Interactive Designer & Developer

Hi, I'm Roger Johnston an interactive designer and developer based out of Tampa, FL. I've been designing and developing as a passion for the past 15 years. I'm highly motivated, self-taught and always eager to take on a new challenge. I'm passionate about clean creative design and stand by the "less is more" theory. For a glimpse into my work and capabilities take a look below!

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I'm open to take on new projects so feel free to contact me.

Web Design / Development

Burger 21

Burger 21

In mid 2013 I had the opportunity to completely overhaul the Burger 21 website. With a large percentage of it's traffic coming from a mobile device it was time to impliment a responsive layout that would enhance the user experience for guests. The CMS was developed off of the WordPress framework but was customized to allow franchisees to manage their own pages content within a structured enviornment.

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The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot - New Menu

In preperation for The Melting Pot's new menu release campaign in early 2013, I was tasked with rebranding their web presense with a look and feel that coinsides with their new menu. Using the existing CMS I reskinned the complete website with a clean and simple layout that helped communicate to guests that there are new ways to order at The Melting Pot.

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The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot - Mobile

In early 2013 I was tasked with revamping The Melting Pot's mobile site presense. I worked closely with a digital agency to develop a solution that not only informed the pre-dining guest but also focused on the during and post dining experiences. The site includes games and a cook timer as well as integrating into social review sites for increased brand exposure.

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Vertical Thumb

Vertical Thumb

This is a custom prorprietary software that I developed to help Front Burner Brands monitor the activity across multiple social media mediums. With The Melting Pot being a franchised brand it was extremely difficult for their team to keep an eye out for the brand integrity throughout this realm. With this new software the data that was taking them 3 weeks to compile is now accessible within a matter of seconds at anytime.

GrillSmith

GrillSmith

In late 2012 I was approached about enhancing the mobile experience for users accessing grillsmith.com. The organization was not ready for a complete site overhaul and needed a failry quick solution to their current one page site. We opted to use device detection to serve a new mobile optimized theme through the Drupal CMS.

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Pie Five Pizza

Pie Five Pizza

In late 2011 I was approached by Pie Five Pizza, a brand new franchise concept created by Pizza Inn out of Texas, about helping with the development of a new site. With design direction coming from their agency partner we developed a great web solution representing the brand new concepts hip vibe.

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Cafe Ponte

Cafe Ponte

In early 2012 Cafe Ponte approaced me about redesigning their website. With a heavyily image focused design homepage we were able to showcase the restaurants ambiance and menu offerings. The images transition giving you a glimpse of the Cafe Ponte experience.

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Fondue Fanatics

Fondue Fanatics

In 2011 I overhauled the Social Media hub designed for The Melting Pot. This site's social media feeds are now completely managed through Vertcial Thumb, a proprietary social media monitoring system that I developed, for an extremely streamlined approach for The Melting Pot.

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Ball Family Law

Ball Family Law

In mid 2013 I was approached by Ball Family Law to redesign their site onto the WordPress platform. Following the design direction of the firm I designed and developed a clean simple site that effortlessly gives their clients the information they need.

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Front Burner Brands

Front Burner Brands

Corporate website for the full-service and fast-casual restaurant management company, Front Burner Brands.

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Facebook Tab App

Facebook Tab App

Facebook tab application developed for The Melting Pot which is managed through a custom developed Social Dashboard. Installed on The Melting Pot's international and all local pages which allows them to push system wide marketing efforts with ease. Fans of the pages can access fan-only content, make a reservation and join Club Fondue.

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BobCAD-CAM

BobCAD-CAM Software

In early 2011 I was given the opportunity to completely redesign BobCAD-CAM's web presence. Giving them a robust solution that would help drive online sales and increase awareness of the brand and it's solutions within the manufacturing industry.

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Reithoffer Shows

Reithoffer Shows

Frontend theme design for Reithoffer Shows.

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411 is Coming

For the celebration of National Cheese Fondue Day on April 11, The Melting Pot tasked me with the design and development of the 411 is coming campaign website. The website promoted a special offer of free cheese fondue and was developed so that guests needed to make a reservation through the site in order to take advantage of the offer. The notion behind the design was to bring back the 70s vibe in a fun way to embrace when fondue was originated.

Glee Prints

Ecommerce site built off of the Magento platform. This site was developed with the core demographic in mind. A clean design that highlights the products and a user friendly interface were priority.

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Walden Food Service

Minimalistic approach to this restaurant build out specialist. Site features the extrodinary projects they have completed.

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Brand Identity

Burger 21

The food tastings during the inception of this brand really drove the inspiration behind this logo. Clean strong fonts, red symbolic circle and the encompassing oval completes this brands simplistic identity.

Glee Prints

Fun, Iconic with a touch of retro were the inspiration behind this brands image.

Front Burner Brands

Front Burner Brands is a multi-brand restaurant franchisor located in Tampa, Fla. Their restaurant brands consist of The Melting Pot, GrillSmith, Burger 21 and Peel.

Technologies

HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Javascript, API Integration

Applications

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe InDesign

Wordpress

Magento Ecommerce

Contact Me

If you are interested in working with me or have any questions feel free to contact me.

Email: roger@rogerjohnston.com

Phone: 813-323-3300