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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 with various Marketing/ Communications clients. 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, QA, Unix System Administration, 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 design, development, and customization. Write copy for Constant Contact of weekly issues, and blog posts in various WordPress Content Management sites. Design and Develop with graphical Adobe tools, sketching, css, html, blogging, WordPress, Google and Bing SEO Webmaster Tools.

Graphic/Web Design

Ayurvedic Healing

Product/Fashion Photography

WordPress

jQuery

Social Media, SEO, Copywriting

Chrome Development Tools

JavaScript

HTML5 with CSS3

08/29/2015 -

Building an API with JS (Intermediate Level)

Blankspaces DTLA Vitamin T Sponsored

Learned to setup a Node.JS project, including build scripts and fully automated testing.  Get hands on with composing applications from self written modules and various NPM packages. Learn Node.JS fundamentals, including NPM tips and techniques. Get introduced to several current tech stack options.

Concepts covered:

• NPM, levels I & II

• REST services with JSON

• Node.JS & the Event Loop

• Working with the core Node modules vs. NPM

• Web apps vs. CLI (e.g. Atom and Node Webkit JS)

• Intro to middleware

• JavaScript ORMs

Hands-on in this workshop: 

Build quick REST services using JavaScript middleware frameworks.  Explore JavaScript language & Node.JS fundamentals.  Read and write data using JavaScript ORM tech.

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

1.   John Bolyard –  Wordpress Site Designer and Founder Of The San Fernando Valley WordPress Meetup

Tel (206) 335-6162 john@johnbolyard.com    — Works both in Los Angeles and Seattle, Washington

2.  Toni Koch –  Promoter Of Musicians and Song Writers

Tel (602) 300-9626 pitchasong@gmail.com   — Works both in Los Angeles and Phoenix, Arizona

3.  Roger Jinks – Graphic Designer with 0ver thirty years of industry experience

Tel (310) 663-9275 rogerjinks@mac.com  — Lives and works in Los Angeles

 

Farsi Stamp Client Project

Farsi Stamp Client Project

Corky’s Cork Lounge Flyer

Corky’s Cork Lounge Flyer

Open Mic Night Flyer In Sherman Oaks

Hardwood Activated Charcoal Powder Design

Hardwood Activated Charcoal Powder Design

Product Label Design For Schizandu Organics

Asics Trail Running Shoe Ad

Asics Trail Running Shoe Ad

Client: Runnergy

Character Art

Character Art

Drawing Moved To Illustrator

Total Body Improvement WordPress Site

Total Body Improvement WordPress Site

Designed to Meet the needs of a Personal Trainer

Health By Designer WordPress Site

Health By Designer WordPress Site

Site designed using the Genesis Framework for Client

My Rosy Glasses WordPress Site

My Rosy Glasses WordPress Site

Designed with the Genesis Framework for client.

Medical Marijuana Business Logo

Medical Marijuana Business Logo

New Design

Alien Composite  Poster

Alien Composite Poster

For potential use for a client

Weeple Army Bay Area Patch Design

Weeple Army Bay Area Patch Design

Made for the Bay Area chapter upcoming event

Mandala Design

Mandala Design

Made as Part of a Larger Piece

T-Shirt Design

T-Shirt Design

For Green Running Events - Kenneth Hahn 8K

Health Drink Advertisement

Health Drink Advertisement

Xango Campaign Image

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

Apr 26th, 2017

A Comparsion Review of WIX Verses WordPress Content Management Systems

Here is my review of the two popular Content Managment Systems WordPress and Wix.  It is often used to support multiple users working in a collaborative environment. Here I review the two most popular CMS’s – Wix vs WordPress. As a side note, since Wix is design driven, it’s not a pure CMS.    … read more

Mar 7th, 2017

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

Jun 25th, 2015

My First Use Of The Genesis Framework

The Genesis Framework The “Fastest WordPress Hosting” of 2017 Was Award To Genesis Genesis represents the ideal WordPress site design platform for both professionals designers and developers alike.  A competing product Thesis has much a higher learning curve. The framework is separate from site child theme.  You can imagine that WordPress is the engine, the Genesis framework is the body, and… read more