Bryan Littlefield, a Michigan native, is coolblueweb’s talented Creative Director. After graduating from Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts and Design, Bryan moved to the Seattle area. Now a local, he has come to love the ample beer selection in the Pacific Northwest, as well as the proximity to the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Bryan joined coolblueweb in 2010, bringing his passion for design to the team.
Hi Bryan! What’s a typical day for you like at coolblueweb?
A typical day for me is pretty busy. As Creative Director, I wear a lot of different hats. I spend time on design and development, as well as reviewing the progress of our current projects. I hold meetings with clients to discuss their existing projects or get new projects started. I also oversee our design department, working with Kyle to make sure we execute our clients’ designs in a timely manner.
What is the difference between a web developer and a web designer?
As a web designer, I lay out the foundation of the project, blueprinting the overall direction. Web developers work to execute the design. Sometimes these two rolls can have a certain amount of crossover and good communication is very important.
Do you have a favorite project you’ve worked on?
Actually, I’m really enjoying the project that I’m working on right now. Called Gambit, it’s a Magic the Gathering fan resource site. This client is very focused on their brand and the image of the site. On a personal level, I tend to really enjoy corporate branding and projects that allow me to focus on that.
What is a challenge you’ve overcome as Creative Director?
These days so many things are possible with web design. Some of my clients get really excited by all of the options out there and they bring a ton of ideas to the table. While this is amazing, at times it can be difficult to explain to them what is possible within their timeline and budget, or why an idea isn’t a good match for their project. However, I can’t just say “no”. I need to be ready to provide an alternate solution that will make them just as happy.