I am a fifteen year veteran of the print and web development industry. With humble roots at a Fast Signs® in Downtown Chicago, I received my big break when Leo Burnett's youth division, Optimus, started using the sign company I worked for to complete overflow jobs for Fortune 500 companies. From there, I moved on to the Music Industry, conducting design and development for Epitaph Records, Rotz Records, Make It Records and Victory Records. After that, I spent six years working my way up to Art Director at a communications company, and then spent two years designing User Interface and Web Development for the medical industry.
I recently relocated to Houston to be closer to family. I served my first year in Houston as Interim Web Manager for Houston I.S.D. and am now loooking for a company to dedicate a long career to; Where I can grow and be a valuable asset.
When designing for print, I favor Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. For web, I use CSS3 and LESS, HTML4 & HTML5, jQuery, 960 Grid design and open source code. I've built up serious experience in PHP, especially in WordPress, designing custom themes, hooks and functionality from source code.
In life, in the everyday,
and everything in between.
Meticulous with coding,
so that it gets done right.
Getting you the deliverables,
earlier than expected.
An expert at fixing
old, broken web sites.
With an eye for detail,
and a passion for photography.
If I don't know the language,
I'll learn it. Fast.
First and foremost,
from street art to fine art.
Recipient of a Webbie Award,
as well as an IMA.
I am an expert with HTML 4 & 5 and CSS 2 & 3. I am extremely well versed with jQuery, PHP and ASP. I have a working knowledge of .NET, Drupal and Ruby-On-Rails platforms.
My focus has been more in Development than design, but I am an Adobe™ Certified Expert (ACE) in Adobe™ Photoshop® CS3. I prefer Adobe™ InDesign® for print layout.
The client requested a responsive design, emphasizing the importance of catering to mobile users. The client also requested implementing a CMS that was easy-to-use. Deliverables include scrolling full-page slideshow on home page, responsive to adjust size in any monitor, tablet or mobile device, and a custom WordPress child theme.
Work in Progress
A simple HTML-driven, clean and corporate-looking web site for a nanotechnology company in Houston, Texas. Site was done in HTML4 with both CSS3 and CSS4 psuedo-elements, with extensive jQuery interactivity such as a homepage slideshow, tab switches and gracefully fading drop-down menus.
Work in Progress
This site was designed and implemented in less than a week as the client had a tradeshow that they wanted to utilize the site for after-show responses. The site features HTML5/CSS4 image effects, full width slideshow and specific, responsive design changes depending on the viewing device.
This website was created with a WordPress CMS and the front-end was based of off client-provided Adobe™ Photoshop® files. Custom functionality was requested, including editable, searchable vendor and locations databases, as well as an editable product database. Pods Framework was used in conjunction with a custom child theme to achieve the desired delivarables.
HTML4 and CSS3 web site with jQuery slideshow and image lightboxes. Built from client-provided Adobe™ Photoshop® files.
Event site for onne of the largest public school systems in the nation. Features a myriad of HTML5/CSS4 enhancements, such as a homepage slideshow, a homepage section scroller, transparent drop-down menus, and Google™ Maps lightboxes.