Just like people, a good web site is more than the outer looks. It should be friendly, interesting, and easy to get along with. Also just like people, looks fade and styles change. The inside matters too, and for web sites, that means good code. Clean, standards based, search engine friendly, and easily maintainable code. Good looking on the inside and out: that's the kind of web sites I enjoy making.
If you've read this far, that means that I've probably held your attention for more than 10 seconds, which is more attention than an average web page receives before the viewer gets bored and looks for something more interesting. But since you're still here, that means:
Hi, glad you're here. I am a well rounded UX Designer & UI Developer. I have extensive experience creating websites from the ground up, rejuvenating existing sites, and making complex tasks and information seem simple. I have developed branding, corporate identities, public facing websites, intranet sites, and advertisements for professional products and services. I also have experience integrating sites with a variety of CMS’s including DotNetNuke, Drupal, Wordpress, Perch, and others on occasion.
My recent interests have been leaning towards UX Design and OOCSS for large-scale web applications, as well as responsive & mobile first web design.
I also do freelance work from time to time under the name of Benjamin Sites. If you have a need of front-end web development and design services for small projects, send me a message and I'll see if I can help.
I've been formally trained in the art of web design via an Advanced Web Design Certification, with a concentration in Coding, from Sessions.edu. I also hold a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas. But even more importantly, I'm constantly teaching myself and staying up to date on web standards and trends through books and blogs.
I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Logistics. After working hard in the logistics world for 3 years, I realized that it wasn't what I wanted to do for the rest of my career. So I went back to school and learned all about web development. Now I love what I do.
When I'm not working, I enjoy courting my lovely wife, playing with my two sons, writing songs on the guitar, playing video games, spending time with friends and family, and anything else that's generally considered good clean fun :)