I am a talented interactive designer & developer with more than thirteen years of experience. Currently, I run DPE Websmithing & Design, LLC doing freelance and contract work for a variety of clients, so I'm comfortable going it alone when the project or task calls for it. Not to worry though, I also have plenty of experience playing well with others as part of a team or agency. I love web standards, progressive enhancement and responsive web design. Jeffrey Zeldman, Eric Meyer and Jason Santa Maria are my heroes and I remember the days when we had to wrangle Internet Explorer 6 into submission. I'm eager to work alongside a team of creatives who are passionate about their work, energized by learning new methods & technologies and enthusiastic about contributing to the greater web community.
Owner, WordPress & Front End Developer
DPE Websmithing & Design, LLC » Superior, WI
Freelance & contract interactive design, front end development, WordPress development & consulting and web server administration. I regularly handle client interaction, project management, design, development and a number of consulting responsibilities.
Interactive Designer & Front End Developer
Sleeping Giant Studios, LLC » La Crosse, WI
Co-Owner & Creative Director
Essentia Studios, LLC » La Crosse, WI
Operated a full-service design studio specializing in small business websites and marketing. Designed & developed websites for various commercial and non-profit clients. Built client relationships and managed projects. Handled administrative tasks such as hosting, email and domain name registration.
Graphic Designer & Web Developer
Touchstone Magazine » La Crosse, WI
Designed both the print and web versions for issue 67 of Touchstone Magazine, a regionally recognized arts magazine published annually by Viterbo University. Member of the entry selection committee. Assisted with photography of entries. Oversaw the prepress and printing process. Published the magazine's first online issue.
Web Design Intern
The Pump House Regional Arts Center » La Crosse, WI
Redesigned The Pump House website from a simple brochure site into a continually updated events calendar and arts resource for La Crosse and the surrounding region. Refreshed the website design providing greater marketability. Developed a customized content management system based on MovableType and tailored to meet The Pump House's specific requirements.
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Acrobat, Premiere, InDesign); Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio); Microsoft Expression Web; Google Apps; Basecamp; Subversion.
Mark-Up & Programming
Microsoft Windows; Mac OSX; Ubuntu Linux; MySQL Server; Apache & Nginx HTTP Servers; Microsoft IIS Server; Windows networking & system administration.
BFA Graphic Design
Viterbo University » La Crosse, WI
Studies included: 2D & 3D Design, Illustration, Layout, Typography, Photography, Printmaking and Philosophy.
Family, technology, backpacking, canoeing, soccer, inline skating, photography and auto repair.
References available upon request.