Bleached Graphics

Digital home to Scott O'Hara

Creative Director, Designer, Front-End Developer

Selected Portfolio Pieces

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Tripod.com

Website Redesign

Launched: January 2013

This is the second redesign of Tripod.com that I've been a part of at my time at Lycos, and the one we (and our customers) are most happy with.

Everything from registration flow to the front-facing marketing pages and the Control Panel were broken down to the most basics of information architecture and UI to produce the leanest and most user friendly website that Tripod has seen in years.

Buzz words:

  • Creative Direction
  • Website Design
  • Responsive Design
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Copywriting
Zeeblio Website Builder screen shot

Zeeblio Website Builder

Web App Redesign

Launched: December 2012

Version 2.1 of the Zeeblio website builder was just released in Beta mode, and while there is still much more to do, Zeeblio is the only website builder that gives customers a truly responsive, HTML5 semantic website.

The UI was inspired by what we saw our members trying to do with our tool through varoius feedback channels and focused user testing.

Buzz words:

  • Creative Direction
  • UI Design
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Template Design
  • Responsive Templates
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Evincible iOS Game

iOS Game Design

Launched: November 2012

My first venture into mobile game design. Working with a small team consisting of a designer (myself) an iOS engineer, a product manager and a QA engineer, we set out to make a simple, quick to market game to test the iOS waters for Lycos. While the game didn't explode over night, it had a small fanbase that only gave us praises about it via App Store reviews.

I also built a small information website to house required App information for Apple, as well as to act as an informational website about the product.

Buzz words:

  • UI Design
  • Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Game Design
  • Branding
  • Website Design
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Brush It Off

Website Design

Launched: November 2012

The main focus for the website was to create an easy way to order online, using a caledar/shopping cart hybrid provided by jstreettech.com.

Built for my old boss (the owner of Morgan Graphic Design), it was an interesting experience to design and develop a website for someone who was once my mentor, who was now coming to me to translate her vision into a modern-looking, partially responsive website. (jstreettech's asp driven shopping cart was not particularly flexible, being written entirely in tables with minimal classes/IDs to reference.

Buzz words:

  • Website Design
  • Responsive Design
  • e-Commerce
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • ASP
  • Copy Editing
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Zeeblio.com

Website Redesign

Launched: June 2012

Zeeblio.com was created to be used as a marketing and informational tool for the Zeeblio Website Builder, at Hosting Con 2012. Built using parallax scrolling and completly custom illustrations, it was a very fun and interesting website to build and engage with.

Buzz words:

  • Creative Direction
  • Website Design
  • Illustration
  • Parallax Scrolling
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Copy Editing
  • Branding
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Mass Digi.org

Website Redesign

Launched: February 2012

Lycos partnered with Mass Digi in their 2012 Game Challenge and in part of our contribution, I designed and did the front-end development for their website that was then overlayed ontop of a wordpress foundation.

Buzz words:

  • Website Design
  • Responsive Design
  • HTML5
  • CSS
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HotBot.com

Website Redesign

Launched: January 2012

An exercise in modernizing, responsive design and optimization, the HotBot project has been scaled down quite a bit since it's initial redesign, but many of the concepts that were used in it's design were translated over to the lycos.com redesign that soon followed.

Buzz words:

  • Creative Direction
  • Website Design
  • Illustration
  • Responsive Design
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Branding
lycos.com screen shot

Lycos.com

Website Redesign

Launched: December 2011

With a mobile first/responsive mandate in mind from the start, I created a pitch for the redesign of our flag-ship website to be usable, all content intact, mobile and desktop devices alike. The result was one of the more fun and indepth projects I had worked on at the time and the reinvisioning of Lycos paid off in higher user engagement, better returns on the Yahoo ads, featured on our search results pages, as well as credibility in the design community.

Lycos.com has been featured on various design blogs and websites, and has been mentioned in various An Event Apart talks; most recently by Luke Wroblewski during his "It's a Write/Read (Mobile) Web and Multi-Device Web Design" workshop at An Event Apart, Seattle, WA - 2013

Buzz words:

  • Creative Direction
  • Website Design
  • UI Design
  • Responsive Design
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Branding
Weather Zombie iOS screen shot

Weather Zombie iOS

iOS App

Launched: April 2011

Built mostly in off-work-hours, this was my first experience designing for iOS. My role involved general UI/UX design and adapting the zombie characters and design for portrait iOS viewing.

The App received very positive response, and generated a modest following even with a complete lack of marketing for the app, aside from ridiculous Facebook and Twitter posts I made, under the guise of one of the Weather Zombies.

Buzz words:

  • Creative Direction
  • UI Design
  • Character Design
  • Copywriting
  • Branding
Weather Zombie.com screen shot

Weather Zombie.com

Website Design

Launched: April 2011

A reskinning of the Accuweather feed, with a Zombie twist. Responsive design is used to create a desktop and mobile view for the website.

Built in off-hours, the team for this website consisted of myself as character designer, web designer & front-end developer, a back-end & JavaScript developer and an illustrator to finalize my zombie concept art.

Buzz words:

  • Creative Direction
  • Web Design
  • Character Design
  • Copywriting
  • Responsive Design
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Branding
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Angelfire.com

Website Redesign

Launched: September 2010

A completely reimagined website design geared towards the younger, web-savy market that Angelfire's brand was meant to be geared towards.

Angelfire was redesigned at the advent of CSS3 and HTML5 becoming industry buzz words. The design (mainly the excessive CSS gradients) have not aged particularly well, but it was a very fun website to create, and upon it's launch, Angelfire received around a 15% uptake in traffic and registration numbers.

Buzz words:

  • Creative Direction
  • Web Design
  • Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Responsive Design
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Branding
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BHSonline.org

Website Redesign

Launched: August 2010

I went to Beverly Highschool, and it was an honor and very nostalgic to redesign the website to adhear to industry, semantic standards, while building ontop of a Wordpress foundation.

Buzz words:

  • Web Design
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • Wordpress
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Little Engine Media

Website Design

Launched: May 2010

I was approached by Melissa Roja Lawlor, Executive Producer/Director of Little Engine Media, to build a website for her Startup as well as their featured product, Small Tales, an educational video series for children.

The websites needed to have a children friendly vibe, though the content was mostly geared towards parents and potential partners.

Buzz words:

  • Web Design
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • Wordpress
Small Tales screen shot

Small Tales

Website Design

Launched: May 2010

Part of the Little Engine Media project.

Buzz words:

  • Web Design
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • Wordpress

So who is this guy?

Hey there. My name is Scott O'Hara and I love working on the web!

I began creating websites back in 1997 on the 2MB of free space that was given to me with my AOL and Angelfire accounts. I produced a bunch of crappy websites. But at the time, it was awesome.

Over the years I've acquired quite a knack for designing lean and compelling websites. I love writing HTML & CSS to be flexible and responsive. My mantra is that you never know what the requirements of tomorrow will be, so design/develop for the potential for expansion rather than just meeting current expectations.

What do I do?

Currently I am the Senior UX Designer at Aereo. I work closely with the rest of the design team to create an awesome user experience for our product.

In my off-time I love spending time with my wonderful wife and daughter and making fun of our very fat cat. And when I'm not doing those things, I am usually found back at my computer working on other mini-projects.

I'm very much a kid at heart, and still enjoy video games and comic books, watching TV, listening to new music, going for runs and just general tooling around on the internet.

Furthermore

I have worked for various clients, marketing/design agencies and businesses as a freelance designer and in full-time positions. I've also held a few part-time intro to web design & development teaching positions.

For more information on my work history, check out my resume.

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