new websites launched!

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I’m pleased to announce the launch of two new websites that I’ve developed.

The first is, the professional site of Jeff Vivrette. Jeff is an extremely talented guitarist, teacher, and producer/engineer. He’s working on his debut CD right now, as well as teaching and getting ready to start offering some unique music, audio and video production services.

As a guitar student of Jeff’s, I can tell you that he’s a passionate, intelligent teacher who really seeks to make sure his students understand the material, and it’s been a pleasure working with him so far on both my guitar instruction and his new site.

Jeff Vivrette_ Welcome!

The second is, the site of Sarah VanLoo. Sarah is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Michigan. In addition, she’s also an artist, working in pencil drawing, polymer clay, and paper arts. Did I mention she’s also my wife?

Sarah and I had a great time brainstorming what to do with her site and working on it together. Its design and color palette conveys a combination of elegance and sophistication with a personal, warm touch. Her site is still in the early stages, but our hope is to build it into something truly unique.

Eluvium, Information Architecture, Teaching, and a lot more…

interaction design

The last few weeks have been pretty intense for me. My wife and I have been doing a ton of work on our house (painting, new carpet, finishing some renovation projects, etc), which always takes a lot of time.

I’ve been lucky enough to work on a new project for i33, doing information architecture work for a big global company, which is intense, exciting and challenging. Nothing like making calls to Japan and Belgium in the same day! It’s good to be engaged in that work again.

On top of all that, I’ve been teaching a week-long class at Wayne County Community College District, using the Lego Mindstorm NXTs to teach basic engineering and robotics concepts to 1st through 4th graders. It’s been a fun week so far, but I can see why I prefer the middle school and high school levels – the little kids can really be a challenge sometimes!

I’m listening to Eluvium’s “Talk amongst the trees” as I write this, and it’s perfect fuzzy, warm music to have on in the background. Back to the information architecture work!