What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As far as college no, but I constantly research and look for the new an latest design trends and development languages. The web and design industry is constantly changing and I always have to be up to date on the latest trends in order to be successful and make all my projects the best designed .
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I always loved drawing and being creative. When I was younger, I always would draw cartoons and comic strips as part of expressing my creativity. In high school I knew that the computer field was booming and there was a need for designing and development for any business to success . I decided to choose that as my career and enrolled in New York City College Of Technology, learning front-end web design and development and having graphic design as a minor .
What types of customers have you worked with?
The first stage in any project is research. All my services include designing and developing a website from start to finish. All web projects start off with mockups and if the site it's large enough the initial phase is designing wireframes (basically a blueprint) and then the mockup which is the design of the site. Once design is final then development starts and the site comes to life live on my server . The final step is to upload it live on the clients server . Services included in web design which are common jobs are design and development, redesign of existing website, responsive design, wordpress and cms. My graphic design services all follow the same process . The first step is hand drawn rough sketches of the design. Then after a concept is chosen it is designed digitally. Some graphic design projects require printing as the final stage. This requires all material to be prepared and brought to a orinter . My graphic design services include logo and corporate identity design, business card design, flyers ,invitations , label design etc .
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
One of my recent projects was designing and developing 3 sites for an interior designer and fine artist Jordan Carlyle . I currently still work on all 3 website doing updates and maintenance. Redesigning 3 sites makes me particularly proud of this project because I extended my knowledge and taught myself new things that I still currently use on other sites. Being a freelancer allows me to re-educate myself on past concepts that I was taught in school.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Most clients can't wait to see to the end product but don't understand the process that it takes to get to that final stage. To be a designer/ developer I've come to the conclusion that we try to be perfectionist at everything we do. My projects are my creations and they define if my business will be a success .