High-quality, innovative, UI/UX-friendly website design and layout. I create eye-catching, Mobile responsive website designs and layouts. Below is a small sampling.
Web Design; Custom WordPress Theme; Lowell, Blake & Associates
Web Design; Custom WordPress Theme; AlwaysFunnyinPhilly.com
Lake Parlin Lodge & Cabins
Web Design; Custom Landing Page; Origin Technologies
Web Design; Custom Landing Page; QuantGo
Web Design; Custom WordPress Theme; Royal SEM
Custom Wordpress Theme
Custom Wordpress Theme; Mobile Responsive
Interactive Infographic: PHP, jQuery/Ajax, HTML/CSS, CSV/XLS
Custom Shopify Theme
Logo Design & Branding
Carefully crafted, quality designs. Innovative, in-depth branding solutions. You will find no clip-art slapped next to a font here. Corporate Identity, Branding, Signatures, Trademarks, Trade Characters, Band Logos...you name it.
Print Design & Layout
Posters, Business Cards, Brochures, Menus, Tradeshow, Promotional Materials, Label and Packaging.
Illustration & Multimedia
This drawing was done using pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, and Prismacolor markers. The basis for the drawing was a photograph from a magazine spread, from which I deviated a bit with some creative liberty. The image used was really just as a base from which to build.
I first created the base sketch using a light 2h pencil. I then worked up a bit into some darkness using an HB pencil. As I did this, I also started laying a light layer of a flesh-like color of colored pencil. I continued this process until I had a basic flesh base.
I then started bringing some black ink in, in order to provide a dark element to make the image a bit more dynamic. It also helped to start giving some shape to the hair, which was quite dark.
In order to give the drawing a more “rustic” sort of a feel, I went back in and made things a bit grainier, by overlaying another layer of colored pencil wax, and then light hatching it with pencil. This chips away a little at the colored pencil, producing small granules of difference in color. It makes it look a bit more “rough”, which to me, seems a little more visually interesting to look at. Otherwise, you might as well be looking at a photograph.
In retrospect, I think I overworked the “roughness” a bit too much, resulting in a less professional looking image. In the thumbs of the progress, you can actually see a higher quality version (in terms of technique), where less flaws are present. Some flaws were revealed through this process of refining over and over, which, in the end, was not necessarily a benefit. In future attempts of a similar nature, I will avoid making similar mistakes.
Additionally, I left a few areas somewhat “unfinished”, in order to give it a bit more visual dynamism. I think that the lack of definite solidity gives more character to the subject, and allows the viewer a little more breathing room for imagination.
This was a digital illustration created for a fictional publication called “CityScope”.
Who I Am
Graphic Designer. Web Designer. Web Developer.
East Coast, United States
With over 10 years of experience, I've learned a lot. I've also learned how to take that experience, and apply it to your project.
I'm a 33 year old graphic designer, web designer and web developer, living and working on the East Coast of the United States. I have over 10 years of experience in the industry, having worn many hats. I'm currently working independently, creating high quality experiences in web, video and print. I enjoy challenges that force me to find innovative solutions, and opportunities to flex my creative muscles. My personal mantra is "where there's a void, there is space to create".
When I'm not working, I enjoy playing guitar, wood-crafting, and creating various things. I enjoy a good steak, beer or scotch, and enjoy a wide range of music, film, and literature. I also have a fairly in-depth knowledge of art history and philosophy, as well as a novice interest in physics.
Experience:For the past 6 years, I've been working independently as a web designer and developer, while also providing various graphic design services. Throughout this time, I've built a large base of experience involving the designing and building of website and web applications. However, I also have experience in more traditional roles, which have helped to shape my foundation...
Vitality Systems, Inc.
Bayshore Custom H2O
Cox Media, Automart Magazine
Commercial Art Technology
PTEC - Clearwater, FL
- Mobile Responsive CSS
- Mobile Responsive CSS
- Flash Animation
- After Effects Animation
- Music & Video Editing
- Web Layout
- Logo Design & Branding
- Banner Ads
- Icon Design
- Interface/UI Design
- Database Entry
- Pagespeed Performance Enhancement
What I Do
Design & Dev <> Tips, Tricks & Thoughts
February 17th, 2016 by Jon Day
It’s actually quite easy. Just use this: $url = wp_get_attachment_url( get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID) ); Then where you may need to use it, just echo $url. I typically use it when I need to set a background image for an element, especially those that need “background-size:cover”. Granted this does require placing that style inline, but it shouldn’t be… Read more »
February 13th, 2016 by Jon Day
There are a ton of custom post type plugins out there, but honestly, they are almost wholly unnecessary for developers. If you’re comfortable with editing some basic php code, you can create your own custom post type quickly and easily. Really, even those who are not familiar with PHP could accomplish this same task themselves,… Read more »
December 29th, 2015 by Jon Day
Sometimes, you might need to scroll a user to a div when they click a particular element. In fact, these days, it seems pretty commonplace to do so, especially with the new “long” homepages. In the past, people might jump you to an anchor point using #, but this is clunky as it brings the… Read more »
March 21st, 2015 by Jon Day
Recently, as is often the case, I was working on a WordPress task. I needed to create a search function that would append the current category a user is viewing to a search string. Ultimately, I moved away from search strings passed into a url, and opted to AJAX into a query and return the… Read more »
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