Thirty-One Gifts

I spent two years on the Thirty-One Interactive team contributing to the planning, design and execution of marketing- and user-experience-focused updates across several domains.

In particular, I drove the overall site design on across several revisions and a significant update to the responsive category and product pages.

During my time at Thirty-One we increased our usage data collection in hopes of informing incremental updates; the updated hosting page, which I developed, tripled user-initiated contacts.

Priority Navigation

A JQuery plugin for creating arbitrarily-prioritized responsive navigation menus

Priority Navigation Preview

It’s become generally accepted that hiding menus by default, behind a hamburger icon for instance, can dampen discoverability and therefor engagement. Priority Navigation is a new take on the Priority+ Navigation pattern.

The primary feature that sets it apart from other examples, is support for prioritization independent from menu ordering.

Have a look at the demo, on GitHub.

Vets Memorial Website

As part of an overall branding revision by Paul Werth Associates, I designed and developed a more public-focused, responsive, web presence for Columbus’ Veterans Memorial.

The previous version of the site didn’t offer much information for visitors about upcoming events, and wasn’t as accessible to an audience which was increasingly visiting from mobile devices.

My new design put a focus on events through a grid on the homepage and new dedicated event pages would could be bookmarked or shared as direct links for the first time.

The new responsive design made this new information more accessible to attendees with CMS customizations to make it maintainable.

Arena Grand Movie Theatre

My first work with the techniques of Responsive Web Design was the design and development of the mobile-specific site for the Arena Grand Movie Theatre.

The content was focused around the movie information and ticket-buying, first showing the visitor the currently playing page features the day’s upcoming showtimes. Individual movie pages included a synopsis, trailer and additional showtimes.


TweetMyTime was a first-of-its-kind web-based tool to allow runners to share their race progress on social media in real-time.

It leveraged the data available from race timing companies and pushed updates to runners’ Twitter (and later Facebook) accounts during the race and was often the quickest way for the user to get their race result.

I first thought of TweetMyTime a week or two before Peter Wilkinson made news manually tweeting his way through the 2009 London Marathon. TweetMyTime launched with the 2009 Columbus marathon, helping 1,787 users share over 7000 tweets on race morning; #cbusmarathon was a nationally trending topic on twitter for most of the morning. By the 2011 Columbus Marathon, I’d added direct Facebook support, sharing 9,870 status updates along with 5,443 tweets for 3,934 runners. In the end TweetMyTime was used by tens-of-thousands of runners during races in four states.

We got a lot of praise from our users and little bit of press, if you’re interested: