• Featured Project

    Argonne National Laboratory

    I was contracted by Argonne National Laboratory to redesign their LDRD informational website. LDRD is a program that the Department of Energy uses to allow scientists to apply for grants in order to pursue addtional projects. My responsibilities included information architecture, user experience design & research as well as final visual design.

  • Featured Project

    Office Max Workplace

    Office Max Workplace is a billion dollar business to business e-commerce website that has been around for over ten years. While I worked for Office Max I was the sole UI/UX/Visual Designer making updates to the site. One of the best projects I worked on was a re-achitecting of Workplace along with creating a new dashboard and add to cart functionality.

  • Featured Project

    3Points Communications

    Sleek, clean, minimalistic design for financial Public Relations Firm, 3 Points Communications. Currently, this is my favorite website in my portfolio because it forced me to design differently, I wasn’t able to use photography as the “wow” factor. The site was designed with typography, negative space and color. Even though it is a small site it was a unique challenge.

What I Do

Design

I am well versed in all facets of web based design. I have skills as a User Experience Designer, Visual Desiger and User Interface Designer. I have the ability to see a project through from pencil sketch, to wireframes, prototyping all the way to final visual design. I also have experience in Interaction design as well. Over the years I have developed a design philosophy, “Just because it looks cool doesn’t mean it’s right for the user.”

Front End Developer

I don’t want to be misleading with the developer title. I am not a back end database developer, I am a designer who can do the front end builds all while achieving cross browser compatibility. I am skilled in HTML and CSS, and some Javascript.

Animator

I first discovered Flash animation in college and I have not looked back since. I have worked on banner ads, animated websites and I have even dabbled in Flash Video. Over the years I have developed very distinct sense of timing and style of motion. I am currently working to translate my Flash skills into Adobe Edge so my work can be visible across all platforms.

mike@mikehough.com