Hello there

I'm a self-taught designer and front-end developer who loves solving problems, tackling challenges and learning new things. Design and quality user experiences are two things I'm really passionate about. I want to empower people and make the internet fun and easy to use. The small details matter.

Currently I run Mcleod Studio, a creative agency that handles design, development, and everything in between. I also work with a few great companies, like: Gigster, Bouncelab, Hub Native and Codementor.

If you think I can help your team, reach out and let's talk!

A short bio

I graduated high school at 15 and ran my own graphic design company for the next 3 years. Since then I've worked with multiple startups and filled a number of different roles, from designing digital menus for restaurants to installing security systems, all the while taking on freelance design and development gigs. I've got experience with branding, graphic/web design, networking and IT tech, and most recently full-stack development with a focus on front-end.

I have a good understanding of UX/UI and the latest patterns and best practices. CSS is my forte and I'm familiar with preprocessors like Sass and Less, as well as frameworks like Bootstrap, Skeleton, Semantic UI and PureCSS. I understand JavaScript language fundamentals and best practices, and I'm comfortable working with most libraries like React, Redux, and jQuery. I enjoy working with others, especially in a development setting, and have a hard-coded desire to push myself. I see my major strengths being my creativity, flexibility and attention to detail.

My daily life

I live in the mountains of North Carolina, near Asheville, with my fiancée Bekah, our grumpy cat Daisy, our (even grumpier) hedgehog Felix and two bunnies, Rowan and Raven. We generally spend our time hiking, longboarding, bingeing netflix or enjoying the life and food of Asheville. When I'm not starting at a computer screen, I like to sketch, listen to music, play video games and (sometimes) cook. Here are some pictures in case you're nosey.