I am a web developer and graphic designer with the following skills:
- 10+ years PHP coding / application design experience
- Node.js and express framework implementation
- MySQL Database design and normalization
- Advanced CSS based web design
- 15+ Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
- Flash animation and Actionscript
- Illustration and multimedia production
My past experience includes:
- Large XML ingestion / data manipulation
- AJAX-based web UI for admin tools
- Responsive design for desktop and mobile platforms
- Creating custom PHP application frameworks
- Building Node.js applications
- Maintaining a library of custom code classes including database abstraction
- Multimedia production including commercial video
- Logo design and marketing illustration
- Composing theme and background music
As the needs of the web comic site evolved, I created custom forums software in PHP in 2005. From there, I began to expand from professional web design to professional web development.
By late 2006, I had become a full-time web developer and began expanding my skill set further to learn new programming languages, including Node.js in 2017.
Complicated projects are no problem with an organized approach and careful planning.
With over ten years of experience in writing complex web applications in PHP, custom Internet applications ranging from XML feed management to image processing are possible.
I'll create content management systems specifically tailored to your use case. Alternately, customizations to existing frameworks are possible.
Alongside PHP, I'm also capable of developing applications using Node.js.
Web sites need to maintain a modern look with the latest design features supported by current browsers.
Designs will provide a home for your content instead of interfering with it.
LAMP Stack and Node.js Server Setup
Quick deployment of web applications requires a capable server administrator to set up the server environment.
My experience includes setting up Apache, PHP, MySQL, and Node.js environments in Linux and Windows.
To make long-term maintenance easier, I create scripts to automate common server tasks.
Illustration and Graphic Design
From 3D models and renderings to hand-drawn illustrations, I will work with you to get a solid concept and create several rough drafts.
A variety of drawing styles is available. Artwork and graphics for print, web, and video can be produced.
Upon completion, high-resolution final images and working files will be presented.
Classical, techno, rock, and mostly anything in-between! Need background or theme music for your game or video?
I specialize in instrumental music and will bring your idea to life with high quality instrument sounds and composition.
Need a voice-over for your project? Get some clean and crisp narration. I'll record several takes to fit the desired tone.
Audio will be clean with the use of good microphones, pop filters, EQ, and dynamic compression.
Nitrocosm Art & Music
My main web site features web comic projects and showcases various art and music projects since 2003.
This site is also the main staging area for new and experimental code. It serves as a way to implement new coding and design techniques.
The 2214 Saga Visual Novel
Originally, 2214 was a web comic on my main site. The web comic format proved to be a limitation, however.
An interactive visual novel format provides a more suitable medium for the story along with other enhancements.
Custom PHP Charts Library
I developed a custom, lightweight charts / graphing system in PHP for use in several projects.
Audio Signal Encoder
This is an advanced PHP-based experimental site that generates a variety of encoded digital audio signals.
The signals are generated entirely in PHP without the use of any additional server-side software.
AFSK, DTMF, MF, Morse code, spectrum image encoded text, and other experimental formats are supported.
Custom Forums Software
The main site used to have rather active discussion forums. I developed custom software to power them.
Version 3 implements the latest updates to my custom code library, including a new database abstraction class and a forms generator.
Temperature Logging System
Using a Raspberry Pi, I set up a USB thermometer and custom shell scripts, augmented with PHP scripts, to log, graph, and archive temperatures.
A script was also developed to convert the raw temperature samples into audio - which produced some very interesting results.
Artwork and Graphic Design Samples
Commissioned artwork for a client. Musicoin is a cryptocurrency.
A 3D concept illustration created using Blender of a home recording studio, complete with sound proofing panels and a set of Roland V-Drums.
Family Caricature Blanket Design
A client commissioned a cartoon caricature blanket as a Christmas present for their family.
Several versions of a flying car (magnetocraft) modeled and rendered in Sketchup and Blender.
Old House Frame
This is a digital painting of an abandoned house left to be slowly reclaimed by the elements.
Digital Portrait Painting
A portrait of a famous YouTube personality. Painted in Adobe Photoshop.
A digitally-painted portrait of a kitten.
Past Freelance Web Site Projects
Web sites developed for individual clients
Magnolia Manor - Cost of Living Calculator
This is a WordPress plugin that I developed for the Magnolia Manor web site.
It allows a user to estimate a comparison of current living costs to a selected floor plan offered by Magnolia Manor.
Riverbend Music Center - Venue Map
I created an illustrated campus map for Riverbend Music Center.
The map includes a seating chart for the main venue and a detailed map of the grounds including all facilities.
This is the site for the International Bowling Pro Shops and Instruction Association. I re-designed it in 2013.
Pro shops and bowling enthusiasts can find articles and information relevant to their interests. Member pro shops are registered on the site and can be found using search tools via state or postal codes.
Crown Stair is Central Kentucky's premier manufacturer and distributor of shop-built wood stairways, shop-built handrails, staircase parts, and stair rail parts.
Babblefish Recording Studios
Babblefish Recording Studios is a recording studio in Franklin, Ohio.
I built and maintained the web site for Babblefish Recording Studios from 2000 through 2007.
Cocoebiz is a company in Japan that distributes video game music and promotes music composers in the video game industry.
I built and maintained the site for Cocoebiz from 2006 through early 2012.
Additionally, I created the composer web site for Noriyuki Iwadare in 2006.