A while back I designed and developed a corporate identity site for the Calgary company ICE Western. ICE Western started back in 1991 as a custom division of ICE Mfg Ltd. ICE Western’s purpose was to take on the production of highly complex HVAC units not suited for the production lines at the main plant in Winnipeg.
The head of Sales and Engineering wanted to expand their web presence, by centralizing their sales tools, and presentations in a single spot online and in the process – open up the possibility of over seas contracts.
I have been making a lot of progress updating my portfolio and resume. One of the things I noted in my research is most designers have a self-published skills matrix that outline their design/development skills. I wanted a nice graphical one available for reference on my site, so I dusted off my copy of Adobe Illustrator and went at it.
After a few hours in Illustrator, this is the result:
I just recently finished up a site for a friends Metal band from Edmonton. The Order of Chaos, is a long standing and well known Canadian hard rock band which originated in Stony Plain Alberta. They have been working their way through clubs and bars in Western Canada since 2003.
They just recently got signed to killer metal records, and wanted to consolidate their Facebook, myspace and old website into a new site that they can update easily and promote their band.
The site is powered by WordPress and all custom php and visual styles were developed by myself with input and ideas from the band. They are pretty kewl guys (and girl) and if you get a chance, check them out locally.
I have been installing WordPress for friends on thier blogs a lot lately, and when it came time for me to redo my portfolio site, I decided that I am going to give this thing a try.
So as the process evolves I will make sure to update my news on the site regularly.