Holsten

Design & Development

my process

Research

research

A project always begins with answering a few questions: What is the client looking for? What are the technical goals of the project? What can I accomplish in the time given? Finding answers to those questions is one of the hardest parts of the job. My research can take anywhere from a few days to a month, until I'm satisfied that I have all of the information needed to design a project that will satisfy my client's needs.

Plan

plan

Once I have all the information I need to get started, I go to my sketchbook. I list all of the project requirements as well as a list of descriptors that characterize my goals for the project. My sketches include wireframes as well as general imagery for the project. Once I have the project sketched out, I write a schedule containing a timeline and goals for every section of the project.

Iterate

iterate

I find that there is always room for improvement. Once I have the basic structure of a project, I keep designing new iterations. When I have a design that I'm happy with, I present my client with options, and discuss the best way to proceed. With the client's feedback in mind, I continue to finalize the project.

my work

my skills

Design

design

visual design
responsive design
logo design
front-end design
email design
font design
user experience

html 5
css 3
sass & less
javascript

photoshop
illustrator
flash

Development

development

wordpress development
content management
seo

cascade server
wordpress
php
mysql
velocity script

Hobbies

hobbies

photograpy
videography
video production
social media management

woodworking
illustration

contact

I am currently available for freelance design and development projects. I am also available for a full-time position.

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