SEEKS GREENER PASTURES
I want to work with you NoSleepForSheep! I want it so bad I put on a pair of my wife’s tights just to make my point. Everything I see about your company makes me want to be a part of it. From your design work, to your philosophy, to the size of your team…I’m all in.
My name is Steve Schlange and I’m a web designer and photographer living in Spokane, WA.
I currently work full-time for www.bitsculptor.com as the lead designer. That’s a fancy title for “the only designer.” I’ve been working remotely from home for the last 5 years (our offices are in California).
Mid-Level Experience with WordPress
I’m comfortable building custom WordPress sites from the ground up. This includes setting up domains and hosting. My work in WordPress has ranged from simply implementing a third party template all the way to using WordPress as a CMS for a completely custom design.
A strong sense of typography and great design (bonus points if you’re a dribbbler).
See some of my recent design work below. I think this is the best answer to the question. Hope you like it.
Strong HTML/CSS skills (browser compatibility wrangling and responsive design a plus).
I’ve been coding SEO-friendly HTML for 7 years. One of the main responsibilities I have currently is taking my designs and creating the shell of the site for our programmers to work on. In the last year I’ve built a few responsive sites using CSS media queries. I’m a mobile nerd so anything in that arena is exciting to me.
Familiarity with implementing JQuery a bonus.
Self-starter with the ability to juggle between multiple projects.
We have hundreds of clients to manage and I’ve worked from home for the last 5 years so I am very used to juggling priorities and getting things done without any direct supervision.
Obsessive attention to detail
Anal is my middle name. I love the details. As an example, on nosleepforsheep.com I noticed that there are very faint vertical lines between the main navigation items. There’s one to the right of Contact Us which seems out of balance given that there’s not one to the left of Home.
Used to working remote and using project management systems like Basecamp.
I used Basecamp briefly years ago before we decided to build a similar intranet site I’ve been using ever since. The learning curve back to Basecamp would be short.
All of the work I do now (photography and design) is remote so I’m very comfortable with this setup.
*I’m a realist and understand that once you look at my resume you’ll see I’ve never created an ebook in my life and haven’t done much print work in general. Here’s the thing though – I’m excited and willing to be challenged and learn new things. Heck, my degree is in a totally unrelated field so you can probably surmise that I’ve taught myself everything I know about design and programming. I also set out to become a professional photographer 4 years ago and now make a significant portion of my income shooting.
All this to say, I’m determined and self-motivated.