I love to make things look good and work really well.
I'm Trevor, a web developer living in Vancouver, Canada. I like to skateboard, learn new things, and I can recite pi to 12 digits.
I work at Spring, a Vancouver-based advertising agency comprised of a bunch of outstanding people who produce exceptional, award-winning work. If your business is in need of some world-class branding, graphic design or web presence, Spring can deliver.
Web design and development has always been a passion of mine, and I continue to enjoy working on side-projects and coming up with compelling ideas. If you'd like to work together or have an idea that you'd like to see come to life, let's get in touch.
Don't just trust me, see for yourself:
The following is a selection of my favourite projects. I don't always work alone, so as you'll see, I've credited my collaborators and indicated my involvement using icons from the following legend:
||made by Spring
Knoword is a fun, educational game I started. It features fun, fast-paced gameplay and exciting challenges and achievements. Players can also sign up for a member account and have access to various services such as score tracking and player ranking.
Over the last few years, the game has become increasingly popular among fellow "word-nerds" and language learners alike.
Tweet the Blues
Tweet the Blues is an online campaign made to generate interest in the 2012 Burnaby Blues & Roots festival.
Visitors were encouraged to tweet their blues with the hash tag #tweettheblues, and we would respond to them with a live blues song about their troubles, performed by Chicago blues legend Jimmy D. Lane. The promotion lasted 3 days for a total of 15 hours of live music and hundreds of songs.
Fishsticss is a tool built for front-end web developers to help convert CSS style sheets to the increasingly-popular LESS, SCSS and SASS formats.
The site converts and updates its output in real time and accounts for many popular style sheet structural schemes.
Lumalarm is a simple, intuitive online alarm clock. It supports multiple alarms that remain saved even when the user navigates away from the page. It also features a white noise feature that may help some people sleep better (no guarantees!).
Beat Box Academy
Vancouver's Beat Box Academy needed a site to convey the art form's nature and history in a fun, engaging way. The result was a site where visitors can build a classic beat using their fingers and keyboard.
Go try it yourself!
Drinks from Summer Else
Drinks from Summer Else was a Twitter-based contest site made to help promote JOEY Restaurants' summer drink features. The site, designed by Jeremy Grice, featured deep Twitter integration and a unique race-style contest format.
The site was received with lots of excitement from JOEY's customers and attracted a lot of attention to the restaurant chain.
Drinks from Summer Else won Best Social Media Single or Multi-platform Campaign at the 2011 Lotus awards.
A streamlined page made to simplify and enhance the YEAH! Films viewers' experience. Features automatic YouTube parsing, search, tag cloud and full social integration.
Don't Drop Public Liquor
Don't Drop Public Liquor is a campaign launched by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union in an effort to amass support against the B.C. Government's intention to sell the distribution of liquor to private agencies. The site elegantly illustrates the BCGEU's case on the labels of liquor bottles.
Tim's Task Force
The Tim's Task Force series of mock commercials set in a world where the sale of Tim Horton's coffee and baked goods are restricted to Canadian citizens. The TTF takes these laws very seriously.
I built the logo(s) and title slides that play before and/or after each of the spots.
Check out all of the spots here.
The Font Forest
A font sharing site featuring drag-and-drop, multiple file uploading, and on-the-fly .zip file generation. I only worked on the programming with this project.
Jamie Flegg is a musician from Oakville, Ontario. He's a dedicated and hard-working artist making great strides in the industry.
His site features news and shows sections that sync automatically with his Myspace page, as well as lots of great photos, videos and music to check out.
Thanks to Adam Winnik for the artwork.
Sasha is a composer, musician and recent winner of the Berklee Music Live From Studio You contest.
Sasha produces high-end orchestral pieces and moving film scores. Check it all out at www.sashaszlafarski.com
I worked on the design and development of the site for Vancouver-based organization, AdGirls. Their main focus is on empowering women in the advertising industry to grow their talents and ultimately succeed.
Wipt is a small clothing company based out of Toronto, Ontario. They mainly service and sell their products to biking enthusiasts and other groups that revolve around the rapidly expanding fixed-gear bicycle culture.
Let's get in touch.
I'm always open to work on new, exciting projects and collaborations. If you've got something in mind, don't hesitate to drop me a line.
You can reach me by email by sending your inquiries to email [at] trevorblades [dot] com.
Is email not your thing? Holler at me on Twitter at @trevorblades.