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About this site

Overview

I put this website together at the beginning of 2017. It’s a fun little playground intended to showcase my design abilities and reach the best teams around.

It has its own style guide, if you're interested.

Goals

  • Explain who I am and what I’m all about, humbly and transparently
  • Demonstrate recent design work and current technical capabilities
  • Experiment with design techniques, color, typography, and CSS

How it’s built

I developed this site without frameworks or a content management system. It’s all hand-coded HTML and CSS, with a handful of plugins I borrowed from various open source projects. It’s templated and generated using Jekyll, and CDN’d/encrypted/optimized via Cloudfare.

Many thanks to the open source community for these bad boys used across my website:

Primary design considerations

  • Responsive and future-thinking
  • Unique, fun, professional
  • Semantic, valid markup and stylesheets, with minimal scripting
  • Universal and accessible design
  • Interesting and honest content
  • Animated feel with thoughtful colors, patterns, and typography

Styles and patterns

I built a handy style guide that documents the colors, patterns, and prevalent styles used across the site.

Typography

This website uses the 400 and 700 weights of Neuton and Montserrat from Google Fonts. They are hosted locally with the help of the Google web fonts helper.

Iconography

Homepage icons are SVGs that I modified from original work by Freepik (browser, thought bubble) and Oliver (pencil), and were pulled from flaticon.com. Other icons on the site are from Font Awesome by Dave Gandy.

Inspiration and thanks

The design and content on this website is 100% original, but I am thankful to these incredible designers for inspiration and strategic ideas: