Where you come from and who you grew up with all make up who you are today. Sure, we can change almost anything about ourselves if we want. But these core beginnings somehow always remain. That’s why with any project I work on I always try to give it my all: I don’t give up on things too easily.
I strive to make clean design that challenges the relationships within a design space. But mostly I let the content speak for itself and give it room to breath. Not many people can say that!
I want to turn vision and concepts into content and function; therefore, I have been working with Responsive Web Design, WordPress theme design and beginning plugin development.
I was introduced to WordPress several years ago and many people do not realize that WordPress provides powerful support for content and can be considered a Content Management System (CMS). I enjoy working inside WordPress because the possibilities are endless and it provides a great vehicle for everyone no matter what level. All you need is an internet connection and you can edit content worldwide. I’ve even done this and it’s fun too!
Live web fonts also offer a clean look and a personal feel while increasing searchability. A great combination for those that choose to optimize their sites for search and rank better with Search Engines. I prefer www.webink.com for online typography and web fonts. They feature great support and top foundries to choose from.
I have been involved in many creative fields like product design where I worked in a development environment and met my deadlines! I continually draw and paint with a focus on Fine Arts. I realized that all these areas have given me a background that enriches my web design and adds a different dimension to my work.
I always seek to update my skills in all of my fields of study. Studying just makes me better and it makes me stronger: my eyes are sharper and my senses keener.
Current plans are to continue working aggressively in WordPress developing custom theme work and more plugins as well as WordPress Shortcodes. I have my eye on Typography and going to some life-drawing classes which tune up my eye and hand coordination. There’s nothing wrong with going back to the basics, right? Thanks, Mike Sneed