About

I’ve been working with WordPress for over two years and am learning something new everyday. I currently work as a freelance Front-End Developer / WordPress Consultant in Columbus, OH. Many of my projects revolve around responsive web design and WordPress but I also have a good foundation in PHP and XHTML.

This is my second portfolio and uses the wonderful technology of media queries. Go ahead, I’ll wait while you resize your browser. Other tools used include flexslider.js, fitvid.js, respond.js (for media-query handling in legacy browsers) and some handy WordPress snippets. Update: I no longer use those. Funny how a year can change what you need and don’t need. All is handled by CSS now and Flex Slider is completely removed.

Freelancing and the responsibilities that come with it hit me pretty hard in the face. Contracts, client communications and pricing were the things I had the most trouble with, but over time I’ve managed to find my place in the bustling web world.┬áThe blog section of my portfolio is intended to be a resource for freelancers just starting to spread their wings with tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.

I like talking and had the privilege of speaking at a few WordCamps in 2012: Columbus, Baltimore, Buffalo and Toronto: Developers. You can take a look at my slides by clicking the links for each city.

If you like what you see here on the site, let me know. Send me a tweet, an email, a LinkedIn message, anything. I’m all over the internet, so come find me.

Skills

  • XHTML/CSS
  • WordPress Theme Development
  • PSD to XHTML Conversion
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Responsive Development
  • Final Cut Pro
  • After Effects
  • Motion Tracking
  • Kinetic Typography

Education

  • M.A. Interactive Media
  • Elon University
  • B.A. Broadcasting and Electronic Media
  • Ohio Northern University