I am a web designer from a small town in New Jersey. I have two cats and a dog and they are the best pets anyone could ask for. I have been designing websites ever since I was a kid and I was always fascinated with how they worked, there is always something new to learn in web design and I am always learning about the latest trends and languages that come out. Being an ambitious person, I have spent a lot of my time on code academy learning a new language to try and better myself by learning something new. While I was working on graduating from DeVry University I have tried to build up my portfolio and gain experience in my field by partaking in freelancing on the side while attending school. I found myself doing many design contests from Designcrowd where you can win money for designing logos, business cards, and website designs.
In my spare time I like to take pictures and every so often I’ll take a trip over to a nature trail and capture some really great pictures. I’ve been taking pictures for years and have progressively gotten better over the years learning some new tricks and messing around in different photo editing software. I enjoy the outdoors, when the weather is nice and like to keep myself healthy by walking around and when the weather is not so great I usually go to the gym instead. I am a huge movie buff and I usually like to go out to the theater once in a while to see any new comedy, action, or sci-fi movies that come out. The movie interstellar was by far one of my favorites because of the amazing story that had a few twists along the way and kept me interested through the whole movie. I write movie reviews on my blog occasionally called “Dylan’s Digest” where I and a few friends publish reviews on video games and movies. I enjoy writing blogs now and again to keep my writing skills up to par and by writing on my design blog I often learn something new just from trying to explain my tutorials and it helps me build on to the skills I developed over the years.
Designers always have their unique styles and this style has to find you, it can’t just be decided. I have gone through many styles over the year and have changed my design but along with these changes of my style I always keep a modern and professional design. I like to keep things simple and while implementing new elements to my style I am very careful not to overcomplicate the design. You want to have your own personal touch when creating a website and want to give it a unique feel. In web design I may add some animations, or certain textures to the website, or even mess around with the fonts I use on my websites, but while adding in all these new elements to my website I always keep it simple for the user and I am careful on what content stands out and what content is subtle.