I Know My Stuff
I'm a solid designer and I know web technologies. I know how to combine a beautiful front-end design that works for your users with efficient back-end coding. I have the ability to manage the design process from conception to completion. For me, the mental workout of solving complex problems is fun — a great experience, and I always love implementing my extensive development skills. No two projects are the same and finding the right recipe for success is very exciting. Simply banging out a seductive visual design doesn’t count as a job well done in my eye. Politely put, I've built a mature product management culture that results in the best bang for your buck.
"To achieve a masterful performance, the performance must be done by a master."
An Excellent Communicator
I communicate well. I'm not a scary, anti-social developer; I've met with and won over difficult customers and co-workers. I've given presentations to both technical and nontechnical audiences. I pay attention to grammar and spelling in my e-mails, and I'm diplomatic when dealing with difficult situations.
In life and at work, I'm friendly, mellow, calm under stress, and really hard to offend. I am explicitly non-religious about languages, editors, and indentation styles. I hang out with current and former co-workers, and we don't just talk about work. I'm enthusiastic and passionate about interesting projects and producing high quality work.
Why I'm Successful
Innovation comes from mastering organizational and technical constraints instead of ignoring them. It also comes from listening patiently to clients and digging deeper — instead of clinging to our first few catchy ideas, I am always open to new and different approaches. Years of real world experience, working in teams and solo, have taught me to always listen and in the end, make the hard decisions to develop the right product.
I've had massive success through forming long-term client /agency relationships, which has meant that about 70% of all new business has been through referrals.