About Charlie

He's pretty nice, actually.

History

Charlie brings over 15 years of experience in an agency, institution and fast paced growth business.

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emphasizing in Graphic Design
  • University of Missouri

Recent Work

  • Sr. Web Designer, Veterans United
    2014-Present
  • Sr. Web Designer, University of Missouri - Office of Web Communications
    2013-2014
  • Sr. Web Designer, Interactive Director, University of Missouri - College of Engineering
    2007-2013

Philosophy

Accessibility First Design (A11y First)

  • I consistently learn that caring about the most vulnerable people using a product makes for a better experience for everyone.

Mobile first / responsive

  • Optimizing for low powered technology and slower connections is more important than ever.

Technology & tools

The way I make HTML and CSS

  • Sass
  • Twig + PHP
  • CraftCMS and (less so lately) Wordpress

Tools I use

  • PhpStorm
  • Codekit
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Extensive iTunes work playlists

Things I've played with

  • Angular
  • React
  • Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Fancy hand drawing lettering
  • Working holidays

When he’s not designing…

Charlie enjoys working on his 1920’s bungalow in the historic old southwest of Columbia, spending time with his friends (both of them), and talking about himself in the third person.