I kind of stumbled upon Ad 2 during my schooling in Tampa at IADT. Every now and then there would be someone from Ad 2 that would come up and tell us to join and how it’s so great to be involved with the community, and to enter your pieces into the Addy’s, so on and so forth. I never really did any of those. I never came to Ad 2. Ad 2 came to me. It was the end of 2008, and I was asked to front-end develop One Here One There for Ad 2, pro bono. I agreed, thinking that it would be a good opportunity for me. The work itself was fine, no issues and it went pretty quick. But afterward, everyone seemed to know who I was and thought it was great that I helped out. The public service campaign One Here One there ended up winning 2nd place in the national contest. Ad 2 Tampa Bay was recognized as the club of the year as well by the AAF in Washington, DC. What an honor!
Soon after I was interested in becoming a board member, more specifically to help out with the site. I then was appointed as Web Design Director for Ad 2 Tampa Bay. My job is more internally based, providing updates for press releases, and other things going on with Ad 2. However I do have one big plan that I envision: Re-vamping the Ad 2 website, and re-coding it for WordPress. I’m excited to get the ball rolling on this and a lot of people have been asking about it and wanting to get involved. Although I do not have exact details for you all on the plans of the site, I do know that the majority of the changes will be in the back-end and how the site flows together. The design will primarily stay the same.
For all that, go to the Ad 2 Website: http://ad2tampabay.org/ I invite you to suggest any features you’d like to see on the new website, from not only the user perspective but also the administrative perspective. I want to make it easy to use for all. We know that a lot of the pages are going to go away since there is a lot that we don’t need anymore. But let us have it! I want to hear everyone’s thoughts on the site and how it runs; not so much on how it looks since the design will (for the most part) remain the same. Please note though, that participating members of the board have already restructured the architecture of the site. So we will be deleting some pages and possibly be adding new ones. But I’m really open to any suggestion on interface changes.
Let me know! I’m super stoked to get on this.