Hi I'm Luke

I enjoy cycling, tea, post rock, programming and design.

In 2005 I graduated with a computer science degree in
digital media. Since that time I've picked up a broad range
of design and development experience in several mediums
including web, print, television and screen-printing.

Over-all I have 12 years of professional experience and
over 18 years of personal experience in graphic design,
web design & development, typesetting, print layout, branding
and everything else that comes along with being a full service
new media designer.

My primary focus is in UX and front-end web design. I aim to
create aesthetically pleasing sites with intuitive user experiences.


Skills - Primary
Front-End Web Development - HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP and MySql.
Graphic Design - Digital content creation, layout, typography, user interface and user experience.
eCommerce - Magento, WooCommerce, Volusion, X-Cart, Yahoo Store.
Version Control - Git, GitHub, Bitbucket.
Content Management - WordPress, Drupal, Ghost, Joomla.
Print Design - Typesetting, layout design, typography, Page DNA.
Email Newsletters - MailChimp, Emma, Campaign Monitor, Constant Contact.
Operating Systems - Mac OS, iOS, Android, Chrome, Fedora, Windows.


Skills - Secondary
Motion Graphics - After Effects, Director, Lingo, Flash, Action Script.
Photography - Lightroom, image retouching and manipulation.
Video Editing - Final Cut, Premiere, DVD Studio Pro.
3D Graphics - 3D Studio Max, Renderware Studio.


Software Proficiency

Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Coda, Grunt, Bower, Yeoman, Kaleidoscope, Dreamweaver,
FontExplorer, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Emma, MailChimp,
Tower, CodeKit, Terminal, Atom.io, Viseo, MAMP, Dropbox, CodeBox, xScope, OS X, iOS,
Flash, Premiere, Linux(Fedora), Windows... I'm a big fan of trying out new software :-)


Academic Experience

Computer Science Degree in Digital Media, August, 2005
Full Sail University, Orlando, FL. 32826

Advanced Web Design - Interface design, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and MySql.
Computer Graphics - Graphic design, interface design, and motion graphics.
Digital Publishing - Print and layout design, typography, color theory.
Game Content Creation - Texturing, lighting and modeling in 3DMax.
Introduction to 3D - Modeling, texturing and animation in 3D Max.
Interactive Media Design - Programming with lingo and interface design.
Networks and Operating Systems - Networking and computer maintenance.
Digital Media Production - Video Editing and DVD authoring.

The web is always evolving. The way I build sites now hardly even resembles
the way that I built them back in 1995 (or 2005 for that matter). I never
stop learning new ways to improve.


Favorites
Design Application - Adobe Illustrator
IDE - Coda
CSS Preprocessor - Sass
Film - The Big Lebowski
Micro-Brew - Boneyard Notorious
Ninja Turtle - Donatello
Novel - Cat's Cradle
Video Game - ICO
Board Game - Letter Tycoon
Band - Mogwai


Copyright Luke Michaels