I like to build stuff.
Both digital and physical.

I’m a Web Developer, Designer and Carpenter. I like being creative no matter what medium I am working in.  I enjoy seeing a project in my mind, and bringing that vision to life.

My Milestones

The events that got me here

Penn State University

2000

I received my B.A. in Communications from Penn State Erie and started my journey. I did my internship and Chitester Creative Associates in McKean, PA. This is where I was introduced to web design.

2001

I got my first professional job as a multimedia associate at LCBA. I also started my first freelance design company called DJR interactive.

2006

I became the Multimedia Supervisor for LCBA. I got an assistant and added publication design as well as many other responsibilities.

2007

I discovered the Content Management System (CMS) Joomla. After examining competitors I ultimately began development using Joomla.

2009

I co-founded Pixel Point Creative and we began selling Joomla templates and extensions.

2011

I left my position at LCBA to co-manage Pixel Point Creative full time.

2014

I bought out my business partner and acquired 100% ownership of Pixel Point Creative and launched version 3 of the website.

2015

Pixel Point Creative acquired EngageIT. EngageIT (formerly SurfErie) was a local ISP, hosting and technology company founded in 1999.

2018

I sold Pixel Point Creatives’ hosting and design assets to weCreate LLC. Pixel Point Creative will now solely focus on Joomla template and extension development.

2019

I founded Chalk Line Design and began doing construction and remodeling. I split my time doing freelance web development and construction.

2020

Phase 3 Properties LLC was founded.  At Phase 3 we love real estate. Whether it’s restoring an old home to its original glory or rehabbing an historic multi-unit building, we aim to provide quality housing with an emphasis on quality.

  • Penn State University

    2000

    I received my B.A. in Communications from Penn State Erie and started my journey. I did my internship and Chitester Creative Associates in McKean, PA. This is where I was introduced to web design.

  • 2001

    I got my first professional job as a multimedia associate at LCBA. I also started my first freelance design company called DJR interactive.

  • 2006

    I became the Multimedia Supervisor for LCBA. I got an assistant and added publication design as well as many other responsibilities.

  • 2007

    I discovered the Content Management System (CMS) Joomla. After examining competitors I ultimately began development using Joomla.

  • 2009

    I co-founded Pixel Point Creative and we began selling Joomla templates and extensions.

  • 2011

    I left my position at LCBA to co-manage Pixel Point Creative full time.

  • 2014

    I bought out my business partner and acquired 100% ownership of Pixel Point Creative and launched version 3 of the website.

  • 2015

    Pixel Point Creative acquired EngageIT. EngageIT (formerly SurfErie) was a local ISP, hosting and technology company founded in 1999.

  • 2018

    I sold Pixel Point Creatives’ hosting and design assets to weCreate LLC. Pixel Point Creative will now solely focus on Joomla template and extension development.

  • 2019

    I founded Chalk Line Design and began doing construction and remodeling. I split my time doing freelance web development and construction.

  • 2020

    Phase 3 Properties LLC was founded.  At Phase 3 we love real estate. Whether it’s restoring an old home to its original glory or rehabbing an historic multi-unit building, we aim to provide quality housing with an emphasis on quality.

My Work

Here is a select sample of my work. I’ve included pieces from all throughout my career in a variety of formats.

SounDawg Music

  • Logo Design
  • Website Design
  • Website Development
  • Business Card
  • Soundcloud MP3 Player
  • Custom Graphics

“SounDawg Music is a grassroots platform for emerging talent in the New Music Industry.”

Featured Project

My Network

“Surround yourself with people who reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. Energy is contagious.”

~Rachel Wolchin

Chalk Line Design
Pixel Point Creative
Phase 3 Properties
WordPress
Joomla
Asbury Woods
Yoga Erie
Sisters of St Joseph Neighborhood Network
Blinds To Go
Erie Apparel
Discover PI
Flourish Flow Yoga
Yootheme
Hidden Worth Group
SounDawg Music
PDGA
Exodus Movement
Visit Erie
CO-OP
Powell Peralta
DC Comics
Volkswagen

“A cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly.”

A wonderful world. It’s still yet it’s moving, it’s silent yet it’s thought-provoking. It’s the beauty of cinemagraph.

The images in this gallery are some I have collected from around the web. I did not create these. All images are copyrighted by their respective owners. They are shown here because I am fascinated by cinemagraphs and my website is here to not only provide information about me, but also to inspire others.

Cinemagraphs inspire me. There is an epic feel about them. Don’t you agree?

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    Dan Riefstahl

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