I have a strong fixation with all kinds of visual communication. I recognize not just the intricate details of effective design, but the importance of interaction design to the end user. My technical know how helps guide my design process and in the end, realize my vision through intelligently developed projects. I have a strong IT background and know the importance of a seamless system to a smooth running company.
On my free time which isn’t very often I like to read technical books, customize shoes, draw, illustrate, and work on my BMX bikes.
Building a clean user experience is something I am very passionate about. The ever changing web keeps me on my toes and ensures I never get tired of it.
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Software // Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Office, Mac OSX, Windows, Umbraco, Wordpress, Netsuite, Joomla Knowledge // Design Process, Typography, Visual Communications, Grid Systems, Cross browser compatibility, Interaction Design, Usability, Image Optimization, Web Standards, Standards for HTML email, Social Media
My Junk Box // Here are some things that I find interesting, you may or may not enjoy this section...but that's to bad
My friend Mike Gaboury co-owner of http://www.cherrysauceclothing.com/ @cherrysauceco has said to me “Draw everyday it doesn’t matter if you suck at it, just draw!”. These are words that I live by now, I find time to draw as often as I can and since I have started drawing more so has my son. Doesn’t matter if your working on a masterpiece, sketch, doodle just draw and keep drawing until you are doing it without even thinking about it. Continue reading
This 3 part mini series is not the best Venom series but it has it’s perks. I started on this series because of the flashy foil cover on the first issue, I have made the mistake of buying comics solely based on their covers… but then again I would read any 90′s Venom comic. Continue reading
I have recently read Brian Hitch’s Ultimate Comics Studio. Even though I don’t draw comics I love to see peoples takes and different styles they use. This book gives great tips and tricks about shading, composition, what tools to use and best ways to use them (there is more but that is up to you to find out). This book has great information, is under 120 pages, full of graphics, and easy to read. Continue reading
The Sinner Takes All series is what got me really interested in not only comics but in the big man himself, Venom. If you want the real Venom (well the good Venom who still eats brains and mangles thugs) experience you need to read this series. The artwork and story is one of my favorites when it comes to Venom’s solo series, Venom vs street thugs and the highly trained Sin Eater…it doesn’t get much better than that. If that is not enough to hook you in I should also mention that the First She-Venom (Bride of Venom, Female Venom Symbiote) Continue reading