I started building websites about twenty years ago with a pirated version of Photoshop, writing mangled HTML & CSS in Notepad on my Windows 95 PC, and uploading my beautiful web creations to Geocities. When this nerdy website stuff turned into a paying job, the web standards movement was picking up steam and websites had to work in Internet Explorer 6 because Microsoft were sadists (I still have nightmares about IE6 to this day). The web had come a long way from when I started; nevertheless, my passion has always been the same: solving problems and building solutions with current web technologies.
I've always been a self-learner and a tech DIY-er which has led me to acquire skills across several tech disciplines. I have a tendency to get bored if I'm not doing all the things, most of the time. In my fourteen years of experience, I’ve worked mostly for small to medium sized startups and usually have designer and sometimes developer in my job title. Please check out my résumé for a full list of my experience.
- I work on a 15" Apple MacBook Pro with a DELL U3419W and 27" Apple Cinema Display.
- I write in Notion and Grammarly.
- I design in Sketch, Figma, Photoshop & Affinity Designer.
- I write code in VS Code.
This website was built using many web technologies. First and foremost, Middleman, a static site generator handles most of the heavy lifting. Within Middleman, I use Webpack to manage most of the assets, Sass, my favorite CSS preprocessor, and a handful of modules from Bootstrap, a CSS framework, not to mention, my own handy work to bring it all together.