I am a creative programmer and graphic artist with a knack for design and technology. I have been known as a jack-of-all-trades because I refuse to stop learning new things. You can find me in my free time unwinding with a comic book, illustrating, painting, or writing short stories.
I've always had a deep rooted passion in drawing and story telling. High school honor classes never engaged me the way sculpting and programming lessons did. College drove me inline with web development, offering hands-on-experience while attaining a degree to sharpen my design and programming skills.
After college I went on to win multiple Gold and Silver Addy awards while developing hands on programming skills. Nearly ten years of experience working in this industry has equipped me with the skills to deliver a structural purpose behind my work, while still keeping up with the latest in programming and design.
Gold and Silver Addy award winner
Design and program websites from the ground up
Skilled in CMS development
Illustrate creative concepts & tradeshow art
Ran a full color print department & managed projects
I am a front-end web developer and have worked with back-end platforms such as Wordpress, Joomla!, Drupal, Django, and others, to create fully interactive environments. I am also familiar with setting up and managing SEO standards for my sites.
One of the perks to being a designer is the ability to visually communicate or invoke an image that encapsulates an audience. I have worked with branding in many ways such as logos, packaging, and ad campaigns to ensure the success of a brand.
Custom die cut packaging, stationary, business cards, ads, flyers, brochures, the list goes on and on. I have a strong understanding of print design and working in the printing industry for a few years allows me to offer many solutions for paper selection.
Programming skills make the process of web design fun for me. I see it as puzzle to find the best solution for an optimized online experience and being familiar with responsive layouts allows my websites to be flexible.
Drawing has always been a passion and hobby of mine which is why I still utilize this skill in every aspect of my craft. I have worked with conceptual art and have dabbled in some impressionist pieces of my own.
From time to time Flash has come in handy for me to create animated web banners or frame-by-frame animations to my projects. I like to keep my skills sharpened for kiosk or app type animations.