Mike Maxwell

Graphic Designer / Web Developer


Design | OBDM Branding

This is a branding / color study for a podcast called OBDM (Our Big Dumb Mouth).

Time Period: 2015

    Skills Used

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Design | Branding / Website

Lopan is a rock band that I’ve created some art for. This red, white and blue design will hopefully be a sticker and could possibly be used for color scheme for a future website redesign. Their current website, lopandemic.com, which I created using Twitter Bootstraps and was made in about 3-5 hours. I’m not the webmaster, I turned it over to the band and they currently update the site at their leisure.

Time Period: 2014 - 2015

    Skills Used

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScirpt

Design | eLearning Course Branding

These assets were created for an online course for a company called Mindleaders. My responsibility was to come up with the over all look and feel of each page, including the text layout, animation (using Flash), color and design elements. During my 2 years at Mindleaders, I designed over 15 courses. I decided to emulate the look and feel of a magazine for this particular course.

Time Period: 2010 - 2012

    Skills Used

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScirpt
  • Flash
  • Audacity, Adobe Audition

Design | HER Real Living Marketing Templates

During my 7 years at Real Living, one of my responsibilities was to maintain and create marketing material templates for their branding software. Agents could login and customize text, add property photos and information.

Time Period: 2004 - 2010

    Skills Used

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Excel

Web Dev | Nationwide Insurance Internal Website

This website was a great opportunity for me to learn Grails. The Nationwide Insurance group, Enterprise Systems Management needed a site built from the ground up. It’s an internal website that can not be accessed from outside of Nationwide Insurance. It’s an IE8 compliant, responsive website that is wrapped in Groovy on Grails. Enterprise Systems Managements provides services to the rest of the IT Community at Nationwide. I had to research each of the services, creating branding, write copy and be the web master. The Nationwide App Developers initially wrapped my web prototype I created in grails and then turned it back over to me. In order to maintain and improve the site, I had to be able to create grails apps from scratch, create controllers, views and manage assets.

Time Period: 2013 - 2015

    Skills Used

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After FX
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Groovy on Grails
  • Sharepoint

Web Dev | Nationwide Hackathon

The Hackathon group I was a part of decided to build a sentiment analytics app. We were aiming for a proof of concept and succeed in getting the Alchemy API to work correctly. I wrote 70% of the javaScript and took the time to do a little branding.

Time Period: 2014

    Skills Used

  • Photoshop
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Web Dev | CitraSolv

I was contracted to quickly create a mobile version of the CitraSolv website. I have since been asked to maintain and update their current site, which was built over 6 years ago, with 2-3 other web designers and developers in the mix during that time.

Time Period: 2014 - 2015

    Skills Used

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, APS