Web Design & Development
The stuff websites are made of. Clean, organized, and browser compliant (even IE6!) code written to fulfill strict W3C standard. It's optimized for SEO too.
Creating site templates and populating them with information from your database. Perfect for blogs, event calendars, or just customizing sites to the individual.
AJAX & jQuery
It's all the craze! Dynamic layouts with no load time (okay, maybe a little). If your not sure exactly what I mean by this, check out my portfolio above and you can see it in action.
Easily navigable websites are great. You get the information you need without having to work for it. A site that isn't laid out efficiently is just plain frustrating.
Content Management Systems
Get behind the scenes! Login and update site information, add new pages, control your site. These are great but be careful, sometimes too much power can be a bad thing.
Search Engine Optimization
Everyone wants to see their website show up at the top of Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. While no one can be guaranteed the #1 spot, a site should reach it's full potential.
We've all heard of it by now. Some of us love it and others hate it, but Flash can be very useful when wanting to add video, web apps, or just make your site a little cooler.
Have you seen those sites where they appear to have their Facebook account directly linked in, or a Google Map that looks customized for that site? This is how they did it.
Everybody has an opinion about something they would like to see changed. User Experience testing lets you see what the biggest concerns are and what can be done to fix them.
Logos & Branding
Logos can be awesome! They represent your company, but don't forget business cards, letterheads... They all need to look like they are coming from the same place.
Magazines, Newspapers, Billboards, even Web Banners. Advertising is great way to get information out to the public. What do you want to tell them?
Custom Promotional Materials
Trade Show Booths, Folding Brochures, Pocket Folders with cool shapes cut out of them, maybe even little origami swans. Who know? There are no rules.
Every product needs to be packaged and labeled. Good packaging can show a product's full potential to someone before they buy it.
That's Right! 3D! These may not be popping off the screen like you see in the movies but they are great for product layouts, character design, and virtual tours.
Applications & Programs
Adobe Creative Suite 5
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash are definitely my strong suits but I have played around with Premiere and After Effects a little too.
A great 3D design program for Macs that can render still shots or video. Still not sold? You can read more about it and see what it can do at www.cheetah3d.com.
I wouldn't exactly say that this is my area of "passion" but I am well versed in Word and PowerPoint. Hey, somebody has to create those templates.