Hi, I’m Will.

I'm a web designer, consultant, and photographer living in Beijing, China.

You should visit my design portfolio.

And check out my photography.

You can contact me by email.

Or follow me on Twitter and Tumblr.

Or friend me on Facebook.

Skills

I'm highly skilled with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. When it comes to Windows, Mac OSX and all of the standard appsWord, Excel, Powerpoint, etc you find on those operating systems I'm entirely proficientWho isn't these days?. I code my designs in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHPdepending on the content management system. I'm a fan of WordPress, but I am also experienced with Joomla, Drupal, and Nucleus CMS.

I love well-crafted code, beautiful layouts, and expert typography.

I have extremely high communication skills. My organizational, management, and teamwork abilities are excellent.

I am a master problem solver.

Curriculum Vitae

I was born in 1985 and grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. Design caught my interest from the moment my parents bought our first computer in 1998. In fact, I remember using Hammerback then it was called Worldcraft to build levels for Half Life, the first PC game I owned. I dabbled in designing websites and setting them up on free hostsGeocities, RIP. In 2003, I started a computer repair businessawesomely named "Computer Ninjas" which won me an entrepreneurial scholarship from the McKelvey Foundation.

I attended Bucknell University from 2004 - 2008 where I studied PhysicsI switched it from a major to a minor junior year, Political Science, and History. While at Bucknell I worked at tech supportnot the student help desk! for four years. I also worked for the Safety Services department, where I maintained their website and regularly designed posters and flyers.

In my junior year, I became editor-in-chief of a campus magazine. I spent two semesters organizing writers, editing, laying out issues, and doing a ton of print design work.

After university, I worked for a non-profit called The Collegiate Network, which supports independent student journalists. During my eighteen months there I helped plan events and conferencesranging in size from 15 to 100 people and train students in journalism. I visited over 30 college campuses to meet with and advise newspaper staffs. I taught seminars and gave talks on social media, web design, and print design. I also redesigned the CN's website and created logos, ads, flyers, brochures, and reports.

Since then, I've been living in China and freelancing.

More Personal Stuff

I get excited by nerdy thingsweb design, video games, tv tropes, transformers, but also enjoy cold beerBudvar Dark is my all time favorite and a good dive barSmugglers? -- especially if it's a stop on a pub crawl.

I'm incredibly passionate about philosophynot the boring academic kind and psychology. I think self knowledge, honesty, and curiosity are the keys to having successful and happy relationships. If you ever want to chat about deep things, I am totally down.

Wanna Work With Me?

If you are interested in working together, email me. I'm always excited to work with cool people on cool projects.

If you are a design firm or have an in-house web team and are looking for a permanent hire, please message me. I would love to grow and learn as part of a professional team.