How I Work
Taking a vision from sketches on paper to pixels on screen is my joy.
The problem solving along the way is my process.
Telling someone's story is why I do it.
To me, code is poetry.
Client: Madcap Coffee
Team: Design by Conduit Studios & Development by CurlyHost
Role: Custom UI Developer
Launch: September 2017
Madcap Coffee is an award-winning roastery located in Grand Rapids, MI. This site was designed by Conduit Studios. I was brought on board with the CurlyHost development team.
The majority of my work was developing responsive templates and plugins that were intuitive for both visitors to experience and the client to use. Some of my favorite work on this project was keeping backgrounds lined up with bag labels, custom gradients, generating related products and slideshows on the fly, and responsively dealing with overflow text.
Client: Davenport University
Team: Davenport Marketing Dept
Role: Designer & Developer
Launch: February 2017
Davenport University needed a little social network for their DavenFund initiative. Employees submit proposals for funds to make their work environment better. They can also view the proposals submitted by others. Launched February 2017.
I'd give you a link, but it's employees only. If you want to see some more of it, get a hold of me.
Client: Ed Spicer
Role: Designer, Developer & Photographer
Launch: July 2017
Ed Spicer is a retired teacher, a bibliophile, and an old friend. He needed a new site that could direct people to his critical work on children's literature.
Client: Nation of Space
Team: Dan Ribbens, Michael Clark & Aaron Harburg
Role: Designer & Front End Developer
Launch: Forthcoming (November 2017)
Nation of Space is an interactive way of reading a comic book series that deals with intergalatic travel, creative economics, personhood, and the meaning of life. We built it in PHP Laravel. I was responsible for meeting with our client and translating his vision, planning our build out, and styling the site.
Check out my public repositories. Several sites (including this one) are on there. Read my commit histories and fork me on GitHub.
Codepen is my sketchbook for code. If you're curious about what I'm working on these days or if you wanted to see some features I've built in the past, check out my profile.
I've always been a writer. Usually research papers or poems, but now I'm blogging about things I code. Check out my blog about code and the meaning of life on Medium.