Earning a Living

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I get to work for myself and the nature of my job allows me to work from anywhere that has an internet connection. This means I’m not tethered to a cubicle or huddled over a desk all day with a boss breathing down my neck. My freedom gave me the opportunity to go on this amazing trip around the country. If I have it my way, I will never work as someone’s employee again in my life.

What I Do

While I primarily specialize in front-end design for start-up companies in the tech industry, I do have some back-end knowledge. Most people think that being a front-end developer just means I’m good with Photoshop, but I actually use a combination of HTML, CSS, and Javascript for most of my work. I love being able to take a client’s vision and construct it using my coding knowledge. Doing my job really challenges me to utilize both the creative and logical lobes of my brain.

Who I Work For

While I do specialize in working with tech start-up companies, I’ve worked with clients in a number of different industries – from yoga studios to doctor’s offices. My most interesting client was a company in Colorado that makes camping and backpacking gear. We worked out a deal where they paid me a bit less than my normal fee and comped me some awesome outdoor gear.

How Customers Find Me

Most of my business comes from word of mouth, and it’s been enough that I haven’t had to do much advertising yet. I have a lot of friends who work in back-end development that often refer clients to me for front-end design and vice versa.

My Rates and Reviews

The rates for any job really depend on the complexity of the design involved and range from $2K to as much as $30K. If you’re interested in getting an estimate, feel free to shoot me an email. I also provide references as needed.