BRIAN ADAMS

graphic designer • web developer

Brian Adams Designs - Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Web Developer
Brian Adams Designs - Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Web Developer
Brian Adams Designs - Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Web Developer

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Brian Adams Designs - Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Web Developer
Brian Adams Designs - Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Web Developer
Brian Adams Designs - Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Web Developer

Brian Adams Designs - Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Web Developer
Brian Adams Designs - Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Web Developer
services

Web Design & Development

XHTML and CSS
XHTML/CSS
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.
PHP and MySql Database Integration
PHP/MySQL Integration
Creating site templates and populating them with information from your database. Perfect for blogs, event calendars, or just customizing sites to the individual.
AJAX and jQuery JavasSripting
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.
Inteface and Layout Design
Interface Design
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 (CMS)
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 (SEO)
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.
Flash Animation and ActionScripting
Flash ActionScripting
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.
API Integration - Google, Facebook, Twitter, Flicker
API Integration
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.
User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Testing
UI/UX Testing
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.
Brian Adams Designs - Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Web Developer

Print Design

Logo Design and Corporate Branding
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.
Advertisement, Billboards, Magazine, Online, Banners, Drop Down
Advertisements
Magazines, Newspapers, Billboards, even Web Banners. Advertising is great way to get information out to the public. What do you want to tell them?
Customized Promotional Materials - Trade Show Booths, Handouts, Flyers, Folders, Inserts
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.
Customized Product Packaging
Packaging
Every product needs to be packaged and labeled. Good packaging can show a product's full potential to someone before they buy it.
3D Illustration and Video Animation
3D Illustrations
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.
Brian Adams Designs - Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Web Developer

Applications & Programs

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5) - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Premiere, After Effects, Soundbooth, Flash
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.
Cheetah 3d - Maya, AutoCAD, Product Layout, Virtual Tour
Cheetah 3D
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.
Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint - Layout and Templates
Microsoft Office
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.

A Little Bit About Me

XHTML and CSS
I have been in the graphic design & web develpment field since 2007. I started off by getting a degree in Communication Design, which gave me everything I needed to be a great graphic designer (or so I thought at the time). From there I began creating logos, menus, anything I could get my hands on really, but there was one thing that I enjoyed doing a little more than the others... websites. I really liked how much thought had to go into them, organizing the content, 'what happens when you click here?', getting someone to click there. It's like making a large maze without letting anyone get lost.

From there I wanted to learn more, so I taught myself how to program the websites I had been designing. I began with the basics and have been building my knowledge of website development ever since. I don't think it will ever stop (there's a lot out there!). I have worked for a couple smaller companies but currently I am a freelancer for hire, so if you are looking for someone to make your things look cool, let me know. My contact info is below... over there... to the right... there you go.
Brian Adams Designs - Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Web Developer