Michael is

currently a product engineer at Conversica

formerly a freelance developer from home

thinking about thinking of his next project

Projects

things he's built

Bare Bones +

Rapidly build responsive websites with this light weight CSS framework. Plenty of container and column size options.

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Wood Chart +

One of my personal favorites. Take a look at these unique and beautiful topographic birch wood charts, it will be worth it.

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One Mind +

A group of passionate individuals who share a motivation to push forward on supporting mental health research.

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Play Network +

A leading innovator of digital and audio engineering systems, they pioneer custom music for business.

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Cookus Interruptus +

An amazing group of people that offers and explores local organic whole foods recipes through an internet show.

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About

things he's doing

Front-end

He began freelancing in 2012, working with a variety of businesses. Then rainydayidea was created as a place that showcased his projects. After accomplishing a few larger projects, he was brought on to Conversica as a software engineer. But his front-end days were not over, as he continues to push the limits of responsive design and scalable code on the customer dashboards.

HTML CSS RWD

Engineering

At Conversica he's usually integrating software within a variety of contexts, and all for one innovative product. While working in a system powered by object oriented PHP and JavaScript, and MySQL, his role focuses on delivering products that are built on frameworks. Some include PhantomJS, for heavy page automation and data management, and Yii, for an MVC architecture.

PHP MySQL JavaScript

Designing

Illustrations, icons, typeography, and sleek interfaces will always be a part of his heart and is something he continues to nurture at his leisure. He believes that while successful products rely on a solid code base, wonderful design and user friendly interfaces are just as critical and should not be overlooked.

Photoshop Illustrator UX/UI

life in the moment

Writings

a collection on Svtble

Road Bike Redesign

Started with this 1979 Nishiki Rally. Pretty damn vintage I’d say. Honestly, hated the paint job so something had to change. $120 on Craigslist...

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the path of minimalist design and why it’s awesome

Minimalist web design will always have its place regardless of whether we find it to be plain or overused. Trends will rise and fall, but...

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how emotional investment and value contribute to successful ideas

A few weeks ago I had this idea for an app I thought would be useful for singer/songwriters and guitarists. Like any motivated developer would do...

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