Just A Few Notes About Me
Well, first, if it isn’t evident...I'm a web designer. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2011, where I majored in Web and Digital Media Development and minored in Business Administration.
I’m currently employed by Midwest Communications, Inc., a media company which runs 56 radio stations across the Midwest (U.S.), where I design and maintain several station websites. I also do other projects here and there.
When it comes to design, I tend to take the approach that less is more. Maybe that's not always the case, but I find it to ring true more often than not.
I try to keep my designs and markup as clean as possible. I find this to be extremely beneficial, especially with the fluid state of web design, and moving to more flexible layouts. Keeping both the design and markup clean and minimal allows for easier modification and adaptability to a wide range of user needs.
"Ever-evolving" Web Designer
I use the term ever-evolving because I feel that best describes me when I look back at old work and techniques used. Really, the term ever-evolving describes the state of the whole web industry. There are always so many new ideas, techniques, and technologies coming from so many incredibly smart people in the field, that it can be a daunting task to try to keep up.
Yet, constantly learning new things (both design fundamentals and technical/functional things) which make me a better designer is what I love most about being a web designer. Constant growth and an ever-evolving skill set.
When I'm not busy designing or reading up on design, I spend my time doing a variety of other things I love.
I'm no photographer, but I do enjoy playing around with cameras and learning more about light, composition, and color. Whether it's my Nikon DSLR or iPhone, I find taking photos to be a great way to practice my design skills in a different way.
I pretty much run on coffee, plain and simple. It tastes great, stimulates creativity, and provides the energy needed to crank out work.
Almost the opposite of coffee, I also enjoy craft beer (being from Wisconsin, it's almost mandatory). I enjoy just about any type of brew, and love keeping track of all the different beers I've tasted on Untappd.