William is a graphic designer, photographer, web and mobile application designer. Before joining KSD in 1989, William worked as a photojournalist and newspaper graphic designer. He is a graduate of Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky where he studied art and political science.
You can see some of William's mobile photography at http://instagram.com/sciencehill_360
Designing a logo to represent the Russell County (Kentucky) Public Library began with a fundamental question: What is a library? The answer, which came into focus through discussions with the library staff, is quite different from what it has been in years past. With digital materials, genealogy tools, career services, educational programs and much more, today's (and tomorrow's) library is more than books. It's CONTENT.
The Russell County Public Library is a small library with a big heart for the community it serves. Its previous website, like many sites more than a few years old, was not mobile friendly, difficult to update, and did not visually communicate the staff's enthusiasm. The goal was to create a site that would show patrons not only what the library has to offer, but the positive attitude staff members bring to the library experience.
Incorporating the library's new brand (also created by KSD) which features bright, friendly colors, the site's front page presents the most important core links in large, graphic buttons with a full menu at the bottom of the page. Photos of library patrons with their favorite books rotate in the center. Interior pages contain full navigation menus at the bottom and in the sidebar for ease of use. On mobile devices, a simplified, retractable navigation system displays at the top of every page.
The new website was built with a content management system, allowing the staff to make updates from any web browser. Designed to be responsive, the site automatically detects screen sizes and reconfigures accordingly. It is optimized to work on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.