The Golden Spiral is pleasing to the eye. That’s why I chose it for my wallpaper. The Divine Proportion (a.k.a. Golden Ratio) is a term used to describe how elements within a piece of art can be placed in the most aesthetically pleasing way. It is a balance occurring in nature and design which is both appealing and functional. The actual number is 1.618… and this number goes on forever.
The events that got me here
I got my first professional job as a multimedia associate at LCBA. I also started my first freelance design company called DJR interactive.
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.
I became the Multimedia Supervisor for LCBA. I oversaw 2 Multimedia Associates and added publication design and many other responsibilities.
I discovered the Content Management System (CMS) Joomla. After examining competitors I ultimately began development using Joomla.
I left my position at LCBA to co-manage Pixel Point Creative full time. We began building sites in WordPress and Joomla!
I acquired 100% ownership of Pixel Point Creative and launched version 4 of the website.
Pixel Point Creative acquired EngageIT. EngageIT (formerly SurfErie) was a local ISP, hosting and technology company founded in 1999.
Chalk Line Design & Phase 3 Properties LLC were founded. These businesses buy, sell, renovate and rehab properties in the Erie area.
I sold Pixel Point Creatives’ hosting and design assets to weCreate LLC. I began freelancing for several companies. The COVID-19 pandemic opened many opportunities as businesses began shifting focus online.
In April, I became the Digital Operations Manager for SurgeTrader. SurgeTrader is a prop trading company that accelerates trader funding by helping profitable traders capitalize on their success.
Here is a select sample of my work. I’ve included pieces from all throughout my career in a variety of formats.
Hey Buddy. Thanks for checking out my work. With over 20 years of experience, I have wore a lot of different hats. From 2009 till 2016, I built over 60 Joomla templates for my company, Pixel Point Creative. Most of these were built on Warp 7 by Yootheme. This framework was replaced with Yootheme Pro and in 2021 Yootheme retired all Warp 7 themes. I am doing the same but wanted to showcase a sample of my designs. Enjoy!
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.