Redesigning the City Year website was a mammoth of a project, with a large working group, an external agency, multiple project leaders, and what felt like hundreds of rounds of approvals and discussions.
Because of my technical knowledge of html/css and experience with the previous website’s Drupal Content Management System (CMS) and userbase, I was able to help shape the website redesign to make it more usable.
The previous website was very dated, with a confusing navigation bar that lacked even a hover state. The redesign allowed us to take a modular approach to make building pages easier for our site users—it allowed for variation, but built a system to keep them consistent.
After the design stage, our team also worked long hours to migrate the thousands of pages of content into the new environment.
In-house design lead
WordPress CMS, Illustrator, Photoshop
May 2019–March 2020
Wireframing and development by Connelly Partners (agency partner)
In both the previous version of the website as well as the redesigned version, there were a lot of issues that begged for custom html solutions.
The following examples of website improvements were worked on page-by-page but often use responsive solutions using the CSS Grid framework already built into the site to pair information and make it more easily digestible.
Design, front-end html + css
Photoshop, Adobe XD, Dreamweaver (html + css)
August 2017–July 2020