STILL LOVE DOING WHAT I DO...

...even after 16 years, as a freelance web designer. Being able to tell my kids that "it doesn't feel like a job when you enjoy the work you do" never gets old. Interesting clients and projects will always ensure that.

SO WHAT EXACTLY DO I DO?

Sometimes graphics. Sometimes code. Always UX.

Graphic/Interface Design

I'm extremely comfortable working within Illustrator and Photoshop, creating and tweaking graphics for use on a site or even marketing materials. They're also invaluable when putting together mock-ups or wireframes for a prospective client or project. Often I create a layout or design that is passed off to a coder or developer.

HTML/CSS/JS Coder

Other times I code out my own designs or those provided for me. I'm equally comfortable working in the beautiful structure of CSS and SaSS and HTML. I find jQuery to be an invaluable asset for proper prototyping and coding, but I would not call myself a "deep programmer". Just being honest. However, this is the skill set I always strive to sharpen. Regardless of the tool or role I might take on for a project, I always...

User Experience/UI

...wear the hat of a UX guy. This might entail compiling user stories, doing a bit of market or Google Analytics research.  A user's experience is what bring's them back or keeps them away from a site. Good UX is what keeps an app from being deleted or sitting, unused, on a phone or tablet. Whether a site or an app; making them feel at home is what I strive for.

Sample Work/Projects

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CODING

HTML
CSS
SASS/LESS
JavaScript
jQuery
Semantic UI
Bootstrap
Foundation

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DESIGN/UX

Full Layouts
Wireframes
Prototyping
Website Design/Coding
User Interface/Navigation
Logos
Icons
User Stories

FREQUENTLY USED

Photoshop
Illustrator
DesktopServer
Codekit
Sublime
Visual Studio
Brackets
Wordpress

A Few Testimonials...

Having worked with Bryan a number of times on several projects, I would recommend him for any web project. His design skills are great, he is a very personable demeanor, works well with clients, is always responsive and on time, and overall provides great value.

Jason Long Managing Partner at CodeWright Developers on Demand

Bryan was contracted to build and maintain a microsite for a Simulcast Event that I was coordinating in 2012 and again in 2013. I had a great experience working with him - he met all deadlines in a timely manner and provided great creative feedback in designing the site. If needed, I would definitely work with Bryan again!

Katie Winters Senior Manager, Sample Management - HBC Digital Saks Off 5th

Bryan is easily one of the best contractors that I have ever worked with. I have done sprint projects with Bryan, and his performance makes the projects timely and successful, even when dealing with obstacles. He is incredibly easy to work with, always helpful in solving problems, and his work is always done on time and done well. We have used him as the lead designer and as a coder, sometimes even in the same project, and he shifts between roles seamlessly. He is a pleasure to collaborate with and I have asked him to work directly with clients multiple times with great results. In our company, he has fit in seamlessly and is one of the valued members of our team even though he is a contractor. I can't recommend him more highly.

Spence Downs Solution Advisor MemberClicks

Bryan is a pleasure to work with. He meets agreed upon deadlines and delivers an excellent final product.

Dana Strange Director, Online Services and eBusiness

Bryan knows what it takes to design a website. He's quick and he's talented. He follows instructions and takes initiative - including pertinent messaging and thoughtful copy in his designs.

Matt Donovan User Experience Designer Zaarly, Inc

I have worked with Bryan for the last 3 years and have loved every minute of it. He is a passionate guy with the ability to accomplish what his passion calls him to do. He was always eager to work with me on projects and brought great ideas and suggestions to the table to make the projects better.

Trey Brunson Director of Development Crossings Ministries

Bryan's passion for his craft shines through in every project he undertakes. He is a talented artist and developer who takes great care to create designs that are both beautiful and functional. He sets a high standard for excellence, and is continually striving to grow in his field.

Josh Pappas Communications and Technology Director Superior Fireworks