I am an American designer, illustrator, and photographer with over 15 years experience creating user-friendly websites, branding, web and print based design solutions.
My first website was built with GoLive CyberStudio, a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editor in the late 1990s; which became Adobe GoLive when Adobe acquired the company in 1999. I moved onto Dreamweaver in the mid 2000s, learning to code HTML and CSS while working for several e-commerce companies and a social media startup. I used WordPress for the first time in 2009, and have been building websites exclusively with WordPress since 2012.
I was taken by the Web and its potential the first time I looked into a web browser in the mid 1990s, but was often frustrated by the limitations of the technology and the user experience at the time. I remember searching for movie showtimes on The NY Times website, going in circles looking for theaters, before logging off, walking to a corner store, and picking up the newspaper to find the information I was looking for. That experience has influenced my approach to web design. I bring that same level of dedication when designing for print.
When not building websites I work on my photography and travel blog dmlphotoworx.com and a graphic novel.