Michael C. Beach is a freelance Interactive Designer experienced in the authorship and design of corporate WebSites that effectively convey branding and identity while employing clean, elegant design. An organization's website is a critical expression of its strategy. The wise construction of a website should be an experience in organizational learning incorporating the input from all over the organizational system. The development of a website can also affect an organization's structure and process. These are all considerations addressed through a design partnership with Michael Beach.
It is Michael's belief, and operating procedure, that the design is really the end result, not the beginning. Many elements need to be in place, understood, and implemented through the whole process. The client must feel secure, comfortable, aligned and always "in the loop" during the project. Michael's experience has shown him that, initially, many clients are skeptical about their knowledge concerning design, layout, color palettes, etc. However, after the first meeting and brainstorming session, they realize they know more than they thought. Excellent design is a collaborative effort, the client is invaluable.
|It is this quality and level of communication and discovery that makes working with Michael not only effortless, but in the end, hugely successful.
In the ever fluid realm of the Internet, corporate Sites must possess a myriad elements in which to be successful. Michael has defined these elements and uses them as a roadmap to navigate the sometimes bumpy road of WebSite design. Those elements are as follows:
Michael's online portfolio is a highly sophisticated, multi-dimensional Site affording the user a high-degree of interaction. It is comprised of two levels - one employing Flash technology, and the other employing traditional HTML.
The Flash level has many spheres of interest. The user can turn audio on and off; walk through an animated design presentation of a brochure; watch a multimedia presentation of a Site overhaul from start to finish; go to a virtual photography gallery and interactively decide which pictures to view, as well as experience other interesting dimensions of the design process. This Site is elegantly wrapped in a contemporary format and when you are finished, you'll be convinced that you were watching TV!
WebSites can be that vital! That engaging! That great!