About

Hey there, nice to meet you...

I'm a designer and front-end developer living in Nashville, TN.

I've been working professionally as a web designer/builder/front-end developer since 2002, with my beginnings at Goldleaf Technologies, a company which provided web services to financial institutions. In 2005, I joined MusicCityNetworks (MCN) and was their Senior Designer, VP of Design, and a partner in the company until January 2011, when I left to join the Idea Den team.

At Idea Den, which later became MasterChannel, I was Creative Manager/Sr. Designer, directly involved in our custom Drupal platform's brainstorming, planning, and definition, as well as designing and building most of the music entertainment sites that use it. Additionally, I developed and maintained the front-end code for the theme from which all our sites were based. I was also responsible for interaction and print design, company branding, and managing a team of front-end developers.

In June of 2015, I left MasterChannel to pursue freelance opportunities, and also became a partner in ByTheWayLabs, an amazing team of seasoned web professionals in Nashville, TN.

Skills

  • Responsive Web Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Front-End Development: HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Git, Drush
  • Site Planning
  • Identity/Branding
  • 6 Years Experience theming in Drupal
  • Packaging & Merchandise Design
  • Illustration - traditional and digital

Education

I graduated Middle Tennessee State University with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration, and worked as a freelance illustrator until I fell into web design in 2001.

Geekery

I'm an avid font nerd, supreme enthusiast of art and music, lover of all things Star Wars (eh, perhaps not the disappointing prequels), and can occasionally be heard quoting Monty Python. I play a mean guitar (and who doesn't in Nashville?) and am a founding member of a progressive rock/metal band called Dead Air Radio since 1999.