IT CONSULTING CORPORATION
ONE DESIGN — TWO BUILDS
Shortly after starting as Art Director for Collaborative Consulting, I was tasked with updating the company’s website. A different department had begun the process, taking it as far as creating a basic “design” for a few of the top-level pages. Unfortunately, it was poorly designed, and I basically had to start from scratch. The new design was launched in late July 2016, and it was a HUGE improvement on their previous website (see page captures below – section 2).
While the new website was considerably better than the old, there were numerous issues I was unhappy with. Shortly after launch, I was given access to the wordpress interface, and it was immediately clear to me that the wordpress theme the “coder” they contracted with had chosen was ridiculously substandard and needed to be replaced. Furthermore, this person was slow, unorganized, overpriced and extremely difficult to work with, and it was decided that I’d reconstruct the website using a better theme, with the plan of replacing the new website before the end of the quarter.
By late October, when I was 95% done with the reconstruction, weeks ahead of schedule (see actual website below – section 1 [Note: To protect CC’s intellectual property rights, you’ll need to contact me for login info]), we found out Collaborative was being sold to CGI, meaning my reconstruction would, sadly, never go live.