Special Thanks!

A special thank you should go to the students of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. With their hard work and dedication we are able to have an outstanding new web site for our cause. Those involved took the Teddies for Tragedies mission to heart and we appreciate their time and efforts greatly.

Meet the Designers


 
  • Granville Amos
  • Thomas Appling
  • Marla Britton
  • Jaime Ciabattoni
  • Mike Chamberlain
  • Steve Dennis
  • Kevin Douglas
  • Natalie Hruska
  • Meegan Lathan
  • Manuel Martinez
  • Nehal Mehta
  • Kelly Meyers
  • Mark J. Moyer
  • Nicole Paz
  • Paul Poisson
  • Michelle Pessoa
  • Morag Reid
  • Rovi Sharp

Contribution to site:

Session I, For Interactive Media Team I suggested & researched interactive media elements for the site and created mockups & Jing videos to present them to client. Graphic Design Team- Did mockups for home & interior pages & footers.

Session II, Divided tasks among team members, communicated with other teams & Project Manager, suggested some new interactive elements like animated logo and most importantly overall, worked with the best group of classmates in my 20 classes at AIO.


 

Granville Amos
"Buzz"

Granville "Buzz" Amos

"If you can find a job that you love, you never have to work a day in your life." ~Author unknown.

Role:
Interactive Media Team / Graphic Design Team
(Session I)
Interactive Team Lead (Session II)

Email:
buzzamos@comcast.net

Contribution to site:


I worked on the Interactive Team, researching interactive elements and providing demonstrations of elements to client during the planning and design phases.


 

Thomas Appling

Thomas Appling

"The bane of Americans is overwork-- and the ruin of any work is a divided interest. Concentrate - concentrate. One thing at a time." ~Mark Twain ( Letter to Orion Clemens, 5/12/1880 )

Role:
Interactive Media Team
(Session I)

Email:
tappling@bellsouth.net

Contribution to site:

Session I - Worked with the Interactive Team in the creation of interactive elements during the planning and design phases; assisted the Graphic Design team and assisted SEO team.

Session II - Communicated with all team members and the client to ensure client satisfaction and the development and delivery of the site by set target date.

Links:
Portfolio
Linkedin
Twitter


 

Marla Britton

Marla Britton

"You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however."~Richard Bach

Role:
Interactive Media Team Lead (Session I)
Graphic Design Team
(Session I)
Project Manager (Session II)

Email:
britdouble07@me.com

Contribution to site:


First round content editing, SEO creation.

Links:
Portfolio

Jaime Ciabattoni

Jaime Ciabattoni

"Reach for the moon; even if you miss, you'll be among the stars." ~Anonymous

Role:
Web Design Team (Session I)
Programming Team (Session I)

Email:
jaime@casrvcs.com

Contribution to site:


Developed the original CSS and HTML for the web site. Helped develop the initial PHP interaction.

Links:
Portfolio

 

Mike Chamberlain

Mike Chamberlain

"There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands." Richard Bach

Role:
Web Design Team (Session I)
Programming Team (Session I)

Contribution to site:


Planning and Design Phase for the graphics of the site.

Links:
Twitter
Linkedin

 

 

Steve Dennis

Steve Dennis

Role:
Graphic Design Team Lead (Session I)

Email:
wwiibirds@msn.com

Contribution to site:


Mainly worked on adapting the CSS file, animating the logo, and site validation.

 

Kevin Douglas

Kevin Douglas

Role:
Programming Team
Interactive Media Team
(Session II)

Email:
Kevindouglas@fuse.net

Contribution to site:


Posted announcements, emailed reminders, general facilitation of course.

In March of 2010, an article came through my Google news feed called: At-home volunteering offers many opportunities by Todd Metcalf. The article mentioned Teddies for Tragedies. I looked them up online, and thought they might like a new website, and this would be a good project for the Special Projects class. I emailed Gisele, and the response was affirmative. This is how it all started.

