Damian was top notch. He was on time, on task, professional, knowledgeable, ect… He went above and beyond what we asked him to do, providing advice and direction when he saw a better way. We hired several people to work in parallel on this project and Damian was so much better than the other designers that we turned them all off and asked Damian to do the entire project.
There is absolutely nothing that I can say that Damian did not excel at. He has great communication and accomplished everything I was looking for in my customized WordPress theme. I really enjoyed working with him and love my new site!
In his work, Damian demonstrated deep technological understanding, high professionalism, attention to details, and great communication skills. The results were beyond my expectations, and were delivered in a timely manner. Would highly recommend!
Damian did an amazing job of making our company’s vision of website presence come to life. Every time we had an idea, he found a way to implement it in a user-friendly and aesthetic manner. We couldn’t be happier with the site and Damian’s excellent work.
In addition to web design, I do other forms of graphic design including logos, icons, posters, app GUIs, and photographic editing.
I develop custom themes for WordPress, the popular content management system that can help you easily write and publish content on your website through a simple, user-friendly interface.
People are impatient, so don’t make them wait. I can optimize your website to increase efficiency and reduce restless finger-tapping.
I’ll not only design your website to look pretty, but also make it easy and intuitive to use, encouraging your visitors to stay longer.
Responsive Web Design
The Web is viewed on a diverse range of screens, whether a 5-inch phone or a 50-inch TV. I can develop your website with an adaptable, shape-shifting layout that fits on any size screen.
Search Engine Optimization
The top few results on search engines like Google are crucial for getting people to discover your website. I know the SEO methods that’ll help raise your website to the upper ranks in search results.
I develop websites to W3C standards and I follow best coding practices. I strive to make web pages accessible, including to people who use outdated web browsers or alternative input devices.
I’ll make your products or services interesting and desirable to your potential customers, helping you sell more.
My name is Damian Schmidt, and I’m a professional graphic designer and front-end web developer. As an independent contractor, I’m available for hire by anyone whenever they need my services for their projects.
I live in Massachusetts, and I work remotely via the Internet with clients elsewhere in the United States as well as in other countries globally. I do jobs mostly for small- and medium-sized organizations.
On the popular freelance marketplace Upwork, I’m regarded a “top rated” freelancer for my “consistent and successful Upwork work history.”
I graduated with high honors from Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 2011 with a certificate in web page design and development. I’m keeping my knowledge on the cutting-edge by regularly reading the latest news in web technologies and trends.
I took this career path because of my interest in things that can be created in a way that’s pleasant to look at yet also practical to use, blending form with function.
I’m creative, detail-oriented, organized, and driven to producing exceptional work. When I’m not doing design stuff, I might be secretly fighting crime in a colorful, skin-tight outfit.
My Skills and Tools
Building quality websites requires a range of different skills and tools.
HTML and XHTML
JSON, XML, and similar languages
Adobe Photoshop for enhancing and manipulating photographs and other images
Adobe Illustrator for creating vector-based graphics such as logos and icons
Paletton for finding good color palettes (and it has a color wheel that better represents the spectrum of human vision compared to other color-picking tools)
Wacom Intuos, a graphics tablet for drawing with a digital pen
Microsoft Visual Studio Code for web development
A variety of web browsers on laptop and desktop computers and smartphones for testing websites’ cross-browser compatibility; Google Chrome is the primary browser I use for development
Local by Flywheel for running a locally hosted web server on my computer for offline development
Git for managing versions of files
FileOptimizer for reducing the file size of images for faster downloading
WinSCP for accessing files on a server via FTP/SFTP
WordPress for coding and testing custom-made WordPress themes
WooCommerce for setting up online stores on WordPress sites