• iowashack
  • ball
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  • burr oak
  • steps
  • plant
  • momsporch
  • marble shadow
  • tiles
  • mountainshack
  • NYC
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  • trailers
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  • paper
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David Krewinghaus

web designer & front-end developer

617-383-9330 | d@krewingha.us

Recent job

Web designer/developer

Office of Communications, Academic Health Center
University of Minnesota

When I started at the University in the Fall of 2012, I modified their then two-year old design to work responsively as a Drupal theme. As a designer I embrace restrictions and this design came with many, including only two sans-serif — and no serif — type families. It has been a thrill to build a framework intended to work across 150 sites, and then to test the limits of the framework in order to communicate each department's unique message.

My extensive experience with Drupal helped our team get off to a quick start on our University enterprise-level platform, hosted by Acquia. In addition, our team launched several sites on the Pantheon platform.

My workflow includes flat responsive wireframes, some Photoshop mock-ups, and lots of designing in the browser. My work has benefitted greatly from the collaborative nature of our team, the rapport with our client departments, and the University's usability lab.

My favorite sites from this job have been for the Medical School, the Institute for Molecular Virology, the main Health Sciences site, and the accompanying internal facing site the AHC Hub.

2015
2013

Our team in the Academic Health Center developed - and I designed - this app for the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. We asked Fair-goers to take pictures in response to health-related clues, for a chance at a prize.

We received some fun submissions and leadership was pleased by the raised awareness of the Academic Health Center's contributions to the state.

Previous gig

Designer/Partner

Supermega Design

In 2006, I joined this small Drupal shop and became a partner the following year. Our business enjoyed a successful six-year run creating sites for political campaigns, non-profits, and small businesses.

I loved working directly with a wide variety of clients to solve their particular challenges. My primary role was designer and Drupal themer, but I also managed billing and a majority of the client contact.

My partner left the business a few years ago to take a staff job. I sought and accepted the job at the U because I missed working as part of a team. I continue to host and maintain the sites we built for our clients (on an Aegir platform).

2011

I have worked with David on multiple projects for a variety of clients and he has always been incredibly responsive. Among many fine qualities he brings to the table, he is able to gracefully walk the fine line of providing his own creative solution and taking client direction, with the result being an outstanding product that satisfies everyone. Jennifer Brown, Marketing Consultant


David has done websites for me for two Silicon Valley high-tech start-ups, both with an international client base. I consistently receive very positive feedback from all my clients on the websites, for being both innovative in design and easy to use.Laura Smoliar, CEO, Peppertree Engineering

As a marketing professional that supports small business, I have found Supermega Design to be invaluable to me and my clients. Supermega Design has exceptional support and both a creative and common sense approach to web design that has allowed my clients to build their brand without a high price tag.Mary Macdonald, Clear Focus Marketing, Inc.


The Craftsman's previous site was Flash, which was useless for finding out hours and directions on the phone. Since I'm a fan of their food, it was gratifying to build them a site that works better for them and for their customers.

David fulfilled our vision and marketing needs in creating our website; while providing the tools and ongoing support for us to manage it. We appreciate that David was able to work within our budget while still delivering a quality product and service. Susan Dooley, Owner, The Craftsman

The Growler Grand Rounds is an event organized by a friend to benefit the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, which is also a client. The site was intended to give people a sense of the event, and motivate them to register.

2012
2012

The Democratic Farmer-Labor Party

I had been an active Minnesota Democrat for many years when we were awarded the DFL website project, and I knew how badly the Party needed a site that worked.

We delivered a site that was a good resource for volunteers and a simple tool for DFL voters, while featuring the rich history of the Party. The feedback I received from fellow Democrats was incredibly gratifying.

2008

Meyer Consulting and Wellington Counseling Group both needed sites that helped clients learn about them.

Roger Meyer needed to demonstrate his expertise, and Wellington needed to appeal to people considering therapy. In both cases, I was able to convince them that a responsive site would help clients get the best impression no matter how they reached the site.

David provided a very affordable and effective design process that took my site to a new level and has helped present my business to future clients exactly as I had hoped. Roger Meyer, President, Meyer Consulting

2012
2011

Senator Amy Klobuchar

The site I built for Amy Klobuchar's first campaign for U.S Senate was the prompt for me to swtich careers from advertising to interactive design.

I took it as a tremendous vote of confidence when her staff hired Supermega Design to design the site for her Senate office the following year.

In 2011, her re-election campaign staff realized they needed a refreshed website and I was happy to deliver in a compressed timeframe.

2006
2007
2011