Development

"I like clean code, and I cannot lie."

There's a deep feeling of "intergalactic oneness and total understanding" that you can only experience when you've successfully debugged all of your code. It's a feeling so satisfying that you find yourself asking, "would I feel even MORE proud if I took on a more complicated project? How much more intricate can we get, exactly? What do I have to learn to get there faster??".

I just love tinkering with code. Looking at other people's code is like peering deep inside their mind; Even the way mundane tasks are written can speak volumes about the person writing them. Every function is like an essay about the task you're developing, and how you view the project.

Shameless plug: I sell my web services. I specialize in Wordpress and Shopify websites, and take on projects big and small - from monthly website updates on small startup sites, to API integration and Plugin development for international franchises - I offer a wide variety of services. More information can be found on my web services over here.

Creative

"The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing"

I was one of those kids who loved to draw. I remember drawing dungeon levels for fictional videogames, and planning out impossible tasks for the player (unless you found the secret item!). Taking an idea, expanding on it, and refining it into existance was something I really enjoyed while growing up.

That passion for creative exploration led me to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where I graduated with a degree in 3D Animation and Modeling. I specialized in mechanical objects such as cars, jets, and trains. I also spent some time building various roadside "furniture" such as barns, shipping containers, etc.

Personal

"Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?"

This is just a place where I keep personal stuff; gardening projects, cooking adventures, doodles I like - that sort of thing.

It probably warrants it's own sub-site, but who's got time for that these days?

What's new

Self Portrait – 2020 Edition

Image Date

December 8th, 2020

Project Description

I was looking at my profile picture recently, and it suddenly dawned on me that it's probably about 12 years old now! Clearly, it was time to update it. Since I was in middle of this site redesign, I decided to stick to the same basic elements; devel... Read More

Orantech – Website Launch

Project Role

Lead Developer

Launch Date

November 1st, 2020

Project Description

Wireframes were designed by the client, with the Mocks developed by my coworker. I was responsible for all website development. I coordinated with the team which was tasked with developing front-end features, however some of the work needed to be reb... Read More

Dockside Canvas Co. – Website Launch

Project Role

Lead Developer

Launch Date

October 15th, 2020

Project Description

This project was managed entirely by myself; from design to launch. The client wanted to update their site with something more modern, but presented in a way that would showcase more of their product offerings. While this website is still under activ... Read More

Wayne Health – Website Launch

Project Role

Lead Developer

Launch Date

September 5th, 2020

Project Description

On this project, I oversaw a small team of developers. A coworker of mine designed the theme, while I developed the theme structure and oversaw the front-end development team. During this same period, I also coordinated with a third-party vendor, and... Read More

Keystone Real Estate – Website Launch

Project Role

Lead Developer

Launch Date

July 15th, 2020

Project Description

This was designed by a coworker, however I was responsible for the entire site build. This site uses a page builder (Visual Composer, I think), and has an API implementation (which can be found Read More

Aqua-Tots – Website Launch

Project Role

Lead Developer

Launch Date

May 15th, 2020

Project Description

A coworker and I built this website over the course of about 8 weeks. I was responsible for all back-end development, including the geolocation aspect of the website. The site is designed to geolocate you to the nearest store, and modifies all CTA's/... Read More

Happy’s Pizza – Website Launch

Project Role

Lead Developer

Launch Date

December 15th, 2019

Project Description

Similar to Aqua-Tots; designed by my coworker, built by the two of us. I was responsible for back-end dev, geolocation (this site features a "Start Your Order" panel which updates info with your nearest location after being geolocated), and the anima... Read More

Happy’s Animation

Image Date

November 15th, 2019

Project Description

The assignment was to animate the logo for Happy's Pizza to appear that he was dancing. Based on the level of detail they wanted to include, I figured the easiest way would be to animate his hands / feet, and... Read More

Smile Partners USA – Website Launch

Project Role

Lead Developer

Launch Date

October 1st, 2019

Project Description

This site was designed by my coworker and built by the two of us. I was responsible for back-end dev, including the geolocation technology (which was later the foundation for the plugin I built for Aqua-Tots). Behind the scenes, the site allows you t... Read More