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Townsend Aerospace Consulting Redesign
Townsend Aerospace Consulting Redesign

Jason redesigned their website and moved it into a WordPress content management system. Designed to be a simple one-page, it reflected the depth of professional knowledge in the aerospace industry, while highlighting the two principles of the company. The redesign served to also provide a fresh, modern feel for the woman owned small business.

Extreme Weather 2011
Extreme Weather 2011

For this project at NOAA, Jason created a mini-site that featured videos and imagery in a way to show the powerful impact that major weather events had in the United States in 2011. Designed to highlight the visuals, the stark black background and lightbox/slideshow elements create a dramatic presentation that underscores the seriousness of the […]

Explore NOAA
Explore NOAA

As part of his work at NOAA, Jason created a cd-rom that was distributed to members of the public to 'Explore NOAA' and learn more about the agency and the many missions, projects and programs it does. Using high-impact graphics, this product was repurposed to create an online presentation displaying the same information.

NASA: STS-135 - The Final Space Shuttle Mission
NASA: STS-135 - The Final Space Shuttle Mission

As part of his work at NASA, Jason created graphic banners utilizing realtime imagery and news photography to highlight the current mission related activities. Additionally, these bold graphics served as a call-to-action for website visitors to obtain more information about the mission and funneling traffic from entry points to the Space Shuttle's main website section.

NASA e-Book Library
NASA e-Book Library

During this project to curate all of NASA’s e-Books into a central online library, Jason worked with the NASA History Office, Aeronautics Directorate and the Print and Design Office to take their e-Book collections and index them on an agency-wide website. Since each office involved had separate e-Book collections available, curating the books into a […]

NASA Coverage of the 2011 Japanese Earthquake
NASA Coverage of the 2011 Japanese Earthquake

Jason worked with NASA’s ten field centers and various missions, programs and partners to curate a central point for NASA’s resources in response to the Japanese Earthquake of 2011. Using source materials from these various inputs, Jason and other web editors from across the country worked with near real-time satellite images to build out a […]

NASA Apps
NASA Apps

While with NASA, a need arose to curate the plethora of mobile apps from across the agency in a single place. Taking the existing app information pages, Jason created an index listing of each app. This project involved working with each app developer to take screenshot graphics of the apps and writing descriptions about the app. […]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

While working for two years at NASA Headquarters, Jason worked with a vendor routinely in the development of new features for the website. Working within pre-existing templates, Jason integrated new sections and functionality into the site -- maintaining the integrity of the NASA brand and online presence. Additionally, he routinely packaged news stories for the […]

Tiffany & Tucker’s Wedding
Tiffany & Tucker’s Wedding

For this happy couple, they required a simple website that matched the theme of their wedding and provided lots of additional information to their guests about the event. Jason built out a WordPress system that allowed for easy updates by the bride and groom, providing custom themeing and graphics.

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

While working for the United States Institute of Peace, Jason worked with a vendor to redesign the website and implement a content management system. He provided oversight of the design process and the importation of older webpages into the new website. Jason also helped establish the organizations first information architecture and template set, which was […]

Townsend Aerospace Consulting
Townsend Aerospace Consulting

For this woman owned small business, Jason created a website with a futuristic feel that incorporates dynamic PHP generated text, large graphics, a CSS based design, and a simplified approach to information architecture that allows the site to grow in tandem with the growth of the client. Additionally, Jason created a powerful identity system that […]

USIP: The Dean Acheson Lecture
USIP: The Dean Acheson Lecture

To kickoff a new lecture series at the United States Institute of Peace, Jason created a mini-site for the inaugural Dean Acheson Lecture. Combining vivid pictures and video of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' speech, Jason worked within the exisiting templates to provide this special coverage section as an archive of the event.  

Technical Assistance Coordination Center Kickoff
Technical Assistance Coordination Center Kickoff

For the Technical Assistance Coordination Center -- a newly-funded non-profit project -- Jason created a simple web presence to act as a switchboard for people to find contact info for the various other stakeholders in the project. He created a strong visual identity to allow it to break free from the projects previous identity and […]

SPP/APR Calendar
SPP/APR Calendar

While working at the Federal Resource Center for Special Education, a new website combining information for stakeholders from a number of sources was needed. Jason worked with a vendor to produce the 'SPP/APR Calendar' to combine these resources into an easily digestible site that focused on what each stakeholder was supposed to be working on […]

Leslee Michele
Leslee Michele

For this recording artist, Jason created a small site to promote samples of her music and her upcoming performances. Additionally, Jason integrated mailing list software into the website so she could communicate directly with her fans periodically.

Gay Straight Alliance
Gay Straight Alliance

For this student organization, Jason created a small website that provided information for members and perspective members. Highlighting the theme of the group, Jason created a subtle look-and-feel for this organization.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

While working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Jason routinely produced and enhanced the online versions of scientific stories, daily news releases, real-time breaking news announcements, press conferences, and press kits using a content management system and incorporating static text content, multimedia elements, boiler-plate statements, and specialized photographs and graphics.

NASA: Blue Marble 2005
NASA: Blue Marble 2005

While working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Jason created graphics and a special website for an online campaign to release the updated version of the iconic Blue Marble image of the Earth.

Mears Marina Annapolis
Mears Marina Annapolis

Mears Marina is a full service marina located in Annapolis, Maryland that needed an updated web presence. Jason provided a new, clean sleek and enticing design that was nautical in look and had information about the facilities and attractions available to short and long term boaters visiting the marina.

The Mears Marinas
The Mears Marinas

The Mears family of marinas throughout the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland needed a switchboard page to direct visitors to each of the facilities. Jason provided a single-page solution.

IACURH
IACURH

For this student leadership organization, Jason created a robust series of templates to allow for members to utilize resources, find needed updates and serve as a dashboard for information.

Residence Hall Association
Residence Hall Association

This student government organization needed a strong and enticing presence to attract students to participate in self-governance of their living and learning environment. Jason created a robust presence for the group that promoted events and programs of interest to the students.

About Me
Jason Townsend is an industry leader in digital communications with over 14 years of experience in strategic and innovative use of social media messaging and website content. During his career, he's directed the efforts of and regularly executes some of the largest Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts across the platforms, working on projects that have earned two Shorty Awards for best use of social media, two Webby Awards for best corporate use of social media and two Webby Awards for best websites. He is currently NASA's deputy social media manager where he helps oversee and coordinate over 500 social media accounts covering NASA’s people, missions, and programs.
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