John Keese is a Web, UI, UX designer who lives in Dallas, TX.

Learn more about John Keese, his education, his work, his projects or even contact him. He's bald, but don't hold that against him.

Recognizing Ambit’s Success

AmbitSuccess.com was created to showcase the successes of Ambit Energy’s independent consultants. Not so much the millionaires, but the thousands who are able to earn $400 extra per month – real life-changing money.

Of note:
  • Site design and hand-coded, HTML/CSS/jQuery
  • CMS integration, ExpressionEngine
  • Responsive Design from the ground up
  • REST API integration

My (and Your) Ambit Account

MyAmbit Account “Pay your bill. View details of your previous bills. Manage your paperless billing. Update your profile. Follow your usage history. Track your deposits… MyAmbit Account makes it easy.”

Initially launched without mobile styles, this site was relaunched with a full-responsive stylesheet.

Of note:
  • 15 Million+ pageviews annually (2013)
  • 699% increase in mobile visits over two years (Q1-2012 to Q4-2013)
  • 33% increase in visits (2012 to 2013)
  • Site design and hand-coded, HTML/CSS/jQuery
  • CMS integration, ExpressionEngine
  • Responsive Design added post-launch
  • REST API integration

Initial site concept and design was produced by an outside agency. Further revisions to the design were made in-house by myself before coding and implementing.

More Work

Dallas CASA Playhouse, 2013

2012 was the first year I led Ambit Energy’s effort to build a playhouse for Dallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses. So for our 2013 sophomore effort we wanted to build on what we learned:

  • A playhouse built with children in mind, not to impress fellow designers
  • A playhouse open and available for active play
  • A playhouse with excellent curb mall appeal

Results were fantastic. Our playhouse was given prime location in the mall, received tons of compliments and notes, and, most importantly, raised thousands of dollars for Dallas CASA. Learn more about Dallas CASA at dallascasa.org.

Build space was generously donated by DSArts; built by Ambit Energy’s Creative Services and MarComm departments; design created and architected by John Keese; materials donated by Ambit Energy.

More Thoughts / Projects

About John Keese

Born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, John Keese traveled to Texas and attended The University of Texas at Dallas. While at UTD, Keese completed both his BFA and MFA in Arts and Technology.

Keese lists his priorities as being a follower of Christ, a loving husband, a devoted father and a valued team member. After that John likes to fill his time with soccer, snowboarding, rock climbing, making art, building things, joking around, trying to learn something new – all that good stuff.

If you’re ever in the Dallas area, contact John Keese and he’ll buy you a cup of coffee or show off his cute kids.

Keese is currently employed at Ambit Energy as Manager, Digital Marketing Team. He specializes in web and interactive design but collaborates in video and graphic design as needed. Keese continues to freelance and is always looking for new and challenging projects.

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(Wow, it’s hard to write about yourself in third person…)


Resume

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