S2UDIO is a Queens, NY based freelance project that I started over 10 years ago, focusing on web development/design and graphic design. I’ve been busy coding and designing as a hobby since 1997, and in 2008, I was inspired to finally try to take it on as a career. I quickly succeeded and gained an immense amount of undiscovered skills.
I choose to build all websites on the WordPress platform, so that my clients have the ability to login and make changes to their website content at their leisure. The possibilities of site customization for people is limitless, which I find very important for my clients, and i enjoy making it as easy as possible to maintain their content. It’s a wonderful convenience for anyone.
Lastly: I’d like to proudly note that I am strictly a hand-coder. No point and click coding/designing themes or sites here. I’ve put in a lot of years gaining knowledge so that my clients have a stable, well-crafted product.
• February 2019 – Present
Full-time Front-end Developer/Designer at Hachette Book Group
Please feel free to contact me with freelance front-end or content management opportunities.
• most of 2018 I freelanced with Joe over at loudegg.com (he will always be an associate and affiliate of mine, he’s awesomesauce with graphic design/art and print work – i highly recommend his services!)
• July 2013 – February 2018
Full-time, front-end developer for CafeMedia.com
I maintained and created modules and site elements, updated and maintained legacy code, implemented sales sponsorships and microsites for 7 different owned & operated properties and solely built a redesigned property on the WordPress platform – it was the only one in the entire company!
• July 2012 – July 2013
Full-time and freelance front-end developer for Nylon Technology
General front-end work, but mainly responsible for converting copious amounts of Power Point files into four static websites, for a financial giant.
• May 2008 – December 2012
Full-time web developer for (an unfortunately now defunct) edit.com (#RIP ♥)
Full website builds: static websites, WordPress installations/builds, PSD > WordPress builds, static to WordPress conversions, general website maintenance, custom website work, technical support work, I setup hundreds of websites for our DIY editor, SEO assessment and reworking for best practice, 3rd party tracking implementation, general front-end work, themeing/templating, function tweaking
technical skill set:
WordPress, HTML/XHTML, CSS, Sass, web design, website development, responsive design, Command line, LAMP development, Database management, Photoshop (web and print), Pods CMS, Developing WordPress as a full CMS, PSD to WordPress conversions, PHP, Git/GitHub, Jira, SVN, Trello, Trac, Slack, Tumblr templates, PDFs, and more… versatile and quite adaptive!
In my spare time, I enjoy: