My passions are communication, advertising and design...

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with the art and science of communicating ideas to the masses in the most clean and concise of ways… an Ad. Whether in print, in a :30, using only sound for :60, or on the web where it is possible to drown in a sea of text and images; bringing an idea to its basic core in an effective and efficient manner, is no small task.

I have thrived in this business for close to twenty years working as an account executive, buyer, planner, designer, and coder. In every single one of these roles, I was listening, learning and perfecting the skills one needs to create ads that give ideas life. I’ve worked as a cog in the wheel of a large art department, as well as, a jack of all trades while stretching my legs as a freelancer being forced to focus on time-line and budget constraints. As a freelancer, one must be the entire wheel, the gears, the handle bars and the brakes... all at the same time.

I am self taught when it comes to technique. First, I taught myself to use the creative suites back when QuarkXpress was king. I furthered my self-education when Adobe Photoshop gave birth to its CS family. Then I moved on to HTML, CSS, LESS, SASS, Javascript, jQuery, responsive development, AJAX, REST, post production for video and sound...

From concept to completion, I can and have designed ads to run in newspapers, magazines, for direct/marriage mail with the full responsibility to supply artwork ready for press. Believe it or not, I was around when camera ready literally meant ready to transfer onto film.

More and more each day, ads, websites, and html-mass-emails are being viewed on wide-screen monitors, retina displays, smart phones and tablets. My web designs are responsive and built, from the ground up, to respond to the different resolutions of most screens. I have working knowledge of the most sophisticated programs used to produce cutting edge pieces of communication, including Adobe’s Creative Suite. However, if necessary, I could write an entire HTML5 + CSS3 + PHP + jQuery website in any plain text editor. My best clients, have experienced exponential growth in their respective markets using the unified brand my designs have afforded them along with SEO techniques implemented from day one. Regarding html-emails, inbox delivery and clarity of message is paramount.

I love what I do, so every day I go to work is spent trying to perfect and hone my skills always learning and applying my experience to the tasks at hand.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go...
- T. S. Eliot

I've invested quite a bit of time getting here.
This is a breakdown of the Who? What? When? and Where?

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Your Business Needs A Responsive Website

If the phrase “responsive web design” is new to you, don’t feel bad, I promise you’re with the majority. In about 20 seconds you’ll know what it is and be able to look smart by talking about responsive design at dinner parties. Responsive web design is simply this — a website design that adjusts gracefully to fit on desktop, tablet, and smartphone browsers. Ever pull up a website on your smartphone and it was just a very tiny version of what you would see on your desktop, so you zoomed way in, and then moved the website around and enlarged and shrunk it as needed to read text and click on things? That was not a responsive website. Or if it was, it left out the key point of adjusting “gracefully”. A responsive website looks good no matter whether you’re looking at it on a phone, tablet, or desktop.

"If you’ve ignored previous warnings and your business isn’t taking advantage of responsive web design right now or planning on it in the very near future, you are in danger of going out of business in 2014."

-Joshua Steimle
Forbes Magazine

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It's not your grandfather's web.

In today's world of tablets, smartphones, retina displays and computers it is more important than ever to maintain complete control over the format and look of your website. With so much competition via search engine placement, it is very possible that you will only get one chance to capture a prospective client's attention and confidence. Websites need to be designed with the vast expanse of screen resolutions and sizes in mind. People are accessing the web while sitting at work, on a park bench, or on the subway as they commute to work. That one chance needs to deliver the core of your message and design to capture that person's interest and make them fall in love with what you are trying to say.

Everything look good? Great!
We launch and the world can see you.

The timeline on the first three phases depends on how prepared you are with your information. This last phase, deployment or fulfillment, only takes a few hours or, at most, a few days. I surgically complete a 22-point pre-launch checklist that ensures that everything is fully tested across the spectrum of modern browsers and operating systems. The work is presented for your final review and approval. Once you give the go-ahead, the button is pushed, the work goes live and the world can see who you are and what you can offer them.

The imperative send button.

In today's world, clicking the send button has become powerful beyond measure and it can change your life. Through the use of this modern marvel, I have built and maintained so many relationships, in most cases friendships, that are as strong as any I have built in person. Those I have met are smart, intelligent, fascinating, creative, authentic, successful and beautiful people that I never knew existed. Please fill out the form, click the send button and let's open up the world to you and your magnificent ideas.