In my career so far, I have straddled the fence between art and technology. I graduated from the Memphis College of Art with a BFA in Graphic Design: for the most part I was trained in design and graphics in the traditional sense before computers and DTP (remember “desktop publishing”?) forever changed the creative and production landscape. Once I entered the advertising agency scene, I picked up the new tools quickly and became the tech guru wherever I’ve worked.
My greatest strength is the fact that I get stuff done. I have worked in both high-stress production environments as well as on projects with long lead times that allowed more creative freedom. In either case, I meet deadlines and produce good results.
Primarily I’m a front-end design and site architecture guy. I’m proficient in HTML/CSS and the Adobe Creative Suite.
I can string sentences together and have written copy for more sites than I care to remember, and I’ve re-written or edited copy from clients and co-workers as necessary. I love the English language: I’m literate, I communicate well in writing, and I can spell. I’m not a copywriter, but for a couple of seasons I was a sports reporter for inthecrease.com providing weekly coverage and photography of the Memphis Riverkings.
I have experience creating, managing and tracking e-mail newsletter campaigns as well as a couple of different shopping cart systems.
I’m completely cross-platform and can produce in either Mac OS or Windows environments, though I’ve been a Mac user for so long I bleed in rainbow colors.
I work best as part of a team, but I work well independently when given the materials and information I need to produce.
Want to know more? Just ask.