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 was top notch. He was on time, on task, professional, and knowledgeable. 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.
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.
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 addition to web design, I do other forms of digital graphic design, including logos, icons, photo editing, and infographics.
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.
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.
People are impatient, so don’t make them wait. I can optimize your website to increase efficiency and reduce restless finger-tapping.
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.
My name is Damian Schmidt, and I’m a front-end web developer and digital graphic designer. Being freelance, my services are generally open to anyone who requests for them.
I currently live in Massachusetts, and I work remotely via the Internet with clients elsewhere in the United States as well as in other countries. I’ve worked with clients directly and with design agencies as a subcontractor.
In 2011, I graduated with high honors from Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts with a certificate in web page design and development. I’ve been keeping my knowledge on the cutting-edge by regularly reading about the latest news in ever-changing web technologies and trends.
I’ve taken 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, merging form with function.
In my spare time, I’m secretly a vigilante who fights crime while wearing a colorful skin-tight outfit.
My Skills and Tools
Building quality websites requires a range of different skills and tools.
HTML, XML, XHTML
CSS, SASS/SCSS (including the use of modern CSS features such as grid, flexbox, animation, filter, custom properties, and media queries)
Vue.js, Vuex, Vue Router, Vue CLI
Adobe Photoshop for enhancing and manipulating photographs and other pictures
Adobe Illustrator for creating vector-based graphics such as logos and icons
Visual Studio Code for coding
A variety of web browsers on laptop and desktop computers and smartphones for testing websites’ cross-browser compatibility; Google Chrome is the main browser I use for development
Local by Flywheel for running a locally hosted web server on my computer for offline development with PHP
Git for managing versions of development files
Squoosh and 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 tailor-made WordPress themes
WooCommerce for setting up online stores in WordPress sites
MDN Web Docs, the WordPress.org Code Reference, and the Vue.js API documentation for development reference materials
CanIUse.com for checking the current statistics on web browsers’ capabilities
If you’d like me to work on a job of yours, or if you have other questions or comments, you may reach me by any one of these methods: