Crafted Consultation ^
My consultation practice utilizes 20+ years of design and website development experience to strengthen B2B & B2C relationships and establish new avenues of communication.
I advise on site accessibility and usability to provide clients with actionable information to improve content, user interactions and brand message clarity.
User experience [UX] and content recommendations, can include:
- Layout, editing, imagery
- Interactivity and user flow
- Accessibility [WCAG, Section 508 Compliance]
- Usability [W3C Standards]
- Search engine optimization [SEO]
Design to Develop ^
Art is a powerful tool for communication, and is a prominent component of my day-to-day activities.
I design, illustrate, collage, create mockups and infographics for print and web. I retouch photos to preserve a slice of history. I paint & sculpt to embody free expression.
Original artwork and impactful, tailored design will always enhance a brand or website far greater than any stock art or ubiquitous template.
Designs for user interfaces [ UI ], personal brands and logos should encompass the user experience [ UX ] to create a cohesive and easily recognizable persona.
Code as Art ^
Successfully weaving design & development is an art — capable of connecting people across the globe to new ideas and information.
Stable, secure and tested code helps build trust in a site, which can strengthen relationships to attain online marketing objectives.
A focus to create usable and accessible sites not only opens information to otherwise disenfranchised groups, but helps maximize audience reach through the added benefit to search engine rankings.
Personalization & feature-rich content for niche markets increases opportunities to retain visitors and improve conversion rates.
Providing extensible and well-documented code, built on a strong foundation of best-practices, aids future development in the ever-changing marketplace.
Theme & Plugin Development
Themes & customizations for popular CMS platforms, including:
- Mura CMS / Adobe Coldfusion
- WordPress / PHP
Branding for third-party services such as: Marketo, SurveyMonkey, Perseus Survey Solutions/EFM, SalesForce, Axis LMS
API Development & Integrations
API development to provide authenticated transmission of data and services to customers & vendors
Integration of third-party APIs and aggregated feeds to provide feature-rich content
Frontend + Backend
- ColdFusion / PHP
- MySQL / MSSQL relational databases
- HTML5, SVG
- CSS3+ [ LESS / SASS ]
- Accessibility compliance & usability optimizations
Experienced with agile/SCRUM development environments
How I may help?
Whether your project is in the planning phase, in-progress, or extending and maintaining an existing site or brand, I’d like to discuss how I can assist.
I am available to work remote, or in the Portland metro area.
Any details, or questions you may have will give me a better sense of your needs. Here are a few suggestions that may spark the conversation:
- Scope, type of project or services needed
- Goals or deliverables
- Desired timeline for completion
- Long- or short-term engagement
- Budget restrictions
About Me ^
I have designed and developed brands & websites for over 20 years. In 2000, I founded Encipher Design Studio to consolidate and brand my freelance projects outside of agency work.
I studied Film & Communications at Antioch College before settling in Portland, Oregon — by way of Atlanta, Georgia.
In my downtime, I’m always working on an art project or two while hanging out with my cat — the company mascot.
I have been retained by individuals and companies from diverse industries to deliver carefully crafted art and web applications.
In 2010, I was an integral member in developing service integrations with Marketo/Eloqua for Tripwire, Inc. which received the Eloqua Markie Award for excellence in marketing.