I like to take web designs and turn them into building blocks of code. Using a combination of Advanced Custom Fields and PHP logic, I can give you a smart Admininistration interface that outputs content for your users. I also make sure you can edit all content yourself without needing a developer if you ever get a new phone number.
You know about Cheap / Fast / Good. You can only pick two! It’s a real-life summary of a repeatable situation. I am capable of making clients understand. I keep my schedules realistic, projects under budget, and provide Administrative training to the folks in charge of the content.
Honestly, this is where I shine. Personas, Wireframes, User Flows. It’s a gift that I can pretend to be any person and take a whack at what they think, feel, and want from the experience you have to deliver.
That sounds neat, doesn’t it? IA is more than a buzz-word (“buzz-acronym” does not flow off the tongue), and it’s important to be able to organize your data in a coherent way. I can do that.
Since I speak both languages, I can collaborate with designers and developers; I can manage people and I can be managed. I can also self-direct and don’t need (don’t really prefer) a lot of hand-holding.
I’m really good at talking to folks in a way that allows them to feel comfortable and involved in the solution to their problem. Ask me about The Paper Jam Situation if you would like an example.
Git & Version Control
If you’ll let me, we’ll host your site on a version controlled server with access to staging environments so you can test out your ideas without anyone being the wiser! Then, when everything is ready, launch is just a button-push away.
WordPress is my favorite, but sometimes Craft, Expression Engine, or Squarespace fit your situation better. I’ll help you choose the one that makes sense for you.
My formal training is from Madison College in Graphic and Web design. Even thought it’s been a while since I’ve flexed those muscles, I still have an eye for good design, which translates to reputable choices.
Working with You
I’m super nice and really easy to get along with, just ask me! My communication style is adaptable and I can collaborate with just about everyone.
I knit, sew, watch bad TV and zombie movies, I yawn a lot, I speed a little, I like my things just-so.