Jeff has been accused of being a bit of a typography nerd. While it is true that he loves a good ligature and a solid grid sytem, he is also an illustrator and builder. This fine fellow obsessively collects new skills like a Lepidopterist collects butterflies in a field.
He has been working in Desktop Publishing since 2007 and in Graphic Design since 2006. He’s often a good person to talk to when you are having a problem with Adobe software or with your fonts in general.
Occasionally you may find Jeff volunteering his time to effect political change, contributing to news, culture, and food magazines, or making awesome things with the Portland Tech community.
Jeff believes beauty and functionality are intimately related and works to incorporate both into any project he is a part of.
Jeff plays well with others.
Programs I use a lot!
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe FrameMaker
- Adobe PageMaker
- Adobe Acrobat
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft SharePoint
- Sublime Text 2
Programs I use a little
- Adobe Flash
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Project
Stuff I’m pretty comfortable with
Stuff I still have a lot to learn about
- Ruby on Rails
- Regular Expressions
- SQL query syntax
Stuff I’ve been exposed to
APIs I work with
Types of things I have worked on or am working on now
- Printed books (technical manuals)
- eBooks (EPUB, KF8)
- Advertisements (print & digital)
- Digital User Interface
Technologies I keep playing with
Education I’ve obtained
- BA, Art (Studio Emphasis); Minor, English: University of Puget Sound
- Continuing education: Portland State University
Places I’ve worked
- Advisicon (Technical Communications Advisor)
- Freelancing! (Graphic Designer)
- Lingo Systems (Desktop Publisher)
- King’s Bookstore (Bookseller)
- Jon Brandon, Inc. (Software Research Analyst)
- Graebel Industries (Warehouse Checker)