Behind a computer I’m pretty into writing, design and coding. I can make my way around most of the programs on the Adobe Creative Suite but I like Illustrator the most, which is where almost all of the design work for this site was done. The HTML sites below were hand-coded from scratch on the clean slate of Text Wrangler.
For the past three years, I’ve worked a remote job while traveling around the Americas. I drove across the States into Canada and did a solo trip from Mexico to Bolivia and back all out of a backpack. Somehow I had the sense to write it all down and you can click each little guy to see a summary (and link to) each place.
For the first half of 2014 I was the Editorial Intern for The American Gardener, which is the publication of the American Horticultural Society. What a great experience that was, working with a small, down-to-earth group right off the Potomac River. They bring in a new intern every other issue and that came to an end, but I will never work anywhere so beautiful again.
Click issue covers to view articles.
And from a few blogs around the web:
Almost everything I do now is in Adobe Illustrator. When I was in design school we pretty much only used Photoshop, so I am not really sure when that change happened. I see little traces of Flash, After Effects and Fireworks in here too though.
This is a logo designed for Austin Editing.
The two below are from my design internship at Shoreline Church. I had so much fun being a part of a design team and throwing ideas back and forth.
The rest are miscellaneous from this and that, including scenes from abroad of my little mascot. Don’t you want to be friends with that little hippo?!?
Of course this website you find yourself on now is my pride and joy! When I started blogging I always had a blog with links to a separate portfolio. I knew when I started my Latin America trip I wanted it all in one place. Finally! and welcome.
I took a basic WP template (bought off Studiopress, zero complaints) and switched around a little PHP, added in way too much CSS, found all the plug-ins I wanted, linked a nice email subscriber then did it all over again.
This is the original Hey Hunter! The little brother to this majestic site. It was built using the Esquire Theme, which I think is a great starter theme for blogging, very clean, very minimal. Click the yellow box to see the original glory…
Tom Gun was a band I moved to Texas to form. I was getting into coding right as we were getting on our feet so a site for the band seemed like a great first project. Those were the best years I tell you what…See how it was made here and this is the site.
Fiction Reports! One of my favorite projects I’ve done to date and still a small part of me wishes I had put everything I had and 1 year into this project to see what would have happened. I recorded news podcasts, but got different friends to supply impressions of fictitious characters as someone I was interviewing. I only did two of them, but what a time. This is how it was made and this is the site.
And to close, there was a time when all I wanted to do was code sites in HTML and make little logos for them. This is probably the most extensive site I’ve coded from scratch and is my old design portfolio.