Danny Chapman

Civic-minded designer


A new way of thinking for Hawaii.gov

When I arrived on site to help the Hawaii.gov team, the pieces were in place for something dramatically new: an ambitious Chief Information Officer who wanted a brand new direction, combined with a smart development team looking for a new approach to building a large scale government website.

We quickly worked through an agile prototype, design and build process. I led agency stakeholder meetings, content strategy reviews, design and front-end coding development. I couldn’t be more proud of what we accomplished. The new Hawaii.gov went from style tiles to full launch in under twelve weeks.

hawaii phone
hawaii phone
Tech Specs
Foundation 4
Gesture support
Mobile first
Mobile Information Architecture
my usa logo

Rebranding Government to Citizen Interaction

Reinvention. That’s the mission of MyUSA, one of five ‘game changing’ projects part of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.

I served as a member of the inaugural class of fellows, working on the visual development, UX and product design for all things MyUSA. We were tasked with a central challenge: develop a brand that defies the typical associations we have with government.

MyUSA went from whiteboard sketch to private beta during our six month fellowship, and is slated to launch in 2014.

My USA style tile
pennsylvania dot gov web site

Tablet first design.

The task: A creative direction for Pennsylvania government online. I led the Pennsylvania Interactive team through information architecture planning, content strategy sessions, UX, UI and front end development.

Rapid prototypes ensued, with productive stakeholder meetings every step of the way. Sporting a new tile interface, the new PA.gov launched this fall.

Tech Specs
SharePoint 2013
Foundation 4
High resolution support
Mobile first
presidential innovation fellows logo

A bold identity for government innovation.

Directly inspired from the presidential seal, the Presidential Innovation Fellows logo draws on classic American iconography and typography. It can now be seen on lapel pins and laptop stickers all around DC.

presidential seal