Stephen Carr » My work

Creo

Creo is one of the largest businesses in BC, they supply a variety of technologies and consumables to the packaging and printing industry. My role at Creo was to help them develop a series of tools to help educate their customers in how to use their new online ordering and stock management tools.

I produced a flat HTML version of their online store that sales could present to customers without the customer having an actual online account. The demo had many restrictions, we had to make something that would run from any sales person's laptop and it had to run offline as many of the sales people would not have an internet connection while presenting.

The other part of the job was to make a short Flash presentation that would encourage existing customers to start using the online ordering instead of the traditional methods. I story boarded, art worked and animated this in a limited time frame.

Creo was very happy with both of the projects, I excelled their expectations and the feedback was very enthusiastic. The animation will be shown at various trade shows on large projections screens. The HTML tool is being distributed throughout the Creo sales team.

eStore Flash Presentaion

Creo
 

Slow Shirts V3

Slow Loris Shirts is an ongoing project, this is the 3rd release of this site and the 2nd that I have been involved with. The new site is pure XHTML and CSS using a 3rd party PHP driven CMS to handle the stock and numerous pages.

It was important to me to bring this t-shirt website up to web standards compliance and to give it a fresh new look which users would find eay to interact with.

Live

Slow Shirts V3
 

Future Shop / Best Buy (Canada)

I spent several months working for this electronics giant at their head quarters in Burnaby BC. I produced numerous microsites and a large ammount of their Christmas MSN/Yahoo! banner campaigns.

I was responsible for managing my own projects, proofing layouts and testing code before it was pushed to the live servers.

Future Shop | Best Buy

Future Shop / Best Buy
 

Basic Skills Agency, Wales

Working with Concise Group in London I produced a series of concept mockups for the Basic Skills Agency's (BSA) Welsh language web site. The BSA requires all its content to be fully accessible and web standards compliant.

The thinking behind these concepts was to provide a bold front end that would be easily navigable - I chose tabbed top level navigation and a crumb-trail along with a prominent search bar so the user is never lost.

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Basic Skills Agency, Wales
 

Basic Skills Agency, KMS

Again, working with Concise Group and The Basic Skills Agency I developed this front end interface for their Knowledge Management System (KMS). The information in the KMS is for both staff and members who subscribe to BSA, it is part of their extranet.

Again the site needed to be accessible and web standards compliant. The design relies highly on CSS for layout, this allows the information to easily be reformatted, and if need be all non-structural information stripped from the layout. This is great for screen readers and quick reformatting of information.

The "Comic Sans" font was a stipulation of the client. Ban Comic Sans.

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Basic Skills Agency, KMS
 

British Red Cross

The Red Cross wanted to give their rather stagnant UK site a makeover. They asked us to come up with concepts that would use the current data schema but display the data in a more useful way.

The brief was quite tight but I came up with several solutions that made the site much easier to navigate and generally present the information in a more accessible, intelligent way.

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British Red Cross
 

Welsh Development Agency

Working with Concise in London I produced this Flash based CD Rom for the Welsh Development Agency. The CD-Rom has numerous sections, including a game, providing basic information to anyone who wants to know more about life in Wales.

After a long time in production the CD Rom was eventually printed up and successfully distributed.

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Welsh Development Agency
 

British Petroleum (BP)

Working with Concise in London I produced part of this Flash/Director based CD Rom for the BP.

BP needed a tool to build dynamic presentations with, the end goal being to project custom designed presentations in meetings, explaining how they work, what they do etc. I translated endless Powerpoint maps into a coherent set of BP styled maps and case study notes, the Flash held all this together as a navigable widget embedded in the Director application.

British Petroleum (BP)
 

Hewlett Packard

Working with Modem Media in London I produced this Flash concept tile for HP to increase brand awareness. This was a short one day project which was fun to work on.

Archived

Hewlett Packard
 

Slowshirts.com

I built this blog/shop/portfolio mish-mash site for a friend of mine who lives in the USA. It uses a mix of flat HTML, Flash and ASP, much of the software it runs on is 3rd party open source. I designed and built the site to be in keeping with Jessica's style and way of working. It is ecelectic and patchy but it works.

Redesigned

Slowshirts.com
 

CW360.com

I worked alongside the senior designer on this rebranding of the ComputerWeekly website. My role was to support the senior designer and provide mockups, concepts and implement HTML code. The end result was a vast improvement on the previous site and well received.

Live (not in its original form)

CW360.com