Project Details

Skills: Sr. Web Developer & Designer
Release Date: 2014-2016
Client: USPS - Corporate Comminications
Copyright: United States Postal Service

Project Description

As a full-time contractor working within the USPS Head Quarters, I've been tasked with various roles and projects spanning from project planning, project management, new concept designs & presentations, and front-end web development. Below are some samples of the work I have created.

 

Postal Facts promo

 

Postal Facts

Facts and figures about the U.S. Postal Service. USPS publishes interesting postal-related facts every year. This website was inspired by the printed publication but introduces a more dynamic and interactive experience.

The site was designed into a completely customized WordPress template, allowing non-tech-savvy content editors to continue to update and add more content as needed.

Currently listed as a 2016 Platinum PR Awards Finalist for “EXTERNAL PUBLICATION (print or online)” with the award ceremony scheduled for October 19th in NYC. Other finalists listed in this category include PepsiCo, Best Friends Animal Society and the Sabre Corporation.

View the new Postal Facts website at: facts.usps.com

fact hints

Fact hints are displayed in a grid format to peak your interest.

postal fact

Clicking on a hint provides more fact details in a postcard inspired layout.  You can share specific facts with social media.

PostalFacts_screenshot_map

Location based facts appear on a map, giving the readers a visual, country-wide scope of the U.S. Postal Service.

 

Link mobile promo behind the scenes

The promo image above was completely rendered from more than three different sources. The model with the phone was photographed inside, the background floor tiles were removed and placed in an outdoor scene with color and detail correction. Then the phone content was added.

Link mobile phone screenshot

USPS Link mobile 

Link is an external USPS daily publication but it’s target audience is USPS’s 500,000+ workforce located all around the country. Link mobile is the “small screen” version of the website.

Before Link mobile, only corporate employees and top managers were receiving Link news. The introduction of Link mobile was not just a matter of creating an upgraded, responsive web layout but a year-long effort to conceive and deploy the first digital solution to communicate with every single USPS employee.

This site is also listed as a 2016 Platinum PR Awards Finalist for “INTERNAL PUBLICATION (print or online)” with the award ceremony scheduled for October 19th in NYC. Other finalists listed in this category include PepsiCo, Best Friends Animal Society and the Sabre Corporation.

While the desktop version of Link is still being updated for this century, you can view Link mobile  on a small screen or your mobile device at: link.usps.com

 

Link mobile proposal

Proposal presentations were created for steak holders.

Link mobile signup

A new email subscription service was built.

Link mobile post cards

Postcards sent out to every USPS employee promoting the new service.

Pet stamps promo concept 

With every new stamp released, there is a first day of issue event. This web concept was created to help promote the new Pets stamps. The concept was to display the stamps in an interlocking grid in which you can scroll whichever direction you wish… forever! Clicking on a pet stamp provides a fun fact about the pet, provides a link to buy the stamps and allows the user to share with social media.

Unfortunately the web concept was scrapped for logistics reasons but you can view the prototype here.

Pets stamp concept

2015 USPS Holiday Newsroom 

The holiday season is the Postal Service’s busiest time of the year. To help support all the news media and public inquiries, they setup a seasonal holiday news information website featuring holiday related news releases, mail-by deadlines and more.

In 2015, the USPS holiday theme revolved around the Charlie Brown characters, allowing for custom designs utilizing Peanuts Worldwide, LLC assets.

Additional custom elements were created including falling snow and countdown clocks for mail-by deadlines. You can view the 2015 website at: about.usps.com/holidaynews/2015/

2015 USPS Holiday Newsroom

2015 USPS Holiday Newsroom

2015 USPS Holiday Newsroom

USPS Christmas 2014

2014 USPS Holiday Newsroom

 

The holiday season is the Postal Service’s busiest time of the year. To help support all the news media and public inquiries, they setup a seasonal holiday news information website featuring holiday related news releases, mail-by deadlines and more.

The 2014 holiday news pages were the first of it’s kind for the Postal Service. Interactive pages with falling snow and a scavenger hunt to turn the day-time scene into night, complete with additional holiday lights and possibly a glimpse of Santa with his reindeer flying across the sky. The added visual elements and improved content layout brought millions of extra views, including primetime news outlets around the country.

You can still find an archived version of the 2014 Holiday Newsroom here.

 

 

USPS Holiday Newsroom social promo

Social media promo image, featuring the night scene with extra holiday lights.

USPS 2014 Annual Sustainability Report

The USPS Corporate Sustainability Dept. wanted to boost up the look and feel of their annual report online, cutting back on the number of printed copies they produced for the year. The look-and-feel not only align with the USPS branding styles but also complements the printer version. View the report here.

USPS 2014 Annual Sustainability Report 01

USPS 2014 Annual Sustainability Report

USPS 2014 sustainability report

 

USPS – Your Smart Business Moments

USPS’s legal department has headed up a new communications initiative to better inform their employees called Your Smart Business Moments. This website, with a one-page design, was created to help USPS employees quickly find and present a business moment of the day.

The site is built within a completely custom WordPress template so that managers and content editors can continue to update the daily business moments every month. A back-end admin calendar was also created to help content editors organize the different business moments.

You can take a peak of the site here: SmartBusinessMoments.USPS.com/

 

Smart Business Moments

Intranet wireframes

The U.S. Postal Service has one of the largest, country-wide employee workforce in the country. To help communicate their Corp. Comm. objectives, they have an Intranet. To help keep the mass amounts of content organized, a new page layout was created. Below you can view some of the mockups to help get the process moving.

intranet demo1

intranet demo2