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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

 

Pho King Delicious 4th Anniversary Flyer

Pho King Delicious 4th Anniversary Flyer

Runnergy Event Canopy Design

Runnergy Event Canopy Design

Used At Running Events & Outside The Store

Green Running Event Coffee Mug Design

Green Running Event Coffee Mug Design

Pose Clinic Brochure

Pose Clinic Brochure

Pose Method Promotional Brochure Done In InDesign

Business Sail Sign Design

Business Sail Sign Design

Tribute Infographic

Tribute Infographic

Xango Drink Advertisement

Xango Drink Advertisement

Did Photography & Graphic Design

Green Running Event Eco Challenge T-Shirt Design

Green Running Event Eco Challenge T-Shirt Design

Mandala Design Concept

Mandala Design Concept

Alien Portrait Composite Film Poster

Alien Portrait Composite Film Poster

Marajuana Logo

Marajuana Logo

My Rosy Glasses Web Site

My Rosy Glasses Web Site

Health By Designer Site

Health By Designer Site

Total Body Improvement WordPress Genesis Site

Total Body Improvement WordPress Genesis Site

Character Art

Character Art

Asics GT2000 Trail Ad

Asics GT2000 Trail Ad

Hardwood Charcoal Powder Label

Hardwood Charcoal Powder Label

Corky’s Corky Lounge Open Mic Night

Corky’s Corky Lounge Open Mic Night

Farsi Stamp

Farsi Stamp

Weeple Army Bay Area Patch Design

Weeple Army Bay Area Patch Design

Jacket Patch for the Bay Area chapter upcoming event

Yin Yoga Logo Design

Yin Yoga Logo Design

Designed For Christopher Dozd

Mar 28th, 2018

Press This Removed from WordPress 4.9 in Favor of a Plugin – WordPress Tavern

press-this.php Source: Press This Removed from WordPress 4.9 in Favor of a Plugin – WordPress Tavern How is ‘Press This’ now used? Select ‘Press This’ now from your site file PHP file Example: https://michaelkukuchka.com/wp-admin/press-this.php You now need to install and activate it. This blog entry was made that way. Use ‘scan’ if necessary Trim the… read more

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