I have a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts , an A.S. degree in
Writing, and I continue to take on projects
and online courses to keep my skills fresh.
Over 15 plus years’ experience in front end web design, content management, and development. I have demonstrated ability to manage a web content process from concept to launch. I have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to execute on simultaneous projects with tight deadlines. I have an excellent eye for detail, consistency and accuracy, proficiency with multiple programming languages, cross-browser compatibility and code optimization experience. I am proficient in multiple content management software programs. I have a hunger to learn new skills, a desire to improve the skills I have, and will hit the ground running!
|I currently split my time between various freelance website/graphic design projects, and also enjoy cooking, hot yoga, gardening, hiking, and peaceful life in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Please note as of 2021: I am not doing freelance web designor any new projects at this time; I have moved on to Web content management and web strategy/operations roles. Ask for my Resumé!
My Career Timeline:
By the time I got a bachelors degree in fine arts in 1989,
I realized that faster than I could say "obsolete", art seemed
to be moving toward "virtual" canvases. Here is a little history
of what was going on between 1985 and 1989 when I was busy painting, drawing, and carving sculptures in art
1985: Forerunner of America Online (AOL) is launched by Steve Case
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web
1990: I realized that I was holding a BA degree
in fine arts in one hand and scratching my hurting brain with my other,
the Internet took off, leaving poor me behind, (but not for too long)
1989-1991: I squandered 2 years as a stand
up comic in San Francisco open Mics. Realizing that my clever humor
was not going to pay the bills, I continued my college education
1991: WorldWideWeb browser and server software made available by Tim
1991: I started the Web Publishing program at
1993: Mosaic, the first properly developed web-browser, takes Internet
1994: First World Wide Web Consortium conference held
1995: Amazon launched by Jeff Bezos, Yahoo launched by David Filo and Jerry Yang
1996: I dabbled in HTML hand-coding and freelance
1998: Google opens its doors
1999---present: ongoing web publishing courses
and various projects keep me busy
2000: Launched S.W.A.T. Web Design (freelance