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About ClowardDesign

Creativity — Collaboration — Goals




"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."
by Steve Jobs

Some of my Accomplishments—

  • Mobile App— At OmniMetrix, I created wireframes, as well as rough and polished mock-ups, for a custom mobile app. I worked closely with the PHP Developers to have a testing “Beta” version. We used Ionic 3 Framework for UI Development. I used Photoshop, HTML, and CSS. (The mock-ups were in Photoshop and HTML, for browser testing.) This was a very fun project, partly because the people were enthusiastic and success-driven.
  • Style Guide— At Nordson, I helped create a Style Guide at Nordson. (This guide is saving teams and worldwide branches time and money. *The company is saving at least $16K / month.)
  • Icon Library— At Nordson, I created custom icons in Illustrator, for an Icon Library which provides SVG or PNG formats. (This library, with 250+ icons, is saving teams and worldwide branches time and money. *The company is saving at least $16K / month.)
  • Mobile App— At GA Department of Revenue, I helped design and develop a web based mobile application. This app helps GA residents, check their tax refund status. I created clickable wireframes with HTML5, and CSS3, and icon fonts. Then, I worked closely with the .NET Developers, to complete this hybrid app, that was wrapped in Cordova.
  • Websites— At FedEx, I created three (3) internal websites, with PHP and JAVA Developers. I used custom HTML5, CSS3, and JQuery components. This helps the company save time and money, managing their servers. (*The company is saving at least $32K / month.)

(Skills) Web Design and Web Development—

  • Wireframes and Mock-ups
  • UX Design (User Experience)
  • UI Design (User Interface)
  • Information Architecture (IA)
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • JQuery (Framework)
  • Bootstrap (Framework)
  • Drupal, WordPress CMS
  • SEO Design (page 1 & 2 of Google)

Web Design and Development—

Website usability is very, very important. People need to be able to use your site with ease. Let's discuss the following formula [ Design/ Layout & Content/ Form ].

Successful websites or mobile applications, have planning stages from the beginning, to bring definitions, for a good user experience. (You must start your website or app, with wireframes and mock-ups. Then personalize the content with standards and style.) Your company's custom logo, business cards, brochures, website, and mobile app, represent you and your company. You must have a professionally built website with design and coding. This involves UX (Design) and UI (Development). The UX or user experience is built with the end user in mind.


The ‘UX Design’ stage:

  • User Research
  • Optimization of Graphics
  • Wireframes and Mock-Ups
  • Flow, Navigation, IA, Menu Structure
  • Color Scheme
  • Font Usage (sizes in em’s and why use sans serif)
  • Interactivity
  • Personas
  • UX Journey
  • User Friendly Experience
  • Satisfied User Experience
  • Testing

The ‘UI Development’ stage:

  • HTML5, CSS3
  • Sass and LESS
  • Javascript, JQuery, Bootstrap
  • JSCompress and Javascript Minifier
  • Angular JS, React JS, Node JS
  • JAVA, PHP, .NET
  • UI Development Research
  • Functionality
  • Responsiveness
  • Debugging
  • Testing

I am your Web Designer (UX-UI Designer) to design your website template, or custom website, or custom app. Many companies want a custom solution. Fact is, only about 50% of websites are responsive. This means, they should fit or scale to fit the device . . . your SmartPhone or Tablet. (*Note, about 55% of website traffic is from a SmartPhone. This could mean companies are loosing potential customers.)


Design Formula—

1(Aesthetics) The website and/ or app, must be attractive.
2(Speed) The pages or sections, must download fast.
3(Navigation) The navigation must be easy.
4(Content) The content must be understood by the average Joe. The content should be written simply, and never complicate your visitors or future customers. (*Do not make the user think.)
5(User Experience) The users want a 'Good - User - Experience.' The users want to understand, [what are your services or products].

In summation, the user experience must be a 'Satisfied - User - Experience.' The wording on your website should be bold and powerful, not complex and hard to understand. For example, your list of services or what your company is about should be easily read on the homepage. (The user should not click 1-2 times, to understand the companies services or products.) The navigation and flow must be very easy, for the user. And, the site or app, must be fast and engaging.

Short Biography (50 words or less)—

I design interfaces for sites and apps. I love to design and develop Responsive Websites and Mobile Applications. I am known for being very detail oriented and proficient. I would like to share my 10+ years of experience and a breadth of knowledge in Multimedia.

Biography—

This talented individual is a Native of LaGrange, GA. Jade Cloward graduated from Auburn University Montgomery with a major in Fine Art (with emphasis in Graphic and Web Design), and a minor in marketing. Principal works include custom logos, brochures, Flash files, websites, and mobile apps. Recent years' explorations have incorporated both Graphic and Web Design creations. [He is very versatile in the field of Graphic Communications or Multimedia or I.T.]. Seasoned, competitive, and a breadth of knowledge describe some of this UX-UI Designer. In early 1996, Cloward founded 'CLOWARD DESIGN.' Cloward creates 'Cutting-Edge' custom graphics and websites. And, Cloward still loves to design websites and mobile apps, with collaboration from the team.



  • In 1999, Marriott chose Cloward, to create custom rug designs.
  • In 2000, Aquent chose Cloward, to be one of their many talented Graphic and Web Designers. He created multiple brochures, catalogs, posters and websites.
  • In 2007, High-Tech Institute chose Cloward, to be the SME or Subject Matter Expert, to create the Multimedia curriculum. (He was chosen from a pool of 40 people.)
  • In 2012, FedEx chose Cloward, to be a UX-UI Designer, who designed mock-ups, and custom website templates.
  • In 2017, OmniMetrix chose Cloward, to be a UX-UI Designer, who designed mock-ups, and a custom mobile app.


A Graphic/Web Designer for over twenty years, Cloward has designed many custom logos, over 100 websites, developed curriculum for LaGrange High School and High-Tech Institute. Cloward, also created a Style Guide manual and Style Guide website, while at Nordson. Cloward also created a custom Icon Library with over 250 custom icons, while at Nordson. Some affiliations include Adobe.com, Aquent, Actus Lend Lease, FedEx, Liz Conces, Marriott International, NFL, and OmniMetrix.net.

Throughout his career, Cloward has been active in Graphic and Web Design. In 1999, he started teaching Graphic and Web Design out of his home. Web Design came into play during 1999 as a Sr. Graphic Designer at LaGrange Daily News. He has developed static, interactive and e-commerce websites.

He has worked in the Multimedia/ I.T. industry since 1996 until the present. He started his career in the newspaper industry, taught as a Design/Animation Instructor at High-Tech Institute and is currently a freelance UX-UI Designer.

Some Intangibles—

  • Proficient
  • Reliable
  • Mentor
  • Leader
  • Compatible
  • Likes Learning
  • Goal Oriented



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