Congratulations to Sam Templeman, our talented new designer for web and creative content, who recently became a full-time member of the McBru team! Sam has moved from behind-the-scenes intern at McBru to an integral member of our Creative Department, and we could not be more excited.
Sam started at McBru in October, 2012, as an intern working toward his Bachelor of Science in Web and Interactive Design at the Art Institute of Portland. His journey with McBru continued when he was hired in March 2013 as a part-time employee. With a growing need for fresh design work at the agency, Sam became a full time McBruvian at the beginning of 2014!
Sam recently played a major role in the development of a website for one of our healthcare technology clients, Essia Health. The creative team’s job was to create a complete website, from start to finish, building the website UX, code base and graphic design to embody the client’s new name and new brand.
The back-and-forth reviews with the client—discovering how to best portray the brand and then successfully rendering it on a responsive website—was a major accomplishment for the team, because everything was new for this project.
As Sam said, “It was a luxury, because you could do anything, but it was also a challenge, because you could do anything.” Sam and the team took the challenge and ran with it, crafting an identity and website that both they and the client are proud of.
On a personal level, Sam got a great deal of satisfaction working on a project of this scale. “The web industry is constantly evolving,” he said, “and you have to continuously keep learning in order to keep up with new needs and changes. Creating a website is different from designing a static print ad or a banner ad, because it is a living thing that has the potential to change dynamically.”
Sam built the website to be fully responsive, so you can look at it on a phone, tablet, or desktop, and it automatically optimizes for viewing on all device sizes.
“It’s like creating multiple websites instead of just one. You have to design the site to work and adjust properly. Seeing the brand, idea and storyline evolve and translate was one of the highlights.”
Sam’s passion for this type of work was very apparent, and he was very happy to be a part of this project, as it gave him a great opportunity to use his education and to pursue his goals of growing his web development and design skills.
Congratulations on the success of the client website project, and to Sam for his promotion!
Check out his work here.