Busy year… again

Another fiscal year at work comes to an end and wow It’s been another crazy, busy year. Lots of projects, lots of interesting problems solved (or ran into). Overall, very, very productive on many levels. On a sad note, I’m moving on from the Mac Pro – not for any technical reasons (it still works great) but for business management and internal systems and support reasons. I’m now using a very nice Dell Precision laptop for work. While I miss some nice tools and features of the Mac (and although I personally feel I’m more efficient on a Mac), the reality is in this day and age that you can pretty much do graphic design and front-end web development work on any Windows or Mac machine.

On the design front, I created some well received designs for some content web sites, web applications, and even SharePoint. Nothing earth-shattering but some very happy clients with nice, modern, usable sites.

It was also a crazy, busy year on a personal and family level. We’re still recovering from a freak storm that damaged the house (power ripped out and had to get replaced and siding damaged). Then we have a bathroom that needs to get repaired (the shower/tub wall tiling started to leak). And during all this we were expecting our 3rd child. Kid #3 finally came 3 weeks late but healthy for all that. Special thanks to all the friends, family, and neighbors for their support and help both with the house and the baby.

So that’s been my crazy year so far. More to come I suspect…

Lunar Eclipse 2015

This is a supermoon lunar eclipse, captured from central Michigan on September 27. I was very fortunate that the winds started to clear the clouds away so that this eclipse was even visible.
Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

Recent updates

So I’ve updated my portfolio a bit – it’s been way too long! Unfortunately there’s too many projects I’ve worked on to add to my portfolio in a meaningful way – what I mean is that I don’t have time or the energy to do the necessary write-ups justice. So I had to pick and choose. I hope I captured a good overview of what I’ve been working on. If you have any questions about a particular project, let me know. I’ve also updated the resume. Of particular note is that I’m now Scrum Master certified.

Also I absolutely love the inktraps on Ropa Soft Pro’s italics. Particularly at medium weight and above. Perhaps a bit distracting, but I still love the boldness of it.