I find that wire framing is an essential step to create a website that meets my clients goals. It helps to focus on what matters. I use Basalmiq to wire frame now, but originally worked in Illustrator.
The web is no longer just on the desktop. I like work with frameworks like Skeleton and Bootstrap to create great looking sites no-matter what they are viewed on.
In my career I have made copious amounts of banner ads. Flash actionscript 2 or 3. Standard banners, rich media, expandables and more.
WordPress is my platform of choice for blog creation. There is just such a large community supporting it that it makes it great to use. I design and build templates for WordPress.
I design, code and implement email campaigns. I have work with Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, Emma, and Exact Target.
I am currently based out of Dallas, Texas with my wife, daughters, two dogs, our cat and a
goldfish parakeet. I was born in Detroit, grew up in Southern California, and attended S.M.U. in Dallas, where I received my BFA in 1997. When my wife and I are not working we spend our time between Newport Beach, CA and Rockland, ME. I love the restaurant scene and enjoy cooking. My music tastes span from Miles Davis to Willie Nelson, The Ramones, Antibalas, Public Enemy and The Polyphonic Spree. Since 1999 I have been building a resume that includes doing web design for boutique agencies, major corporations, and multi-national Dotcom companies.
This site was designed using the Adobe Creative Suite CC and built with Panic's Coda. I used the Bootstrap framework for the scafolding of the site. Many many jquery elements for nav, parralax, and responsive elements. MxItUp was used for the sorting on the portfolio section. If you are using a modern browser the font is Akagi Pro served up by typkit. The grunge font is Base 02. All the background photos are composites shot on my iPhone.