A project I’ve been working on with meltmedia launched yesterday. It’s called WhyAZ and shares the many reasons we love living and working in Arizona.

The site was incredibly fun to make. It was designed entirely in the browser and all the graphical elements are drawn with CSS. You can view the site at why.az and read more about the process at meltmedia’s blog: Why WhyAZ?

My Day Job

I don’t talk much about my job on here, but most days I spend my time with meltmedia, designing sites and applications for the web. My most recent project has been a refresh of our corporate website. It was a particularly fun, but quick project where I was able to design, develop, and write the site’s content.

Check out my post on meltmedia’s blog that details what we changed and why we changed it: A meltmedia.com Refresh. And check out the full meltmedia.com and tell me what you think!

Society6 iPhone Cases

After dropping my iPhone on the sidewalk and seeing the ease at which the glass screen shatters, I decided to finally get myself an iPhone case. Because the iPhone body is so beautifully designed, I didn’t want one that covers up too much. So I prowled the internet, looking for a sleek case that would protect without feeling bulky. As a cherry on top, I also hoped to find one that could say something about me. After all, how do we express ourselves these days but with our tech, right?

I soon discovered Society6, an online collection of talented artists and designers selling their work in several forms: prints, iPhone cases, laptop skins, and t-shirts. It’s really quite incredible the variety of cool artwork to choose from.

After a few hours of browsing (their search function leaves a lot to be desired), I found the perfect case. It’s called “There and Back Again” by designer Reagan Lee. He designed a metro-style map of Middle Earth, featuring several fun stops like Rivendell and Helm’s Deep. The designer in me loves the clean lines and clever idea, while the nerd in me gets excited each time I see that Edoras and Isengard are just a quick train ride away.