Usually you’ll find someone who’s either a web designer or a web developer, but rarely do you find someone who is both. I’m weird that way. I studied computer science and programming, but I also attended art school in San Francisco—graphic design, to be specific. And both these skills are perfect for crafting killer websites!
Call me Webmaster…Interactive Designer…Programmer…SEO Specialist…Social Media Manager. All those titles fit, but my real passion is Usability and Front-end Design. The web changed when smartphones hit the market in 2007. It became a new medium that is very task-oriented. We book airline tickets on the web. Find driving directions. Settle a bet during dinner. We do things on the web, and that’s why usability is so important. A big part of usability is how things look and function. That’s front-end design, and that’s my passion—designing websites and apps that are easy to use, fast and efficient.
None of this is new. I’ve been working in the web since the mid-90s. It’s my passion…although my wife labels it an addiction. My clients span the United States, but California is home.
I am currently available for freelance projects, consulting and contract work. Give me a call at 916-710-8989, or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ember – a front-end framework for building ambitious web applications.
- Angular – another excellent front-end framework from Google for building web applications.
- WordPress – yes, with over 17 million websites running WordPress, it’s a good choice for many websites and blogs.
- Sitecore CMS – an enterprise-level content management system running on .NET.
- Visual Studio, C# and .NET – Microsoft’s programming tools, language and framework for building all kinds of applications for the web or desktop.
- SQL Server and MySQL – relational databases.
- Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and the rest of Adobe’s Creative Cloud – that’s the designer half of me!
- Foundation and Bootstrap frameworks – both excellent for responsive web design.