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Creativity. Endeavored.

I am a creative professional with years of experience in public speaking, event planning, graphic design, web design, web development, and video editing.

I am available to help you with your own creative endeavour. Need a wordpress site? I can do that. Need a video project edited? I can do that, too. Whatever you need, I can help you do it. I've worked with both companies and individuals to achieve their goals and realize their visions.

If you want to get something done, don't hesitate to reach out!

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Design philosophy

As I began in hobbyist web development (circa 1999), I regarded design and appearance as synonyms. Design was, to my mind, making something "look cool". Turns out "looking cool" is both extremely subjective and inadequate as a definition of design. While appearance is obviously not without its merit, it is but one facet of design.

It took years before this idea rooted itself in my mind. Some time in 2006 I had my first experience with an Apple product — the iPod. It was my girlfriend's and it was, much to my surprise as a then Mac-hater, awesome. And as I thought about why it was so awesome I realized that it was the union of the user interface and the user experience. The marriage of form and function.

It was the design. As Steve Jobs once said:

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

I believe this philosophy should permeate every aspect of what we do. Especially as a web designer.

I always want to do something great. Something of value. Something that I'm proud to put my name on. Let's do that together.

About me

As I attempt to write up an "about me" that is even remotely usfeul or interesting, I find myself struggling. I mean, this is clearly an online résumé or portfolio, so I should probably keep it professional, but at the end of the day, I want you to get a sense of who I am. Hopefully by the time you're done reading this, that will have been achieved.

I enjoy debate, which is probably why I poke fun at Calvinists so often.

I love my family. All my choices are filtered through the lens of what I feel is best for my children. They are easily the greatest thing I have ever helped to create. But let's by honest; my wife did all the hard parts.

I like TV more than movies. But I am a sucker for franchises and love reboots that come in the form of sequels. I adored Rocky 6, am looking forward to Bill & Ted 3 more than is reasonable, and would go opening night to see Gremlins 3.

Best dramatic show of the 60s is The Fugitive, 70s is The Rockford Files, 80s is MacGyver (maybe Quantum Leap), 90s is Law & Order (maybe X-Files), 00s is 24 (maybe LOST). Has there been a good show this decade?

I used to be a pastor, now I'm a web developer, perhaps in the future I'll be something different again. My vocation doesn't define who I am. It's just something I do. And, honestly, my work falls well below being a dad and teaching my sons how to be good men in terms of definition and fulfillment.

If you want to reach out or do something together, I'm always excited to work on something great.

Ok, but what have you actually done?

Professional projects

Personal projects

Below are some projects, or project categories, that I've worked on. Use the filtering options to only show the stuff you're interested in.

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Buck 'N' Pat Bingo

If you watch the Blue Jays much, you'll quickly hear some of the broadcaster's favourite phrases. This is an attempt to make those common sayings a little more fun. So tune into the Jays and play along!

Blackjack

This was a student project I built as an assignment while I was at BCIT. It stands as my favourite thing I built while I was there. I still play it on a regular basis. Wanna play a hand?

Brand Wars (Pre-Alpha)

When WWE Smackdown! vs RAW 2006 was released the "GM Mode" blew my mind. It was like franchise, but for pro-wrestling. Ever since it was removed in 2009, I have longed for its retun. I want to build my own version. That's what this work-in-progress is. Want to play a rough pre-alpha build of the match engine?

DGR Bingo

When my son started randomly saying Dave's oft-repeated phrases, I knew this would be a great bingo game. I have been watching DGR "competitively" ever since.

Family Feud (Beta)

As a youth pastor I needed to make some games that could be played by a fairly large group in a fairly small space. Game shows seemed like a great option. So I threw this together. Currently they have no documentation, but I'll work on that. In the meantime, feel free to poke around.

It (1990)

My refined take on the evil force that feeds on the fear of a small town in Maine. IF YOU OWN A LEGAL COPY, you'll float too!

Jeopardy (Beta)

As a youth pastor I needed to make some games that could be played by a fairly large group in a fairly small space. Game shows seemed like a great option. So I threw this together. Currently they have no documentation, but I'll work on that. In the meantime, feel free to poke around.

N64 Bundlr

This for pricing loose N64 carts in Canadian dollars. When I built this, pricecharting.com didn't offer Canadian-dollar prices. They do now, but sometimes this is still faster.

The Shining (1997)

I removed over half of the 4:30 runtime of the original mini. And I think this streamlined update makes this miniseries much more compelling. IF YOU OWN A LEGAL COPY, then shine on, you crazy diamond!

Sorry,

The Stand is not yet completed. Since I have purchased the BluRay version, I have started to re-do the edit and it is coming along wonderfully. Once it is ready, I will make it available online.

The Stand (1994)

I turned a 6-hour, 4-part miniseries into a single-sitting 3-hours-and-21-minute film. IF YOU OWN A LEGAL COPY, take your stand!

Wheel of Fortune (Beta)

As a youth pastor I needed to make some games that could be played by a fairly large group in a fairly small space. Game shows seemed like a great option. So I threw this together. Currently they have no documentation, but I'll work on that. In the meantime, feel free to poke around.

YouTube Channel

This is just where my content happens to be, you can check out the stuff I've published here. I'll add more items as I have time and inclination. Like, comment, and subscribe!

Contact me

Don't hesitate to reach out if you've got a creative idea and need help realizing your vision.

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