Who is David?

David Drayton

I’ve been building my skill set since 2003, when I took my first Computer Based Advertising and Design class in high school.  I took all four levels of that class, winning my high school’s “Art” award all but one year for my achievements in graphic design.

Unfortunately, in college I decided to save the world.  Instead of pursuing my true passions, I studied economics and international studies.  After I graduated, I got a job that made me miserable and forced me to realize it was time to do what I had always wanted to do since high school: build websites.  So I started learning, sucking in all the information I could to become a professional web designer.

I succeeded, and quickly got a full time job maintaining the website of an amazing environmental non-profit in Berkeley, California called Seacology as their Webmaster.  But it wasn’t enough, I wanted to learn more.  So in my spare time, while still working at Seacology, I started an internship with a small start-up web-based gaming company called Skillville, where I spent about a year as their Front-End Development and Design Intern.  In that position, I spent most of my time split between two tasks: using Photoshop to design new layouts for their website and mobile application, and using code to build interactive elements of their site from scratch.

Between Seacology, Skillville, freelancing, and spending innumerable hours training myself to learn new skills, I have developed a workflow and tool set that enables me to build an attractive, functional, profitable website.  Here’s a quick outline of my skillset:

  • WordPress
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript and jQuery
  • AdSense
  • Copywriting for sales and SEO
  • Analytics
  • On-Page and Off-Page SEO
  • Graphic and layout design

If you’d like the full story, please feel free to check out my profile on LinkedIn.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any reason, whether it be to inquire about my services or to just chat about web design and development.  I look forward to meeting you, and learning more about your needs and interests.

All the best,

-Dave

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