Hi! My name is Greg, and I make things. ;)
In particular I hand make web sites from scratch, as well as
design other promotional materials such as cards, flyers,
posters, pamphlets & 3D models / renderings.
I have had a background in computer science and design
for over 10 years, and look forward to being your
Digital Media Assistant.
People often forget, that Graphic Design is a
prerequisite to Web Design. Any engineer can
crank out a website - calling it "Web Design."
Realistically, it takes both a technical and aesthetic
No, the logo doesn't need to be bigger.
Yes, the background is desaturated for a reason.
Decisions like these require an eye for design, not feelings
or hunches. I am a designer, not simply a website factory.
Compatibility is extremely important,
for business and wide audience reach.
Every version of every browser differs
in the way that it displays and interprets
All my projects are hand-tuned to display and function identically in all major browsers, including backwards compatibility.
Sites are also tested on iOS as well as
Android mobile browsers.
Wide-spread compatibility is another downside of "template designers."
The best website in the world, is useless if it cannot be reached by it's audience. Not everyone is entitled to broadband connections, and mobile browsing on slower
lines is becoming increasingly popular.
Through use of CSS, clever HTML and image compression,
websites can be optimized to load faster for more users.
The following five images, show various compression types:
In this case, I would choose the GIF. Sloppier designers
would default to PNG as the "safe" lossless choice.
Every byte of data costs, every byte of data counts!
Owning a business, running an organization, or even maintaining a personal site can be challenging in this economy.
Having a web presence is more than just an investment.
It is a testament to your contemporary awareness.
It shows your friends, fans, or customers your progressive style in the modern world. It is an essential outlet,
that is expected in these times.
Being online is important, and for that reason I'm more than willing to be a flexible negotiator. Though monetary payment is preferable, I am open to bartering your goods or services!
So please, don't hesitate to make me an offer!
Every job starts with a blank canvas,
and is built from the ground up.
Cheaper designers use templates
or kits which are often clunky and
mismatched for the Clients needs.
Recognize the User Interface to displayed to the right?
It's that of iOS, one of the worlds best designed interfaces.
Products with poor interface limit accessability to the audience, by confusing, distracting or generally putting off users.
Good web sites are as easy to use as possible.
Interface Design, is more important than Graphic Design.
Of 6 different screens tested on,
one shows these two colors as identical.
Not every monitor, television or projector is made equal.
Apple products are great, because their equipment is held
to high standards, and their color is often identical across
their products and brands.
This means that Mac / Apple designers only get one
perspective on their work. My primary work flow involves
testing on 3 monitors (shown below), as well as a fourth
auxiliary and two mobiles: iOS and Android.
(My 3 monitors, with slight color variation on each.)
Color compatibility goes hand-in-hand with Color theory. Proper
use of color can dictate mood, or
subliminally suggest attitudes &
feelings. (Great for marketing!)
As your designer,
proper color use is always a goal.