In this age where web design is separated from code, I’m from the old school where we do both very well, creating continuity from concept to finish and beyond.
I come from a background in digital/fine art, but when I met web design and front-end development I found a new love.
My desire is to develop websites in the right way so I stay up to date with the latest in best practices. I also follow usability studies, and conversion rate optimization which help me create websites that meet client goals.
Self starter, team experience
I’ve worked independently most of my career as a freelancer, but on some occasions, I’ve partnered with companies and worked along side their staff, so I’m familiar with working in a team environment.
A range of responsibilities
I’ve done a good amount of front-end development as a contractor for website agencies, but web design for small businesses and large non-profits dominates my portfolio. I’ve been responsible for the design and development of the projects from beginning to the end which included:
- Problem assessment
- Content organization
- Coding & debugging
- Cross-browser testing
- A/B testing
- User testing
Web coding thoughts
I don’t believe in using popular frameworks, and tools just because the majority uses them. Sometimes the website community can turn preferences into standards and that’s not always a good thing.
What’s important is what works best for you and if your methods help you and the team meet the end goal successfully. In front-end development, the end goals are fast-loading, smooth-transitioning, near-pixel-perfect websites that lead users to meet the desired call to action.
Babies and marriage
When it comes to design, I ‘own’ my projects and consider them my babies and I will do the same with yours. However, I’m not married to them. At any point you don’t like the design direction, I can change it and I won’t be offended. At the end of the day, it’s about meeting your desired goals and making users and clients happy.