Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to common questions I encounter:

Services

Q: How can you help my business and provide concrete value?

Creating awesome platforms for development, automation, and marketing, that translate to efficient operations, customer acquisition, revenue, and brand strength.

Q: Do you work solo or with teams?

Both: I have a lot of experience working with startups to enterprise clients as an independent provider working on both strategy, design, and programming, while I also regularly integrate with on-site teams as a developer / lead developer, or brand and UI / UX architect and designer. I also have a network of professionals in software development, design and media arts, business consulting, and financial services, which I leverage in support of my engagements.

Q: Is your primary focus on Design, Front-End, or Back-end?

All of the above: Design and Development web production experience and capability allows me to be uniquely versatile and comprehensive in delivering polished solutions to meet challenging client objectives. I employ well-rounded cohesive workflows on a daily basis using Adobe media apps including Photoshop and Illustrator, porting designs to HTML and CSS, building out user interface behavior with Javascript and AJAX, architecting and programming back-end logic and databases, managing CMS platforms, and creating shell scripts to support deployment and operational tasks. As a contractor for numerous years, I constantly gain exposure, experience, and learn new methods online and from talented peers and teachers, expanding my services horizon.

About JLP1

Q: How do you stay current with the latest trends?

I am passionate about comprehensive high-quality solutions and love learning. I comb the web and publications including sources such as O'Reilly Media, Packt Publishing, Smashing Magazine, maintain subscriptions to leading web professional practices and tutorial sites such as PeepCode and Drupalize.me, have extensive personal networks of expertise constantly expanding, and apply myself continuously. Deepening fluency of core skills while exploring entirely new topics is both essential and exciting in the ever-changing landscape of web development.

Q: How long have you been working on the web?

Ive been into computers since I was in elementary school, managing home apples, and evolving from photoshop early on into web development with UI and then backend development with many integrated solutions over the past 10 years of consulting.

Q: How did you get into web design and programming?

Since very early on, I have been fascinated with creative expression and the idea of connecting with like minds and close ones around the world. Moving into web development was a natural progression from my artistic and digital arts development. The web is amazing.. so many possibilities to create positive, meaningful interactions and new solutions for our world.