Web Design & Development

While my forté keeps me busy with type design, I have been known to tackle web development projects. I do enjoy a bit of code wrangling. This list is a smattering of past projects, some of which can still be found alive on the World Wide Web.

Regarding my skills, I build custom PHP+MySQL applications, and I write HTML, CSS, and a bit of jQuery and pure Javascript. I shun WYSIWYG HTML editors. I prefer a hands-on approach to coding which informs my design sensibility – all that form follows function jazz. I am not a decorator. I aim to make clean, usable, economical websites.

Contact me if you like what you see and want some for yourself. I handle every aspect of the job, from securing domain names and hosting and SSL certificates to custom content management development and custom e-commerce and shopping cart applications.



TypeTrust is my personal type design studio and digital fount foundry. I rebuilt the entire website from scratch in 2013, including a custom shopping cart and customer account management system. The content management system is also designed to suit my workflow and reporting needs.


Art Los Angeles Contemporary


I was contracted by Fair Grounds Associates as designer and webmaster for their brand new art fair, Art Los Angeles Contemporary. I use the term “brand new” in the most literal sense because we built everything from the ground up, including two custom type families. I built the entire website from scratch, complete with a custom content management system and a password-protected VIP admin for guests to RSVP for special events during the fair.

Ralston Skating Academy


Ralston Skating Academy is my brother Jason’s ice skating school in the Omaha, Nebraska area. I built a custom content management system that would enable him to post classes and events to an interactive calendar system and publish news items to the custom designed front-end. The site provides his clients and students the ability to manage and keep track of their personalized schedules, and make payments by credit card or a custom advance per-session credit system.

The basic framework of this project could be adapted to many other businesses that require event scheduling, customer account and calendar management, and online payment collections.

Morris Bird, Attorney at Law


Morris Bird is a Los Angeles based attorney specializing in estate planning, entertainment law, and business transactions. He needed a simple, clean website to communicate his services and a bit about himself personally. We incorporated a constructivist-inspired "M" insignia that he designed for himself years prior in a fresh rebrand grounded by my Author typeface webfonts. The website is designed to work equally well on all types of devices, from smart phones to larger desktop displays.



THE MISSION a contemporary art gallery in Chicago run by my fellow SAIC alumnus Sebastian Campos. The website is built on my basic gallery code with a few additions to accommodate the unique curatorial program, specifically THE SUB-MISSION project.




A Simple Photo Portfolio




I first developed this basic image portfolio website for a few photographer friends. It's an especially effective website structure for contemporary art photographers.



Rob Doran



Rob wanted a website to showcase his studio art and design work. We closely collaborated on the design to make it a suitable extension of his aesthetic without drowning the content. The devil is in the details, and Rob keeps a very sharp eye on him.

Rob also operates a commercial prop and set design studio in Los Angeles. This studio website is a very straightforward portfolio, but it also has a private area where he can share images with his clients when he's out shopping for pieces. Rob simply takes a photo on his iPhone and uploads to the content manager. The clients can then log in and rate and comment on the images to give Rob immediate feedback on how to proceed with a job.


Martha Mulholland


Martha is a classy southern debutant at heart and she needed a classy, respectful portfolio of her interior decoration and visual merchandising work. The deadline was short and some of her documentation needed refinement, but we were able to put together this concise and professional mini-site to give her talents some deserved attention.

Alia Penner


Alia Penner is an unstoppable creative wunderkind.


Sandy de Lissovoy


I met Sandy on a consultation to Rosamund Felsen's gallery in Santa Monica where he worked as Rosamund's assistant and gallery manager. Although I advised Rosamund to stick with her current webmaster, Sandy later contacted me for a portfolio site. I incorporated Vimeo embedding for his video pieces and a Javascript dropdown menu for thumbnail navigation on the project-level pages.

Black Tent Press


The folks at Black Tent Press needed to sell some records. I equipped them with this simple website based on their design sketches and added MP3 previews and custom PayPal buttons. Go check out the exquisite tunes and buy some of that quality vinyl packaged in hand-printed sleeves.

Arlo Graphic Design


Ryan Halvorsen over at Arlo Graphic Design needed to update the Arlo site. We collaborated on the structure and finer points of the navigation while Ryan provided the amazing content and populated the MySQL database himself.