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I am an experienced creative professional with 15+ years of experience working as a web/graphic designer/developer, currently working freelance in a Retail Marketing/ Communications setting. I am always striving to grow and improve in my craft by trying to create original concepts while being true to the essence of a brand.

Originally coming from an Engineering background, migrating to Computer Science, and finally studying Graphic Design/Photography. I find myself today being classified as a "Hybrid". Being comfortable with both visual design and programming.

I provide contracting services for brand/logo and management through social networks, website creation, Constant Contact writer of weekly issues, and write posts in my WordPress Content Management site. Design and Develop with graphical Adobe tools, sketching, css, html, blogging, WordPress, Google and Bing SEO Webmaster Tools.

Graphic/Web Design

UI/UX Design

Product/Fashion Photography

WordPress

jQuery

CSS Preprocessor SASS

Chrome Development Tools

JavaScript

HTML5 with CSS3

09/15/2009 - Current

Freelance Work

Hybrid Developer/Designer

Current Workload:

  • WordPress Subscription Site

     Developer support of the community multi-host website with bug fixes, online instructional materials, add functionality for subscribers for e-Commerce, and setting up donation page for funding projects.
  • Green Running Events – Event Logo Work, Event Photography

    Created event and business logos for upcoming race events Kenneth Hahn Eco 8K for poster and T-Shirts, Will be shooting the runners competing and the after-party with vendor booth work
  • Social Media Marketing

    Weekly Event Planning, Integrating Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram for increase customer activity and resulting profits.
2000 - 2003

Walt Disney Internet Group / WDPRO

Senior Software Engineer

Work in the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online division specifically, doing development of  backend design and development for data mining of the guest data from both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resort websites.

2003 - Current

MAK Photography

Commercial Photographer / Tutor

Commercial Photographer / Teacher – Shooting Product / People For Creating Promotional and  Adverting Materials.

2008 - Current

Runnergy, LLC

Web Developer/Designer

Provide design services to increase company profits as an Independent Contractor doing Web Design/Development, Graphic Design, and Photography for Advertising & Social Media Marketing.

Nov. 2012 -

JavaScript Saturday

Held At Long Beach Convention Center

Deep dive into the current javaScript technologies:

1. Jquery Training

2. Knockout JS

3. HTML5/CSS – Responsive web design

4. Intro to Nodejs

5. Javascript Patterns

6. Socket IO vs Signal R

7. Javascript Best practices

 

Oct. 2012 -

Mobile Camp for Designers Developers and Entrepreneurs

Held At LA Mart Design Center

Intensive All Day Training In Current Mobile Web Technologies.

1996 - 1999

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Computer Science

Studied Object Oriented Programming in C++, and UNIX Internals

2003 - 2006

Santa Monica College (SMC)

Photography Major / Design Minor

Completed Commercial Photography Major With 4.5 Grade Point Average

Design Courses With Drawing and Illustrator and Photoshop

Infographic Example

Infographic Example

Done In Memory Of A Friend

Brick and Mortar Store Front Logo & Website Logo

Brick and Mortar Store Front Logo & Website Logo

Original Lighted Store Front Sail Flag In Sherman Oaks, CA

Yin Yoga Logo Design

Yin Yoga Logo Design

Designed For Christopher Dozd

Pose Method Clinic Brochure

Pose Method Clinic Brochure

For Christopher Drozd Done In InDesign

Event Organizational Promotion Coffee Mug Mockup

Event Organizational Promotion Coffee Mug Mockup

Green Running Events Promo

Runnergy Store Event Tent Canopy Design

Runnergy Store Event Tent Canopy Design

Created In Illustrator CS6

Green Running Events Logo

Green Running Events Logo

Final Deliverable

Pho King Delicious Restaurant Musician Flyer

Pho King Delicious Restaurant Musician Flyer

Work with a local business to through an Artist Promoter

Sep 16th, 2014

WIX Verses WordPress

1.     Wix seems slow and if its free they have the Wix logos everywhere. WordPress is different, much more reliable even for a free blog. Wix is slow loading due to its flash nature 2.    It’s that sort of template, anyone can built-you-own awful website crap, ‘built with WIX’ at the bottom looks very unprofessional…. read more

Apr 1st, 2014

Completed WordPress Business Document

  WordPress Business Document Merriam Webster Democratize: to make (something) available to all people: to make it possible for all people to understand (something). ¼ Of All Website’s are in WordPress, followed by Drupal 1. Free Availability of Software Tools: • Image Editing: Pixlr.com • Wire framing: Balsmiq.com • Invoicing & Billing: Curdbee.com • Accounting:… read more

Mar 7th, 2014

Website Design/Development Workflow

I am currently writing a document outlining the process I will use to design “mobile first” responsive websites. I will include the use of Grunt.js to automate the use of CSS3 Preprocessors.  My choice is SASS with Compass.  For Page layout I am using Susy.   Outline Research & Planning “Why Would Someone Come To… read more