oh man, remember Polaroids?!

oh man, remember Polaroids?!

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I ride bikes mostly on dirt (but also on snow), ski on snow, and play tunes on the radio once a week.  I live in Burlington, VT and have an overwhelming affinity for the Pacific Northwest.  I take pictures with my phone, my brother owns a farm, and I have a dog named Wyatt.

My approach to this work is that just because we can do something, it doesn't necessarily mean we should. Oftentimes, designers add features, widgets, apps, plugins, whatever that require regular maintenance or just end up breaking. This can be frustrating when a business or organization wants to manage small fixes and edits on their own websites. Ultimately, it seems to waste everyone's time and money.  So, I mainly design on Squarespace: it works, it looks great, it's managed from top to bottom (avoiding widget/plugin concern, above) it has very streamlined and contemporary features (e.g. video banners and cover pages, contact forms, email marketing, e-commerce, blogging, events feeds/calendars/pages, social media integration) incorporated within the platform–not by third parties–and it is easy to 'handover the keys' to the website owner when the design is complete.  

Each Squarespace site is responsive (mobile-ready) and equipped with strong SEO strategy elements; site descriptions, page titles, custom URLs, search-friendly formatting, and other key elements are all easily managed. Beyond this, Squarespace automatically generates a built-in sitemap that helps Google to crawl, understand, and rank a website. Read more about understanding and execution of SEO here.

In order to create a site that is unique to your aesthetic, user experience, and goals, I'm experienced in HTML, CSS, java, and a few other languages. 

I often collaborate with Nate Kirschner on these fronts, as well as graphic design.