I'm Brooks.

Being both creative and technically skilled, I love web design for being a perfect blend of them both. I’m a digital media graduate but I’m primarily self taught. I began learning in high school, where I first discovered programming and design. I fell in love with web design in college and I’ve been doing it ever since.

I’m a digital artist, a geek, and a music and film buff in my spare time. When I’m not working with a client, I’m always creating or doing something.

What I Do.

I often label myself as a web designer & developer. Basically, I design great looking, responsive websites that are search engine friendly, as well as web content. This includes written copy and text content, background images, banners, infographics, etc. I also make website designs come to life through front end coding or a CMS like Wordpress.

I believe that having a great website should both attract visitors and keep them on the site for as long as possible. You can’t achieve that with a bad website, or even an average website, so why bother with either when you can have a great website?

I can do a lot of things, but here are some of the things I’m best at:

Responsive Website Design

Front End Development

Wordpress Design and Customization

Copywriting and Content Writing

Graphic Design for Web and Print

Logo Design and Branding

User Interface and Experience Design

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Digital Photography

Photo Editing and Manipulation

3D Modeling and Rendering

My Skills.

These are some more specific things I'm familiar with.

Software

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Sketch
Wordpress
Adobe InDesign
Blender 3D

Development

HTML
CSS
Javascript
PHP
Java
Git / SVN

Workplace

Communication
Problem Solving
Organization
Teamwork

My Process.

1. Research and Inspiration

Initial planning stage; set goals, research company background & competitors.

Look somewhere like Pinterest and create mood boards, inspiration maps.

2. Drafting

Sketching, and then wireframing. Also flow charts, sitemaps, etc. when applicable.

Here I should also have an idea of what I’m gonna use to make the project.

3. Creating

The most fun stage. Create and color designs. If it’s a web project, bring designs to life in HTML & CSS or Wordpress.

4. Refining

The final stage(s). Refining the design until I and the client are satisfied, and perfecting it. Sometimes the longest step, sometimes the shortest.

5. Delivery and Payment

Once the client is satisfied and the project is complete, I deliver all necessary files. This includes PSDs and image files, code, style guides, and other important parts of the project. After I’m paid, the project is officially complete.

Past Clients.

The Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy
Website and Graphic Design
2016 - 2017

"Brooks did a fantastic job on our website, UpstateCreative.com. I appreciated his flexibility, very reasonable rates, ability to stick to a schedule, and ability to incorporate design comments and feedback into his work. He is very responsive to my questions and offers his thoughts freely. I very much appreciate his work."