Iristorm Design

IRISTORM DESIGN TM

Supercharge your company’s web presence
and attract new customers.

You’re on the portfolio website of Damian Schmidt, a freelance web developer and graphic designer. I can create for you:

  • Websites
  • WordPress themes
  • Logos
  • Icons
  • Photo manipulations
  • Infographics
  • Posters
  • Graphical user interfaces
  • Branded materials
  • And more!
Hire Me
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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 took on 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.

In 2011, I graduated with high honors from Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts 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 live in Massachusetts, but I’ve worked remotely with clients elsewhere in North America as well as in Europe and the Middle East. I do jobs mostly for small- and medium-sized businesses.

On the freelancer-hiring hub Upwork, I’m regarded a “Top Rated” freelancer for my “consistent and successful Upwork work history.”

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. These are mine:

  • HTML 5 and XHTML
  • CSS 3
  • SCSS/SASS
  • 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
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code for web development
  • A variety of web browsers on a desktop computer 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
  • Git for managing version control in files of website projects
  • FileOptimizer for reducing the file size of images and other files before uploading
  • WinSCP for uploading files onto a remote web server via FTP/SFTP
  • WordPress for coding and testing custom-made WordPress themes
  • WooCommerce for setting up online stores on WordPress sites
  • Node-Sass for compiling SCSS into plain CSS
  • Autoprefixer for adding CSS properties with vendor-specific prefixes to improve cross-browser compatibility
  • Browsersync for automatically reloading a web page I’m working on whenever I save changes to the site’s files
  • CSSNano, UglifyJS, and SVGO for compressing code in CSS, JavaScript, and SVG files respectively
  • ESLint for analyzing problems in JavaScript code
  • npm-run-all and onchange for optimizing my workflow with my custom NPM scripts


Contact Me

You can reach me by either filling out the form below or emailing me at damian@iristormdesign.com.

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.