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My Name is Casey

I’m a digital art director living in Brooklyn, NY and currently working with awesome people at Huge in DUMBO. I don’t much care what the medium is as long as the goal is to create something complete, well-thought out, and really, really good looking. I love people, dogs, beards, moustaches, vespas, screen printing, letterpress, touch screens, the internet, typography, cameras, film, simple shapes, good music, good food, rubik’s cubes, table tennis and yoyos.

1997

My first website

The year was 1997, fashion was at an all-time high and the web was young and beautiful&emdash;well&emdash;it was young. We didn’t have internet at home so in order to make my websites my parents would drop me off at the public library and I’d get to work in MS Paint and Microsoft Notepad. Sadly I have no record of these websites thanks to the demise of Tripod and Geocities.

2000

BS Webdesign

Sometime in 2000 a friend and I started a web design company to make websites for local businesses. We were legit too, even had a business license. My last name is Britt and his last name is Sawyer, so naturally we were BS Webdesign.

2001

I believe you have my stapler

In 2001 my best friend introduced me to the movie “Office Space” and it literally changed my life. Up until this point in my life I wanted to be a computer programmer, but after seeing this movie I decided that maybe the life of a cubicle monkey wasn’t for me. Since I was designing websites and had even graduated from MS Paint to Photoshop, graphic design was the logical choice.

2003–2007

Freelance & College

By the time 2003 rolled around my business partner had switched his focus to video and through online contacts I had made I started freelancing for various agencies around the US and Canada. I also started college at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. After 2 years there the SCAD Atlanta campus opened up and I bee lined it for the city.

2008–2011

The Full-Time Agency Life

After college I continued to work freelance, but after a short contract at IQ Agency in Atlanta I decided I’d give the full-time employee thing a try. I worked at IQ as a Sr. Designer for 2 years before taking an opportunity as an Art Director at Nebo Agency.

2011

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

In the summer of 2011 I moved to Brooklyn and decided to get back to the Freelance game. After a year and a half, I decided to stay put for a bit as a Digital Art Director at Huge.

Experience

Freelance Again — After a move to Brooklyn, NY I am back in the freelance game taking on all kinds of projects. Contact me.

2011–Present
New York, NY

Nebo Agency — As the Art Director at Nebo, I was creative lead on a variety of projects including designing for web, photography, video, and branding.

2010–2011
Atlanta, GA

Portfolio Center — Teaching eager minds design with a focus on the digital space. Courses: Designing for Web I, II, II. XHTML & CSS.

2010–2011
Atlanta, GA

IQ Agency — In 2008 I decided to hang up my freelance shoes for a while and become a full-time employee. I spent my time at IQ as a Sr. Designer and my roles ranged from design to photography to video to development.

2008–2010
Atlanta, GA

Freelance — Since 2000 I have been freelancing with various studios and agencies around the country as well as working directly with clients.

2000–2008
Atlanta, GA

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design
BFA with honors in Graphic Design

Graduated Spring 2007
Savannah & Atlanta, GA

Built for the iPad

Since the iPad came out I've really enjoyed how much more engaging content could be compared to clicking and scrolling on a computer. Everytime I design something new I pull it up on the iPad and for some reason it just looks better. There's something magical about holding your work in your hands instead of staring at it a few feet away.

I also remember seeing the first iPad magazine apps and thinking to myself, "Why does this have to be an app? Can't it just be a website?" Turns out it can be a website (kind of) but it was not easy. In June of 2011 I started working on the first version of this site in my free time. I had the code up and running just in time for iOS 5 to come out and break it completely. A little defeated, I gave up on it for a while. After a few months I decided to start over and finally managed to get it running. Its not perfect, and the iPad definitely has some trouble loading so much content at once, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. If you aren't currently on an iPad, you should definitely check out the site on one when you have the chance.

Type used

Alternate Gothic, FF Tisa, & Abril Display hosted via TypeKit

Code used

Scrollability, jQuery, & Hotkeys.js

Thanks to

Erika Cheng, Mihai Cernusca, Kyle Hale, Joe Hewitt, Benjamin Lupton, Tzury Bar Yochay, TR42, Stack Overflow, and everyone who helped me test this thing.