The Creative Process

Jul 2011

I love getting a behind-the-scenes look at others' creative process. Particularly, I love side-by-side comparisons of creative ideas that make it to production. I find it incredibly interesting learning how others move from raw idea to something really beautiful.

Sketches compared to final deliverable

Here is a glimpse into my creative process — two projects I worked on from conception to production for a service that provides patients and caregivers with information, support and tools to improve their communications with their healthcare providers called CareCoach (retired).

The first project required creating a footer that was simple in design, modern-looking and offered flexibility for future growth/additions. After some research — always one of the first steps in my creative process in which I digest as much of other people's work as possible — I hand drafted some designs. Below that first sketch is where we ended up with our initial production release.

The second project required creating a dynamic widget that would cycle through facts pulled from a database. This design was a bit more challenging than the footer. Number one, it is hard to find widgets that others have created in a Google search, let alone documentation on best practices. Two, making dynamic data responsive. I'm not completely satisfied with where we ended up at time of production, however, we did make it a long way from the original idea in very little time, and it was a great team effort.

I love the experience of seeing a project through from conception to production; the chance to work with others working through their own creative process in their own respect; the reward of your idea getting to see the light of day.

👋 Hi, I'm Chase
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I work at Verilogue, a medical marketing research company, as part of a rock star development team.

I enjoy writing about web design, and throughout this site share my experience as a front end developer working at the intersection of Big Data and Big Pharma.

In my spare time I like to compose music, which I link to from the playground along with all of my other side projects. I also spend a lot of time reading, mostly about web design and user experience with the occasional book on string theory or building time machines. Beyond that, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and playing World of Warcraft, where I main a Fire Mage named Wildford.

I grew up in Harrisburg, PA and graduated from Temple University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and a minor in Sociology.

To learn more about me, check out my resume or let's talk on X.