, or reading.
“It took me a while to find someone who could accomplish what I needed for my website business. I have to say it was well worth the wait. Rebecca is a total and utter pleasure to work with. Her hard work, patience, and professionalism far exceeds my expectations. Not once has she made me feel like I was pestering her with questions, any ideas I had she would expand on them to make them better, and her attitude is always positive and upbeat. Rebecca can take a very challenging RFP with a ton of specifications and pull it all together very effectively into a clean and elegant design. I always felt like my clients sites were priority number one.
I would recommend Rebecca for any development project, no matter how complicated or demanding. So, if you want a great professional website, with a pleasant professional experience, you’ve found your developer – Rebecca.
– Sue Ann Spencer, Prairie Magic Design
“Rebecca harnesses the power and promise of technology to add utility, effectiveness and creativity to any project. She is an assertive communicator, evidenced by her broad and diverse network of contacts as well as a burgeoning portfolio of work.”
– Adrienne Churchill, KU Wichita Recruiter
“Rebecca has been a delight to work with. She is skilled with design and knowledgable of web development. Thoughtful about her work and a self-starter, I would have no issue with letting Rebecca run with any web marketing or design initiative.”
– Sara Bowyer, Brand Strategist
“Working with Rebecca Morris this past year has been a pleasure. Without her our organization would not exist. She carries such an array of skillsets. Everything from her varying styles of graphic art to her time management and organizational communication skills, keep us continually surpassing our goals, and striving for new ones. Rebecca also role models the ability to take a few details, and design a digital scheme that reflects our mission, and maintains consistency through all of our marketing materials, and digital products. From logos and web design to business strategy and communication, Rebecca Morris is a pleasure to work with. Thank you for representing our brand at the highest level!”
– Mikel Bowyer, President ICT Food Circle
“I have had the pleasure of being a client for Rebecca Morris for approximately 2 years. She was able to accommodate my needs without total direction from me. Her knowledge of website design and how clients interact with websites has facilitated my efforts to communicate my work to the public. Her labors have been expedient, efficient and quite cost effective. I’m grateful to have her on my “go-to” team.”
– Christopher Gulick Sculpture