Blake Scott

Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing

Hello Interwebs

Blake Scott

Engage My Services to Design, Develop, and Manage Your Customer Experience

Need a new website, help with your digital marketing efforts, or simply an update to your current digital experience? No worries. I will design, develop, and manage your online presence, so that you can concentrate on what’s really important… running your business.

I want the opportunity to earn your business, so don’t be shy – let’s talk about your project today.

Process

The Integrative Design Process
Explore the Integrative Design Process in detail by visiting the Design section of my portfolio: emeraldseven.com/design
Explore the Integrative Design Process in detail by visiting the Design section of my portfolio: emeraldseven.com/design

On The Creative Process, from an Interdisciplinary Designer & Web Developer

Learning to effectively leverage multiple disciplines took years of formal education, personal curiosity, and professional experience. Buoyed by interdisciplinary expertise, I guide projects, practicing whole-system thinking and an Integrative Design Process.

Services

Design

Brand Identity

Data Visualization

eBooks

Infographics

Interactive Content

Landing Page Design

Package Design

Portfolio Design

Print Design

Responsive Web Design

UI / UX Design

Visual Training Tools & Guides

Development

Universal Web Applications

Progressive Web Applications

Modular Content Systems

Custom WordPress

Color-Adaptive Interfaces

Automated Typography

Rapid Prototyping

Hand-Crafted Web Pages

Strategy

Brand Strategy

Digital Marketing

Sustainable Business Practices

Portfolio

Emerald Seven Crest
Visit my portfolio: emeraldseven.com
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On Design

Design is human-centered. Design is not decorating; nor is it tied to the latest trend. Design is not merely an aesthetic experience. Design concerns balance, depth in meaning, judgment, and simplicity. Design embraces uncertainty and abandons ego, thereby both revealing and solving problems. Design supports whole-systems, and always respects context.

On Web Development

I enjoy working across the full stack, while specializing in front-end, in-browser, design & development. Currently, I am focused on supplementing my modern development skills by learning: Babel, ES6, Node, React, Redux, and Webpack. I’m excited to contribute towards a future powered by universal, progressive web applications.

Experience

Principal & Owner

Emerald Seven

2015 – Present: Seattle, Washington

Emerald Seven is a boutique, integrative design & development studio based in Seattle. We are an agile team that embraces uncertainty, quickly adapting to new circumstances. We leverage design thinking to solve complex problems while striving to cultivate beneficial outcomes.

Creative Director

Portent, Inc.

2015 – 2017: Seattle, Washington

Led the Creative Services team, where we crafted custom responsive experiences. Our design & development practice focused on quality across disciplines: embedded meaning, look & feel, elegant code, and performance. Acting as an interdisciplinary mentor, I enjoyed guiding team members across the organization, along their respective journeys.

Designer, Front-End Developer

Portent, Inc.

2013 – 2015: Seattle, Washington

Led the responsive web design & development for the international brand launch of Marley Natural, which was announced on NBC’s Today, and featured in media outlets including: Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Time.

Regional Sales Manager

Arrowood Corporation

2005 – 2009: Dallas, Texas
International Travel to India

Increased annual sales for the region to $4.4M in 2007 from $190K in 2004 by developing new accounts and strengthening existing account relationships, including: Amazon.com, Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Sears.

Lead Web Application Developer

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

2002 – 2005: Los Angeles, California

Designed, implemented, and maintained data-driven web applications under the direction of David B Agus, MD for the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center (LWPCC) as part of the LWPCC’s cross-functional clinical research team, including applications supporting clinical trials, electronic medical records, and laboratory inventory management.

Education

Master of Business Administration

Sustainable Business Practices

2011 – 2013: University of Oregon
International Travel to China

Ramsing International Fellow, Lundquist College of Business, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, September 2012: Awarded the merit-based fellowship to travel and study in China.

Master of Architecture

Design and Applied Arts

2009 – 2013: University of Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellow (GTF), Department of Architecture, Design Arts, 2010 - 2013: Awarded the merit-based fellowship to lead discussion sections, managing two to five person project teams, with a responsibility of 40 to 60 students per term.

Bachelor of Arts

Computer Science

1998 – 2002: Indiana University

Recipient of the Indiana University Faculty Award Merit Scholarship, 1998 - 2002

Awards

Silver ADDY Award

Digital Advertising, Websites Consumer, Products

American Advertising Awards Northwest: District XI, April 2015
American Advertising Awards Seattle, March 2015
Website Design & Development: The Launch of Marley Natural

Silver ADDY Award

Digital Advertising, Social Media Campaign

American Advertising Awards Seattle, March 2015
Building an Online Community for the World’s First Global Cannabis Brand: The Launch of Marley Natural
Worried about the cost? Don’t be. I’m happy to work on projects large and small, alike.

Skills

Design

  • UI/UX Design
  • Visual & Interaction Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Material & Flat Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe inDesign
  • Sketch

Development

  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • Sass / Less
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • React / Redux
  • Node / MongoDB
  • PHP
  • Bootstrap 3 & 4
  • Material Design for Bootstrap Pro

Other

  • Cross-Browser Compatibility
  • Babel / Gulp / Webpack
  • Git
  • Marketing Automation
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Nginx / Varnish
  • OSX / Ubuntu
  • Digital Ocean

Clients

Board & Vellum Buddy Fierce FullContact
Genie Kalon Les Schwab
Marley Natural Microsoft Nike Portent, Inc.
Russell Investments Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union Slalom Consulting University of Oregon

Request A Quote

Curious? It Never Hurts to Ask!

Connecting with your audience is essential for success. Maybe you know exactly what you need, or maybe you just know you need a change. Either way, no need to figure it out on your own. Reach out today, and we’ll schedule a phone call to explore how I can help.

Don’t worry: creative problem-solving is why I get out of bed in the morning. Send along a few details, and we will work out a visual strategy together. I look forward to hearing from you!