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Google’s Govern Risk Compliance

Posted on April 26th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Development, Portfolio, Websites. Comments Off on Google’s Govern Risk Compliance

I was hired by Reciprocity Labs Inc. to create the initial designs and front-end for Google’s GRC* application. Once complete, the application will be an open-source offering to help global business. The development team was given permission to work outside of Google’s Kennedy style, allowing us to create a new and unique platform, but with consistently styled widgets. While the initial push didn’t incorporate how items would be viewed on non-desktop devices, I monitored and managed those elements requiring responsive design.

*GRC is the umbrella term covering an organization’s approach across these three areas. Being closely related concerns, governance, risk and compliance activities are increasingly being integrated and aligned to some extent in order to avoid conflicts, wasteful overlaps and gaps. While interpreted differently in various organizations, GRC typically encompasses activities such as corporate governance, enterprise risk management (ERM) and corporate … Read More »

Google Doodle for ‘Security Test Engineering’ Team

Posted on August 10th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Brainstorming, Design, Logos, Portfolio. Comments Off on Google Doodle for ‘Security Test Engineering’ Team

I was honored to be asked to make a Google Doodle for their internal Security Test Engineering Team. Concepts ranged wildly since the target demographic was ‘hacker’ really. Fun right?

I went with a clean G with a laptop on it with the ‘Resident Hacker’ logo (think DefCon). The first ‘o’ is a magnifying glass looking for RSA encryption holes while the second ‘o’ is a lock being picked. A jumbled pile of ethernet cables make up the second ‘g’. I went with a firewall brick concept for the ‘l’ but felt it needed a fire to create a better visual pun. So the ‘e’ is on fire hopefully representing viruses and error and ‘omg why did you download that’.

It was fun and thanks again for the opportunity!

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