Below, you will find some of the applicable services I offer to my clients and typically excel in. Although, most of the major things I have listed, there are also other additional services I may provide as well. If you have and questions, feel free to contact me directly on the networking page.
Although, graphics have not been the primary focus of my existence per-say... With a degree in Graphic Design and a general enjoyment of both seeing great work and creating geeat work, I always enjoy using the other side of my brain to create cutting edge graphical media for my clients. Often times in the web world, this side of the brain does not exist in devlopers. This is waht makes me unique and deployable in a wide variety of media based applications.
Photography has always been a major passion of mine... As well as part of my degree in my college experience. In the beginnning of my career, I believed one could not be a great designer without also knowing how to photograph a wide variety of subject matter well. And, although, the days of educated professional photographers are really over since the advent of the digital camera, I still enjoy great photographs and enjoy good film and video. Although, I am more of a photographer, I am also happy to shoot and edit video as well.
In my professional career I have had to deal with several different types of servers. From the old IIS only Windows server day, to today new flavor linux beasts. Servers are something you cannot be a web developer without running into issues with. This has led me to learn how to drive and operate these machines in cyper space to run to their best capabilities and deliver the fastest speeds possible to your screen. In fact. this site is running on a server I built myself. I also ran and developed for one of the only Flash Streaming Media Servers ever put into production for corporate use... Way back when, that is. Now, my focus is on Page load speeds and sever security.
My first major problem to solve as a web developer was to develop the web-based training interface and delivery system for over 5000 employees at Argonna National Laboratory. This task may have been the most driving force towards me becoming a better programmer. Although I have not taken another job in web-based safety training since, it is somethign I did enjoy and would be happy to discuss if your company needs something like that.
While I was working as a training developer, production and delivery of web-based video throughout training modules was considered the utmost importance at the time. I built and operated one of the few Flash streaming media servers at Argonna and developed the player technology used for it. Video delivery and playback has been a passion of mine ever since. Although the days of Flash-deployed video are basically over, I have maintained adaptability with HTML5 implementations in todays world.
Part of my graphical expertise lies in my ability to both create custom artwork & illustrations to suit your needs. I also have a passion for logo & branding development and have produced a few commercially used logos during the course of my employment with various organizations. I prefer the use of vector-based drawing utilites to maximize scalability of the artwork, but raster is ok too. I also used to enjoy animation, but that is somethign I have not actively pursued over the past decade.
Over the course of my professional career, I have managed to break just about every form of computer platform and hardware possible at the pro-sumer level. Because of this, I have had to spend quite a lot of hours troubleshooting and fixing my own systems by tracking down bugs and fixes. Due to the ample time spent "fixing", I am also capable of many IT-type duties and I always build my own systems now. I also know a bit about server hardware and building as well.
Ok, so this one isn't a real thing... or is it??? Nope, its not. Unless we are talking about me, that is. After working in just about every form of digital media over the past 17 years, this is the only thing I can really think of to call myself when someone asks "what do you do". Why the monkey?? Because monkey see, monkey do.
Other areas of expertise
- PHP Data Collection - PHP Backend Production - Mobile Deployment - Android Web Development - 3D Rendering - Aerial Photography - Networking Tech - XML/JSON - Google Analytics Custom Implementations -