helping clients establish what their site needs to be; collaborating on marketing campaign concepts; creating animated adverts; hand coding web pages; designing and building sites in Wordpress or on other platforms; putting together project plans; creating or developing brand identities; building html emails & marketing landing pages; making music videos; designing and animating a children’s book; coming up with inexpensive ways to grab attention at a tradeshow…
I started out following a fine art degree specialising in video and sculpture. This was in 1997. There were a scary amount of spinning globes and Times New Roman-on-grey-backgrounds. Really the only way at the time to learn how to build for the web was to get in there and work it out. I spent about a year in my bedroom asking questions on bulletin boards. It taught me to be utterly dogged about finding solutions and figuring out how to do things.
Since then I’ve gone on to work in-house, in-agency - but mostly freelance. I’ve worked at some terrific places (making animations for Vogue.com was a particular highlight) and learnt from some amazing people.
One of the big things I've learnt is that the internet is so many things. There really isn’t a single way to do anything. It all depends on what someone needs to achieve, what they’re comfortable with, and of course what their budget is.
You may be great at coding, but you’re not comfortable designing. You may be a great designer but you don’t know how to begin to get a site built. You may need something small and easy to manage yourself. You may need a site that’s essentially an out of the box gallery because primarily what you need to do is show off your work. You may need a quick animation for a last minute tradeshow. I can help with all of that.
Or you may have no idea where to begin.
I particularly love those projects. I love collaborating with clients, working through where they are and what their pain points are to help work out a plan of action so (quickly switching pronouns) you get what you need.
If you'd like an initial conversation about a project you have in mind, it would be great to hear from you.