Attract new customers to your
business with a cool website.

Iristorm Design is the portfolio site of the freelance graphic designer and web developer Damian Schmidt. Hire me to create:

  • Websites
  • WordPress themes
  • Logos
  • Icons
  • Photo manipulations
  • Infographics
  • Graphical user interfaces
  • Branded materials
  • Posters
  • And more!
Hire Me or take a look around ↓

My Portfolio

These are a few of the graphic design and web development projects I’ve worked on. Click/tap on a project’s thumbnail image to read more about it.

About Me

Photograph of Damian Schmidt

My name is Damian Schmidt, and I’m a freelance graphic designer and front-end web developer.

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 freelancer-hiring hub Upwork, I’m regarded a “top rated” freelancer for my “consistent and successful Upwork work history.”

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 graduated with high honors from Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 2011 with a certificate in web page design and development. I keep my knowledge on the cutting-edge by regularly paying attention to the latest news in web technologies and trends.

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
  • CSS
  • JSON, XML, and similar languages
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • NPM
  • HTAccess
  • 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
  • NPM and Gulp for automating various tasks in my development workflow (such as compiling SCSS, minifying CSS and JavaScript, and automatic page reloading)
  • 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
  • MDN Web Docs and WordPress Code Reference for code references
  • Can I Use for checking statistics of current web browser compatibilities

Contact Me

You can reach me by either filling out the form below or emailing me at

If you’re interested in hiring me for my freelance services, please briefly describe what your project is and I’ll give you my quote.