Integrating Drupal Development and UX Design
My name is Michael Keara. I’m a freelance Drupal developer based in Toronto. I provide services to organizations and design agencies who require Drupal expertise for their web projects. My partner, Conchita Flores, and I work through our company The User Advocate Group. We also do a lot of Latin dancing.
Although my current passion and professional focus is on Drupal development, my background in UX strategy and design is always present in my approach. So wherever possible I try to incorporate better UX practices into the development work that I do.
Drupal Development Services
- Drupal back end development
- Custom module creation and maintenance
- Drupal troubleshooting and bug fixes
- Drupal theme integration
- Site migrations to Drupal 8
- Customized User Interfaces
- Creative problem solving
During this contract I provided Drupal 8 development services to augment the in-house dev team. Work was mostly focused on the Business subsite and involved custom module development and maintenance, third-party integration, as well as updates/modifications to the common theme using Pattern Lab.
Art Gallery of Ontario Events
When the Art Gallery of Ontario required a landing page to promote the facilities rentals for events, The User Advocate Group was contracted to build a highly modular Drupal 8 page building system. This system takes advantage of the powerful ‘Paragraphs’ module to provide rich data structures and intuitive management of sub-components.
The content management workflow required by Nestle was too demanding for an off-the-shelf solution. On behalf of OneMethod, I built a highly intuitive, business-oriented content management system that virtually eliminates the need for training and efficiently handles the multi-stage, multi-version content production process.
Drupal Site Maintenance
I provided Drupal 7 development and maintenance services on behalf of Bensur Creative Marketing Group for popular PostHoldings.com brands such as Powerbar and Premier Nutrition. I also developed a Drupal-based app that interacted with a third party fulfillment service via a SOAP API.
Aga Khan Museum
This Drupal 7 site was prepared and launched for the opening of the remarkable Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The original website was designed by Devlin Digital. The User Advocate Group did the implementation.