Washington County, Oregon
Land Use & Transportation Careers
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation’s 300-plus employees focus on building and maintaining a great transportation system and planning and protecting the uses of the land. With such a monumental task, Washington County relies on its workforce and that of its future pool of team members to get the job done.
Unfortunately, their web presence for recruitment didn’t do them the justice they deserved; they needed to re-invigorate their website. My goals were to establish a user-friendly website that presents them as an authority that effectively serves it’s citizens of the community.
Redesign, refresh, return to results
The old website they were relying on was severely outdated, both in content and technology. Their user experience was compromised with busy visuals and analytics were indicating that users would quickly leave after the first page’s visit. Also, the user’s time on site was limited and repeat visits were slim in comparison to their overall traffic numbers. Simply put, users weren’t finding what they were after. As a result, we set our primary goals to align with their users’ needs first.
To ensure a better user experience, user personas were created. This allowed me to design a workflow tailored to our targeted user’s needs. 3 major components were implemented to achieve this:
- A home page job board with current openings (for quick seekers)
- Q & A functionality for quick answers (for prospects ready to apply)
- Job opening notification sign ups (for interested applicants of future openings)
Additionally, this redesign lifted the county onto the forefront of website technology. With HTML 5, CSS3 and a mobile-responsive platform that’s powered by WordPress, Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation is now able to finally use their online career recruitment website as a useful business tool.
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“Christian embodies the well-groomed tradition of a principle driven work ethic together with in-depth knowledge of his industry paired with the skills and experience to actually deliver amazing results. He is one of the most honest, trustworthy, loyal and forward-thinking professionals in the digital creative business.“
– Otelo Vizcaino, Creative Director
Ripley’s Believe it Or Not
“Christian is a wordsmith and marketer, in addition to a talented graphic designer. I’ve hired Christian for many web and print projects. He takes the time to ask questions and understand my objectives. The aesthetics of his designs were exactly the fresh new look I wanted to give my brand. I’m always pleasantly surprised by how he can turn a phrase, adding a strong call to action to the visual impact of his designs. Christian’s communication skills and business acumen complement his creativity, making him an asset to his clients.“
– Emily Haughey, Director of Marketing
ConTech Restoration, LLC
“Christian is a fantastic instructor with an immense body of professional work that makes his courses relevant. I truly have appreciated his teaching style and gleaning from his vast knowledge of the industry. He made himself available to me on multiple occasions in those moments that I struggled with understanding content within the courses. This demonstrated to me how much he cared about my growth and development within his courses and the overall Internet Marketing program.”
– David Morillo, former student
Full Sail University
“From our first meeting to the present moment, Christian worked his butt off to get our site designed the way we envisioned and functioning the way our clients would appreciate. I chose Christian because, anyone can build you a site, but can they help you market your site and direct customers to it? Christian can! He’s a one-stop-shop and his service and expertise is second to none. As technology advances, I look forward to working with Christian to keep my site on the forefront of web-site technology.”
– Andrew Inches, President
iMedia Global Productions, LLC
Hi, I’m a digital designer with over 10 years of experience designing and managing web and print projects for all types of businesses around the country. I create beautiful and effective visual content that helps solve some pretty complex business problems. Out of my love for the beauty of design, my devotion for functionality and structure evolved. Jumping right into Photoshop just doesn’t feel quite accurate. I take steps to build a framework based on functionality, usability and performance.
I’m a border-line obsessive-compulsive that is fixated on architecture, cars and the outdoors. I was formerly Sr. Graphic Designer at Washington County, Oregon, Course Director for Full Sail University, New Media Designer for Ripley Entertainment, Creative Director for TwoThink, Project Lead for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Crew Member for The Montana Conservation Corps – an AmeriCorps program.
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Adobe Creative Cloud
Social Media Management
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