I am a Web Designer, Front End Website Developer and Digital Consultant based in Encinitas. (North County San Diego). I create Websites and Brand Collateral for businesses that want to command their niche.
The year was 1998. AOL became a publicly traded company. Google did not exist and Alta Vista was the industry leader in search engine technology. Animated GIFs and image hovers were "cutting edge" UI. I was so fascinated that I built my first website. Ever since, I've been immersed in digital design and development for brands, the music biz, and acquisition marketing.
I create websites which are accessible, browser agnostic and responsive. Website Designers have a keen eye for detail. Web Designers who are also Front End Web Developers translate those details from static designs into intuitive, user friendly interfaces.
As a Designer and a Front-End Developer, I am very passionate about both. Design needs Development. To me, being capable at both is not only practical, it's a necessity. Just as Graphic Designers need Production Artists. One completes the other.
A successful design focuses on the truths at the heart of the project. It builds upon a brand's successes while addressing the brand's challenges. Successful design changes people's perspectives. It makes stakeholders happy.
I am the guitarist for the acclaimed San Diego ska band, Buck-O-Nine. We have toured extensively around the world. Recordings of our music have been played in regular rotation on commercial and digital radio, movie soundtracks, TV programming and San Diego Padres, Chargers & Gulls games.