I'm a Developer
I started using Dreamweaver when it was still owned by Macromedia, and it is still my preferred program for FTP and coding.
I started with more of the back-end technologies. First with classic VB Script, then with .NET and C#, but lately most of my projects have been PHP-based, with custom development within different frameworks.
As front-end developing became more popular with jQuery, I quickly incorporated that into my toolbox. Over the past few years I gained experience with a lot of the popular jQuery plugins and I have written my own jQuery functions.Read More About Me, The Developer
I'm also a Designer
I really enjoyed art classes in elementary school (who didn't?), but the first time opening the program Photoshop was a game changer. I quickly realized the potential of this program, and began to learn as much as I could.
To be able to alter every aspect of the design of a web page, then see that design become a Dreamweaver template, and then that template grow to a working website -- is remarkably empowering. Not "easy" by any means, but achievable, and rewarding.Read More About Me, The Designer
I'm a pro with the Suite of Adobe Software
Whether it's editing images in Photoshop, vectorizing a logo in Illustrator, or coding a web page in Dreamweaver, Adobe's software is my go-to for anything print design or web related.
I'm great with Microsoft Office, too
Whether it's formatting a word document, crunching data in excel, or a mail merge between the two, I've got a lot of experience with all facets of MS Office.
I try to use as many online tools as I can
I'm a big fan of open source, and I applaud the creative and technical individuals
that make and share tools with the world to save others' some time and frustration.
Ready-made templates are a great way to hit the ground running with a new project. However good a starting point the Envato templates are, they are by no means publishable out of the box. Being able to read through the code, and use the elements provider by the author, allows me to create breath-taking websites with little effort.
Why settle for one design when you can have two? or three? or more, and with subtle variations. Optimizely is a great tool that allows web designers to create multiple variations for a given area of a web page. When the "experiment" runs, you can see which variation is more effective, which would let you know the best way to target your visitors.
Libraries & Plugins
Why recreate the wheel, when someone has taken the time to create the best wheel possible, in every terrain? That's what jQuery libraries are like. Whether you need to format or calculate a date, display a responsive image gallery, use pop-up modals, dynamic form handling and validation, or almost anything else, there's probably a library for that.
and, I'm a good guy
I get along with people. I communicate effectively in person, on the phone, and in writing. I strive to find commonalities with everyone I come into contact with, and always try to leave a conversation having learned something.
I'm New(ish) to San Diego
I'm a proud alumni from the University of North Florida (SWOOP!). I have held several positions in Jacksonville, all of which had design and development components. I moved to San Diego in January of 2016 to find an awesome tech job. I'm currently working in the finance industry, but I'm always willing to hear about new opportunities.
I'm most interested in a position where I can contribute alongside a collaborative team of experienced designers and developers who are also interested in pushing their limits and learning new skills. If you're looking for a hybrid web guy to join your team or agency in the San Diego area, your search may very well be over! Contact me now.
I built this website to exemplify my skills in development and design.
Feel free to give me a thumbs up if you like what you see.