Links: Twitter | Linkedin

 

Natalie Hruska

Natalie Hruska

"The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood." ~Sir Richard Burton

Role:
Special Projects Coordinator
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh- Online Division

 

Contribution to site:


Created the navigation and volunteers boxes. Created the front end work on the forms for the Mailing Page and Contact Us page.

 

 

Meegan Lathan

Meegan Lathan

Role:
Web Design Team
Lead (Session I)
Graphic Design Team
(Session II)
Interactive Media Team
(Session I & II)

Email:
mlathan154@gmail.com

Contribution to site:


Mainly helped program and code the site. Also assisted the Interactive Media team as needed.

 

 

Manuel Martinez

Manuel Martinez

Role:
Programming Team (Session II)
Interactive Media Design Team (Session II)

Email:
mannyr.martinez@gmail.com

Contribution to site:

Worked with the team leads to keep the whole team on track with their progress and also addressing any to all concerns the client may have had.

Links:
Twitter
Facebook

Nehal Mehta

Nehal Mehta

It's not what you look
at that matters, it's what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau

Role:
Project Manager (Session I)

Email:
nmehta23@gmail.com

Contribution to site:

Content editing, graphics creation, graphic design.

Links:
Flicker

Kelly Meyers

Kelly Myers

Role:
Design Team (Session II)
Interactive Media Team (Session II)

 

Contribution to site:


I worked with 3 great coders during the implementation and development phase of this re-design project. My focus was on organizing and assigning tasks, which allowed us to collectively develop the T4T.org web site.

Links:
Portfolio
Jumpstreet Web Design/Development

Mark J. Moyer

Mark Moyer

Role:
Programming Team Lead
(Session II)

Email:
mark@jumpstreetwebdesign.com

Contribution to site:

In the first session, I assisted the web design and programming teams, creating whatever was needed for the site. In the second session, I assisted the project manager with her tasks, and helped the web/graphic design team create items needed for the site. In addition, I designed the page layout for the Twitter profile.

Links:
Twitter

Nicole Paz

Nicole Paz

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." ~Carl Sagan

Role:
Web Design Team
(Session I &II)
Programming Team (Session I)
Assistant Project Manager (Session II)

Email:
nicole.j.paz@gmail.com

Contribution to site:

Session I
Primary role: Programming Team Lead, responsible for overseeing Programming Team. As a team our accomplishments included site architecture, database design, CSS mapping and goal setting for the project overall. My secondary was on the interactive team where we conceptualized certain elements for the site.
Session II
Primary role: Programming Team, aided in site implementation, backend administration, utilized PHP/Javascript/HTML and jQuery. Secondary role was on Interactive Team where I continued working on certain elements of the site to enhance usability and interactive elements.

Paul Poisson

Paul Poisson

"Work Hard, Play Harder."

Role:
(Session I)
Programming Team Lead & Interactive Team
(Session 2)
Programming Team & Interactive Team

Website:
Paul Poisson Creative Services

Contribution to site:


Organized Graphics/Web Team to create graphic and written content for Teddies 4 Tragedies. Highlights include header, footer, press section and social media partner sites for Twitter and Facebook.

Links:
Linkedin
Portfolio

Michelle Pessoa

Michelle Pessoa

Role:
Design Team Lead (Session II)


Contribution to site:


Created the color scheme and design for the site. Edited images, assisted with wire frames and mockups.

Links:
Portfolio

Morag Reid

Morag Reid

"So many of our DREAMS at first seem Impossible, then they
seem Improbable, and then when we Summon the Will, they soon become Inevitable.”
~Christopher Reeve

Role:
Graphic Design Team
(Session I)
Web Design Team (Session I)

Email:
morag@reidnexus.com

Contribution to site:


Assisted Project Manager and graphics.

Links:
Twitter
Portfolio
Linkedin

 

Rovi Sharp

Rovi Sharp

Role:
Asst. Project Manager
(Session I)
Graphic Design Team
(Session I)

Email:
hello@domondondesign.com