KC Design Lab

kcd-place-holderThis is a 3D flash placeholder for the KC Design Lab. Surprisingly the KC in the name does not stand for Kevin Chappell. KC Design Lab is a design company started by my good friend and colleague Katrina Clark with whom I am currently working on several projects with.

If you are in need of high quality design or just want to check out the 3D flash site placeholder headover the KCDesignLab.com.

CS Buildings

csbuildings_screenshotCS Buildings is a large steel building supplier located in Missouri, USA. They needed a website with a quote generator, e-commerce, a photo gallery, and built-in CRM software. The quote generator was interesting because it needed to only show available options, for instance if the chose a specific type of building, only options pertaining to that type would be visible. Additionally values generated themselves based on user input (ie. a 20×10 building can only have 2 or 3 doors and the size is generated by the minimum and maximum margins allowed for a building of that size). The CRM software is a customized VTiger installation that allows emplyees to manage leads that come in from the form, schedule callbacks and manage invoices.

The design featured a 3d animation that built the company logo, page changes were handled with ajax and a subtle animation.

I really enjoyed this project because for a change I could break free of budget websites and really make a great webapp and site. However delivery of the final product was delayed an entire year when the customer refused to make the final payment. The site is now partially available as a result of him hiring another web master to STEAL the site from my development server. Russell Gadberry also took the extra effort to Google up my grandmother’s phone number to harass and threaten her. So as great of a project as this was, I cannot recommend doing business with CS Buildings.

Hypertension Animation

HypertensionThis is a 3D health animation created for USA Today’s Healthscout website. The animation explains what hypertension is and the effects it can have on the body. I was responsible for the design and animation of the actual bloodline. Other members of the team handled the character and prop modeling and animation.