I am a 24 year old nerd currently living within the Orange County area in California. I have an intense passion for all things design, but am most enthusiastic about designing for the web. I enjoy all things "Getting Things Done", and almost never pass up a cup of good tea.
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At age 10, when I first had the complexity of the Internet explained to me, I rushed to my room gathering any "Star Wars" toys within reach & shared my master plan to my parents. I had a desire to create the greatest "Star Wars Toy Collection" web site known to man.
While slightly silly looking back on it now, the fire I had burning for web development back than is still very present today. I continued to pursue an understanding of computers & the Internet as a whole. My quest for knowledge didn't end at just designing high quality web sites, but went further into understanding how operating systems worked & the steps required for running a secure web server.
It's thanks to my love for technology & parents that didn't mind me camping out in the "batcave" all night that I have achieved this level of experience & skill. I continue to teach myself new & upcoming languages in pursuit of building high quality & standards driven sites pushing forward for a better web. I'd love to work with a passionate team to help drive my skills forward even more.
Most would say HTML is such a basic skill, why even bother mentioning it, but I think it's important to clarify the difference of merely writing HTML and writing semantic HTML. With HTML5 being the focus for most developers now, there is a good amount of learning to do. Namely understanding the new tags and how to make use of them semantically. I continue to read more about HTML5, and work towards having a strong knowledge of using
I love CSS. I love all the little fun things you can do with CSS, not just specifying the style of a page with classes, (I avoid using IDs except for structure, thank you) but making any
a href's that link to external sites have a different color, or an icon visualizing it's an outside link. CSS has a lot of gems that I strive to learn and make use of. I always find myself learning different tricks and tips even after 6+ years of learning, so I leave 10% as I'm certain I'll never stop learning.
My knowledge of git is still pretty fresh, but I've been increasing my knowledge of it namely by reading Pro Git. Before adopting git into my workflow, I had only ever used subversion. What pushed me to pursue git was a mixture of listening to Mike Evans/Kenneth Love on the Forrst Podcast sing it's praises and OctoCat.
I work on Mac OS X systems, using a mixture of tools to help me get my work done. My text edior of choice is Sublime Text (with a bunch of plugins installed like Emmet), paired with tools like CodeKit, TextExpander, Hazel, LaunchBar and the trusty Terminal always nearby.
I also have years of experience with Adobe's Creative Suite (primarily Photoshop and Illustrator), and often try to help with design and creative whenever I can.
For those rare times I'm not reading up on design patterns, cool Jekyll plugins or anything else web development, you might find me reading Marvel comics (Avengers or Iron Man most often), waiting for the next episode of Sherlock and Doctor Who, or playing around with scripts and workflows to automate parts of my day.