My name is Bryan Garvin and I am a web designer, front-end developer, point-and-click taker and musician in Cleveland, Ohio.

I work at Go Media, a Cleveland graphic design firm specializing in identity, web design, print design, typography and illustration.

I’m listed as a Front-End Developer, which means I spend a lot of my time working with xHTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, WordPress, and jQuery. But, that doesn’t mean Photoshop and I don’t go on dates every once in a while. I’ve been with Go Media since April 2012.

I’m on just about everything with the username ‘bryangarvin’:

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A Brief Background

What started as a hobby in the late 90s is now my career. I’ve been working professionally as a web designer since 2002. As a freelancer, I’m experienced in working with small and medium-sized web sites and webapp user interfaces.

I’m a big fan of WordPress and I like snow. I also write and perform poetry to music and take photos with a point and shoot. I’m also a big wrestling fan and produce FTW Podcast, a weekly WWE and TNA podcast.

And, I dabble in illustration.

I’m currently available to freelance opportunities, so if you’ve have a project, let’s talk.

If you need a bigger support team, consider Go Media.

Where I've Been

Web Designer, Aztek Web
June 2008-April-2012, Cleveland, OH

Worked primarily in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Notepad ++ and Chrome. Designer and front-end developer. Worked directly with clients, back-end developers and other key principals of a project, from start to finish. Helped design and develop the proprietary CMS, as impliment it into multiple projects. Began pushing the design team into thinking mobile first.

Project Manager and Lead Designer, InUnison Ltd.
March 2006-June 2008, Westlake, OH

Lead the design and build team, working directly with 150+ clients on an individual basis to design and maintain client websites and graphics. Designed logos and other material for multimedia advertising and placement, including print fliers, email newsletters, and website promotions. Experienced in implementing PHP and MySQL-based CMS and eCommerce Applications.

Production Manager, Huron Hometown News
March 2006-June 2006, Huron, OH

Worked directly with the sales team to design and maintain ads each week using Adobe Photoshop. Worked directly with the editors to put together a weekly 16-page spread using Adobe InDesign. Worked as a photographer and on-call cartoonist. Worked with the publishing house and web team to maintain technical accuracy on all graphic and documents.

Director of Graphics, Editor, Vital Video, Inc.
May 2001 – March 2006, Avon Lake, OH

Created client and in-house websites. Designed logos and other branding for print, video and web. Created all graphics for web, print and video, not only for in-house marketing, but also for client-financed projects and advertisements. Worked as a writer for commercials and promotional programs. Wrote original music for both client and in-house videos. Digitized film and edited using Final Cut Pro HD. Have experience running audio, capturing video, and running a production team. Experienced with printing out video on all major formats including online publishing. Worked with solid deadlines and budgets.

Webmaster, Ohio Chapter of the International Forensic Nurses
2002-2005

Created an interactive site incorporating a PHP CMS. Redesigned their logo. Incorporated an up-to-date calendar for meetings, an interactive forum and messaging system allowing site members to communicate between one another without ever leaving the site.

Production Manager, Editor, Writer, Lorain County Community College
2001-2003, Elyria, Ohio

Responsible for all layout and design areas of the newspaper. Created graphics and advertisements as well as scanning photos and making them web-ready and print-ready. Worked closely with Editors and Advisors as well as the Sales team. Assigned news stories to the writing staff, as well as collected all news stories, edited them and fit them into the paper as an editor. Attended events, such as the School Levy in 2001, and wrote stories for print the following day. Met deadlines and worked with helping others meet the same deadlines.

Only One Of These Questions Is Frequently Asked

How long have you been growing the beard?
Misnomer. The beard has always existed. It has grown me and it’s not really proud of that. Yet.

Why do you use and suggest WordPress?
It’s awesome and completely customizable. I’ve used it for blogs, static 1-page sites like this, and even full-blown sites with both pages and news. Check out mypello.com for an example of that.

No, seriously. How long have you been growing the beard?
I’ve consistently had some form of facial hair since 2000. I’ve let it go since getting married (2006) and occasionally trim it for overall health and wellness, per the suggestion of @SantaUnplugged.

What fonts are you using on the site?
I’m using one font for everything: Alegreya. It’s available via Google Webfonts, which I also recommend.

Did you write these yourself?
Yes. …why?

Are you available for hire?
I’m available to pick up small and medium-sized projects: rfq@bryangarvin.com